Steven Berkoff

Actor, Playwright, Director
This socially committed stage writer and director has subsidized his strikingly original London theater work with (usually) villainous film and TV roles.
Born: 08/02/1937 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (64)

The Frankenstein Chronicles 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Cert 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Katherine Of Alexandria 2014 (Movie)

Liberius (Actor)

Reign of the General 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

We Still Kill the Old Way 2014 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Witches of East End 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red 2 2013 (Movie)

Cobb (Actor)

Doctor Who 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strippers vs. Werewolves 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Borgias 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Fat Gypsy Gangster 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Frode (Actor)

44 Inch Chest 2010 (Movie)

Tippi (Actor)

The Tourist 2010 (Movie)

Reginald Shaw (Actor)

Say It in Russian 2009 (Movie)

Oleg Rozhin (Actor)

Ved verdens ende 2009 (Movie)

Jack Pudovski (Actor)

PU-239 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel Babylon 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

By the Pricking of My Thumbs 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Der Henker 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Flying Scotsman 2006 (Movie)

Ernst Hagemann (Actor)

Dievu miskas 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Head in the Clouds 2004 (Movie)

Charles Beese (Actor)

Headrush 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Charlie 2003 (Movie)

Charlie Richardson Senior (Actor)

Frank Herbert's Children of Dune 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Nine Dead Gay Guys 2003 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

$teal 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jonathan Creek 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Attila 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Attila: The Making of an Epic Mini-Series 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Beginner's Luck 2001 (Movie)

Magic Bob (Actor)

La Femme Nikita 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rancid Aluminum 2000 (Movie)

Mr Kant (Actor)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Legionnaire 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Another Nine and a Half Weeks 1997 (Movie)

Vittorio (Actor)

Fair Game 1995 (Movie)

Kazak (Actor)

Flynn 1995 (Movie)

Reicher (Actor)

Decadence 1994 (Movie)

Steve/Les/Helen's 'Coutourier' (Actor)

Intruders 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Krays 1990 (Movie)

George Cornell (Actor)

Streets of Yesterday 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Prisoner of Rio 1988 (Movie)

Jack McFarland (Actor)

Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

Fanatic (Actor)

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Transmutations 1986 (Movie)

Hugo Motherskille (Actor)

Under the Cherry Moon 1986 (Movie)

Mr Sharon (Actor)

Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 (Movie)

Podovsky (Actor)

Revolution 1985 (Movie)

Sergeant Jones (Actor)

Beverly Hills Cop 1984 (Movie)

Victor Maitland (Actor)

Octopussy 1983 (Movie)

Orlov (Actor)

Outland 1981 (Movie)

Sagan (Actor)

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

Lord Ludd (Actor)

The Passenger 1975 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

A Clockwork Orange 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nicholas and Alexandra 1971 (Movie)

Pankratov (Actor)

A Season of Giants (TV Show)

Actor

Coming Out of the Ice (TV Show)

Actor

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Prehistoric Women (Movie)

John (Actor)

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Decadence 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Decadence 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

This socially committed stage writer and director has subsidized his strikingly original London theater work with (usually) villainous film and TV roles.

Relationships

Pauline Berks

Mother

Alfred Berks

Father
changed family surname from Berkovitch

Clara Fisher

Companion
German

Shelley Lee

Wife
married in August 1976 divorced

EDUCATION

Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

1958 - 1959

Ecole Jacques Le Coq

Paris 1965

Milestones

2011

Joined the cast of David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson

2011

Portrayed Girolamo Savonarola, an influential priest in Florence who preaches against the corruption in the church on Showtime's "The Borgias"

2006

Cast in the HBO movie "Pu-239"

2004

Appeared in the WWII drama "Head in the Clouds" opposite Charlize Theron and Penélope Cruz

2003

Starred in the comedy feature "Nine Dead Gay Guys"

2002

Returned to NYC stage in "Berkoff Is Back"; also directed

2000

Appeared at Joe's Pub in NYC in the one-person show "Shakespeare's Villains: A Masterclass in Evil"

1999

Wrote the semi-autobiographical play "East"; premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

1993

Feature directorial debut (also starred), "Decadence"

1987

Wrote and directed the off-Broadway play "Kvetch"

1984

Co-starred as villain Victor Maitland in "Beverly Hills Cop"

1979

London stage directing debut, "Hamlet"

1975

Played featured role in Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon"

1970

Film acting debut in "A Clockwork Orange," directed by Stanley Kubrick

1959

Stage debut in Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"

During WWII, was evacuated to Luton before spending one year in the U.S. and then returning to England

Founded London Theatre Group

Born in the East End of London

Bonus Trivia

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On never having had a bar mitzvah, Berkoff was quoted in The Independent, July 2001: "This was the source of angst for me at an early age because everyone else was having that done to them. It's a kind of ritual crossing, a rite of passage, and if it's not done to you, you haven't been, like, stamped with the authority. I think my father didn't really have any interest in making one for me. I needed someone to say: Right, you're going to the classes and you're doing this. But he didn't. I think, actually, my father was more worried about the cost of making the party afterwards. At that time, you had to rent a hall, invite the relatives, get the catering ..."

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