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Steven Berkoff chronology

Berkoff others
  Films, books, history etc
  1900 1907 Laurence Olivier born
  1911 Ronald Reagan born
Tennessee Williams born
  1912 Eugene Ionesco born, Romania
  1913 Albert Camus born, Algeria
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Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw
1914 First World War
  1915 Metamorphosis Franz Kafka, short story
  1917 John F. Kennedy born USA
  1918 First World War ends
  1919 In The Penal Colony Franz Kafka, short story
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Six Characters in Search of an Author|
Luigi Pirandello
1921 Jacques Lecoq born
  1922 click for source Ulysses by James Joyce, novel
Juno and the Paycock Sean O“Casey 1924 Franz Kafka
Franz Kafkan dies
  1925 Margaret Roberts (Thatcher) born
The Trial Franz Kafka, novel
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The Threepenny Opera Bertolt Brecht
  1929 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner, novel
Private Lives Noėl Coward 1930 Harold Pinter born
  1933 The Kray twins born, East End, London
Luca Ronconi born, Italy
Murder in the Cathedral T.S. Eliot 1935  
  1936 Luigi Pirandello dies
  1937 Berkoff born, 3 August, East End, London
Out Town Thornton Wilder 1938 Brighton Rock Graham Greene, novel
Eugene ONeil
A Long Day's Journey into the Night
Eugene O'Neill
1939 Second World War starts
  1940 Vsevolod Meyerhold dies, Russia
  1942 Berkoff evacuated to Luton to avoid bombing
Albert Camus
The Stranger by Albert Camus, novel
  1945 Second World War in Europe over
  1946 Second World War in Asia over
A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams
  1948 click for source
Antonin Artaud dies
Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller 1949 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell, novel
  1952 Berkoff steals a bicycle and is sent to a remand home for two weeks
Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett 1953 Eugene O'Neill dies
Jean Genet
Deathwatch Jean Genet
  1955 Richard III film by Laurence Olivier
Long Day's Journey into the Night
Eugene O'Neill
Look Back in Anger John Osborne
1956 Bertolt Brecht dies Germany
  1957 Studies at the City Literary Institute
  1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw, film (extra)
I Was Monty's Double, film (extra)
Studies at the Webber Douglas Academy
Rhinoceros Eugene Ionesco
Berkoff plays the longshoreman in
A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller
Berkoff acts in Team and Sympathy
Berkoff acts in Hot Summer Night
Berkoff acts in The Unexpected Guest
1959 Graduates from Webber Douglas Academy
The Captain's Table, film (extra)
The Devil's Disciple, film (extra)
The Third Man, television
The Flesh and the Fiends, film (extra)
Crime and Punishment, television
The Caretaker Harold Pinter
Berkoff acts in The Seventh Veil
Berkoff acts in Gilt and Gingerbread
Berkoff acts in Murder at Midnight
Berkoff acts in The French Mistress
Berkoff acts in The Stepmother
Berkoff acts in Not in the Book
Berkoff acts in How Say You?
Berkoff acts in Murder on Arrival
1960 click for source
John F. Kennedy elected President USA
Albert Camus dies, Algeria
The Kitchen Arnold Wesker
Berkoff plays Raymundo in The Kitchen
by Arnold Wesker at the Royal Court Theatre. Directed by John Dexter. 
Other actors were Glenda Jackson
and Edward Fox

Oh Dad, Poor Dad
Berkoff acts in
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung you in the
Closet and I'm Feeling so Sad
by Arthur Kopit.  He is the sixth bellboy.

1961 The Avengers, television
LaMama experimental theatre founded by
Ellen Stewart, USA
A Man for all Seasons
Berkoff plays Henry VIII in
A Man for all Seasons,
Robert Bolt
(photo from Free Association)
Berkoff acts in Frederick Knott's Write me a Murder
Berkoff plays Taffy Evans in Terence Rattigan's Ross
1962 The Saint, television
Corrigan Blake, television
Berkoff acts in Semi-Detached
Berkoff acts in As You Like It, Shakespeare
1963 John F. Kennedy assassinated USA

Hamlet as Lucianus
Hamlet at Elsinore, William Shakespeare, television


SirThomas More
Berkoff acts in Sir Thomas More
playing Sherwin as well as the Second Player.
A young Ian McKellen is in the title role.
1964 Murder in the Cathedral, television
Loot Joe Orton
Steven Berkoffin The Long and the Short and the Tall
Berkoff plays Bamforth in
The Long and the Short and the Tall
Willis Hall
(photo from Free Association)
Steven Berkoff Zoo Story
Berkoff plays Jerry in Zoo Story
Edward Albee
(photo from Theatre World Mar 1965)
Berkoff plays Colin in George Dandin
(a double bill with Zoo Story)
Berkoff plays Larry Kogen in Seidman and Son
Elick Moll
1965 First part of novel sequence Sea of Fertility
Yukio Mishima

Berkoff writes Ritual in Blood (then called Hep, Hep, Hep)
The Pistol, television
The Wednesday Play, television
An Enemy of the State, television
Berkoff writes Lunch
Berkoff acts in Shaw's Misalliance
Berkoff acts in Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Berkoff acts in Strindberg's Creditors
Berkoff acts in Doris Lessing's Play with a Tiger
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Tom Stoppard
Berkoff writes In the Penal Colony 1967 Prehistoric Women, film
Dixon of Dock Green, television
In The Penal Colony staged 1968 Berkoff forms London Theatre Group
The Champions, television
Metamorphosis 1969 click for source
Kray twins jailed for life
Vendetta for the Saint, film
The Trial
1970 UFO, television
  1971 A Clockwork Orange, film
Nicholas and Alexandra, film
Knock at the Manor Gate 1972 Berkoff writes Agamemnon
The Island Athol Fugard
Equus Peter Shaffer
Miss Julie versus Expressionism
Zoo Story
1973 Three Theatre Manifestos
The Fall of the House of Usher 1974  
East 1975 Pol Pot regime and the killing Fields in Cambodia
Berkoff writes East
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Barry Lyndon, film
Reporter, film
  1976 Berkoff marries Shelley Lee, his second wife
  1977 Steve Biko dies
The Professionals, television
Joseph Andrews, film
Berkoff writes West 1978  
Berkoff writes Greek 1979 Margaret Thatcher elected prime minister,
Great Britain

Gross Intrusion and other stories, book
Greek staged
1980 Polly Berkoff, mother of Steven Berkoff
Death of Polly Berkoff, mother
(photo from Free Association)
McVicar, film
Decadence 1981 Ronald Reagan elected President, USA
Beloved Enemy, television
Berkoff writes Decadence
Outland, film
Caryl Churchill
Top Girls Caryl Churchill
1982 Falklands War
Belgrano sunk

Coming out of the Ice, television
1983 Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams dies
Octopussy, film
Actor 1984 Beverly Hills Cop, film
Harry“s Christmas 1985 Rambo, film
Underworld, film
Revolution, film
Berkoff moves to Limehouse, London
Sink the Belgrano!
1986 Absolute Beginners, film
Sins, mini-series
Under the Cherry Moon, film
  1987 Metamorphosis, TV
Salome 1988 The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie, novel
America, essays and poetry
  1989 Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier dies
Prisoner in Rio, film
A Prisoner in Rio, book
War and Remembrance, mini-series
I am Hamlet, book
Acapulco 1990 click for source
Nelson Mandela released from prison
The Krays, film
Brighton Beach Scumbags 1991 A Season of Giants, film
  1992 Intruders, film
Coriolanus in Deutschland, book
The Theatre of Steven Berkoff, book
Dog 1993 Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, television
Storm und Drang
Dahling you were Marvellous
1994 Eugene Ionesco dies
Space Precinct, television
Decadence, film (actor and director)
Overview, book
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Blasted by Sarah Kane
1995 Ronnie Kray dies
Fair Game, film
Meditations on Metamorphosis, book
  1996 Flynn, film
Free Association, book
Massage 1997 Princess Diana dies
Another 9 1/2 Weeks, film
Brasseye, television
Shakespeare's Villains 1998 Legionnaire, film
Graft, Tales of an Actor, book
La Femme Nikita, television
War and Remembrance, television
  1999 click for source
Jacques Lecoq dies
Beginner's Luck, film
The Messiah 2000 Reggie Kray dies
In the Beginning, mini-series
Rancid Aluminium, film
Changing Stages, documentary
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), television
Shopping in the Santa Monica Mall, book
The Bow of Ulysses
Ritual in Blood
The Secret Love Life of Ophelia
2001 911 attack on America
Attila mini-series
Stanley Kubrick A Life in Pictures (documentary)
Reggie Kray- The Final Word, television
Jonathan Creek, television
Beginner's Luck, film
Requiem for Ground Zero (poem)
Hans Christian Andersen, television
 Requiem for Ground Zero
(one-man performance)
2002 NCS Crime Doubles, television
The Wickedest Man in the World, television
Riders, film
Nine Dead Gay Guys, film
Bokshu, the Myth, film
Performs a reading of
"Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess-
The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde"
with Corin Redgrave
2003 Children of Dune, television
Sit and Shiver 2004 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, television
Charlie, film
Head in the Clouds, film
Brides, film
Richard II 2005 Arthur Miller dies
Naked in London, film
The Headsman, film
It's a Boy, film voiceover
Forest of the Gods, film
Plays Mathias in Leopold Lewis' play The Bells 2006 PU-239, film
By the Pricking of my Thumbs, television
Hotel Babylon, television
New Tricks, television
The Flying Scotsman, film
The Half Life of Timofey Berezin, film
The Tenth Man, film
  2007 My Life in Food, book
Say it in Russian, film
On the Waterfront
The Dot Man, film
Richard II in New York, book
  2009 44 Inch Chest, film
You Remind me of Maryln Monroe, book
Biblical Stories 2010 Perfect Life
The Big I Am, film
Diary of a Juvenile Delinquent, book
Drop Dead Gorgeous, film
Just for the Record
, film
Dead Cert, film
The Tourist, film
Corrie: The Road to Coronation Street, television
Six Actors in Search of a Director 2011 Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, film
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


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