Robert Stephens

Actor, Theater director
Tall leading and character player whose long face and crisp demeanor have seen wide exposure in a distinguished stage career. Stephens's film credits, though fairly regular since the early 1960s, have generally been ... Read more »
Born: 07/13/1931 in Bristol, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (48)

Lorna Doone 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Britney Baby, One More Time 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Orpheus & Eurydice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

England, My England 1996 (Movie)

Dryden (Actor)

Century 1994 (Movie)

Mr Reisner (Actor)

The Secret Rapture 1994 (Movie)

Max Lopert (Actor)

Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 (Movie)

Poe's Teacher (Actor)

The Vampyr: A Soap Opera 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Afraid of the Dark 1992 (Movie)

Dan Burns (Actor)

Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

Ted The Drunk (Actor)

American Roulette 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ferdydurke 1991 (Movie)

Pimko (Actor)

The Pope Must Diet 1991 (Movie)

Carmelengo (Actor)

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

Sir Gerald Moore (Actor)

Wings of Fame 1990 (Movie)

Merrick (Actor)

Comrades 1989 (Movie)

Frampton (Actor)

Henry V 1989 (Movie)

Pistol (Actor)

The Children 1989 (Movie)

Dobree (Actor)

The Fruit Machine 1989 (Movie)

Vincent Barbari (Actor)

Fortunes of War 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

High Season 1988 (Movie)

Konstantinis (Actor)

Testimony 1988 (Movie)

Meyerhold (Actor)

Empire of the Sun 1987 (Movie)

Mr Lockwood (Actor)

Les Jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz 1980 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

Holocaust -- The Story of the Family Weiss 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Duellists 1978 (Movie)

General Treillard (Actor)

The Shout 1978 (Movie)

Chief Medical Officer (Actor)

La Nuit tous les chats sont gris 1975 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Vienna 1900: Games With Love and Death 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Luther 1973 (Movie)

Johan Von Eck (Actor)

Travels With My Aunt 1972 (Movie)

Visconti (Actor)

The Asphyx 1971 (Movie)

Hugo (Actor)

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969 (Movie)

Teddy Lloyd (Actor)

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes 1969 (Movie)

Sherlock Holmes (Actor)

Romeo & Juliet 1968 (Movie)

Prince of Verona (Actor)

Morgan 1965 (Movie)

Napier (Actor)

Cleopatra 1963 (Movie)

Germanicus (Actor)

A Taste of Honey 1962 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Lisa 1962 (Movie)

Dickens (Actor)

The Queen's Guards 1962 (Movie)

Henry Wynne-Walton (Actor)

Circle of Deception 1960 (Movie)

Captain Stein (Actor)

Adam Bede (TV Show)

Actor

Dandelion Dead (TV Show)

Actor

Qb VII (TV Show)

Actor

The Box of Delights (Movie)

Abner Brown (Actor)

The Settling of the Sun (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Turbulence 1997 (Movie)

model maker(Boss Film Studios) (Visual Effects)
Physical Effects (1)

Johnnie Mae Gibson 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Stunt Coordinator
Other (1)

Scarlet and Black 1992 (Movie)

(Assistant)

Biography

Tall leading and character player whose long face and crisp demeanor have seen wide exposure in a distinguished stage career. Stephens's film credits, though fairly regular since the early 1960s, have generally been less exciting, with the actor playing a series of passive suitors, sensitive artistic types and character roles calling on him largely to embody middle-aged, professional Englishmen.

Relationships

Reuben Stephens

Father

Gladys Stephens

Mother

Tarn Bassett

Wife
second wife divorced

Patricia Quinn

Wife
survived him

Maggie Smith Actor

Wife
Married June 29, 1967; marriage was troubled by her career success, and his alcoholism and bouts of depression Divorced May 6, 1974

Toby Stephens Actor

Son
Born on April 21, 1969 mother, Maggie Smith survived him

Nora Stephens

Wife
first wife divorced

Lucy Stephens

Daughter
mother, Tarn Bassett survived him

Christopher Stephens

Son
born on June 19, 1967 mother, Maggie Smith survived him

Michael Stephens

Son
mother, Nora Stephens survived him

EDUCATION

Bradford Civic Theater School

attended on scholarship; studied under Esme Church

Milestones

1994

Received knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

1993

Narrated a performance of the 19th century Romantic opera by Henrich Marschner, "Vampyr", when it aired on the Arts and Entertainment Channel as the special, "Vampyr: A Soap Opera"

1988

Returned to US TV for the first times in a decade when he acted in the miniseries, "Fortunes of War" and "War and Remembrance"

1978

Returned to the National Theater

1974

First miniseries to air on U.S. TV, "QB VII"

1968

First lead in a feature film, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", opposite his then-wife Maggie Smith

1968

Stage directing debut, "A Most Unwarrantable Intrusion"

1963

Was a member of the company of the National Theater at the Old Vic

1961

First US Film, "Pirates of Tortuga"

1961

Feature film debut, "Circle of Deception"

1956

Joined his first major London company, the Royal Court Theater; acted in productions of "The Crucible" and "Look Back in Anger"

1946

Began acting at age 15; participated in several regional tours in England (date approximate)

Worked mainly in repertory theater after attending acting school

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