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      John Wood

      John Wood

      Highest Rated: 97% Shadowlands (1993)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jul 5, 1930

      Birthplace: Derbyshire, England, UK

      Capable of projecting sinister, snide or sympathetic qualities, Wood has been a continuously working "character" actor whose face was often more recognizable to American audiences than his name. Trained in the classics, he performed in numerous Shakespearean productions with the Old Vic Company as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Wood began his career in the early 1950s and appeared on stage through the 90s. His stage work was highlighted by his 1976 award-winning turn in "Travesties" in both London and New York, and his Broadway leads in "Deathrap" and "Amadeus." While Wood made his first screen appearance of note in "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971), his film career became far more active in the 1980s, especially after his well-received turn as a computer wizard, presumed dead, who is the object of a frenzied search by Matthew Broderick and Alley Sheedy in "WarGames" (1982). He appeared as a villainous cleric who imprisons Matthew Broderick in "Ladyhawke," and appeared in Woody Allen's "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (both 1985). Wood was the Duke of Northumberland who, in an attempt to save the British monarchy arranges a marriage between his son and "Lady Jane" (1986). He was memorable as a snide professor--and the object of Debra Winger's quick riposte--in "Shadowlands" (1993). Wood had major roles in two high profile 1995 releases: in Sydney Pollack's remake of "Sabrina," he was the chauffeur father of Julia Ormond, and in Richard Loncraine's adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard III," he was King Edward, older brother to Ian McKellen's Richard.

      Highest rated movies

      Shadowlands
      Richard III
      The Madness of King George
      WarGames
      The Purple Rose of Cairo
      Citizen X
      An Ideal Husband
      Orlando

      Photos

      THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, John Wood, 1985, (c)Orion Pictures THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII, John Wood, Preston Foster, Alan Hale Sr., 1935 WARGAMES, Ally Sheedy, Matthew Broderick, John Wood, 1983, (c) MGM WARGAMES, Ally Sheedy, Matthew Broderick, John Wood, 1983, (c)MGM LADY JANE, Sara Kestelman, Patrick Stewart, John Wood, 1986. ©Paramount THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, Milo O'Shea, Deborah Rush, John Wood, Edward Herrmann, 1985, (c)Orion Pictures WARGAMES, Dabney Coleman, Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin, John Wood, 1983. (c)MGM. IMAGINING ARGENTINA, John Wood, 2003 WARGAMES, Ally Sheedy, Matthew Broderick, John Wood, 1983, (c) MGM THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, Nigel Hawthorne, John Wood, 1994, (c) Samuel Goldwyn RICHARD III, Annette Bening, John Wood, 1995 WARGAMES, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Matthew Broderick, 1983, (c) MGM RICHARD III, Annette Bening, John Wood, 1995, © United Artists CHOCOLAT, John Wood, Leslie Caron, 2000, (c) Miramax LADY JANE, Richard Vernon, Sara Kestelman, John Wood, Helena Bonham Carter, David Waller, 1986 RICHARD III, Ian McKellen, Kate Steavenson-Payne, John Wood, Matthew Groom, Annette Bening, Nigel Hawthorne, Maggie Smith, 1995, (c)United Artists LADYHAWKE, center: John Wood, 1985, ©Warner Bros. Pictures THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, Edward Herrmann, John Wood, Deborag Rush, 1985, (c) Orion WARGAMES, Dabney Coleman, Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, 1983, (c) MGM THE WHITE COUNTESS, John Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      50% 49% The White Countess Prince Peter Belinsky (Character) $1.7M 2005
      31% 71% Imagining Argentina Amos Sternberg (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 79% Goodbye, Mr. Chips Wetherby (Character) - 2002
      13% 43% The Body Cardinal Pesci (Character) $33.6K 2001
      63% 83% Chocolat Guillaume Blerot (Character) $165.5K 2000
      55% 55% The Little Vampire Lord McAshton (Character) $13.6M 2000
      85% 69% An Ideal Husband Lord Caversham (Character) $18.5M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Venice Project The Viscount (Character) - 1999
      5% 15% The Avengers Trubshaw (Character) $23.4M 1998
      No Score Yet 59% The Revengers' Comedies Col. Marcus (Character) - 1998
      14% 71% The Gambler The General (Character) $9.1K 1997
      No Score Yet 83% Jane Eyre Mr. Brocklehurst (Character) $5.2M 1996
      No Score Yet 79% Rasputin Prime Minister Stolypin (Character) - 1996
      86% 86% Citizen X John Wood (Character) - 1995
      60% 64% Sabrina Tom Fairchild (Character) $51.6M 1995
      96% 85% Richard III King Edward IV (Character) $2.4M 1995
      No Score Yet 45% Uncovered Cesar (Character) - 1994
      94% 80% The Madness of King George Thurlow (Character) $15.2M 1994
      33% 42% The Young Americans Richard Donnelly (Character) - 1993
      97% 89% Shadowlands Christopher Riley (Character) $25.0M 1993
      84% 82% Orlando Archduke Harry (Character) $5.7M 1992
      30% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash Jeremy Talbott (Character) $24.5M 1986
      56% 77% Lady Jane John Dudley (Character) $132.0K 1986
      93% 88% The Purple Rose of Cairo Jason (Character) - 1985
      67% 74% Ladyhawke Bishop of Aquila (Character) - 1985
      94% 76% WarGames Dr. Stephen Falken (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Somebody Killed Her Husband Ernest Van Santen (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 24% Which Way to the Front? Finkel (Character) - 1971
      69% 78% Nicholas and Alexandra Col. Kobylinsky (Character) - 1971
      0% 25% One More Time Figg (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Like a Woman John Martin (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Kind of Girl Doctor (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just for Fun Official (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Postman's Knock P.C. Woods (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Gentleman William - Prince of Orange (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes a Thief School Inspector (Character) - 1959

      TV

      Credit
      78% 87% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967