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Richard Easton

Richard Easton
Born John Richard Easton
(1933-03-22) 22 March 1933
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953–present

Richard Easton (born John Richard Easton;[1] March 22, 1933) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Brian Hammond in the 1970s BBC serial The Brothers.

Biography

Easton was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, the son of Mary Louise (née Withington) and Leonard Idell Easton, a civil engineer. He started acting in a children's theatre group before moving, at the age of seventeen, to Ottawa to work in a weekly repertory theater.

Easton has performed in a number of stage productions, as well as various film roles. He has had television guest appearances on Doctor Who, L.A. Law, Frasier, and Ed.

Easton underwent a procedure to correct a heart arrhythmia in 2006, briefly delaying the opening of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia, in which he plays a central role.[2]

Between 2005 and 2011, Easton appeared as Benjamin Franklin in a series of commercials and videos about Freemasonry, produced for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts A.F. & A.M.

In 2008, Easton was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[3]

In 2011, Easton made a guest appearance in the second season of Boardwalk Empire, appearing as Jackson Parkhurst in the episode, "Gimcrack & Bunkum".

Work

Film

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1976 Feelings (Unknown Role)
1983 Young Warriors Bartender
1989 Henry V Constable Charles Delabreth
1991 Dead Again Father Timothy
2000 Finding Forrester Prof. Matthews
2005 Stealing Martin Lane Ed
2005 It's About Time Mr. Dawson
2005 Pizza Mr. Mitchell
2008 Revolutionary Road Mr. Givings

Television

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1959 Play of the Week Beliaev (1 episode)
1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (1 episode)
1963 No Hiding Place Simon McCowen (1 episode)
1982 Doctor Who: Time-Flight Captain Stapley
2011 Boardwalk Empire Jackson Parkhurst (1 episode)

Stage

Gaming & Other Media

Awards

Year Award Category Film/TV Show/Play Result
2001 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play The Invention of Love Won
2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Won

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/82/Richard-Easton.html
  2. ^ "The Coast Is Clear: Stoppard's Utopia Opens on Broadway". Playbill. 27 November 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Hamlisch, Lane, Birch, Tunick and Azenberg Among Theater Hall of Fame Inductees". www.playbill.com. 

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