Stephen Greif, actor known for roles in The Crown and Blake's 7, passes away at 78
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Actor Stephen Greif, better known for his role in the popular series "The Crown", has died. Actor Stephen Greif died at the age of 78, and the news was announced by his representative. The world media immediately reported the news, and the cause of his death is still unknown.
Michelle Braidman Associates announced his death on Monday.
“With great sadness we announce the death of our wonderful client Stephen Greif,” its statement read. “His extensive career included numerous roles on screen and stage, including at the National Theatre, RSC and in the West End.
We will miss him dearly and our thoughts are with his family and friends”. Stephen is best remembered for his role in the popular series The Crown, in which he portrayed Sir Bernard Weatherill in the fourth season. Doctor Who director and actor Barnaby Edwards paid tribute to the deceased.
"Very saddened to hear that Stephen Greif has left us. A rock-solid performer with a voice as liquid and deadly as molten lava. When it came to playing villains, he was unsurpassed. His acerbic wit and obvious intelligence made him a joy to direct.
Thanks for the fun, Stephen." tweeted Barnaby Edwards.
Stephen Greif was a British actor best known for his roles in science fiction and fantasy television series.
Very saddened to hear that Stephen Greif has left us. A rock-solid performer with a voice as liquid and deadly as molten lava. When it came to playing villains, he was unsurpassed.
His acerbic wit and obvious intelligence made him a joy to direct. Thanks for the fun, Stephen. ?? pic.twitter.com/H7zPvTQjqd — Barnaby Edwards (@BarnabyEdwards) December 26, 2022
He was born in Hungary in 1943, but fled the country with his family during the 1956 revolution. He later moved to the United Kingdom, where he began his acting career in the 1960s. Over the course of his career, Stephen Greif appeared in numerous television shows and films, including "Doctor Who," "Blakes 7," and "The Sweeney." He also had a successful stage career, performing in numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
In addition to his acting work, Stephen Greif was also a voice actor, lending his voice to video games and audiobooks.