Stephen Greif, a British actor who starred in shows like The Crown on Netflix and the BBC’s Blake’s 7, Citizen Smith, and EastEnders, has passed away. His representatives tweeted the news to the public. Gave no specific cause of death. He was 78.
Greif worked in theatre, television, and film in her extensive career. His education was at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and he graduated before joining the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic and Southbank, according to the UK Press Association. He was born and raised in Hertfordshire.
Greif began his career as a theatre actor in the 1960s and early 1970s.
He transitioned to television and was cast as Travis, a space commander, in the sci-fi adventure series Blake’s 7. Along with Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, and Sally Knyvette, the series aired from 1978 until 1981.
Greif has had additional television credits, including Doctors, Coronation Street, The Bill, Citizen Smith, Tales of the Unexpected, and EastEnders.
Additionally, he made an appearance in The Last Days of Pompeii, an ABC miniseries, and an episode of Hart to Hart on ABC. In recent years, he played Speaker of the House Sir Bernard Weatherill in Season 4 of The Crown and made an appearance in the TNT short series The Alienist.
The Woman in Gold (2015), Casanova and The Upside of Anger (2005), and Spartan (2004) are just a few of the movies with feature credits.
His representatives at Michelle Braidman Associates released the following statement: “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of our dear client Stephen Greif… We are sorry for his passing, and our sympathies are with his family and friends.