Google Pays Tribute to Legendary Egyptian Actor Nour El Sherif

Rest in Peace

When it comes to Egyptian television and films, there’s one face that dominated screens all throughout the 90s and noughties, and it’s Nour El Sherif’s. The late actor had over 127 acting credits under his belt, and today, Google is honouring him. 

El Sherif is featured as Google’s Doodle, on what would have been his 75th birthday. The illustration was created by Egyptian artist Maged El Sokkary. 

The Cairo-born actor passed away after battling lung cancer in 2015. With a career that spanned over the course of five decades, El Sherif got his start in acting in the 1960s after snagging a role in The Palace of Desire, an adaptation of a novel by the legendary Naguib Mahfouz

As the years went on, El Sherif made his mark on Egypt’s film scene, playing a role in a number of classics, namely 2006’s The Yacoubian Building as well as major roles in films directed by the iconic Youssef Chahine. You might also recognize him for his prized roles in in Bus Bus Driver, Karnak, Habibi Daeman, or as Hajj Metwally in classic television series El Hag Metwali’s Family. 

The doodle, drawn up by El Sokkary, sees the veteran actor in three iterations marking some of his most significant roles.

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