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Robert Stephens (I) (1931–1995)


Sir Robert's career fell into two distinct parts. In the '60s, 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 '90s, the Royal Shakespeare Company ... See full bio »

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(age 64) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet The Prince
(1968)
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
(1970)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(1969)
Cleopatra
Cleopatra Germanicus
(1963)

Filmography

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 1995 England, My England
John Dryden
 1994-1995 99-1 (TV Series)
Commander Oakwood
- Stone (1995) ... Commander Oakwood
- The Cost of Living (1994) ... Commander Oakwood
- Quicker Than the Eye (1994) ... Commander Oakwood
- Where the Money Is (1994) ... Commander Oakwood
- Trust Me (1994) ... Commander Oakwood
 1994 Without Walls (TV Series documentary)
John Barrymore
- For One Night Only: Errol Flynn (1994) ... John Barrymore
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Percy
- The Great Depression of 1994 (1994) ... Percy
 1994 Dandelion Dead (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Vaughan
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Henry Vaughan
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Henry Vaughan
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Henry Vaughan
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Henry Vaughan
 1993 Century
Mr. Reisner
 1993 The Secret Rapture
Max Lopert
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
Poe's Teacher
 1992 The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1992 Chaplin
Ted the Drunk
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Reverend Irwine
- Adam Bede (1992) ... Reverend Irwine
 1991 Afraid of the Dark
Dan Burns
 1991 30 Door Key
Prof. Pimco
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
The Camarlengo
 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
 1990 Wings of Fame
Merrick
 1990 Stolen (TV Series)
Henry Allan
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... Henry Allan
 1989 Henry V
Auncient Pistol
 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 Testimony
Vsevolod Meyerhold
 1988 Blind Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Freddie Hunter
- The One About the Irishman (1988) ... Freddie Hunter
 1988 Ada dans la 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 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Castlebar
- The Middle East: January 1943 (1987) ... Castlebar
- Egypt: September 1942 (1987) ... Castlebar
- Egypt: April 1941 (1987) ... Castlebar
 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 Hell's Bells (TV Series)
Bishop Godfrey Hethercote
- God Is in Her Heaven (1986) ... Bishop Godfrey Hethercote
- Big Boys Don't Cry (1986) ... Bishop Godfrey Hethercote
- Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones (1986) ... Bishop Godfrey Hethercote
- Back Page Story (1986) ... Bishop Godfrey Hethercote
- Pop Goes St.Winifred's (1986) ... Bishop Godfrey Hethercote
 1986 Comrades
Frampton
 1985 By the Sword Divided (TV Series)
Sir Ralph Winter
- Forlorn Hope (1985) ... Sir Ralph Winter
- Escape (1985) ... Sir Ralph Winter
- Cromwell at Arnescote (1985) ... Sir Ralph Winter
- Conflicts (1985) ... Sir Ralph Winter
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
Giacomo Puccini
 1984 The Box of Delights (TV Series)
Abner Brown
- Leave Us Not Little, Nor Yet Dark (1984) ... Abner Brown
- Beware of Yesterday (1984) ... Abner Brown
- The Spider in the Web (1984) ... Abner Brown
- When the Wolves Were Running (1984) ... Abner Brown
- In Darkest Cellars Underneath (1984) ... Abner Brown
 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
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... George Moore
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... George Moore
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... George Moore
 1981 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Appleby
- Eden End (1981) ... Charles Appleby
 1981 The Games of Countess Dolingen
Le professeur
 1981 The Search for Alexander the Great (TV Mini-Series)
Darius of Persia
- Lord of Asia (1981) ... Darius of Persia
- The Last March (1981) ... Darius of Persia
- The Young Conqueror (1981) ... Darius of Persia
- The Young Lion (1981) ... Darius of Persia
 1981 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
Polixenes
 1980 The Double Dealer (TV Movie)
Maskwell
 1980 Lady Killers (TV Series)
Sir Edward Marshall Hall, K.C.
- Murder at the Savoy Hotel (1980) ... Sir Edward Marshall Hall, K.C.
 1980 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Edward Clarke QC
- Adelaide Bartlett: Part 8 (1980) ... Edward Clarke QC
- Adelaide Bartlett: Part 7 (1980) ... Edward Clarke QC
- Adelaide Bartlett: Part 6 (1980) ... Edward Clarke QC
- Adelaide Bartlett: Part 5 (1980) ... Edward Clarke QC
- Adelaide Bartlett: Part 4 (1980) ... Edward Clarke QC
 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
- On Approval (1968) ... The Duke of Bristol
 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
 1968-1978 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Prince of Wales / Grigory Rasputin / Oberon / ...
- Kean (1978) ... Prince of Wales
- Rasputin (1971) ... Grigory Rasputin
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1971) ... Oberon
- Julius Caesar (1969) ... Mark Antony
- The Seagull (1968) ... Trigorin
 1978 The Shout
Chief Medical Officer
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Kurt Dorf
- Part 4 (1978) ... Uncle Kurt Dorf
- Part 3 (1978) ... Uncle Kurt Dorf
- Part 2 (1978) ... Uncle Kurt Dorf
- Part I: The Gathering Darkness (1978) ... Uncle Kurt Dorf
 1977 Eustace and Hilda (TV Series)
Jasper Bentwich
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Jasper Bentwich
 1977 La nuit, tous les chats sont gris
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
 1972 Travels with My Aunt
Ercole Visconti
 1972 The Asphyx
Sir Hugo Cunningham
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Max Carrados
- The Missing Witness Sensation (1971) ... Max Carrados
 1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
 1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Teddy Lloyd
 1968 Romeo and Juliet
The Prince
 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
- Fairy Tales of New York (1961) ... Cornelius Christian
- Mary Broome (1958) ... Leonard Timbrell
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Bernie
- Daughter of the House (1966) ... Bernie
 1966 Morgan!
Charles Napier
 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 Cleopatra
Germanicus
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Saunders / Walter Purkiss
- A Deadly Hush (1963) ... Bob Saunders
- June Fall (1963) ... Walter Purkiss
 1963 The Small World of Sammy Lee
Gerry Sullivan
 1963 Lunch Hour
Man
 1962 Lisa
Dickens
 1961 The Queen's Guards
Henry Wynne-Walton
 1961 Pirates of Tortuga
Henry Morgan
 1961 A Taste of Honey
Peter Smith
 1960 Circle of Deception
Capt. Stein
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Frank Rush
- The Big Night (1960) ... Frank Rush
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
John
- The Counting-House Clerk (1956) ... John
 1956 War and Peace
Officer Talking with Natasha (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in W. Somerset Maugham's play, "Home and Beauty", in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Geraldine McEwan, Sheila Reid, Daphne Heard, Robert Lang, Arthur Lowe and Jeanne Watts in the cast. Frank Dunlop was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Robert Stephens

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1993, to a journalist about to review his performance in "King Lear"] Enjoy the show, it gets funnier in the second half. See more »

Trivia:

Father of actors Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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