John Stride Movies and Career Information

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Jul 11, 1936
John Stride is an English actor best known for his television work during the 1970s. Stride was born in London, the son of Margaret and Alfred Teneriffe Stride. He attended Alleyn's School, Dulwich, and trained at RADA, where he met his first wife, Virginia Stride. He made his first, uncredited, screen appearance in the film, Sink the Bismarck!. He also played the role of Joe, the barman, in the film Bitter Harvest, based on the trilogy 20,000 Streets Under the Sky by Patrick Hamilton. He appeared at the Old Vic as Romeo in Franco Zeffirelli's long-running production of Romeo and Juliet, first staged in 1960, with Judi Dench, and also as Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1. At the end of the 1960s he played Rosencrantz at the Old Vic, in the National Theatre Company's production of Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Stride appeared in two Shakespeare production during the 1970s made for the large and small screen respectively. In Roman Polanski's version of Macbeth he played the role of Ross. For the BBC Television Shakespeare production of Shakespeare's Henry VIII he was cast in the lead as the Tudor King.

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