John Wood

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. Trained in the classics ... Read more »
Born: 07/04/1930 in Derbyshire, GB

Filmography

Actor (53)

Couples Therapy 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Rocket Post 2006 (Movie)

Sir Wilson Ramsay (Actor)

White Countess 2005 (Movie)

Prince Peter Belinsky (Actor)

Goodbye Mr. Chips 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Imagining Argentina 2004 (Movie)

Amos Sternberg (Actor)

Napoleon 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Love in a Cold Climate 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Body 2001 (Movie)

Cardinal Pesci (Actor)

Chocolat 2000 (Movie)

Guillaume Blerot (Actor)

The Little Vampire 2000 (Movie)

Lord Mcashton (Actor)

An Ideal Husband 1999 (Movie)

Lord Caversham (Actor)

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

Alistair (Actor)

Metroland 1999 (Movie)

Retired Commuter (Actor)

The Canterbury Tales 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The Gambler 1999 (Movie)

the General (Actor)

Daedalus & Icarus 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

Tribshaw (Actor)

The Venice Project 1998 (Movie)

The Viscount (Actor)

The Revengers' Comedies 1997 (Movie)

Colonel Marcus (Actor)

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1996 (Movie)

Mr Brocklehurst (Actor)

Rasputin (Hbo) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard III 1995 (Movie)

King Edward IV (Actor)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

Fairchild (Actor)

Uncovered 1995 (Movie)

Cesar (Actor)

The Madness of King George 1994 (Movie)

Thurlow (Actor)

Memento Mori 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Orlando 1993 (Movie)

Archduke Harry (Actor)

Shadowlands 1993 (Movie)

Christopher Riley (Actor)

The Summer House 1993 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

The Young Americans 1993 (Movie)

Richard Donnelly (Actor)

The Bit Part 1987 (Movie)

John Bainbridge (Actor)

Bullseye 1986 (Movie)

Bluey McGurk (Actor)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

British Moderator (Actor)

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

Jeremy Talbot (Actor)

Lady Jane 1986 (Movie)

John Dudley--Duke of Northumberland (Actor)

Ladyhawke 1985 (Movie)

Bishop (Actor)

The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Twelfth Night 1985 (Movie)

Sir Toby Belch (Actor)

The Empty Beach 1984 (Movie)

Parker (Actor)

Wargames 1983 (Movie)

Professor Falken (Actor)

Ginger Meggs 1981 (Movie)

Constable Brady (Actor)

Somebody Killed Her Husband 1978 (Movie)

Ernest Van Santen (Actor)

Blue Fire Lady 1977 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Nicholas and Alexandra 1971 (Movie)

Colonel Kobylinsky (Actor)

One More Time 1969 (Movie)

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Which Way to the Front? 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Is a Ball 1963 (Movie)

Soames (Actor)

The Mouse on the Moon 1962 (Movie)

Countryman (Actor)

The Rebel 1961 (Movie)

Poet (Actor)

Sea Wife 1957 (Movie)

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At Mother's Request (TV Show)

Actor

Citizen X (TV Show)

Actor

Victoria & Albert (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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. Trained in the classics, he performed in numerous Shakespearean productions with the Old Vic Company as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Wood began his career in the early 1950s and appeared on stage through the 90s. His stage work was highlighted by his 1976 award-winning turn in "Travesties" in both London and New York, and his Broadway leads in "Deathrap" and "Amadeus".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.

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