John Richard Easton
22 March 1933
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Richard Easton (born John Richard Easton; March 22, 1933) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Brian Hammond in the 1970s BBC serial [1 ] . The Brothers
Biography [ edit ]
Easton was born in
Montréal, Québec, Canada, the son of Mary Louise (née Withington) and Leonard Idell Easton, a civil engineer. He started acting in a children's theatre group before moving, at the age of seventeen, to Ottawa to work in a weekly repertory theater.
Easton has performed in a number of stage productions, as well as various film roles. He has had television guest appearances on
, Doctor Who , L.A. Law , and Frasier . Ed
Easton underwent a procedure to correct a heart
arrhythmia in 2006, briefly delaying the opening of Tom Stoppard's , in which he plays a central role. The Coast of Utopia [2 ]
Between 2005 and 2011, Easton appeared as Benjamin Franklin in a series of commercials and videos about Freemasonry, produced for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts A.F. & A.M.
In 2008, Easton was inducted into the
American Theater Hall of Fame. [3 ]
In 2011, Easton made a guest appearance in the second season of
, appearing as Jackson Parkhurst in the episode, " Boardwalk Empire Gimcrack & Bunkum".
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