Dublin Theatre Festival


Stephen Berkoff

Steven Berkoff was born in Stepney, London. After studying drama and mime in London and Paris, he subsequently entered a series of repertory companies and in 1968 formed the London Theatre Group whose first professional production was In the Penal Colony, adapted from Kafka's short story. East, his first original stage play, was presented at the Edinburgh Festival in 1975. Other original plays include: West, Decadence, Greek,  Kvetch, Acapulco, Harry's Christmas, Lunch, Sink the Belgrano!, Massage, Sturm und Drang and Brighton Beach Scumbags.

Among the many adaptations he has created for the stage, directed, and toured, are Metamorphosis and The Trial (Kafka), Agamemnon (after Aeschylus) and The Fall of the House of Usher (Poe). His plays and adaptations have been performed in many countries and in many languages, and he has directed and performed in theatres around the world. He has acted in many films, including A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Octopussy, and Beverly Hills Cop. Television credits include: Sins, Beloved Family, Knife Edge, The Professionals, War and Remembrance, Michelangelo - Season of Giants, Star Trek - Deep Space Nine and La Femme Nikita.


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