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Omar Sharif: a life in pictures
July 11, 2015, 2:40 pm
Omar Sharif photographed by Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian, 2004

We look back at the life and career of Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor who has died at the age of 83.

Sharif with Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, 1968

And in the followup, 1975’s Funny Lady

Sharif in Doctor Zhivago, 1965


And with Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago

Dining with Italian actress Claudia Cardinale at the Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles, 1966

Playing the role of the Cuban revolutionary Ernesto (Che) Guevra, Sharif takes a break from filming in Hollywood with former Los Angeles policeman Rudy Diaz (left) and former football player Woody Strode, both of whom play the parts of members of Che’s guerilla band, 1968

On the set of James Clavell’s adventure The Last Valley, 1970

In action at Lord’s Taverners Xi charity cricket match, 1984

Sharif in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, 1962

With Peter O’Toole in Lawrence Of Arabia

Sharif with Sophia Loren in The Fall of the Roman Empire, 1964

Nadja Tiller with Sharif in The Poppy is also a Flower, 1966

Sharif with Catherine Deneuve in Mayerling, 1968

Sharif with his wife, Faten Hamama, and their son, Tarek, 1965

Sharif and director Joe Johnston on the set of Hidalgo, 2004

Enjoying his other favourite occupation, playing bridge

Sharif looks over Cairo as an Egyptian army helicopter monitors protesters gathered in Tahrir Square, 2011

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