Nour El-Sherif

Nour El-Sherif (Arabic: نور الشريف‎; 28 April 1946 – 11 August 2015), born Mohamad Geber Mohamad Abd Allah (Arabic: محمد جابر محمد عبد الله‎) was a prominent Egyptian actor. He has 6 films in the Top 100 Egyptian films list.

Nour El-Sherif
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El-Sherif in London, October 2007
Born(1946-04-28)28 April 1946
Died11 August 2015(2015-08-11) (aged 69)
Cairo, Egypt
Years active1965–2013
(m. 1972; div. 2006)
and (2015)

El-Sherif was born in the working-class neighbourhood of Sayeda Zainab in Cairo. El-Sherif was married to Poussi (1972–2006) and together they had two daughters, Sarah and Mai. He got divorced from Poussi in 2006 and they reunited in early 2015 during the difficulty of his illness. He also played soccer before choosing acting as a career. Nour El-Sherif is sometimes credited as Nour El Cherif, Nour El-Cherif or Nour Al-Sharif. He died on August 11, 2015, Cairo, Egypt.[1][2][3]


Nour El-Sherif died from lung cancer in Cairo at the age of 69 in 2015 after a severe struggle with the disease.


On 28 April 2021, Google celebrated his 75th birthday with a Google Doodle.[4]


Year Title Arabic Title Notes
1967 Kasr El Shawk
1968 Bint Min el Banat
1971 Pleasure and Suffering[5] al-Mutåt wal-Âzab
1971 The Wife and the Dog
1973 Medinet al-Samt
1974 In Summer We Must Love Fel Saif Lazem Nihib
1975 Leqa ma al-madi
1975 Hello, I'm the Cat Alo, ana al-ghetta
1975 Karnak Cafe Al-Karnak
1975 Bloody Sunday Youm El-Ahad El-Damy
1976 La Waqt Lil Demoue
1977 Ota Ala Nar
1977 Sonya and the Madman
1978 Journey Inside a Woman Rehla Dakhel Emraa
1978 Darbet Shams
1978 Wa da al-omr ya waladi
1978 The Last Confession Al-Eeteraf al-Akhir
1978 The Other Woman Maraa Al-Okhra
1980 Desire Al-Raghba
1981 Al-Akmar
1981 People on the Top Ahl El Gema
1981 Al-Shaytan Yaez
1982 The Bus Driver Sawak Al-Utubis
1982 An Egyptian Story Hadduta Misrija
1982 Bariq Ayneyk
1982 The Peacock Al-Tawous
1984 Beit al-qadi
1985 The Vagabonds Al-Sa Alik
1986 The Train El-Ketaar
1986 Ibnati wal-zi'b
1987 Kaher el-zaman
1989 Seraa al ahfad
1989 Hellfire Inar gahined
1990 The Search of Sayed Marzouk Al-Bahths an Al-Sayyid Marzuq
1991 Nagi El-Ali
1992 The Cry Al-Sarkha
1992 Ayoun Al Sakr
1994 A Hot Night Leila Sakhina
1995 I Won't Live in My Father's Robes Lan A3ish Fi Gelbab Abi TV Series
1997 Destiny Massir
1998 Disappearance of Gaafar El-Masry Ikhtefaa Gaafar El-Masry
1999 The Other Man El Ragol El Akhar TV Series
2001 Haj Metwali's Family TV Series
2004 Eish Ayamak TV Series
2005 Dam El Ghazal
2006 The Yacoubian Building Omaret Yakobean
2008 Transit Prisoner Masgoon Transit
2008 The Baby Doll Night Laylat El-Baby Doll

See alsoEdit


  • Habib, Samar. Female Homosexuality in the Middle East: Histories and Representations. Routledge, July 18, 2007. ISBN 0415956730, 9780415956734.


  1. ^ Famed Egyptian actor Nour el-Sherif dies Archived 2017-02-20 at the Wayback Machine, The Arab American News, December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "نور الشريف - ﺗﻤﺜﻴﻞ - فيلموجرافيا، صور، فيديو". (in Arabic). Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  3. ^ "Nour El-Sherif". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  4. ^ "Nour El-Sherif's 75th Birthday". Google. 28 April 2021.
  5. ^ Habib, p. 129.

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