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Richard Easton is a Actor Canadien born on 22 march 1933 at Montreal (Canada)

Richard Easton

Richard Easton
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Birth name John Richard Easton
Nationality Canada
Birth 22 march 1933 at Montreal (Canada)
Death 2 december 2019 (at 86 years)

John Richard Easton (born March 22, 1933) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Brian Hammond in the 1970s BBC serial The Brothers.


Easton was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, the son of Mary Louise (née Withington) and Leonard Idell Easton, a civil engineer. He started acting in a children's theatre group before moving, at the age of seventeen, to Ottawa to work in a weekly repertory theater.

Easton has performed in a number of stage productions, as well as various film roles. He has had television guest appearances on Doctor Who, L.A. Law, Frasier, and Ed.

Easton underwent a procedure to correct a heart arrhythmia in 2006, briefly delaying the opening of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia, in which he plays a central role.
In 2002, Easton starred in the title role in a three-part documentary, Benjamin Franklin, on PBS.
Between 2005 and 2011, Easton appeared as Benjamin Franklin in a series of commercials and videos about Freemasonry, produced for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts A.F. & A.M.

In 2008, Easton was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

In 2011, Easton made a guest appearance in the second season of Boardwalk Empire, appearing as Jackson Parkhurst in the episode, "Gimcrack & Bunkum".

Best films

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Usually with

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
(2 films)
Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1 films)
Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Easton (9 films)

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Revolutionary Road, 1h59
Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Dylan Baker, Christopher Fitzgerald, Ryan Simpkins
Roles Howard Givings
Rating72% 3.647243.647243.647243.647243.64724
In 1955, Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) meets April (Kate Winslet) at a party. He is a longshoreman, hoping to be a cashier; she wants to be an actress. Frank later secures a sales position with Knox Machines, for which his father worked for twenty years, and he and April marry. The Wheelers move to 115 Revolutionary Road in suburban Connecticut when April becomes pregnant.
The Key to Reserva, 10minutes
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Martin Scorsese, Simon Baker, Ted Griffin, Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Denham, Thelma Schoonmaker
Roles Mr. Carroll
Rating78% 3.942823.942823.942823.942823.94282
The film begins with framing device, wherein Scorsese, playing himself, describing how he discovered three and a half pages of an unproduced Hitchcock film, "The Key to Reserva". As part of this film preservation work he plans to film the script as Hitchcock would have filmed it.
Pizza (2005)

Directed by Mark Christopher
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Ethan Embry, Alexis Dziena, Julie Hagerty, Nikki M. James, Judah Friedlander, Marylouise Burke
Roles Mr. Mitchell
Rating57% 2.853392.853392.853392.853392.85339
Cara-Ethyl (Kylie Sparks) is an eccentric and sheltered girl on the eve of her eighteenth birthday who desperately dreams of an exciting life. But she's left with her blind, clueless (but well-meaning) mother (Julie Hagerty), a pest of a brother and made-up friends (Cara pretends she has a friend for her mother).
Finding Forrester, 2h16
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace
Roles Prof. Matthews
Rating72% 3.649463.649463.649463.649463.64946
Sixteen-year-old Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown) plays basketball with his friends in New York. A recluse, William Forrester (Sean Connery), lives on the top floor of the building across from the court. The kids regularly notice him watching them. One of the boys dares Jamal to sneak into the apartment and retrieve an item. Jamal takes a letter opener only to be surprised by Forrester and inadvertently leaves his backpack behind. Forrester later drops Jamal's backpack onto the street. Jamal goes home to find that Forrester wrote notes in his journals. Jamal returns to Forrester's apartment and asks him to read more of his writing. Forrester tells him to begin with 5,000 words on why Jamal should "stay the fuck out of my home", which he completes and leaves on the doorstep the following day.
Dead Again
Dead Again (1991)
, 1h47
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Andy García, Emma Thompson, Lois Hall, Richard Easton, Wayne Knight
Roles Father Timothy
Rating68% 3.4482353.4482353.4482353.4482353.448235
A series of newspaper articles details the 1949 murder of pianist Margaret Strauss (Emma Thompson), who was stabbed with a pair of antique scissors during an apparent robbery. An anklet worth thousands of dollars is missing. Her husband, composer Roman Strauss (Kenneth Branagh), is found guilty of the crime and sentenced to death. Before his execution, Roman is visited by reporter Gray Baker (Andy Garcia). When asked if he killed Margaret, Roman leans in to whisper in Gray’s ear. Baker does not reveal Roman's answer at the time.
Henry V
Henry V (1989)
, 2h17
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Paul Scofield, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm, Emma Thompson, Alec McCowen, Simon Shepherd
Roles the Constable of France
Rating74% 3.748813.748813.748813.748813.74881
The film begins with Chorus, in this case a person in modern dress, introducing the subject of the play. He is walking through an empty film studio and ends his monologue by opening the doors to begin the main action. Chorus reappears several times during the film, his speeches helping to explain and progress the action.
Dreamboat (1952)
, 1h23
Directed by Claude Binyon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television, Children's films
Actors Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis, Jeffrey Hunter, Fred Clark, Elsa Lanchester
Roles Man in Commercial (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.394033.394033.394033.394033.39403
The respectable lives of Professor of English literature Thornton Sayre (Clifton Webb) and his daughter Carol (Anne Francis) are severely disrupted when it is revealed that he was once a matinee idol known as "Dreamboat". His films are being shown on a television show hosted by his former costar Gloria Marlowe (Ginger Rogers). The college administrators clamor for his resignation, but President Mathilda May Coffey (Elsa Lanchester) requests and is given discretionary power to decide what to do. In private, she admits to Thornton that she had been one of his biggest fans.