John Shrapnel

John Shrapnel is a British actor of theatre, television, and film, best known to American audiences for his roles in "Gladiator" and "Troy. " Shrapnel was born in Birmingham, England and attended the City of London ... Read more »
Born: 04/27/1942 in Birmingham, UK

Filmography

Actor (44)

Hamlet 2016 (Movie)

Claudius / Ghost (Actor)

Merlin 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Awakening 2012 (Movie)

Rev. Hugh Purslow (Actor)

Mirrors 2008 (Movie)

Lorenzo Sapelli (Actor)

The Chemical Wedding 2008 (Movie)

Aleister Crowley (Actor)

The Duchess 2008 (Movie)

General Grey (Actor)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

Lord Howard (Actor)

Sparkle 2007 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

Alien Autopsy 2006 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Battle for Rome 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Troy 2004 (Movie)

Nestor (Actor)

Egypt's Golden Empire 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 (Movie)

Admiral Bratyeev (Actor)

Alone 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Body 2001 (Movie)

Moshe Cohen (Actor)

Gladiator 2000 (Movie)

Gaius (Actor)

Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion Earth 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

PR Chief (Actor)

Death Is Now My Neighbor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Written in Blood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Solo Shuttle 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

Skinner (Actor)

England, My England 1996 (Movie)

Pepys (Actor)

Two Deaths 1996 (Movie)

Cinca (Actor)

Hamlet 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Get Ahead in Advertising 1989 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

The Theban Plays 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Blackeyes 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sorrell and Son 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Testimony 1988 (Movie)

Zhadanov (Actor)

Partition 1987 (Movie)

General John Flood (Actor)

Personal Services 1987 (Movie)

Lionel (Actor)

My Cousin Rachel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman in White 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Professional Foul 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Pope Joan 1972 (Movie)

Father James (Actor)

Nicholas and Alexandra 1971 (Movie)

Petya (Actor)

Apparitions (TV Show)

Actor

Fatherland (TV Show)

Actor

Mary, Mother of Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Kingdom (TV Show)

Actor

Young Catherine (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

John Shrapnel is a British actor of theatre, television, and film, best known to American audiences for his roles in "Gladiator" and "Troy. " Shrapnel was born in Birmingham, England and attended the City of London School and then Cambridge University. He was an original member of the National Youth Theatre and went on to become a member of Laurence Olivier's Royal National Theatre company as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Shrapnel made his television debut with episodes of "ITV Playhouse" in the late 1960s and soon afterwards appeared in his first film, the 1971 historical drama "Nicholas and Alexandra." He had roles in the 1980s TV miniseries "The Woman in White," "Sorrell and Son," and "Vanity Fair." In 1996, Shrapnel played Skinner in the live-action adaptation "101 Dalmatians" and in 1999 appeared in the romantic comedy "Notting Hill," starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. In 2000, he had a leading role in Ridley Scott's action-drama "Gladiator" as the senator Gaius. He returned to the historical epic genre in 2004 with "Troy," in which he played General Nestor alongside the solider Achilles (Brad Pitt). Shrapnel also was cast as Lord Howard in the 2007 award-winning historical drama "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," starring Cate Blanchett as the title character and Clive Owen as Walter Raleigh.

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