Capable of projecting sinister, snide or sympathetic qualities, Wood has been a continuously working "character" actor whose face was often more recognizable to American audiences than his name. Train...
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|Starred on Broadway in title role, "Sherlock Holmes"; also starred in Tom Stoppard's "Travesties"|
|First important film role, "Nicholas and Alexandra"|
|Member, Royal Shakespeare Company|
|Toured USA in Stoppard's "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour"|
|Created role of Sidney Bruhl on Broadway in "Deathtrap"|
|Member Old Vic Company, London; appeared in numerous Shakespearean productions|
|Broadway debut, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" by Tom Stoppard|
While Wood made his first screen appearance of note in "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971), his film career became far more active in the 1980s, especially after his well-received turn as a computer wizard, presumed dead, who is the object of a frenzied search by Matthew Broderick and Alley Sheedy in "WarGames" (1982). He appeared as a villainous cleric who imprisons Matthew Broderick in "Ladyhawke", and appeared in Woody Allen's "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (both 1985). Wood was the Duke of Northumberland who, in an attempt to save the British monarchy arranges a marriage between his son and "Lady Jane" (1986). He was memorable as a snide professor--and the object of Debra Winger's quick riposte--in "Shadowlands" (1993). Wood had major roles in two high profile 1995 releases: in Sydney Pollack's remake of "Sabrina", he was the chauffeur father of Julia Ormond, and in Richard Loncraine's adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard III", he was King Edward, older brother to Ian McKellen's Richard.
|University of Oxford|
|Not to be confused with the Australian TV actor of the same name who was born in 1946 or the actor (also born in Australia) who was active in the 1930s.|
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