Ed Stoppard

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Ed Stoppard
Born Edmund Stoppard
(1974-09-16) 16 September 1974 (age 40)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor

Edmund "Ed" Stoppard (born 16 September 1974) is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

Stoppard was born in London, England, the son of playwright Tom Stoppard and physician/author Miriam Stoppard (née Stern), through whom he is related to former MP Oona King.

Both of his parents were from Jewish families.[1][2] He was educated at Caldicott School, Stowe School and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He studied French at Edinburgh University and then trained at LAMDA.

Career[edit]

His film credits include starring as one of the main characters in The Pianist, Henryk Szpilman.[3] He also starred as the main character, Thomas, in Joy Division and as Lieutenant Addis in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.

His stage credits include the title role in English Touring Theatre's 2005 Hamlet alongside Anita Dobson (which also ran at the New Ambassadors Theatre) in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Konstantin in Chekhov's The Seagull at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2003. His West End credits include Tom Wingfield in a 2007 revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo Theatre and the British premiere of Wit.

In 2007, he played the title role in the BBC's drama-documentary Tchaikovsky: Fortune and Tragedy.

In 2008 Stoppard returned to the stage in the Hampstead Theatre production of Amy Rosenthal's D.H. Lawrence biodrama On the Rocks, alongside Nick Caldecott and Charlotte Emmerson.[4][5] He appeared in a revival of Arcadia, written by his father, at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End in June 2009 alongside Samantha Bond and Neil Pearson. He played Valentine Coverly.[6]

He has also worked behind the scenes on films such as Rogue Trader.

In 2010, he was cast in the role of Sir Hallam Holland in the 2010 BBC sequel to Upstairs, Downstairs.[7] and he also appeared in Any Human Heart, the Channel Four mini-series adaptation of William Boyd's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, alongside Matthew Macfadyen.

Most recently Stoppard was cast as Adrien Deume, a Swiss diplomat, Ariane's husband, in a screen version of Albert Cohen's novel Belle du Seigneur.[8] The film will be released in France on 19 June 2013. He also voiced and lent his likeness for Dimitri Mishkin in GoldenEye 007 for the Wii.

He recently appeared in two television docudramas: playing Hans Litten in The Man Who Crossed Hitler, and Alan Turing in Britain's Greatest Codebreaker.[9][10]

In early 2012, he played the role of Peter in the Trafalgar Studios' production of the Francois Archambault play The Leisure Society.

In 2012, Ed Stoppard starred in British independent feature film Papadopoulos & Sons in which he played banking mogul Rob.[11] The film was released in the UK through Cineworld on 5 April 2013.

Film and television credits[edit]

List of film and television credits
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Fiancée, TheThe Fiancée Boy on motorbike Short film
2000 Little Vampire, TheThe Little Vampire Von Sackville-Bagg
2000–
2001
Relic Hunter Laurent Halezan 2 episodes: M.I.A., A Good Year
2001 Queen of Swords Ambassador Ramirez Episode: The Emissary
2001 Murder in Mind James Hillier Episode: Sleeper
2002 Pianist, TheThe Pianist Henryk
2002 Summer Things Rick Original title: Embrassez qui vous voudrez
2003 Ferrari Ferrari's alter ego
2003 JD Pilot Thomas Short film
2003 In Search of the Brontës Monsieur Heger Mini-series
2005 Empire Sebastianus
2005 Animal Sebastien Delnick
2005 Somme, TheThe Somme Captain Charlie May TV film
2006 Joy Division Thomas (older)
2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Josephus Docudrama
2007 Tchaikovsky: 'The Creation of Genius' Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Docudrama
2007 Tchaikovsky: 'Fortune and Tragedy' Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Docudrama
2007 Marple: At Bertram's Hotel Malinowski TV film
2007 Inspector Lynley Mysteries, TheThe Inspector Lynley Mysteries Conrad McCaffrey Episode: Limbo
2007 Fugitive Pieces Ben
2008 Brideshead Revisited Bridey Flyte
2009 Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution Herault Documentary
2010 Last Temptation of Chris, TheThe Last Temptation of Chris Chris Short film
2010 Scooterman Scooterman aka Gerald Jones Short film
2010 Upstairs, Downstairs Sir Hallam Holland Mini-series sequel
2011 Zen Vincenzo Fabri Mini-series
2011 The Man Who Crossed Hitler Hans Litten TV film
2011 Britain's Greatest Codebreaker Alan Turing Docudrama
2012 Papadopoulos & Sons Rob Feature Film
2012 Branded Misha Galkin
2012 Belle du Seigneur Adrien Deume
2013 Silent Witness James Embleton 'Legacy' episode
2013 The Politician's Husband Bruce Babbish Mini-series
2014 Cilla Brian Epstein Mini-series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All About Jewish Theatre - Tom Stoppard’s "Travesties" on Stage in Connecticut". Jewish-theatre.com. 2005-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  2. ^ Julie McCaffrey (2010-02-13). "Queen honours The Mirror's Dr Miriam Stoppard with OBE - Mirror Online". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  3. ^ IMDB
  4. ^ Billington, Michael (2008-07-02), On the Rocks Review, The Guardian, retrieved 2009-03-02 
  5. ^ Bassett, Kate (2008-07-06), On the Rocks, Hampstead Theatre, London, The Independent, retrieved 2009-03-02 
  6. ^ Ed Stoppard interview: Arcadia The Telegraph. 19 May 2009
  7. ^ Upstairs, Downstairs is back with a new cast Daily Mail 25 July 2010.
  8. ^ Why Kathy Burke is coming in from the cold Daily Mail. 22 October 2010.
  9. ^ Britain's Greatest Codebreaker
  10. ^ BBC Press Release
  11. ^ Screen Daily (29 March 2013). "Papadopoulos & Sons". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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