Films: Omar Sharif

I Forgot to Tell You

  • 2009
  • France / Belgium / Spain
  • Directed by: Laurent Vinas-Raymond
  • Cast: Omar Sharif, Émilie Dequenne, Franck Gourlat

Film from Laurent Vinas-Raymond.

The Mysteries of Egypt

  • 1998
  • 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Bruce Neibaur
  • Written by: Bruce Neibaur
  • Cast: Omar Sharif, Kate Maberly, Timothy Davies

The history of the pyramids, which turns out is a really long one.

Umm Kulthum - A Voice Like Egypt

  • 1996
  • Egypt
  • 1h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michal Goldman
  • Cast: Voices of Virginia Danielson, Om Koultoum, Omar Sharif.

A documentary, narrated by Sharif, about Egyptian singer Ummm Kulthum, who is a singing legend in the Arab world. This film shows her life story through interviews, live performances and the Egyptian public's reaction to her.

Funny Girl

  • 1968
  • US
  • 2h 31min
  • U
  • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford

Biopic loosely based on the life and career of comedienne Fanny Brice and her rocky relationship with professional gambler and con artist Nick Artstein.

The Night of the Generals

  • 1967
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anatole Litvak
  • Cast: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay

Set in Warsaw during 1942, a Polish prostitute is horrifically murdered. German intelligence agent Major Grau is drawn in to investigate the crime, and soon three high ranking Germans become potential suspects, and Grau finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill Adolf Hitler.

Doctor Zhivago

  • 4 stars
  • 1965
  • US / UK
  • 3h 13min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lean
  • Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay

Sparkling digital restoration of Lean's epic, itself adapted from Pasternak's novel. It frequently surrenders to flamboyant melodrama and fails to engage with the political context, but Sharif is affecting as the titular medic and poet and Christie is divine as the love of his life. Whatever its flaws, films made with…

Lawrence of Arabia

  • 1962
  • UK
  • 3h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lean
  • Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif

Lean's mammoth desert epic, restored to its director's original cut and the big screen, where filmmaking on this scale belongs. O'Toole's debut as the enigmatic adventurer still impresses, but apart from the majestic action sequences, it's the disturbing sense of clinical and cold-blooded violence hanging over the highly…