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Steven Berkoff (1937-), Playwright, actor and director

Sitter in 8 portraits
Actor, director and writer. Born in the East End of London, of Russian immigrant descent, and educated at the Raines Foundation Grammar School, Stepney and the Grocers' Company School, Hackney. Berkoff has written a number of plays, principally East (1977), West (1985), Sink the Belgrano (1986) which he directed at the Mermaid Theatre, and Kvetch (1987). Among his adaptations was Kafka's The Trial (1991), for the National Theatre. Berkoff has appeared in numerous films, including Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), and The Krays (1990).

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Steven Berkoff

by Yolanda Sonnabend
oil on canvas, 1983
NPG 6560


Steven Berkoff

by John Vere Brown
bromide fibre print, 1957
NPG x68289


Steven Berkoff

by Mark Tillie
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x35170


Steven Berkoff

by Steve Pyke
bromide print, 1987
NPG x30441


Steven Berkoff

by Alastair Thain
bromide print, 1988
NPG x126917


Steven Berkoff

by Antonio Petronzio
C-type colour print, 9 September 2003
NPG x126715


Actors' Last Supper

by Alistair Morrison, and by Andy Teare, and by Dean Mitchell
digital C-type colour print, 2011
NPG x136665


Steven Berkoff

by Chris George
bromide print, 1987
NPG x31846