Stephen Greif Obituary – Death: Legendary Actor Stephen Greif Dies Unexpectedly

Stephen Greif, British actor known for his roles as Travis in Blake’s 7, Harry Fenning in three series of Citizen Smith, Signor Donato in Casanova and Commander John Shepherd in Shoot on Sight has passed away.

Stephen Greif dies unexpectedly on December 26, 2022. However details regarding his cause of death has not been announced.

Mourning his passing, his agent wrote; “With great sadness we announce the death of our wonderful client Stephen Greif. 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 x”

Greif lives near Richmond in London, he has three children, enjoys golf and is a member and past President of the Stage Golfing Society.

Greif was born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, in a building originally belonging to Anne Boleyn as a gift from King Henry VIII. He was educated at Sloane Grammar School, where he was school champion at athletics and swimming and represented the school and the county at athletics at the White City Stadium amongst others.

He briefly attended the Regent Street Polytechnic before entering a variety of jobs including trouble shooter at a TV and radiogram manufacturer and as a negotiator in a boutique West End estate agency before applying for drama school.

Greif is an honours graduate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he won numerous awards including Best Actor and Most Promising Actor, and is now an Associate Member and serves on the audition panel. He was a member of the National Theatre Company both at the Old Vic in Olivier’s company and on the South Bank for Peter Hall’s company. Among his productions were Danton’s DeathA Woman Killed with KindnessThe Merchant of Venice (with Olivier), Long Days Journey into Night (again with Olivier), The School for ScandalRichard IIThe Front Page and Macbeth.

Obituary and Funeral arrangements will be available shortly…







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