John Stride Biography (1936-)

Born July 11, 1936; son of Alfred Teneriffe and Margaret (Prescott) Stride; married Virginia Thomas (divorced); married April Wilding. Addresses: AGENT--c/o William Morris Agency, Ltd., 31-32 Soho Square, London W1, England.

Favorite roles: "Good ones."


Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Professor Dingley, Goodbye, My Fancy, Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool, U.K., 1957.
  • LONDON STAGE DEBUT--Clive, Five Finger Exercise, Comedy Theatre, 1959.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Malcolm, Macbeth, Old Vic Company, City Center Theatre, 1962.
  • Silvius, As You Like It, Duke of Aumerle, Richard II, Brother Martin, Saint Joan, and Chorus, Henry V, all Old Vic Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1959.
  • Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prince Henry, Henry IV, Part I, andGratiano, The Merchant of Venice, all Old Vic Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1960.
  • Angel Mills, The Landing Place, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1961.
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Old Vic Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1961, then City Center Theatre, New York City, 1962.
  • Armand Duval, The Lady of the Camellias, Winter Garden Theatre, New YorkCity, 1963.
  • Valerius Catullus, The Ides of March, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1963.
  • Michel Cayre, Suzanna Andler, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1971.
  • Leo, Design for Living, Phoenix Theatre, 1973.
  • Bluntschli, Arms and the Man, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K., 1976.
  • Gerardo, The Singer, Old Vic Theatre, 1976.
  • Tony Barnett, It's All Right If I Do It, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1977.
  • Also appeared with the Liverpool Repertory Company, Liverpool, U.K., 1957.
  • WITH THE NATIONAL THEATRE COMPANY, ALL AT THE OLD VIC THEATRE, LONDON,UNLESS INDICATED Fortinbras, Hamlet, Dunois, Saint Joan, and Costar Pearmain, The Recruiting Officer, all 1963.
  • Neoptolemus, Philoctetes, 1964.
  • Young Freevil, The Dutch Courtesan, Old Vic Theatre, then Chichester Theatre Festival, both 1964.
  • Valentine, Love for Love, 1965.
  • Romain Tournel, A Flea in Her Ear, Valentine, Love for Love, and Tikhon Ivanich Kabanov, The Storm, all 1966.
  • Rosencrantz, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Audrey, As You Like It, both 1967.
  • Andrei, The Three Sisters, and title role, Edward the Second, both 1968.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Tom Shulford, These People, Those Books, U.K. cities, 1958.
  • Richard, The Coast of Coromandel, U.K. cities, 1959.
  • Malcolm, Macbeth, and Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, U.S., European, and MiddleEastern cities, 1962.
  • Cassio, Othello, and Valentine, Love for Love, National Theatre Company,Moscow and Berlin, 1965.
  • Romain Tournel, A Flea in Her Ear, and Valentine, Love for Love, Canadiancities, 1967.
  • Also toured with the Old Vic Company, U.K. cities, 1961.
  • FILM DEBUT--Sink the Bismarck!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
  • Bob Williams, Bitter Harvest, Rank, 1963.
  • Ross, Macbeth, Columbia, 1971.
  • Tom Washington, Something to Hide, Atlantic, 1972.
  • Hughes, Juggernaut, United Artists, 1974.
  • Traven, Brannigan, United Artists, 1975.
  • psychiatrist, The Omen (also known as The Birthmark), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.
  • Alastair Becket, Oh Heavenly Dog, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.
  • Also appeared in A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977.
  • TELEVISION DEBUT--A Touch of the Sun, 1959.
  • The Main Chance and Wilde Alliance.

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Sep 3, 2011 @ 3:03 am
When and how (and why) did John Stride become an American? He went to school with me at Alleyn's in Dulwich, London, and learned his stagecraft under our English master, Michael Croft. No trace of an American in those days.

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