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Steven Berkoff


Highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director continues to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen. Berkoff was born in Stepney, London in August 1937 and received dramatic arts training in both Paris and London and then moved on to performing with several repertory companies, before he formed... See full bio »

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Known For

Octopussy
Octopussy Orlov
(1983)
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange Det. Const. Tom
(1971)
The Tourist
The Tourist Reginald Shaw
(2010)
Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop Victor Maitland
(1984)

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 2017 Shakespeare's Heroes and Villains (completed)
Richard III, Macbeth, Hamlet, Iago, Shylock, Oberon, King Lear, Coriolanus
  Art, Love & Money (pre-production)
The Landlord
  Nameless (post-production)
Dr. Bymmock
  The Rapture (filming)
The controller
 2017 Titanium White
Father Tornatore
 2017 Fanged Up
Governor Payne
 2017 Gunned Down
Alfie Cregan
 2017 Transhuman
Til
 2017 The Dot Man
General West
 2016 Manhattan Night
Hobbs
 2015 7 Cases
Lawson
 2015 North v South
Vic Clarke
 2014 We Still Kill the Old Way
Charlie Archer
 2014 Katherine of Alexandria
Liberius
 2013/II Riot
Chief Constable
 2013 RED 2
Cobb
 2011 Big Fat Gypsy Gangster
Guru Shah
 2011 Moving Target
Lawrence Masters
 2010 The Tourist
Reginald Shaw
 2010 Words of the Blitz
Various
 2010 Dead Cert
Kenneth Mason
 2010 Just for the Record
Mike Rosferry
 2010 The Big I Am
The MC
 2010 Perfect Life
The Elder
 2009 44 Inch Chest
Tippi Gordon
 2009 Ved verdens ende
Jack Pudovski
 2008 The Cottage
Arnie (uncredited)
 2007 Say It in Russian
Oleg Rozhin
 2006 Pu-239
Starkov
 2006 The Flying Scotsman
Ernst Hagemann
 2005 Dievu miskas
Commandant Hoppe
 2005 The Headsman
Inquisitor
 2004 Nyfes
Karabulat
 2004 Head in the Clouds
Charles Bessé
 2004 Charlie
Charlie Richardson Senior
 2003 Headrush
The Uncle
 2002 9 Dead Gay Guys
Jeff
 2002 Riders
Surtayne
 2001 Beginner's Luck
Magic Bob
 2000 Rancid Aluminum
Mr Kant
 1998 Legionnaire
Sgt. Steinkampf
 1997 Another Nine & a Half Weeks
Vittorio DaSilva
 1995 Fair Game
Colonel Ilya Pavel Kazak
 1994 Decadence
Steve / Les / Helen's Couturier
 1993 Flynn
Klaus Reicher
 1990 The Krays
George Cornell
 1988 Prisoner of Rio
Jack McFarland
 1986 Under the Cherry Moon
Mr. Sharon
 1986 Absolute Beginners
The Fanatic
 1985 Revolution
Sgt. Jones
 1985 Underworld
Hugo Motherskille
 1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II
Lt. Col. Podovsky
 1984 Beverly Hills Cop
Victor Maitland
 1983 Octopussy
Orlov
 1981 Outland
Sagan
 1980 McVicar
Ronnie Harrison
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Greasy Fellow
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Lord Ludd
 1975 Professione: reporter
Stephen
 1971 A Clockwork Orange
Det. Const. Tom
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
Pankratov
 1969 Vendetta for the Saint
Bertoli
 1967 Prehistoric Women
John
 1961 Konga
Student on field trip (uncredited)
 1960 The Flesh and the Fiends
Medical Student (uncredited)
 1959 The Devil's Disciple
British Corporal (uncredited)
 1959 The Captain's Table (uncredited)
 1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
Teenage Boy (uncredited)
 1958 Hell, Heaven or Hoboken
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted and directed Oscar Wilde's play, "Salome," in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Katharine Schlesinger, Rory Edwards, Carmen Du Sautoy, and Jason Carter in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The BBC is meant to represent values - honesty, decency, values - ITV is not. Why should they compete? ITV does that stinking, sodding Coronation Street (1960) until you get brained out. Then the BBC comes out with that stinky, slobbing, clichéd, mindless, moronic EastEnders (1985). See more »

Trivia:

Deported from the USA due to a "deficiency in his documentation". Berkoff violated visa regulations in 1997 by staying one day longer than he was supposed to. See more »

Trademark:

Plays Villains

Star Sign:

Leo

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