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Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff, real name William Henry Pratt, was an English actor known for his roles in horror films, including his iconic portrayal of the monster in Frankenstein (1931).

NAME: Boris Karloff (real name William Henry Pratt)
BORN: 23 November 1887 in Camberwell, South London
DIED: 2 February 1969 in in Midhurst, Sussex

Selected Filmography

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Lizard’s Leg and Owlet’s Wing: Route 66 with Karloff, Lorre & Chaney Jr

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Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing saw Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney Jr guest star in popular 1960s TV drama Route 66. TERRY SHERWOOD takes a look at the episode for Sherwood After Dark.

The Ghoul 1933 REVIEW: When Karloff met British Horror

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MARK FRYERS looks back on The Ghoul 1933 - Boris Karloff's first British film...
Boris Karloff facts

Boris Karloff: 18 amazing things you didn’t know

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Boris Karloff is one of the greatest horror stars of all time - here are 18 interesting tit-bits you may not know about the original Gentleman of Horror!

Boris Karloff in Canada before he was famous

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Before finding fame in Hollywood, English horror star Boris Karloff worked his way through Canada, TERRY SHERWOOD reports...

7 horror stars memorialised in Actors Church in Covent Garden

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DAVID SAUNDERSON lists seven actors with connections to horror honoured with memorials at the Actors Church in London

Top 10 lesser-known Boris Karloff horrors you shouldn’t miss

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Award-winning biographer STEPHEN JACOBS picks some lesser known Boris Karloff films for your Halloween horror viewing...
The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House 1932 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reveals The Old Dark House aka what director James Whale did after 1931's Frankenstein...
The Raven 1934 Review

The Raven 1935 REVIEW

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Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi's second collaboration, the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired The Raven (1935). Review by RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES.
The Black Cat 1934

The Black Cat 1934 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at The Black Cat 1934, the first encounter between Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi!!

The Black Room 1935 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reflects on a double-role for Boris Karloff, starring in period chiller The Black Room.

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) REVIEW

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The Boogie Man Will Get You is a Columbia quickie which teams up two horror favourites, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES says

12 greatest British talent who made Universal Horror a screaming success

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British talent was behind most of the legendary Universal Monsters of the 1930s and 40s. DAVID SAUNDERSON tips his lid to them.
Boris Karloff Grinch

How Boris Karloff voiced Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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STEPHEN JACOBS celebrate this week's 50th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff

Remembering Channel 4’s Monster Horrors Season (1986)

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates a great horror season from his youth - 30 years ago this week!
Evening with Boris Karloff and Friends

An Evening with Boris Karloff and His Friends (1967) AUDIO

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Just in time for Halloween, RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES introduces "An Evening with Boris Karloff and His Friends"

House of Frankenstein 1944 REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Universal Horrorfest. House of Frankenstein (1944)
Body Snatcher 1945 Boris Karloff

The Body Snatcher 1945 REVIEW

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The Body Snatcher 1945 starring Boris Karloff is the definition of psychological horror, says ANN MASSEY

The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936) REVIEW

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews the Karloff 1936 classic, The Man Who Changed His Mind

Son of Frankenstein 1939 REVIEW

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Son of Frankenstein 1939 was one of Universal Studio's last great horrors, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

The Mask of Fu Manchu 1932 REVIEW

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Boris Karloff eats up the screen in The Mask of Fu Manchu 1932, says DAVID SAUNDERSON
The Mummy 1932

The Mummy 1932 REVIEW

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews the Karloff classic, The Mummy 1932

Peter Cushing and Classic Horror Film Postage Stamps

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Peter Cushing isn't the only horror star to be celebrated on a postage stamp
Behind the scenes from Gaumount's The Ghoul 1933 with Boris Karloff

When Boris Karloff Came Home: the story behind The Ghoul 1933

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STEPHEN JACOBS marks the 80th anniversary of Boris Karloff's return to England to make his first British film, The Ghoul (1933)
Sara Karloff and Stephen Jacobs

Sara Karloff visits London to salute her father

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Sara Karloff joins author Stephen Jacobs to pay tribute to horror legend Boris Karloff at rare London event

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Dave Prowse in full makeup for Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974

Dave Prowse, Hammer Horror Strongman, dies aged 85

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Dave Prowse, the only actor to have played two Frankenstein Monsters in Hammer films, has died aged 85. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES pays tribute to the man who played Darth Vader...