Ed Stoppard

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Ed Stoppard
Edmund Stoppard

(1974-09-16) 16 September 1974 (age 44)
London, England
Spouse(s)Amie Stoppard
Children3 daughters

Edmund Stoppard (born 16 September 1974) is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

Stoppard was born in London, England, the son of playwright Tom Stoppard and physician/author Miriam Stoppard (née Stern). His parents are both from Jewish families.


His film credits include starring as one of the main characters in The Pianist, Henryk Szpilman.[1] He also starred as the main character, Thomas, in Joy Division and as Lieutenant Addis in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.

His stage credits include the title role in English Touring Theatre's 2005 Hamlet alongside Anita Dobson (which also ran at the New Ambassadors Theatre) in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Konstantin in Chekhov's The Seagull at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2003. His West End credits include Tom Wingfield in a 2007 revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo Theatre and the British premiere of Wit.

In 2007, he played the title role in the BBC's drama-documentary Tchaikovsky: Fortune and Tragedy.

In 2008 Stoppard returned to the stage in the Hampstead Theatre production of Amy Rosenthal's D.H. Lawrence biodrama On the Rocks, alongside Nick Caldecott and Charlotte Emmerson.[2][3]

He appeared in a revival of Arcadia, written by his father, at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End in June 2009 alongside Samantha Bond and Neil Pearson. He played Valentine Coverly.[4]

He has also worked behind the scenes on films such as Rogue Trader.

In 2010, he was cast in the role of Sir Hallam Holland in the 2010 BBC sequel to Upstairs, Downstairs.[5] He also appeared in Any Human Heart, the Channel Four mini-series adaptation of William Boyd's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, alongside Matthew Macfadyen.

Stoppard was cast as Adrien Deume, a Swiss diplomat, Ariane's husband, in a screen version of Albert Cohen's novel Belle du Seigneur.[6] He also voiced and lent his likeness for Dimitri Mishkin in GoldenEye 007 for the Wii.

He appeared in two television docudramas: playing Hans Litten in The Man Who Crossed Hitler, and Alan Turing in Britain's Greatest Codebreaker.[7][8]

In early 2012, he played the role of Peter in the Trafalgar Studios' production of the Francois Archambault play The Leisure Society.

In 2012, Stoppard starred in British independent feature film Papadopoulos & Sons in which he played banking mogul Rob.[9] The film was released in the UK through Cineworld on 5 April 2013.

Stoppard voices the pirate Benjamin Hornigold in the 2013 video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Film and television credits[edit]

List of film and television credits
Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Fiancée Boy on motorbike Short film
2000 The Little Vampire Von Sackville-Bagg
Relic Hunter Laurent Halezan 2 episodes: M.I.A., A Good Year
2001 Queen of Swords Ambassador Ramirez Episode: The Emissary
2001 Murder in Mind James Hillier Episode: Sleeper
2002 The Pianist Henryk
2002 Summer Things Rick Original title: Embrassez qui vous voudrez
2003 Ferrari Ferrari's alter ego
2003 JD Pilot Thomas Short film
2003 In Search of the Brontës Monsieur Heger Mini-series
2005 Empire Sebastianus
2005 Animal Sebastien Delnick
2005 The Somme Captain Charlie May TV film
2006 Joy Division Thomas (older)
2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Josephus Docudrama
2007 Tchaikovsky: 'The Creation of Genius' Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Docudrama
2007 Tchaikovsky: 'Fortune and Tragedy' Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Docudrama
2007 Marple: At Bertram's Hotel Malinowski TV film
2007 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Conrad McCaffrey Episode: Limbo
2007 Fugitive Pieces Ben
2008 Brideshead Revisited Bridey Flyte
2009 Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution Herault Documentary
2010 The Last Temptation of Chris Chris Short film
2010 Scooterman Scooterman aka Gerald Jones Short film
2010 - 2012 Upstairs, Downstairs Sir Hallam Holland Mini-series sequel
2011 Zen Vincenzo Fabri Mini-series
2011 The Man Who Crossed Hitler Hans Litten TV film
2011 Britain's Greatest Codebreaker Alan Turing Docudrama
2012 Papadopoulos & Sons Rob Feature Film
2012 Branded Misha Galkin
2012 Belle du Seigneur Adrien Deume
2013 Silent Witness James Embleton 'Legacy' episode
2013 The Politician's Husband Bruce Babbish Mini-series
2014 Cilla Brian Epstein Mini-series
2015 Youth Julian
2015 Angelica Dr. Joseph Barton
2015 The Musketeers Lemay Episodes 2.3 – present
2015 Home Fires Will Campbell 12 episodes (2 series)
2015 - 2017 The Frankenstein Chronicles Lord Daniel Hervey 9 episodes (2 series)
2016 The Crown Tony Longdon Episode 1.6
2017 1066: A Year to Conquer England William the Conqueror Docudrama
2017 Genius Hans Albert Einstein Anthology series
2017 - present Knightfall Philip IV of France


  1. ^ "Ed Stoppard". IMDb. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ Billington, Michael (2 July 2008), On the Rocks Review, The Guardian, retrieved 2 March 2009 Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Bassett, Kate (6 July 2008), On the Rocks, Hampstead Theatre, London, The Independent, retrieved 2 March 2009 Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Ed Stoppard interview: Arcadia The Telegraph. 19 May 2009
  5. ^ Upstairs, Downstairs is back with a new cast Daily Mail 25 July 2010.
  6. ^ Why Kathy Burke is coming in from the cold Daily Mail. 22 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Britain's Greatest Codebreaker". Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  8. ^ "BBC - Press Office - The Man Who Crossed Hitler: character profiles". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  9. ^ Screen Daily (29 March 2013). "Papadopoulos & Sons". Retrieved 10 April 2013.

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