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Robert Stephens is a Actor British born on 14 july 1931 at Bristol (United-kingdom)

Robert Stephens

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Birth name Robert Graham Stephens
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 july 1931 at Bristol (United-kingdom)
Death 12 november 1995 (at 64 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Sir Robert Graham Stephens (14 July 1931 – 12 November 1995) was a leading English actor in the early years of Britain's Royal National Theatre. He was one of the most respected actors of his generation and was at one time regarded as the natural successor to Laurence Olivier.


Stephens was married four times:

1951: to Nora Ann Simmons; they had one child, Michael Stephens, and divorced 1952.
1956: to Tara Bassett; they had a daughter Lucy Dillon (née Stephens, Stephens-Gresser) and divorced 1967
1967: to Maggie Smith; they had two sons, the actors Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin, and divorced in 1974.
1995: to Belfast-born Patricia Quinn (aka Lady Stephens; born 28 May 1944); they met in 1975, shortly after a brief relationship between Stephens and writer Antonia Fraser had ended, while acting together in Murderer in London.

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Filmography of Robert Stephens (42 films)

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Searching for Bobby Fischer, 1h50
Directed by Steven Zaillian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Jeu, Sports films, Films about chess
Actors Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Robert Stephens
Roles Poe's Teacher
Rating73% 3.69963.69963.69963.69963.6996
Josh Waitzkin's family discovers that he possesses a gift for chess and they seek to nurture it. They hire a strict instructor, Bruce Pandolfini (played by Ben Kingsley) who aims to teach the boy to be as aggressive as chess legend Bobby Fischer. The title of the film is a metaphor about the character's quest to adopt the ideal of Fischer and his determination to win at any price. Josh is also heavily influenced by Vinnie, a speed chess hustler (Laurence Fishburne) whom he met in Washington Square Park. The two coaches differ greatly in their approaches to chess, and Pandolfini is upset that Josh continues to adopt the methods of Vinnie. The main conflict in the film arises when Josh refuses to accept Fischer's misanthropic frame of reference. Josh then goes on to win on his own terms.
The Secret Rapture, 1h37
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Juliet Stevenson, Joanne Whalley, Penelope Wilton, Neil Pearson, Alan Howard, Robert Stephens
Roles Max Lopert
Rating63% 3.1898953.1898953.1898953.1898953.189895
Estranged sisters Isobel and Marion are forced to reunite when their father dies and they must decide how to handle Katherine, their young, alcoholic, mentally unstable stepmother who has been left nothing but the rural home in which they were raised. Isobel and her lover Patrick own a small graphic design company that is struggling to stay afloat. Her sister suggests she and her born-again Christian husband Tom help them expand the business by finding investors and making Katherine a partner responsible for finding new business. Isobel has grave misgivings about the plan, but finally agrees to it when Marion convinces Patrick of its potential success. Before long, the strain of running the expanded business impacts Isobel's relationship with Patrick, who is becoming increasingly dependent upon her, while at the same time Katherine's tenuous hold on sanity begins to unravel.
Chaplin (1992)
, 2h23
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Hopkins, Geraldine Chaplin, Moira Kelly, Dan Aykroyd, Penelope Ann Miller
Rating75% 3.79923.79923.79923.79923.7992
The film is structured around lengthy flashbacks as the elderly Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey, Jr.) (now living in Switzerland) recollects moments from his life during a conversation with fictional character George Hayden (Anthony Hopkins), the editor of his autobiography. Chaplin's recollections begin with his childhood of extreme poverty, from which he escapes by immersing himself in the world of the London music halls, after which he relocates to the United States.
Afraid of the Dark, 1h31
Directed by Mark Peploe
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors James Fox, Fanny Ardant, David Thewlis, Paul McGann, Clare Holman, Robert Stephens
Roles Dan Burns
Rating58% 2.9021352.9021352.9021352.9021352.902135
A Londres, le petit Lucas craint de perdre la vue comme sa mère, et de devenir ainsi la proie d'un sadique qui s'attaque, armé d'un rasoir, aux personnes aveugles.
The Pope Must Die, 1h37
Directed by Peter Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Mafia films, Films about religion, Gangster films
Actors Robbie Coltrane, Alex Rocco, Beverly D'Angelo, Ade Edmondson, Paul Bartel, Peter Richardson
Roles The Camarlengo
Rating51% 2.5554552.5554552.5554552.5554552.555455
The plot is predicated on the Vatican being controlled by the Mafia boss Vittorio Corelli (Herbert Lom). The movie opens with the death of the previous Pope followed by a twenty-five day conclave where the Mob's tame Cardinal Cardinal Rocco (Alex Rocco) successfully persuades the College of Cardinals to elect in absentia the Mafia's favoured candidate to the papacy, Albini (Janez Vajevec), a priest in the service of the Mafia, whom Rocco passes off as an absent "Cardinal Albini".
30 Door Key, 1h30
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
Origin Pologne
Genres Drama
Actors Crispin Glover, Iain Glen, Fabienne Babe, Robert Stephens, Stephen Garlick, Judith Godrèche
Roles Prof. Pimco
Rating60% 3.0041953.0041953.0041953.0041953.004195
Une adaptation du roman Ferdydurke de Witold Gombrowicz.
The Bonfire of the Vanities, 2h5
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek, Morgan Freeman
Roles Sir Gerald Moore
Rating56% 2.800282.800282.800282.800282.80028
Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks) is a Wall Street investor who makes millions while enjoying the good life and the sexual favors of Maria Ruskin (Melanie Griffith), a Southern belle gold digger. Sherman and Maria are driving back to Maria's apartment from JFK Airport when they take a wrong turn on the expressway and the two find themselves in the "war-zone" of the South Bronx. They are approached by two suspicious black youths after Sherman gets out of the car to move a tire placed purposely in the middle of the road. Sherman jumps back into the car and Maria guns the engine in reverse, running over one of the teenagers and putting him in a coma. The two drive away and decide not to report the accident to the police.
Lorna Doone
Directed by Andrew Grieve
Genres Drama
Actors Clive Owen, Miles Anderson, Billie Whitelaw, Robert Stephens, Sean Bean, Kenneth Haigh
Roles Sir Ensor Doone
Rating58% 2.910682.910682.910682.910682.91068
West country yeoman John Ridd (Clive Owen) vows to avenge the death of his father by destroying the land-grabbing Doone family. Then he meets, and immediately falls in love with, the beautiful and innocent Lorna Doone (Polly Walker).
Wings of Fame, 1h56
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Actors Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant, Andréa Ferréol, Robert Stephens, Walter Gotell
Roles Merrick
Rating70% 3.5383953.5383953.5383953.5383953.538395
Dans les années 1960, lors d'un festival de cinéma, on attend la star César Valentin. Brian Smith, jeune écrivain inconnu, approche la vedette et le tue d'une balle de revolver avant d'être tué par la chute d'un projecteur. Smith désormais célèbre pour ce meurtre est conduit avec sa victime sur une île, dans un hôtel réservé aux célébrités dont le souvenir est encore vivace sur terre. Ceux qui tombent peu à peu dans l'oubli étant logés dans les mansardes, les caves ou rejetés à la mer, dès lors pour tous, une seule crainte obsessionnelle : Perdre sa gloire et rejoindre le groupe des oubliés de l'éternité. Dans cette atmosphère d'ennui et de haine, Smith et Valentin jouent au chat et à la souris.
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 Pistol, former friend of the King and ensign (using the old title "ancient") in his army
Rating74% 3.748883.748883.748883.748883.74888
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.
American Roulette, 1h42
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Andy García, Kitty Aldridge, Robert Stephens, Peter Guinness, Sheila Burrell, Al Matthews
Rating46% 2.31522.31522.31522.31522.3152
A Latin American President is overthrown in a military coup and forms a government-in-exile in London. The Generals want him out of the way, and send agents to kill him. Meanwhile several of the world's major intelligence agencies are also keeping a watch on him.