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14 April 1924
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
|Died||15 June 2003
London, England, UK
He was born Philip Stones in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire. Stone appeared in three successive Stanley Kubrick films: playing the central character Alex's "Dad" in A Clockwork Orange (1971), "Graham" (the Lyndon family lawyer) in Barry Lyndon (1975) and as "Delbert Grady," the original caretaker in The Shining (1980). The only other actor to be credited in three Kubrick films is Joe Turkel.
Other notable film roles included parts in Thunderball (1965), Where Eagles Dare (1968), O Lucky Man! (1973), S.O.S. Titanic (1979), Flash Gordon (1980), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Shadowlands (1985). In the 1978 Ralph Bakshi's animated film The Lord of the Rings, he voiced the role of Théoden. Stone also appeared in the Carry On series (Carry On Loving and Carry On Constable.)
Stone was also a prolific stage and television actor, appearing in many popular TV series, including the very first Avengers episode, The Rat Catchers, Dalziel and Pascoe, A Touch of Frost, Heartbeat, Yes Minister, Justice and Coronation Street.
- Moses (1995)
- Philip Stone, roles and actor credits; Aveleyman website
- Robey, Tim, "Kubrick's Neglected Masterpiece," in Telegraph Review (Saturday 31 January 2009), pp. 16-17
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