John Wood

John Wood

Gender: Male
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1930-07-05
Deathday: 2011-08-06 (81 years old)

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Biography

John Wood (5 July 1930 – 6 August 2011) was an English actor, known for his performances in Shakespeare and his lasting association with Tom Stoppard. In 1976, he received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Stoppard's Travesties. He was nominated for two other Tony Awards for his roles in Sherlock Holmes (1975), and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1968). In 2007, Wood was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year Honours List. Wood also appeared in WarGames, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Orlando, Shadowlands, The Madness of King George, Richard III, Sabrina, and Chocolat.

Early Life

John Wood was born in Derbyshire, England. He was educated at Bedford School. He did his national service as a lieutenant with the Royal Artillery. During his time of service, he was invalided out after being accidentally shot in the back. Later during his service, he was almost killed during a Jeep accident.He studied law at Jesus College, Oxford where he was president of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. He had seen John Gielgud as Angelo in Peter Brook's (1950) and Stratford-Upon-Avon production of Measure for Measure. After seeing the productions Wood stated, "and suddenly knew what I wanted to do". During the Mansfield College Gardens Production production of Twelfth Night he played the role of Malvolio alongside Maggie Smith starring as Viola. Oxford Mail described his performance as "looking as lean, lanky and statuesque as Don Quixote."He directed and starred in a student production of Richard III where he invited one of the leading critics of the time, Harold Hobson, to the performance. He told Hobson that he would be "wanting in his duties" to ignore a Richard III that was "finer than Olivier's". Out of curiosity, Hobson went to the performance and reported that he had seen "something not to be missed." Hobson described Wood's performance saying, "He had a sardonic, amused condescension and visible superiority complex", and the critic foresaw "a considerable future". Wood graduated from Oxford in 1953.

Filmography

All 68

Movies 53

TV shows 15

Director 1

Self 1

Charles Leadbeater
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (2007)

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (2007)

Movie
7
Prince Peter Belinskya
The White Countess (2005)

The White Countess (2005)

Movie
Sir Wilson Ramsay
The Rocket Post (2004)

The Rocket Post (2004)

Movie
Jonas Andersson
The Return of the Dancing Master (2004)

The Return of the Dancing Master (2004)

Movie
Foyle's War (2002)

Foyle's War (2002)

TV show
6
Papa Pio VII
Napoleon (2002)

Napoleon (2002)

TV show
Wetherby
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)

Movie
Cardinal Pesci
The Body (2001)

The Body (2001)

Movie
Lord Merlin
Love in a Cold Climate (2001)

Love in a Cold Climate (2001)

TV show
6
Lord McAshton
The Little Vampire (2000)

The Little Vampire (2000)

Movie
6
Guillaume Blerot
Chocolat (2000)

Chocolat (2000)

Movie
7.2
Sir Edmund Halley
Longitude (2000)

Longitude (2000)

Movie
Alistair
Mad Cows (1999)

Mad Cows (1999)

Movie
Charles Leadbeater
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1999)

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1999)

TV show
The Viscount
The Venice Project (1999)

The Venice Project (1999)

Movie
Lord Caversham
An Ideal Husband (1999)

An Ideal Husband (1999)

Movie
10
The Knight
The Canterbury Tales (1998)

The Canterbury Tales (1998)

Movie
The Knight
The Canterbury Tales (1998)

The Canterbury Tales (1998)

TV show
Trubshaw
The Avengers (1998)

The Avengers (1998)

Movie
1
Col. Marcus
The Revengers' Comedies (1998)

The Revengers' Comedies (1998)

Movie
The General
The Gambler (1997)

The Gambler (1997)

Movie
The Retired Commuter
Metroland (1997)

Metroland (1997)

Movie
Prime Minister Stolypin
Rasputin (1996)

Rasputin (1996)

Movie
Mr. Brocklehurst
Jane Eyre (1996)

Jane Eyre (1996)

Movie
King Edward IV
Richard III (1995)

Richard III (1995)

Movie
Fairchild
Sabrina (1995)

Sabrina (1995)

Movie
10
Gorbunov
Citizen X (1995)

Citizen X (1995)

Movie
Cesar
Uncovered (1995)

Uncovered (1995)

Movie
Thurlow
The Madness of King George (1994)

The Madness of King George (1994)

Movie
5.67
Christopher Riley
Shadowlands (1993)

Shadowlands (1993)

Movie
6
Richard Donnelly
The Young Americans (1993)

The Young Americans (1993)

Movie
Archduke Harry
Orlando (1992)

Orlando (1992)

Movie
Ex-Inspector Henry Mortimer
Memento Mori (1992)

Memento Mori (1992)

Movie
Sir Toby Belch
Twelfth Night (1987)

Twelfth Night (1987)

Movie
Bluey McGurk
Bullseye (1987)

Bullseye (1987)

Movie
Richard Behrens
At Mother's Request (1987)

At Mother's Request (1987)

TV show
British Moderator
Heartburn (1986)

Heartburn (1986)

Movie
4
Jeremy Talbott
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

Movie
10
John Dudley, Duke of Nothumberland
Lady Jane (1986)

Lady Jane (1986)

Movie
Director
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)

TV show
6.33
Parker
The Empty Beach (1985)

The Empty Beach (1985)

Movie
Bishop of Aquila
Ladyhawke (1985)

Ladyhawke (1985)

Movie
4
Jason
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Movie
3.5
Self - Host
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Computers... But Were Afraid to Ask (1984)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Computers... But Were Afraid to Ask (1984)

Movie
Falken
WarGames (1983)

WarGames (1983)

Movie
5.68
Ernest Van Santen
Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978)

Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978)

Movie
The Truckies (1978)

The Truckies (1978)

TV show
Gus
Blue Fire Lady (1977)

Blue Fire Lady (1977)

Movie
English Officer
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

Movie
7.5
Col. Kobylinsky
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Movie
Finkel
Which Way to the Front? (1970)

Which Way to the Front? (1970)

Movie
Figg
One More Time (1970)

One More Time (1970)

Movie
Brian
Poor Cherry (1967)

Poor Cherry (1967)

Movie
Hondo (1967)

Hondo (1967)

TV show
John Martin
Just Like a Woman (1967)

Just Like a Woman (1967)

Movie
Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965)

Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965)

TV show
Out of the Unknown (1965)

Out of the Unknown (1965)

TV show
Otto
A Choice of Coward: Design for Living (1964)

A Choice of Coward: Design for Living (1964)

Movie
Laevsky / Robert Emmet / The Speaker
Festival (1963)

Festival (1963)

TV show
Espionage (1963)

Espionage (1963)

TV show
Countryman
The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

Movie
Julian Soames
Love Is a Ball (1963)

Love Is a Ball (1963)

Movie
Official
Just for Fun (1963)

Just for Fun (1963)

Movie
P.C. Woods
Postman's Knock (1962)

Postman's Knock (1962)

Movie
Poet
The Rebel (1961)

The Rebel (1961)

Movie
Twitter
The Avengers (1961)

The Avengers (1961)

TV show
6
Barnaby Rudge (1960)

Barnaby Rudge (1960)

TV show
Jeremy
Idol on Parade (1959)

Idol on Parade (1959)

Movie

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1930-07-05

Deathday
2011-08-06 (81 years old)

Birth name
John Norris Wood

Place of birth
Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also known as
John Woods, Tom Wood, Джон Вуд

Awards
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

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Vernon Dobtcheff
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Bill Nighy
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2 Movies
1 TV shows
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2 Movies
1 TV shows
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