Google celebrates 75th birthday of late Egyptian actor Nour El-Sherif with a doodle

Ahram Online , Wednesday 28 Apr 2021

The iconic Egyptian actor was born on 28 April 1946 and died on 11 August 2015

Nour El Sherif

Google Middle East marked on Wednesday what would have been the 75th birthday of  the late Egyptian actor Nour El-Sherif, who passed away in 2015, with a special doodle.

The doodle was illustrated by Cairo-based guest artist Maged El Sokkary.

Born Mohamad Geber Abdallah in Cairo on this day in 1946, El-Sherif started acting in small roles in theatre before catching the attention of  Egyptian director Hassan Imam, who cast him in Kasr El Shawk (The Palace of Desire, 1967), marking the launch of his illustrous career.

El-Sherif, one of Egypt's most prominent actors for half a century, had an impressive oeuvre of around 200 films, 17 plays and more than 20 television series to his name.

"Among his significant works include his lead role in the 1982 film Hadduta Misriya (An Egyptian Story), as well as the 1991 film Nagui Al-Ali, in which he portrayed the iconic Palestinian cartoonist.

More than just an actor, El-Sherif also directed theatre and film, making his cinematic directorial debut with the 2001 film Al-Asheqan (The Lovers)," dexcription of the doodle reads.

"El-Sherif was renowned for the attention to detail he poured into his craft and his devotion garnered awards from prestigious institutions across Arab entertainment. The Alexandria International Film Festival, which El-Sherif had collaborated with since its inception, honoured him with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014."

The doodle's reach covers Middle East and North Africa countries.

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