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Robert Stephens (I) (1931–1995)


Sir Robert's career fell into two distinct parts. In the 60's, he was widely regarded as the heir of Laurence Olivier. But, after his departure from Britain's National Theatre in 1970 and the breakup of his marriage with Maggie Smith three years later, he suffered a slump made worse by heavy drinking. In the 90's, the Royal Shakespeare Company ... See full bio »

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(age 64) in London, England, UK

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 1994 Without Walls (TV Series documentary)
John Barrymore
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Percy
- The Great Depression of 1994 (1994) ... Percy
 1994 Dandelion Dead (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Vaughan
 1993 Century
Mr. Reisner
 1993 The Secret Rapture
Max Lopert
 1992 The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1992 Chaplin
Ted the Drunk
 1992 Adam Bede (TV Movie)
Reverend Irwine
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Reverend Irvine
- Adam Bede (1992) ... Reverend Irvine
 1991 Afraid of the Dark
Dan Burns
 1991 30 Door Key
Prof. Pimco
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
Carmelengo
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini-Series)
Hades
- Orpheus & Eurydice (1991) ... Hades
 1990 Lorna Doone (TV Movie)
Sir Ensor Doone
 1990 The Children
Azariah Dobree
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Sir Gerald Moore
 1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
SS Maj. Karl Rahm
- Part 10 (1989) ... SS Maj. Karl Rahm
- Part 9 (1989) ... SS Maj. Karl Rahm
- Part 8 (1989) ... SS Maj. Karl Rahm
 1988 Blind Justice (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Ada in the Jungle
Lord Gordon
 1988 The Fruit Machine
Vincent
 1988 American Roulette
Screech
 1988 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Sir Wilfred Mulryne
- The Settling of the Sun (1988) ... Sir Wilfred Mulryne
 1987 Empire of the Sun
Mr. Lockwood
 1987 High Season
Konstantinis
 1987 Lizzie's Pictures (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Dickinson
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Jack Dickinson
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Jack Dickinson
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Jack Dickinson
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Jack Dickinson
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Vince
- Window, Sir? (1986) ... Vince
 1986 Comrades
Frampton
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
Giacomo Puccini
 1983 Birth of a Nation (TV Movie)
Vic Griffiths
 1983 Studio (TV Series)
Lyndsay
- But Is It Art? (1983) ... Lyndsay
- Performance Art (1983) ... Lyndsay
- Art for Art's Sake (1983) ... Lyndsay
- The Art of Courtly Love (1983) ... Lyndsay
- The Condition of Art (1983) ... Lyndsay
 1982 Anyone for Denis? (TV Movie)
Schubert
 1982 The Tractor Factor (Short)
 1982 The Year of the French (TV Mini-Series)
George Moore
 1981 The Games of Countess Dolingen
Le professeur
 1981 The Search for Alexander the Great (TV Mini-Series)
Darius
- Lord of Asia (1981) ... Darius
- The Last March (1981) ... Darius
- The Young Lion (1981) ... Darius
 1981 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
Polixenes
 1980 The Double Dealer (TV Movie)
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Beust
- The Executioner (1980) ... Beust
 1968-1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Professor Rex Thornton / James Woodley / Bryan Baker / ...
- Friends in Space (1980) ... Professor Rex Thornton
- Horizontal Hold (1968) ... James Woodley
- The Photographer (1968) ... Bryan Baker
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Warburton
- Hesther for Example (1980) ... Warburton
 1979 Suez 1956 (TV Movie)
President Nasser
 1979 One Fine Day (TV Movie)
Welby
 1978 The Shout
Medical Man
 1977 Eustace and Hilda (TV Movie)
 1977 At Night All Cats Are Crazy
Charles Watson
 1977 The Duellists
Gen. Treillard
 1976 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Colonel Rawlings
- Alarums and Excursions (1976) ... Colonel Rawlings
 1976 Gangsters (TV Series)
Sir George Jeavons
- Incident Six (1976) ... Sir George Jeavons
- Incident Five (1976) ... Sir George Jeavons
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
The host
- M + M (1974) ... The host
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Highsmith
- Part Three (1974) ... Robert Highsmith
- Part One & Two (1974) ... Robert Highsmith
 1974 Luther
Johan Von Eck
 1973-1974 Vienna 1900 (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Graesler
- The Spring Sonata (1974) ... Dr. Graesler
- Gift of Life (1974) ... Dr. Graesler
- A Confirmed Bachelor: Part 2 (1973) ... Dr. Graesler
- A Confirmed Bachelor: Part 1 (1973) ... Dr. Graesler
- Man of Honour (1973) ... Dr. Graesler
 1973 The Asphyx
Sir Hugo Cunningham
 1972 Travels with My Aunt
Ercole Visconti
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Benedick
 1958-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Frederick / Cornelius Christian / Leonard Timbrell
- Home and Beauty (1966) ... Frederick
- Mary Broome (1958) ... Leonard Timbrell
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Bernie
- Daughter of the House (1966) ... Bernie
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Trigorin / Stephen
- The Seagull (1966) ... Trigorin
- Kiss on a Grass Green Pillow (1966) ... Stephen
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Arnold Claybill
- The Improbable Mr. Claybill (1964) ... Arnold Claybill
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Paddy Riordan
- A Bang and a Whimper (1964) ... Paddy Riordan
 1963 The Small World of Sammy Lee
Gerry Sullivan
 1962 Lisa
Dickens
 1961 Lunch Hour
Man
 1961 The Queen's Guards
Henry Wynne-Walton
 1961 A Taste of Honey
Peter Smith
 1960 A Circle of Deception
Capt. Stein
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Frank Rush
- The Big Night (1960) ... Frank Rush
 1956 War and Peace
Officer Talking with Natasha (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

He played Claudius in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the Greenwich Theatre in London, England with Peter Eyre, Irene Worth CBE, Nicola Paggett, Anthony Nicholls, George Howe, Antony Brown, Philip Lowrie, Nicky Henson, Michael Tudor Barnes, Jonathan Cecil, Graham Seed, and Nicholas Le Prevost in the cast. Jonathan Miller was ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Robert Stephens

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on Dame Thora Hird] An extremely adroit, skillful actress--John Osborne's favorite actress, for what that's worth--with an extraordinary ability, rather like Maggie Smith, to twist on a sixpence from being terribly funny to terribly touching. She's a bit mawkish, sometimes, but a brilliant comedienne. The tops. See more »

Trivia:

Father-in-law of Anna-Louise Plowman. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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