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John Shrapnel

John Shrapnel was recently seen in the romantic comedy hit Notting Hill, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. He next co-stars in The Body, and includes among his additional film credits 101 Dalmatians, Two Deaths, England, My England, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Testimony, Hennessy and Nicholas and Alexandra.

Shrapnel has appeared in a long list of television productions, including The 10th Kingdom, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Invasion: Earth, True Tilda, Fatherland, No Man's Land, Selling Hitler, Young Catherine, For the Greater Good, Blackeyes, Vanity Fair, The Burston Rebellion, Wagner, Edward & Mrs. Simpson and Elizabeth R. In addition, he starred in the BBC presentations of King Lear, Troilus & Cressida and Timon of Athens, and was Creon in the televised Theban plays Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus and Oedipus the King, reprising the role he played on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

An accomplished stage actor, Shrapnel performed with Laurence Olivier's National Theatre before joining the RSC. His extensive work with the RSC also includes the premieres of Arthur Miller's The Archbishop's Ceiling and Vaclav Havel's Temptation, and Kenneth Branagh's staging of Hamlet.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

John Shrapnel Facts

BirthplaceBirmingham, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.