Sir Robert Graham Stephens

Sir Robert Graham Stephens

Birth
Shirehampton, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Death 12 Nov 1995 (aged 64)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 10056325 · View Source
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Leading British actor of both stage and screen. Famed for his roles in Shakespeares plays, during the 1960's, he was widely regarded as the heir to the throne of the great Laurence Olivier. Amongst his many film and T.V. roles were appearances in "Cleopatra"(1963), "Henry V" (1989), "The Pope Must Die" (1991) and "Chaplin" (1992). After his departure from the National Theatre in 1970 and the breakup of his marriage to Maggie Smith three years later, he suffered a slump worsened by heavy drinking. In the 1990's the Royal Shakespeare Company invited him to play Falstaff in "Henry IV" and then Lear in "King Lear", thus re-establishing his acting career. In the New Year honours of 1995 he was Knighted. His funeral was held at Golders Green Crematorium on the 20th Novemeber, 1995. His ashes were removed on the 15th December, 1995 for dispersal elsewhere.

Bio by: Kieran Smith


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  • Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
  • Added: 7 Dec 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10056325
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Robert Graham Stephens (14 Jul 1931–12 Nov 1995), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10056325, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .