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John Shrapnel

Actor

Born - 27 April 1942, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died - 14 February 2020

Balding British character player of faintly ghoulish aspect in later life, a formidable interpreter of Shakespearean roles who never quite found his niche in films, where he mostly appeared as (sometimes quick-tempered) officers or senior advisers: Duet (1963), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Pope Joan (1972), Hennessy (1975), Personal Services (987), How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989), Fatherland (1994), Two Deaths (1995), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Notting Hill (1999), Gladiator (2000), The Body (2001), Claim (2002), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Troy (2004), The Headsman (2005), Alien Autopsy (2006), Sparkle (2007), Mirrors (2008), Phedre (2009), The Awakening (2011), Macbeth (2013) and Hamlet (2015), his last. He died from a heart attack, with his wife Francesca (daughter of Deborah Kerr) surviving him. The actor Lex Shrapnel is their son.