( 1944 - )

( 76 yaşında 1.83 m boyunda )

Doğum Adı: Stephen Greif Tarihi: 26/08/1944 Yeri: Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, İngiltere, İngiltere

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Stephen Greif was born on Aug 26, 1944 in Highgate, London. He is an Honours graduate from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is also a recent and past Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a Laurence Olivier and London Critics Circle award winning nominee for his work at The National Theatre over many years. He has often appeared in the West End and at The Old Vic.His grandparents were from Budapest, Lithuania, Russia and Poland. His father Franz was born in Vienna and his mother Polly in the East End of London. He attended Hordle House Preparatory School for two years with his older brother Anthony and his younger brother Peter, but in 1955 when his father's partnership was defrauded and the family endured severe financial hardship, he and Peter were enrolled in Primary School in the London area of Ladbroke Grove, then a run-down part of London.He went on to Sloane Grammar School in Chelsea where he excelled in sport, becoming the school's Athletics and Swimming champion representing his school and county in various London and Regional athletics championships - at the famous White City Stadium amongst others.He lived , Studied and worked in Paris for two consecutive Summers before leaving School.He played Captain Hook at primary school, and his love of acting was rekindled during a brief spell at The Regent Polytechnic. After brief times working for an electronics manufacturer (where he nearly electrocuted himself) and as a junior negotiator in a West End real estate agency, he finally determined to become an actor.Having been offered places at LAMDA and RADA, he chose the latter where he won a first Class Honours Diploma, as well as receiving 5 other awards including the prestigious Kendal Award (the Gold Medal equivalent) and others judged and presented by Sir John Gielgud.Hugh Cruttwell the long time and much revered principal of RADA wrote in Greif's Graduation report: "By sheer hard work, a most receptive willingness to learn and a very intelligent application of his gifts, he has developed almost unrecognizably in the last 18 months. The Honours he has won are proof enough of his fine achievement here and it only remains for me to wish him the great success he richly deserves."He has appeared in many seasons with the National Theatre in both Sir Laurence Olivier's companies at the Old Vic and in the West End. Whilst performing in The National Theatre production of 'Saturday, Sunday, Monday', at The Queens Theatre directed by Franco Zeffirelli and Sir Laurence , he won a best supporting actor nomination at the Critics Circle awards sharing this honour with Sir Laurence who had been nominated for his performance in the original production just a few months earlier when it opened at The Old Vic. A few years later he played Biff opposite Warren Mitchell in the landmark revival of Arthur Miller's masterpiece 'Death of a Salesman' at The NT's Lyttleton Theatre. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance.Further to these notable engagements, Stephen was contracted in Nicholas Hytner's inaugural season at the National Theatre, where he played in productions such as 'His Girl Friday' directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway veteran Jack O'Brien, 'Edmond' directed by Edward Hall, and starring Kenneth Branagh, and 'His Dark Materials', the two-part Christmas show written by Phillip Pullman adapted by Nicholas Wright and directed by Nicholas Hytner. He appeared in the West End in Ronald Harwood's 'Reflected Glory' with Albert Finney, 'Epitaph for George Dillon' with Joseph Fiennes, directed by Peter Gill and in Bill Kenwright's smash hit 'Fallen Angels' with Felicity Kendal and Frances de la Tour. He appeared at The Old Vic in 'Six degrees of Separation' with Lesley Manville. He also contributed to the 85th Birthday celebration of his dear friend, the playwright Bernard Kops, with a rehearsed performance of his breakthrough play 'The Hamlet of Stepney Green' at London's Jewish Museum. In 2017 he celebrated Bernard's 90th birthday with a rehearsed reading of his latest play "Rogues and Vagabonds" at The JW3 Theatre directed by Pamela Howard.He recently appeared (2016) at The St James Theatre in "Tears, Treachery ..and just a little murder" With Fenella Fielding reprising this in 2017 this time at The Crazy Coqs at Zedel's Brasserie with further shows to come . He also played The Globe Theatre in a rehearsed adaptation of 'The Prince of West End Avenue'.He has played on stage opposite such luminaries as Sir Laurence Olivier, , Denholm Elliot, Dame Joan Plowright, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Langella, Elaine Stritch Ian Mackellan, Joseph Fiennes and Albert Finney and has been directed by Laurence Olivier, Franco Zeffirelli, Trevor Nunn, David Jones, Clifford Williams, Michael Blakemore, Jonathan Miller, John Dexter, Nicholas Hytner, Edward Hall, Alan Strachan, Peter Coe, Elijah Moshinsky, Peter Gill and on several occasions Michael Rudman.Aside from a continuing presence in the t

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Ülke: İngiltere
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