Robert Stephens

Robert Stephens

Birth
Shirehampton, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Death 12 Nov 1995 (aged 64)
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Greater London, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 7712410 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Bristol, England, he trained at Bradford and made his debut with the Caryl Jenner Company. He was a founder member of the National Theatre Company, appearing as Horatio in its flagship production of "Hamlet" and later becoming Associate Director of the company. He was primarily a theatre actor, winning many major awards including the 1993 Olivier Award, but starred in several landmark movies including "A Taste Of Honey" (1961), "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969) and "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" as the title character (1970). He also appeared in cameo roles in many blockbusters such as "Cleopatra" (1963), Empire of the Sun (1987) and "Chaplin" (1992). His last major theatrical appearance was as the title character in The National Theatre's 1994 production of "King Lear". He was married three times, to actresses Tarn Bassett and Dame Maggie Smith and lastly to long-time love Patricia Quinn ("Magenta" in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"). He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1995. He is the father of actors Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7712410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Stephens (14 Jul 1931–12 Nov 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7712410, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.