John McEnery

John McEnery

Gender: Male
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1943-11-01
Deathday: 2019-04-12 (75 years old)

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John McEnery (1 November 1943 – 12 April 2019) was an English actor and writer.Born in Birmingham, he trained (1962–1964) at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, playing, among others, Mosca in Ben Jonson's Volpone and Gaveston in Marlowe's Edward II. At the age of 20 he found his first stage work, spending three seasons with the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. He joined the National Theatre company in 1966. While working at the Everyman, he met actress Stephanie Beacham, whom he later married. The couple had two daughters but subsequently divorced. He has another daughter from a previous relationship with artist Sofi Bollack.His first notable screen role was in 1968 as Mercutio in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet; he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his performance. He took the title role in the 1970 film Bartleby, in which he starred opposite Paul Scofield. In 1971 he starred in a major role alongside Claude Jade and Jean-Pierre Cassel in Gérard Brach's bittersweet The Boat on the Grass about a girl between two friends. In this film are references to his stage roles when he declaims Hamlet or when he sings in duet with Claude Jade God Save the Queen. He later played Russian politician Alexander Kerensky in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971). His other film credits include The Duellists, Black Beauty, The Land That Time Forgot (1974) and The Krays (1990, as gangster Eddie Pellam), When Saturday Comes, as well as Mel Gibson’s Hamlet.In the 1980s, at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, he took the title role in Gogol's The Government Inspector, directed by the Russian actor and director Oleg Tabakov, also performing on stage in Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs (Wick Blagdon), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Hamlet), Nicholas Nickleby (Mr Mantalini/Mr Snevellicci), Waiting for Godot, Curse of the Starving Classes for the RSC, Taking Sides, Precious Bane with Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus with Steven Berkoff, and Bingo with Patrick Stewart. In 2011 he appeared as Rowley in The School for Scandal (directed by Deborah Warner) at the Barbican Centre. For television, his credits include Our Mutual Friend, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Little Dorrit, The Buddha of Suburbia, Tusitala (as Robert Louis Stevenson), Jamaica Inn, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Thomas De Quincey), and the title role in Caligula A.D. In 2008 he appeared in a guest role in Sidetracked, the first episode of Wallander. Joining The Globe Theatre in 1997 for its inaugural productions Henry V (Pistol), and As You Like It (Jaques), over the next ten years he performed in King Lear (The Fool), Richard II (John of Gaunt and The Gardener), Edward II (Archbishop Of Canterbury), Pericles (Pericles), The Merchant of Venice (Shylock), Antony and Cleopatra (Enobarbus), A Mad World my Masters (Master Shortrod Harebrain), A Chaste Maid In Cheapside, and Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence). In 1998, his play Merry Christmas, Mr. Burbage, written in honour of the 400th anniversary of the creation of the Globe Theatre, was performed at the site of the original Theatre in Shoreditch, a venue from which four centuries earlier the Burbage players had been forced to move, bearing the beams and posts and other remnants which when reassembled south of the Thames would become The Globe. With the support of then Artistic Director of The Globe, Sir Mark Rylance, the play ended with an ox and cart bearing a pair of oak beams leading a procession through Shoreditch down to the Thames and on to The Globe, where the oaks remain with a dedication to the Burbages. More recently he worked and performed with the Malachites, including performing as Lear at the site of The Rose theatre in 2015, helping preserve the many ties between Shakespeare and Shoreditch, and 'the Actors’ Church' St Leonard's, at which his play 'Raising Burbage' was performed, and where his ashes are scattered. Co-founder of the Shakespeare in Shoreditch Society, along with friend and fellow Shoreditch resident Paul Geake, the society's legacy of reviving Shakespeare's spirit in the borough continues with Bard-inspired and infused events, such as the Globe Sonnet Walks, for which John performed Sonnet 129 outside St Leonard's Church. He had two brothers, the actor Peter McEnery, and the photographer David McEnery.

Filmography

All 55

Movies 32

TV shows 23

Wallander (2008)

Wallander (2008)

TV show
5.85
Jesuit Priest
Elizabeth I (2005)

Elizabeth I (2005)

TV show
Apothecary
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Movie
2
John of Gaunt / Head Gardener / Keeper
Richard II - Live at Shakespeare's Globe (2003)

Richard II - Live at Shakespeare's Globe (2003)

Movie
Danny Server
Waking the Dead (2000)

Waking the Dead (2000)

TV show
4.67
Sir William Wetherby
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)

TV show
Lord Ardente
Merlin (1998)

Merlin (1998)

TV show
6
Jack Durbeyfield
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)

Movie
The Governor of Harfleur / Archbishop of Canterbury / Pistol
Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe (1997)

Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe (1997)

Movie
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)

Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)

TV show
6
Joe Muir
When Saturday Comes (1996)

When Saturday Comes (1996)

Movie
Silent Witness (1996)

Silent Witness (1996)

TV show
5.5
Mr. Keegan
Chiller (1995)

Chiller (1995)

TV show
Mr. York
Black Beauty (1994)

Black Beauty (1994)

Movie
1
Ephraim Gardner
Wycliffe (1994)

Wycliffe (1994)

TV show
Königsberater
Abraham (1993)

Abraham (1993)

Movie
Uncle Ted
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)

The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)

TV show
Peak Practice (1993)

Peak Practice (1993)

TV show
Reg Faulkner
Thacker (1992)

Thacker (1992)

Movie
Walter
Prince of Shadows (1991)

Prince of Shadows (1991)

Movie
Polydektes
The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1991)

The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1991)

TV show
Osric
Hamlet (1990)

Hamlet (1990)

Movie
6
Eddie Pellam
The Krays (1990)

The Krays (1990)

Movie
1
Colonel Curtiss
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)

Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)

TV show
6.24
Wizard Beguildy
Precious Bane (1989)

Precious Bane (1989)

Movie
Loshkevoi
Codename: Kyril (1988)

Codename: Kyril (1988)

Movie
Caligula
A.D. (1985)

A.D. (1985)

TV show
Diczek
Gulag (1985)

Gulag (1985)

Movie
Algernon Swinburne
Poppyland (1985)

Poppyland (1985)

Movie
The Bill (1984)

The Bill (1984)

TV show
Monsignor Kuczkowski
Pope John Paul II (1984)

Pope John Paul II (1984)

Movie
Reverend Francis Davey
Jamaica Inn (1983)

Jamaica Inn (1983)

Movie
Reverend Francis Davey
Jamaica Inn (1983)

Jamaica Inn (1983)

TV show
Mr. Mantalini / Cobbey / Mr. Snevelicci
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)

TV show
Lucio
Measure for Measure (1979)

Measure for Measure (1979)

Movie
BBC Television Shakespeare (1978)

BBC Television Shakespeare (1978)

TV show
Florian Knight
The Word (1978)

The Word (1978)

TV show
Life of Shakespeare (1978)

Life of Shakespeare (1978)

TV show
Will Shakespeare (1978)

Will Shakespeare (1978)

TV show
Chevalier
The Duellists (1977)

The Duellists (1977)

Movie
Pietro
Origins of the Mafia (1976)

Origins of the Mafia (1976)

TV show
Stephens
Schizo (1976)

Schizo (1976)

Movie
John Rokesmith / Julius Handford
Our Mutual Friend (1976)

Our Mutual Friend (1976)

TV show
Federzoni
Galileo (1975)

Galileo (1975)

Movie
Captain Von Schoenvorts
The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

Movie
7
Wick Blagdon
Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974)

Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974)

Movie
Vadim
Fury (1973)

Fury (1973)

Movie
Old Man on Wagon
The Ragman's Daughter (1972)

The Ragman's Daughter (1972)

Movie
Kerensky
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Movie
Oliver
The Boat on the Grass (1971)

The Boat on the Grass (1971)

Movie
Bartleby
Bartleby (1970)

Bartleby (1970)

Movie
Yves-Marie aka Philippe
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970)

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970)

Movie
John
The Other People (1968)

The Other People (1968)

Movie
Mercutio
Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Romeo and Juliet (1968)

Movie
10
Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots
Othello (1965)

Othello (1965)

Movie

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1943-11-01

Deathday
2019-04-12 (75 years old)

Place of birth
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Relationships
Stephanie Beacham (1973-01-01 - 1979-01-01)

Siblings
Peter McEnery

Citizenships
United Kingdom

William Shakespeare
John McEnery
William Shakespeare worked together with John McEnery in:
6 Movies
Vernon Dobtcheff
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Vernon Dobtcheff worked together with John McEnery in:
3 Movies
3 TV shows
Alun Armstrong
John McEnery
Alun Armstrong worked together with John McEnery in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Billie Whitelaw
John McEnery
Billie Whitelaw worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Edward Bennett
John McEnery
Edward Bennett worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Janet Dale
John McEnery
Janet Dale worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Dyson Lovell
John McEnery
Dyson Lovell worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Lawrence Gordon Clark
John McEnery
Lawrence Gordon Clark worked together with John McEnery in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Timothy West
John McEnery
Timothy West worked together with John McEnery in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Roy Holder
John McEnery
Roy Holder worked together with John McEnery in:
3 Movies
Diana Quick
John McEnery
Diana Quick worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Suzanne Bertish
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Suzanne Bertish worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Trevor Eve
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Trevor Eve worked together with John McEnery in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Laurence Olivier
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Laurence Olivier worked together with John McEnery in:
3 Movies
Judy Parfitt
John McEnery
Judy Parfitt worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Ronan Vibert
John McEnery
Ronan Vibert worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Edward Fox
John McEnery
Edward Fox worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Tilly Vosburgh
John McEnery
Tilly Vosburgh worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
John Shrapnel
John McEnery
John Shrapnel worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Richard Warwick
John McEnery
Richard Warwick worked together with John McEnery in:
3 Movies
Joseph Mawle
John McEnery
Joseph Mawle worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Jim Carter
John McEnery
Jim Carter worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Susan Fleetwood
John McEnery
Susan Fleetwood worked together with John McEnery in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Hugh Fraser
John McEnery
Hugh Fraser worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
David Bamber
John McEnery
David Bamber worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Jane Seymour
John McEnery
Jane Seymour worked together with John McEnery in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Matthew Scurfield
John McEnery
Matthew Scurfield worked together with John McEnery in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Paul Freeman
John McEnery
Paul Freeman worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Jim Norton
John McEnery
Jim Norton worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
David Bradley
John McEnery
David Bradley worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Danny Webb
John McEnery
Danny Webb worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Pete Postlethwaite
John McEnery
Pete Postlethwaite worked together with John McEnery in:
3 Movies
Brian Cox
John McEnery
Brian Cox worked together with John McEnery in:
3 Movies
Kenneth Colley
John McEnery
Kenneth Colley worked together with John McEnery in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Oliver Ford Davies
John McEnery
Oliver Ford Davies worked together with John McEnery in:
3 TV shows
Vincent Riotta
John McEnery
Vincent Riotta worked together with John McEnery in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
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