Nour el-Sherif


Age: 69

Summary: Egyptian well-known actor whose big break was in the late 1960's when he played a supporting role in the screen adaptation of The Palace of Desire from one of the novels in a trilogy by Egyptian Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz, but who later became one of the Arab world's top male actors for much of the 1970's and 1980's in the heyday of Egyptian cinema including one of his later roles in the 2006 adaptation of The Yacoubian Building based on a best-selling novel about Egyptian society and politics, who was a favorite of Egyptian director Youssef Chahine playing major roles in his films.

Cause of Death: Unspecified illness

Born: April 28, 1946

Died: August 11, 2015

Cairo, Egypt