Robert Stephens Net Worth

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Robert Stephens Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Sir Robert's career fell into two distinct parts. In the 60's, he was widely regarded as the heir of Laurence Olivier. But, after his departure from Britain's National Theatre in 1970 and the breakup of his marriage with Maggie Smith three years later, he suffered a slump made worse by heavy drinking. In the 90's, the Royal Shakespeare Company ...
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Full NameRobert Stephens
Date Of BirthJuly 14, 1931
Place Of BirthBristol, England, UK
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer
SpouseNora Ann Simmonds Tarn Bassett
ChildrenMichael Stephens, Lucy Dillon
AwardsLaurence Olivier Award for Best Actor
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
MoviesThe Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Romeo and Juliet, A Taste of Honey, Travels with My Aunt, The Duellists, Cleopatra, Empire of the Sun, The Asphyx, The Shout, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Henry V, The Fruit Machine, England, My England, Chaplin, The Bonfire of the ...
TV ShowsFortunes of War, Dandelion Dead, The Box of Delights, Lizzie's Pictures, QB VII, Hell's Bells
Star SignCancer
1[on Anthony Hopkins] He has all those stutters, scratches and coughs and mini-splutters; it's always the same and it's awful. He's a much better actor than that, but these days he always seems to be doing the same irritating, mannered thing. He's forever coughing and spitting and winking and blinking.
2[on Dame Thora Hird] An extremely adroit, skillful actress--John Osborne's favorite actress, for what that's worth--with an extraordinary ability, rather like Maggie Smith, to twist on a sixpence from being terribly funny to terribly touching. She's a bit mawkish, sometimes, but a brilliant comedienne. The tops.
3[on Laurence Harvey] An appalling man and even more unforgivably, an appalling actor.
4[1993, to a journalist about to review his performance in "King Lear"] Enjoy the show, it gets funnier in the second half.
5Film acting is difficult to do properly. I remember I once said to George Cukor that I think it's as difficult to be Spencer Tracy as it is to be Laurence Olivier. He said, "Wrong, it's much more difficult to be Spencer Tracy".
6[on Tony Richardson] He convinced me (wrongly of course) that anyone can make a movie. All Tony Richardson ever did was come in and ask his cameraman what he should do . . . He was a useless, unpleasant creature.
7[on comedian Sonnie Hale] A gross, unfunny person offstage and someone, on the whole, to avoid.
8One reason I've never chased after films is that once you become a film star, you can't really stop, because you have to be before the public's eye all the time. I wouldn't care for that. Also, in films the material can't be that good all the time. You have to make mostly bad films, or films that aren't frightfully good. That wouldn't interest me - not that I've ever been offered that opportunity.
9[on "Hamlet"] It is undoubtedly the greatest part ever written, but it's so complex. You can't really play it, you just give an opinion of it.
10[on "The Method"] I once asked two old Russian actors about the Method, because I'd seen American actors in New York use their version of it and it was so awful, amateur and inept and stupid. And they said to me, "If you have a copy of ['Konstantin Stanislavski' 's] "My Life in Art" or "An Actor Prepares", just take it out and throw it in the river". If it was no use to them, it was certainly of no use to me.
1Ironic that in "Fortunes of War" (BBC- 1987), his character ("Castlebar," a famous poet) dies during surgery for a perforated intestine.
2Considered for the roles of Fallanda, Bukosvky, Sir Percy and Dr. Armstrong in Lifeforce (1985).
3Variety Club of Great Britain Stage Actor Award for 1965 for his performances at the National Theatre, notably in Royal Hunt of the Sun and Trelawney of the Wells.
4Provided the voice of Aragorn in the acclaimed 1981 BBC Radio serialisation of The Lord of the Rings.
5He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1995 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
6Stepfather of Quinn Hawkins.
7Father-in-law of Anna-Louise Plowman.
8Appeared with his then-wife, Maggie Smith, in Much Ado About Nothing (1967), which was, at least, the second film based on a William Shakespeare play, featuring a real-life husband and wife, that was later remade with another real-life husband and wife. The Taming of the Shrew (1929) starred then-husband-and-wife, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, and was remade in 1967 with then-husband-and-wife Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The Taming of the Shrew (1967) was directed by Franco Zeffirelli, who also directed the stage "Much Ado" with Stephens and Smith which was adapted for television in the same year, with only one recorded change from the stage cast. The 1993 remake of "Much Ado" starred Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson. Stephens worked jointly with Banagh and Thompson in Fortunes of War (1987) and Henry V (1989), while Smith worked with them both separately in the "Harry Potter" films. He and Smith also appeared opposite Laurence Olivier in (possibly separate) productions of "Othello", in which they played "Iago" and "Desdemonda", respectively. In the 1943 American production, those roles were played by then husband-and-wife José Ferrer and Uta Hagen.
9Was nominated for Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Epitaph for George Dillon."
10He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1993 (1992 season) for Best Actor for his performance as Falstaff in "Henry IV, parts I & II" at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
11One of eight actors profiled by Roger Lewis in his 1989 book, "Stage People": the interview with Stephens takes place in the Dirty Duck pub in Stratford-on-Avon.
12Father of actors Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin.


England, My England1995John Dryden
99-11994-1995TV SeriesCommander Oakwood
Without Walls1994TV Series documentaryJohn Barrymore
Minder1994TV SeriesPercy
Dandelion Dead1994TV Mini-SeriesHenry Vaughan
Century1993Mr. Reisner
The Secret Rapture1993Max Lopert
Searching for Bobby Fischer1993Poe's Teacher
The Vampyr: A Soap Opera1992TV MovieNarrator
Chaplin1992Ted the Drunk
Screen One1992TV SeriesReverend Irwine
Afraid of the Dark1991Dan Burns
30 Door Key1991Prof. Pimco
The Pope Must Diet1991The Camarlengo
The Storyteller: Greek Myths1991TV Mini-SeriesHades
Lorna Doone1990TV MovieSir Ensor Doone
The Children1990Azariah Dobree
The Bonfire of the Vanities1990Sir Gerald Moore
Wings of Fame1990Merrick
Stolen1990TV SeriesHenry Allan
Henry V1989Auncient Pistol
War and Remembrance1989TV Mini-SeriesSS Maj. Karl Rahm
Testimony1988Vsevolod Meyerhold
Blind Justice1988TV Mini-SeriesFreddie Hunter
Ada dans la jungle1988Lord Gordon
The Fruit Machine1988Vincent
American Roulette1988Screech
Inspector Morse1988TV SeriesSir Wilfred Mulryne
Empire of the Sun1987Mr. Lockwood
Fortunes of War1987TV Mini-SeriesCastlebar
High Season1987Konstantinis
Lizzie's Pictures1987TV Mini-SeriesJack Dickinson
Unnatural Causes1986TV SeriesVince
Hell's Bells1986TV SeriesBishop Godfrey Hethercote
By the Sword Divided1985TV SeriesSir Ralph Winter
Puccini1984TV MovieGiacomo Puccini
The Box of Delights1984TV SeriesAbner Brown
Ill Fares the Land1983
Birth of a Nation1983TV MovieVic Griffiths
Studio1983TV SeriesLyndsay
Anyone for Denis?1982TV MovieSchubert
The Tractor Factor1982Short
The Year of the French1982TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Moore
Celebrity Playhouse1981TV SeriesCharles Appleby
The Games of Countess Dolingen1981Le professeur
The Search for Alexander the Great1981TV Mini-SeriesDarius
The Winter's Tale1981TV MoviePolixenes
The Double Dealer1980TV MovieMaskwell
Lady Killers1980TV SeriesSir Edward Marshall Hall, K.C.
A Question of Guilt1980TV SeriesEdward Clarke QC
Play for Today1980TV SeriesBeust
ITV Playhouse1968-1980TV SeriesProfessor Rex Thornton / James Woodley / Bryan Baker / ...
BBC2 Playhouse1980TV SeriesWarburton
Suez 19561979TV MoviePresident Nasser
One Fine Day1979TV MovieWelby
The Voyage of Charles Darwin1978TV SeriesSamuel Wilberforce
BBC Play of the Month1968-1978TV SeriesPrince of Wales Grigory Rasputin Oberon ...
The Shout1978Chief Medical Officer
Holocaust1978TV Mini-SeriesUncle Kurt Dorf
Eustace and Hilda1977TV SeriesJasper Bentwich
La nuit, tous les chats sont gris1977Charles Watson
The Duellists1977Gen. Treillard
Softly Softly: Task Force1976TV SeriesColonel Rawlings
Gangsters1976TV SeriesSir George Jeavons
Late Night Drama1974TV SeriesThe host
QB VII1974TV Mini-SeriesRobert Highsmith
Luther1974Johan Von Eck
Vienna 19001973-1974TV Mini-SeriesDr. Graesler
Travels with My Aunt1972Ercole Visconti
The Asphyx1972Sir Hugo Cunningham
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes1971TV SeriesMax Carrados
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes1970Sherlock Holmes
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie1969Teddy Lloyd
Romeo and Juliet1968The Prince
Much Ado About Nothing1967TV MovieBenedick
ITV Play of the Week1958-1966TV SeriesFrederick Cornelius Christian Leonard Timbrell
Armchair Theatre1966TV SeriesBernie
Theatre 6251966TV SeriesTrigorin / Stephen
Morgan!1966Charles Napier
First Night1964TV SeriesArnold Claybill
Channing1964TV SeriesPaddy Riordan
BBC Sunday-Night Play1963TV Mini-SeriesBob Saunders / Walter Purkiss
The Small World of Sammy Lee1963Gerry Sullivan
Lunch Hour1961Man
The Queen's Guards1961Henry Wynne-Walton
Pirates of Tortuga1961Henry Morgan
A Taste of Honey1961Peter Smith
Circle of Deception1960Capt. Stein
ITV Television Playhouse1960TV SeriesFrank Rush
The DuPont Show of the Month1959TV Series
Nom-de-Plume1956TV SeriesJohn
War and Peace1956Officer Talking with Natasha (uncredited)


Much Ado About Nothing1967TV Movie producer


This Is Your Life1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Omnibus1981TV Series documentaryHimself
Billy Wilder1970TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 24th Annual Tony Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Neues aus der Welt des Films1969TV SeriesHimself
Ten Days That Shook the World1967TV Movie documentaryLenin (voice)

Archive Footage

Timeshift2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor - Speaking in 1988
Arena2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Omnibus1994TV Series documentaryHimself

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