Actor Stephen Greif of The Crown has passed away at the age of 78
The actor appeared in a number of TV shows, including Doctors, Coronation Street, and EastEnders, among many others, throughout his long career.
On Monday, his death was confirmed in a public statement posted online by Michelle Braidman Associates.
The message stated, “With great sadness we announce the death of our wonderful client Stephen Greif,”
“His extensive career included numerous roles on screen and stage, including at the National Theatre, RSC and in the West End.
“We will miss him dearly and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Greif, a native of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then joined the National Theatre Company, performing at the Old Vic and Southbank.
When he was cast as space captain Travis in Blake’s 7, he made the leap to the big screen after a successful career on the stage in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Greif co-starred with Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, and Sally Knyvette from 1978 to 1981.
Greif also played Signor Donato in Casanova and Commander John Shepherd in Shoot On Sight, in addition to his role as Harry Fenning in three seasons of Citizen Smith.
In 2020’s Season 4 of The Crown, he will also play Speaker of the House, Sir Bernard Weatherill.