STEVEN BERKOFF BIOGRAPHY
Steven Berkoff was born in Stepney, London. After studying drama and mime in London and Paris, he entered a series of repertory companies and in 1968 formed the London Theatre Group. His plays and adaptations have been performed in many countries and in many languages. Among the many adaptations Berkoff has created for the stage, directed and toured, are Kafka's Metamorphosis and The Trial, Agamemnon after Aeschylus, and Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. He has directed and toured productions of Shakespeare's Coriolanus also playing the title role, Richard II, Hamlet and Macbeth, as well as Oscar Wilde's Salome.
Berkoff's original stage plays include East, West,
Messiah: Scenes from a Crucifixion, The Secret Love Life of Ophelia,
Decadence, Harry's Christmas, Massage, Acapulco and Brighton Beach
Scumbags. He has performed his trilogy of solo shows, One Man,
Shakespeare's Villains and Requiem for Ground Zero, in venues all
over the world.
|the films||Films Steven has acted in include A Clockwork Orange,
Barry Lyndon, Octopussy, Beverly Hills Cop, Rambo, Under the Cherry
Moon, Absolute Beginners and The Krays. He
directed and co- starred with Joan Collins in the film version of his
He has published a variety of books on the theatre such as
the production journals I am Hamlet, Meditations on
Metamorphosis and Coriolanus in Deutschland. Berkoff's work has led
him to traverse the globe, and his love for travel is apparent in
his book Shopping in the Santa Monica Mall: The Journals
of a Strolling Player.
You can buy his books on the shop page.
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