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Birth information

3 August 1937 Stepney, London, England, UK

Given Name

Leslie Steven Berks

How tall is Steven Berkoff?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Shelley Lee
Alison Minto

Life Story of Steven Berkoff

Highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director continues to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen. Berkoff was born in Stepney, London in August 1937 and received dramatic arts training in both Paris and London and then moved on to performing with several repertory companies, before he formed the London Theatre Group in 1968. Berkoff had actually been appearing in uncredited roles in UK cinema since 1959, and started to get noticed by casting agents with his performances in Hamlet at Elsinore (1964), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Barry Lyndon (1975).

Mainstream film fans are probably most familiar with Steven Berkoff via his portrayal of a trio of ice cold villains in several big budget Hollywood productions of the 1980s. Firstly, he played a rogue general plotting to launch a war in Europe in Octopussy (1983), then a drug smuggling art dealer out to kill Detroit narcotics officer Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), and thirdly as a sadistic Russian commando officer torturing Sylvester Stallone in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).

Berkoff continued to contribute...

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Steven Berkoff Free Association. 1996

What movies did Steven Berkoff play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Eat Dollink! (2017) ,
Directors Filmography
East (2000) , Decadence (1994) ,
Actors Filmography
Art, Love & Money The Landlord, The Hunchback Advisor, The Rapture The controller, Creation Stories , Nameless Dr. Bymmock, Once Upon a Time in Britain Harry Silver, Shakespeare's Heroes and Villains (2017) Richard III, Macbeth, Iago, Shylock, Oberon, Henry V, Coriolanus, Vikings (2020) King Olaf the Stout, The Last Faust (2019) Dr. Goodfellow, Red Devil (2019) Lazarus, Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart (2019) ,...

Birth information

3 August 1937 Stepney, London, England, UK

Given Name

Leslie Steven Berks

How tall is Steven Berkoff?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Shelley Lee
Alison Minto

Life Story of Steven Berkoff

Highly acclaimed English actor, playwright, author and director continues to set the benchmark in stunning, intense performances on both stage and screen. Berkoff was born in Stepney, London in August 1937 and received dramatic arts training in both Paris and London and then moved on to performing with several repertory companies, before he formed the London Theatre Group in 1968. Berkoff had actually been appearing in uncredited roles in UK cinema since 1959, and started to get noticed by casting agents with his performances in Hamlet at Elsinore (1964), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Barry Lyndon (1975).

Mainstream film fans are probably most familiar with Steven Berkoff via his portrayal of a trio of ice cold villains in several big budget Hollywood productions of the 1980s. Firstly, he played a rogue general plotting to launch a war in Europe in Octopussy (1983), then a drug smuggling art dealer out to kill Detroit narcotics officer Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), and thirdly as a sadistic Russian commando officer torturing Sylvester Stallone in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).

Berkoff continued to contribute...

Significant features of Steven Berkoff

Plays Villains

Publications and Magazines about Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff Free Association. 1996

What movies did Steven Berkoff play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Eat Dollink! (2017) ,
Directors Filmography
East (2000) , Decadence (1994) ,
Actors Filmography
Art, Love & Money The Landlord, The Hunchback Advisor, The Rapture The controller, Creation Stories , Nameless Dr. Bymmock, Once Upon a Time in Britain Harry Silver, Shakespeare's Heroes and Villains (2017) Richard III, Macbeth, Iago, Shylock, Oberon, Henry V, Coriolanus, Vikings (2020) King Olaf the Stout, The Last Faust (2019) Dr. Goodfellow, Red Devil (2019) Lazarus, Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart (2019) ,...

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Steven Berkoff in Intruders - Die Aliens sind unter uns (1992)

Deported from the USA due to a "deficiency in his documentation". Berkoff violated visa regulations in 1997 by staying one day longer than he was supposed to. [June 2002]

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Steven Berkoff in Intruders - Die Aliens sind unter uns (1992)

After being deported in June 2002, Berkoff accused the US authorities of "Post September 11 hysteria". Ironically, shortly afterwards he performed a tribute about 9/11 at the Edinburgh festival fringe. He gave a solo performance entitled "Requiem For Ground Zero" at the Assembly Rooms, where his epic poem lasted for almost an hour.

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Steven Berkoff in James Bond 007 - Octopussy (1983)

Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni include Terence Stamp, Hugh Bonneville, Rupert Friend, Angela Lansbury, Matthew Goode, Sue Johnston, Minnie Driver and Julian Fellowes.

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Steven Berkoff in James Bond 007 - Octopussy (1983)

Has acted in both the Doctor Who Franchise and the Eon James Bond franchise.

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Steven Berkoff and Louis Jourdan in James Bond 007 - Octopussy (1983)

He played the Florentine preacher Girolamo Savonarola in both A Season of Giants (1990) and The Borgias (2011).

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Steven Berkoff in James Bond 007 - Octopussy (1983)

Considered for the roles of Dr. Armstong and Dr. Bukovsky in Lifeforce (1985).

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Steven Berkoff and Eva Reuber-Staier in James Bond 007 - Octopussy (1983)

He is of Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent.

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Steven Berkoff in Uhrwerk Orange (1971)

He was considered for many guest roles in Doctor Who (1963) - Commander Vorshak in "Warriors of The Deep", Commander Lytton in "Resurrection of the Daleks", Maylin Tekker in "Timelash", and Ratcliffe in "Remembrance of the Daleks". He would later play Shakri Doctor Who: The Power of Three (2012).

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Steven Berkoff in Inside 'Octopussy' (2000)

He was considered to play Dick Jones in RoboCop (1987).

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Eddie Murphy and Steven Berkoff in Beverly Hills Cop - Ich lös' den Fall auf jeden Fa

He was awarded the 1982 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Direction for "Metamorphosis" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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Jeremy Irons and Steven Berkoff in Die Borgias - Sex. Macht. Mord. Amen. (2011)

He was offered the role of Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1986), but turned it down, saying "there was nothing in that part except destruction".

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Steven Berkoff and Camilla Rutherford in Die Borgias - Sex. Macht. Mord. Amen. (2011)

He was offered the role of Rostrov in Invasion U.S.A. (1985), but passed because of the violence.

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Steven Berkoff as vampire hunter Mason in a scene from Dead Cert

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