A brief but accurate summary of George's life.
This web site has details and full-length recordings of all of the radio dramas broadcast by Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Company during 1938. George Coulouris featured in many of them - though not in the famous (or infamous) War of the Worlds broadcast!
Simon Callow's book 'Orson Welles: the Road to Xanadu'
Has a lot of material on George's participation in the Mercury Theatre's 1937-8 productions on Broadway. [Note: his name is mis-spelled as 'Colouris' in the index.]
The Holloway Pages: Welles' Shakespeare
This page includes several interesting photographs featuring George as Marc Anthony in the 1937 Mercury Theatre production of Julius Caesar in modern dress.
Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry on George Coulouris
b. Oct. 1, 1903, Manchester, England
d. April 25, 1989, London
British actor known for his portrayals of villianous characters such as Count Teck de Brancovis in both the stage (1941) and screen (1943) versions of Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine.
Coulouris studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London; he made his stage debut there in 1926 and his Broadway debut three years later. He drew critical acclaim for his performance as Yank in the 1928 Cambridge Festival Theatre production of Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape. As an original member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre, Coulouris played Marc Antony in that company's staging of Julius Caesar (1937). After appearing with Welles in the film Citizen Kane (1941), Coulouris moved easily between motion pictures and the theatre on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. His notable films include None but the Lonely Heart (1944), An Outcast of the Islands (1951), I Accuse (1958), Mahler (1974), and The Long Good Friday (1980).
Houseman was a close associate of Orson Welles in the 30s (before falling out with him in the 40s). He discusses the Mercury Theatre experience, with commentary on GC's performance of Mark Anthony. He also describes the Citizen Kane saga (without reference to GC, since Houseman was involved only at the script writing stage).
Compiled by George Coulouris jr, December 2000, Updated 2009.