John Shrapnel Biography (1942-)

Born April 27, 1942, in Birmingham, England; son of Norman Shrapnel and MaryLillian (maiden name, Edwards) Myfanwy; married Francesca Anne Bartley, 1975;children: Joe Sebastian, Alexander Carey, Thomas Heydon. Addresses: Contact: Jonathan Altaras Associates, 13 Short's Gardens, London WC2H 9AT, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
April 27, 1942
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Petya, Nicholas and Alexandra, Columbia, 1971
  • Father James, Pope Joan (also known as The Devil's Imposter), Warner Bros., 1972
  • Tipaldi, Hennessy, Orion, 1975
  • Lionel, Personal Services, 1987
  • General John Flood, Partition, 1988
  • Andre Zhdanov, Testimony, RM Associates, 1988
  • Psychiatrist, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Cinca, Two Deaths, Castle Hill, 1995
  • Pepys, England, My England, 1995
  • Skinner, 101 Dalmatians, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Solo Shuttle, 1998
  • P.R. chief, Notting Hill, Universal, 1999
  • Gaius, Gladiator, Universal, 2000
  • Morshe Cohen, The Body, TriStar, 2001
  • K-19: The Widowmaker, Paramount, 2001
  • Hannah, Alone, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • D.A.C. Trevor Dunning, Between the Lines (also known as Insidethe Line), 1992
  • Commander MacIntyre, Bodyguards, 1996
  • Voice of storyteller, Creatures Fantastic, 1997
  • Miniseries
  • Sussex, Elizabeth R, 1971
  • Sir Percival Glyde, The Woman in White, 1978
  • Major Alexander Hardinge, Edward & Mrs. Simpson, 1980
  • Semper, Wagner, 1983
  • Lord Steyne, Vanity Fair, Arts and Entertainment, 1987
  • The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, 1988
  • Detective Blake, Blackeyes, 1989
  • Gerd Schulte-Hillen, Selling Hitler, 1991
  • Air Marshal Bentley, Invasion: Earth, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998
  • Governor of prison, The 10th Kingdom, NBC, 2000
  • Movies
  • Creon, Oedipus the King, 1984
  • Creon, Oedipus at Colonus, BBC, 1984
  • Creon, Antigone, BBC, 1984
  • Reverend Charles Tucker Eland, The Burston Rebellion, 1985
  • Archimandrite Todorsky, Young Catherine, TNT, 1991
  • Norman May-Boys MP, For the Greater Good, 1991
  • Odilo "Globus" Globocznik, Fatherland, HBO, 1994
  • Heiger, No Man's Land (also known as Black Easter), 1994
  • True Tilda, 1997
  • Charette, Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (also known as Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War), Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Simon, Mary, Mother of Jesus, NBC, 1999
  • Monty Sinclair, The Gentleman Thief, 2001
  • Also appeared as Erzberger, Gossip from the Forest; Sakharov, People from the Forest; Myshlaevsky, White Guard; and Cyril Burt, The Intelligence Man.
  • Specials
  • McKendrick, Professional Foul (also known as BBC2 Play of the Week: Professional Foul), BBC2, 1977
  • Alcibiades, Timon of Athens (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Timon of Athens), BBC, 1981
  • Hector, Troilus & Cressida (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Troilus & Cressida), BBC, 1981
  • Kent, King Lear (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: KingLear), BBC, 1982
  • Episodic
  • Captain Jack Tanner, "Death's Other Dominion," Space: 1999, syndicated, 1975
  • Dr. Jacobs, "It Couldn't Happen Here," GBH, 1991
  • Dr. Jacobs, "Only Here on a Message," GBH, 1991
  • Dr. Jacobs, "Send a Message to Michael," GBH, 1991
  • Douglas Crown, "Dearth of a Salesman," Coogan's Run, 1995
  • Julia Storrs, "Death Is Now My Neighbor," Inspector Morse, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Max Jennings, "Written in Blood," Midsomer Murders, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Professor Lance Graumann, "The Omega Man," Jonathan Creek, BBC1, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Claudio, Measure for Measure, Nottingham Playhouse, 1965
  • Banquo, Macbeth, National Theatre, c. 1973-1975
  • Pantheus, The Bacchae, National Theatre, c. 1973-1975
  • Endicott, Front Page, National Theatre, c. 1973-1975
  • Orsino, Twelfth Night, National Theatre, c. 1973-1975
  • Timon, Timon of Athens, Bristol Old Vic, 1979
  • Agamemmnon and Apollo, The Greeks, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1980
  • Jeremy, May Days, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1985
  • Sigmund, The Archbishop's Ceiling, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1986
  • Foustka, Havel's Temptation, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1988
  • Title role, Oedipus Rex, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989
  • Dr. Hornby, A Kind of Alaska, Theatre Royal, London, 1989
  • Angelo, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990
  • Creon, Thebans, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1991-1992
  • Azriel, The Dybbuk, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1991-1992
  • Claudius, Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1992-1993
  • The Dybbuk, The Pit, London, 1992
  • Gibbs, The Hothouse, Minerva Studio Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, then Comedy Theatre, 1995
  • Also appeared in Temptation, Royal Shakespeare Company; Orsino; Charles Surface; as Eddie, The Party; Leonard Brazil, City Sugar, Bush Theatre; Brutus, Julius Caesar, Riverside; Andrey,Three Sisters, Cambridge Theatre; Tesman, Hedda Gabler, Duke of Yorks Theatre; Dimitri, The Children of the Sun, Royal Shakespeare Company; and Gibbs, The Hot House.
  • Major Tours
  • Gibbs, The Hothouse, 1995
  • Radio Appearances
  • Appeared as Morse, Inspector Morse; and in Death and the Maiden; King Lear; and Moonlight.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • (With others) Ibsen's A Doll's House, 1995
  • Also read the part of Hastings, Richard III, Naxos Audio.

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