Philip Stone

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Philip Stone
Stone in A Clockwork Orange as Dad (1971)
Born(1924-04-14)14 April 1924
Died15 June 2003(2003-06-15) (aged 79)
Ealing, London, England
Other namesPhilip Stones
Years active1960–1999
Margaret Pickford
(m. 1953; 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 Phillip 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 Detective-Sergeant Sowman in Coronation Street, Brigadier Davidson in The Rat Catchers and Sir John Gallagher in Justice.

Early life[edit]

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


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 Butler who murdered his family in The Shining (1980).[3] Stone was discovered when Kubrick saw him perform in David Storey's stage play, The Contractor.[4] 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.[5]

Stone also appeared in many popular TV series, including the first two episodes of Avengers (one of only two guest actors—the other being Warren Mitchell—to have played the same role twice in the series) Justice, Dalziel and Pascoe, A Touch of Frost, Heartbeat, Yes Minister, Bergerac and Coronation Street.

Personal life[edit]

Stone was married to Margaret Pickford until her death in 1984.[2]


Stone died in Ealing, London in 2003, aged 79.[4][6]



Year Title Role Notes
1964 Unearthly Stranger Professor John Lancaster
1965 Never Mention Murder Inspector
1965 Thunderball SPECTRE No. 5 Uncredited
1965 Life at the Top Tiffield Interview Panel Uncredited
1968 Where Eagles Dare Sky Tram Operator Uncredited
1969 Two Gentlemen Sharing Mr. Burrows (Ethene's Father)
1970 Fragment of Fear CID Sergeant
1970 Carry On Loving Robinson
1970 The Man Who Had Power Over Women Angela's Father
1971 Quest for Love Mason
1971 Carry On at Your Convenience Mr. Bulstrode Scenes deleted
1971 A Clockwork Orange Dad
1973 O Lucky Man! Jenkins / Interrogator / Salvation Army Major
1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days General Alfred Jodl
1975 Barry Lyndon Graham
1976 Voyage of the Damned Secretary
1977 It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet Jack
1978 The Medusa Touch Dean
1978 The Lord of the Rings King Théodon / Uglúk – Hai Captain (voice)
1980 The Shining Delbert Grady
1980 Flash Gordon Zogi, the High Priest
1981 Green Ice Jochim Kellerman
1984 Pope John Paul II Archbishop Baziak
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Captain Phillip Blumburtt
1985 Shadowlands Harry Harrington
1993 The Baby of Mâcon The Bishop


Year Title Role Notes
1960 The Old Pull 'n Push Sid Miller 2 episodes
1961 The Avengers Dr. Richard J. Tredding 2 episodes: "Hot Snow", "Brought to Book"
1961 ITV Television Playhouse Publican Episode "The Widowing of Mrs. Holyrod"
1961 Court of Mystery Brother Anselmo / Mr. Triggs 2 episodes
1961 Jacks and Knaves Sergeant Harry Frost Unknown episodes
1961 A Chance of Thunder Ted Macauley 2 episodes
1962 Your World Mr. Savage 2 episodes
1962 Emergency – Ward 10 Mr. Sales Episode #1.501
1962 Top Secret Doctor Episode "The Second Man"
1962 The Big Pull Doctor Episode #1.2
1962 Compact Dr. Gilbert Baxter / Airport Official 3 episodes
1962 Maigret Father Damian Episode "The Countess"
1962–1963 Z-Cars Gardiner / Forensic Inspector 2 episodes
1963 Suspense Inspector Episode "The Honest Man"
1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play Burroughs Episode "A Right Crusader"
1963 Maupassant Doctor Episode "Fathers and Sons"
1963 The Saint Inspector Carlton Episode "Marcia"
1963 Badger's Bend Uncle Steve 12 episodes
1964 Ann Veronica Member of Parliament Episode "Votes for Women"
1964 The Villains Mr. Sutcliffe / Detective Inspector Colquhoun 2 episodes
1964 No Hiding Place Dectective Superintendent French / Dectective Chief Inspector French 2 episodes
1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling Sir Dugald Episode "A Germ Destroyer"
1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre Inspector Episode "Never Mention Murder"
1964 Theatre 625 Captain Gibbs Episode "Parade's End #3: A Man Could Stand Up"
1965 Crane Boris Episode "The Death of Karaloff"
1965 Dr. Finlay's Casebook James Munro Episode "Devils Dozens"
1965 Story Parade Bennett Episode "The Make-Believe Man"
1965 Blackmail Mr. Patterson Episode "The Lowest Bidder"
1966–1967 The Rat Catchers Brigadier Davidson 26 episodes
1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre Henry Ingram Episode "The Isle Is Full of Noises"
1967 Champion House Daniel Molesworth Episode "The Second Freedom"
1968 City '68 Councillor Frank Allen Episode "A Question of Priorities"
1969 John Browne's Body French 3 episodes
1969 Fraud Squad Stefan Pastek Episode "Cold as Charity"
1969 Softly, Softly Smedley Episode "One Thing Leads to Another"
1971–1973 Justice Sir John Gallagher 17 episodes
1976 Thriller Burton Episode "Death in Deep Water"
1979 S.O.S. Titanic Captain Arthur Rostron Television film
1980 We, the Accused Reverend Hanks 1 episode
1984 Yes, Minister Duncan Episode "Party Games"
1986 Harem Arthur Grey Television film
1987 Our Geoff Reg Television film
1999 Doomwatch: Winter Angel Spencer Quist Television film
Final role


  1. ^ "Philip Stone". Aveleyman. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Philip Stone". The Daily Telegraph. 20 June 2003. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ Robey, Tim (31 January 2009). "Kubrick's Neglected Masterpiece". The Daily Telegraph. pp. 16–17 – via Scribd.
  4. ^ a b "Philip Stone: Versatile actor who appeared in Carry On films and was a favourite of Stanley Kubrick". The Herald. 24 June 2003. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Philip Stone". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Philip Stone – British actor (1924–2003)". Silver Sirens. Archived from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

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