Omar Sharif

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‘I doubt if the game of bridge has ever before been given so much attention in Dublin,” begins the article which accompanied this photograph. It appea(...)

Claudia Cardinale on the set of Circus World in 1964. Photograph: Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the history of cinema, only a handful of stars – Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Monica Bellucci – have seriously competed with Claudia Cardinale(...)

Omar Sharif with Peter O’Toole at a Hollywood party following the premiere of Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. Photograph: AP

Omar Sharif, who has died aged 83, was introduced to the international screen in one of the most dramatic entrances of film history. This was the sce(...)

Omar Sharif performing in the film Sayyidat al-Qasr (Lady of the Palace) in 1958. Photograph: Alyoum Alsaba/EPA

Omar Sharif, who has died at the age of 83, will be best remembered for a film sequence in which, for much of its duration, he is barely visible on sc(...)

Sharif suffered a heart attack.

Omar Sharif, who made one of the greatest entrances in Hollywood history, has made his exit in his native Egypt at the age of 83. The actor, who star(...)

Omar Sharif visiting the Chester Beatty Library for a screening of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, as part of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival in 2014. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s disease, his agent has said. Steve Kenis gave no further details about the 83-year-old or his c(...)

Brian McCann and company: visitors ‘get the opportunity to hold the birds and to fly them’

Brian McCann spent 22 years as a firefighter before turning his passion for birds of prey into a business five years ago. What is special about your (...)

President Michael D Higgins with Kate O’Toole, daughter of Peter O’Toole, at London’s Old Vic theatre yesterday for  a celebration of Peter O’Toole’s life and work. Photograph: Simon Annand

The ashes of Peter O’Toole, the larger than life Irish actor who died in December, will make a final journey to the West of Ireland this year. For now(...)

Omar Sharif: ‘When you’re working in films, you find a lady and you flirt with her instead of being bored.’ Photograph: Des Harris/The Picture Desk

Many men would envy Omar Sharif. The actor’s portrayal of Sharif Ali, prince of the desert, in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962) catapulted him t(...)

Tom Finney, who has died aged 91, was perhaps the most complete British footballer of all time, yet he failed to win a single major honour for (...)