Steven Berkoff

British actor, playwright, author and director

Steven Leslie Berks (born 3 August 1937), known professionally as Steven Berkoff, is an English character actor, author, playwright and theatre director.

Steven Berkoff
Steven Leslie Berks

(1937-08-03) 3 August 1937 (age 86)
Stepney, London, England
EducationRaine's Foundation Grammar School
Hackney Downs School
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
Alma materL'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq
Occupation(s)Actor, playwright and theatre director
Years active1962–present
Notable workSink the Belgrano! (1986)
Shakespeare's Villains (1998)
Shelley Lee (m. 1976)
AwardsTotal Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award (1997)
LA Weekly Theater Award for Solo Performance (2000)

As an actor, he is best known for his performances in villainous roles, such as Lt. Col Podovsky in Rambo: First Blood Part II, General Orlov in the James Bond movie Octopussy, Victor Maitland in Beverly Hills Cop and Adolf Hitler in the TV mini-series War and Remembrance.[1] He also played Det. Const. Tom in the 1971 movie A Clockwork Orange.[2][3]

References change

  1. "Steven Berkoff". Contemporary Writers. British Council. Retrieved 30 September 2008.
  2. "Steven Berkoff". Retrieved 30 September 2008.
  3. "Steven Berkoff". (Yahoo! Inc.). Retrieved 30 September 2008.