Philip Stone

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Philip Stone
Stone in A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Born(1924-04-14)14 April 1924
Died15 June 2003(2003-06-15) (aged 79)
Ealing, London, England
Other namesPhilip Stones
Years active1960–1993
Margaret Pickard
(m. 1978; died 1984)

Philip Stone (14 April 1924 – 15 June 2003) was an English actor,[1] well known for portraying film characters such as "Pa", the father of Alex DeLarge, in A Clockwork Orange; General Alfred Jodl in Hitler: The Last Ten Days; Delbert Grady in The Shining; and Captain Philip Blumburtt in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Stone's final film role was as the Bishop in The Baby of Mâcon.

In television, Stone is known for his roles as Brigadier Davidson in The Rat Catchers and Sir John Gallagher in Justice.

Early life[edit]

Philip Stone was born in Kirkstall, Leeds.[2] Stone is the youngest of four children and his father was a secondary school headmaster.[3]


He was the only actor to appear in three consecutive Stanley Kubrick films. First, he played the central character Alex's "P" (as in "M" and "P" for "Ma" and "Pa") in A Clockwork Orange (1971). Subsequently, he played Graham, the Lyndon family lawyer, in Barry Lyndon (1975), and Delbert Grady, the original caretaker who murdered his family in The Shining (1980).[4] Stone was discovered when Kubrick saw him perform in David Storey's stage play, The Contractor.[5] The only other actor to be credited in three Kubrick films is Joe Turkel.

Other film roles included parts in Thunderball, Where Eagles Dare, Quest for Love, Flash Gordon and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In the 1978 Ralph Bakshi's animated film The Lord of the Rings, he voiced the role of Théoden.[6]

Stone also appeared in many popular TV series, including the very first Avengers episode, Dalziel and Pascoe, A Touch of Frost, Heartbeat, Yes Minister, Bergerac and Coronation Street.

Personal life[edit]

Stone was married to Margaret Pickard until her death in 1984.[3]


Stone died in Ealing, London[2] in 2003, aged 79.[5][7]



  1. ^ Philip Stone, roles and actor credits; Aveleyman website; accessed 2 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Actor`s page Philip Stone, 14 April 1924, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK - Toronto Movies". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Philip Stone - Telegraph". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ Robey, Tim, "Kubrick's Neglected Masterpiece," in Telegraph Review (Saturday 31 January 2009), pp. 16-17
  5. ^ a b "Philip Stone Versatile actor who appeared in Carry On films and was a favourite of Stanley Kubrick – HeraldScotland". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Philip Stone – Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Philip Stone – British actor (1924–2003) – Silver Sirens". Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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