The son of legendary British playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard, Ed Stoppard literally grew up in the theater, and it remains his primary arena. Splitting his time between classical theater and more commercial West End fare, Stoppard has given relatively little attention to film and television. His first major film role came in Roman Polanski's Holocaust drama "The Pianist." In 2010, he starred in the remake of the celebrated television miniseries "Upstairs Downstairs" as head of household Sir Hallam Holland. Stoppard often appears in television docudramas, portraying historical figures such as doomed composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and pioneering computer genius Alan Turing.