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John Wood is a Actor and Producer British born on 5 july 1930 at Derbyshire (United-kingdom)

John Wood

John Wood
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 july 1930 at Derbyshire (United-kingdom)
Death 6 august 2011 (at 81 years) at Gloucestershire (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

John Wood, (5 July 1930 – 6 August 2011) was an English actor noted for his performances in Shakespeare and for his long association with Tom Stoppard.

Biography

Il a joué dans de très nombreuses pièces de théâtre, notamment sous la direction de Harold Pinter (dans la pièce Exiles, adaptée de James Joyce).

Au cinéma, il a été dirigé par les plus grands, souvent dans des seconds rôles : John Badham (WarGames), Lasse Hallström (Chocolat), Franco Zeffirelli (Jane Eyre), Sally Potter (Orlando), Sydney Pollack (Sabrina), Richard Donner (Ladyhawke, la femme de la nuit), Woody Allen (La rose pourpre du Caire), etc.

John Wood fut fait commandeur de l'ordre de l'Empire britannique en 2007, pour l'ensemble de sa carrière.

Best films

WarGames (1983)
(Actor)
The Big Hit (1998)
(Producer)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
(Actor)
Orlando (1992)
(Actor)

Usually with

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
(2 films)
Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(2 films)
Mario Fabrizi
Mario Fabrizi
(4 films)
Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(2 films)
Jim Carter
Jim Carter
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Wood (49 films)

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Actor

The White Countess, 2h10
Directed by James Ivory
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Political films, La cécité
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Hiroyuki Sanada, Lynn Redgrave, Allan Corduner
Roles Prince Peter Belinski
Rating65% 3.2994453.2994453.2994453.2994453.299445
Having escaped the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, Countess Sofia Belinskaya is working as a taxi dancer in a seedy Shanghai bar to support her family of White émigrés, including her daughter Katya, her mother-in-law Olga, her sister-in-law Grushenka, and an aunt and uncle by marriage, Princess Vera and Prince Peter. Despite the fact employment is scarce and her meagre income is the family's only source of revenue, Sofia's once-aristocratic relatives scorn her for her choice of profession and insist she keep it a secret from her child.
Imagining Argentina, 1h47
Directed by Christopher Hampton
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Kuno Becker, Leticia Dolera, Rubén Blades, Claire Bloom
Rating61% 3.0994153.0994153.0994153.0994153.099415
The movie is set during the Dirty War in 1970s Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the military government is abducting those opposed to its rule. Cecilia, a dissident journalist, is kidnapped by the secret police to join the ranks of the 'disappeared'. Cecilia had earlier published a provocative article in her outrage over the disappearance of students protesting bus fares.
Victoria & Albert
Actors Jonathan Firth, Victoria Hamilton, James Callis, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov, Penelope Wilton
Roles le duc de Wellington
Rating74% 3.7415353.7415353.7415353.7415353.741535
Cette télésuite raconte les premières années de vie commune de la reine Victoria du Royaume-Uni et de son époux le prince consort Albert de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha.
The Body
The Body (2001)
, 1h49
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, Lillian Lux
Roles Cardinal Pesci
Rating54% 2.701112.701112.701112.701112.70111
Dr. Sharon Galban (Williams) finds an ancient skeleton in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Coloration of the wrist and ankle bones indicates the cause of death was crucifixion. Several artifacts, including a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and a jar dating to 32 A.D., date the tomb to the year Christ died. Faint markings on the skull consistent with thorns, the absence of broken leg bones, occupational markers suggesting the deceased was a carpenter, and a nick on the ribs from a pointed object lead authorities to suspect that these could be the bones of Christ. The different reactions of politicians, clerics, religious extremists— some prepared to use terror to gain their ends—to the religious, cultural and political implications of the find, make life difficult and dangerous for the investigators as they seek to unearth the truth.
The Little Vampire, 1h31
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin German
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, L'enfance marginalisée, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Jonathan Lipnicki, Rollo Weeks, Pamela Gidley, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter, Alice Krige
Roles Lord McAshton
Rating57% 2.8557452.8557452.8557452.8557452.855745
Young Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki) has recently moved to Scotland, where his family takes up residence in a small castle while his father is employed building a golf course on the estate of Lord McAshton. Since arriving in his new home Tony has experienced recurring nightmares about vampires and a mysterious comet, and is bullied by his sceptical schoolmates. One night, while dressed up as a vampire, Tony is mistaken for one by the young vampire Rudolph (Rollo Weeks), who is on the run from the ruthless vampire hunter Rookery (Jim Carter). Tony helps Rudolph find a cow to feed from, and in return Rudolph takes Tony flying. The two boys quickly become friends, and Rudolph confides to Tony that his family only drink animal blood and wish to become human. When Rudolph takes Tony to the cemetery where his family lives, they are confronted by Rudolph's parents Frederick (Richard E. Grant) and Freda (Alice Krige) and Rudolph's romantic sister Anna (Anna Popplewell) and rebellious brother Gregory (Dean Cook). Frederick doubts Tony's loyalty to his son, but when Tony helps repel an attack from Rookery Frederick begrudgingly allows Tony to help them. Frederick reveals that they are searching for a magical amulet than can be used to turn vampires into humans, but Rookery is also seeking to use the amulet against them. Meanwhile, Rookery alerts Lord McAshton to the presence of vampires in the village. Lord McAshton reveals that his family has known about the existence of vampires for generations. Elizabeth, an ancestor of Lord McAshton, was romantically involved with Rudolph's uncle Von, who was the last known holder of the amulet, and both lovers were killed by the McAshtons. Learning this, Tony, Rudolph, and Anna seek out Elizabeth's tomb, where Tony experiences a vision pointing out the location of the amulet: Tony's own bedroom. Rudolph and Tony race Rookery to the amulet while the rest of Rudolph's family, along with Tony's parents, travel to the site of the ritual the vampires hope to perform. Tony and Rudolph succeed in bringing Frederick the amulet, but the ceremony is interrupted by Rookery. The vampires are unable to stand against Rookery's crosses and lights, but Tony's parents hold him off long enough for Tony to complete the ceremony by wishing for the vampires to become human. Rudolph and his family disappear as the comet passes, leaving Tony and his parents alone. Some time later, while visiting the village market, Tony spots Rudolph and his family, now human, moving into a house in the village. At first they seem not to recognize Tony, but as he calls to them their memories return, and the two friends are reunited.
Chocolat
Chocolat (2000)
, 2h1
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp
Roles Guillaume Blerot, Madame Audel's love interest
Rating71% 3.5981453.5981453.5981453.5981453.598145
Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche), an expert chocolatier, drifts across Europe with her daughter Anouk (Victoire Thivisol), following the north wind. In the beginning of the Lenten season in 1959, "fifteen years after the War," they travel to a quiet French village that closely adheres to tradition, as led by the village mayor, the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina). Just as the villagers begin observing the forty days of Lent, Vianne opens a chocolate shop, much to Reynaud's displeasure.
An Ideal Husband, 1h37
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Cate Blanchett, Peter Vaughan, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam
Roles Lord Caversham
Rating67% 3.398353.398353.398353.398353.39835
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old and the plot to help his friend has unintended consequences.
The Revengers' Comedies, 1h30
Directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Wood, Kristin Scott Thomas, Martin Clunes, Rupert Graves
Roles Col. Marcus
Rating61% 3.0988753.0988753.0988753.0988753.098875
The plot, reminiscent of the Alfred Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train, focuses on two disparate characters. Conservative Henry Bell has been eased out of his job by condescending Bruce Tick, while wealthy and wildly eccentric Karen Knightly has been abandoned by her lover Anthony Staxton-Billing, who opted to return to his wife Imogen. Both are intent on committing suicide by leaping from the Tower Bridge in London. When neither succeeds, they strike a bargain whereby each agrees to exact revenge on behalf of the other, although Henry is less enthusiastic about the plan.
The Avengers, 1h29
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Shaw, Eddie Izzard
Roles Trubshaw, Steed's tailor
Rating38% 1.903011.903011.903011.903011.90301
The film opens with John Steed (Ralph Fiennes), agent of The Ministry, in a training course which he finishes successfully. Next, we see Dr. Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) at home where she receives a phone call telling her to go to a gentlemen's club - no women allowed - where she meets Steed for the first time. The two head off to the Ministry to meet Mother (Jim Broadbent), who informs them the Prospero project - an attempt to influence the weather - was sabotaged apparently by Emma Peel. Dr. Peel claims she is innocent, but she is sent to work alongside Steed to find the real culprit. Mother's off-sider, Father (Fiona Shaw), claims Peel suffers from a mental disease. They go off to visit Sir August De Wynter (Sean Connery), an old ally of The Ministry. He takes an instant liking to Peel, as they both share a love of weather.
Metroland
Metroland (1997)
, 1h45
Directed by Philip Saville
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Elsa Zylberstein, Lee Ross, John Wood, Amanda Ryan
Roles The Retired Commuter
Rating63% 3.19783.19783.19783.19783.1978
In 1977, Chris (Christian Bale) and Marion (Emily Watson) are leading a quiet married life with their child in Eastwood in the London suburbs known as Metroland, the staid commuter region at the end of the London Underground's Metropolitan Line. Their predictable life is disrupted by an early morning phone call from Chris's boyhood friend Toni (Lee Ross), who has returned to England after several years of wandering through Africa, Europe, and the United States as a bohemian poet. Years before, the two shared a dream of fleeing slow suburban death to live in avant-garde splendor in Paris. Toni's return sparks memories in Chris about their frenetic days in Paris in the late 1960s.
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre (1996)
, 1h52
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Hurt, Anna Paquin, Joan Plowright, John Wood, Maria Schneider
Roles Mr. Brocklehurst
Rating68% 3.4012253.4012253.4012253.4012253.401225
Jane Eyre (portrayed as the orphan child by Anna Paquin and as an adult by Charlotte Gainsbourg) is the plain, impoverished young woman who is hired by Mr. Rochester (William Hurt) through Mrs. Fairfax (Joan Plowright) to work as a governess for Adele (Josephine Serre). Despite her mild unprepossessing manner more like a nun, Jane has strong internal passions and shows her strength in character in expressing her opinions and showing resolve in times of trouble. Rochester is the Byronic anti-hero who is tortured and tormented by family troubles, past injustices and secrets. Rochester and Jane find an affinity for each other and fall in love. The marriage date is set. What she does not realize is that she must share the estate (and ultimately Mr. Rochester) with his wife, Bertha (Maria Schneider), who is mentally ill and kept locked away in an upstairs attic with a nurse, Grace Poole (Billie Whitelaw).
Rasputin
Rasputin (1996)
, 2h15
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Alan Rickman, Greta Scacchi, Ian McKellen, David Warner, John Wood, James Frain
Roles Prime Minister Stolypin
Rating70% 3.545933.545933.545933.545933.54593
In 1991, the remains of Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family (except for Alexei and Anastasia) are discovered. The voice of Nicholas’s young son, Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, narrates the remainder of the story.