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Steven Berkoff

Welcome to Steven Berkoff's Official Site


Steven Berkoff was born in Stepney, London. After studying drama and mime in London and Paris, he entered a series of repertory companies and in 1968 formed the London Theatre Group.

Steven's plays and adaptations have been performed in many countries and in many languages. Among the many adaptations Berkoff has created for the stage, directed and toured, are Kafka's Metamorphosis and The Trial, Agamemnon after Aeschylus, and Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher.

Steven has directed and toured productions of Shakespeare's Coriolanus also playing the title role, Richard II, Hamlet and Macbeth, as well as Oscar Wilde's Salome.


Berkoff's original stage plays include:



Messiah: Scenes from a Crucifixion,

The Secret Love Life of Ophelia,


Harry's Christmas,


Acapulco and Brighton Beach Scumbags.

Steven has performed his trilogy of solo shows, One Man, Shakespeare's Villains and Requiem for Ground Zero, in venues all over the world.


Films Steven has acted in include:

A Clockwork Orange,

Barry Lyndon,


Beverly Hills Cop,


Under the Cherry Moon,

Absolute Beginners

The Krays.

Steven also directed and co-starred with Joan Collins in the film version of his play Decadence.

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Best Sellers


Boldly describing Steven's amazing theatrical works.

This original book outlines how Steven has used his vast learned acting, directing and writing skills to what culminated, from his early career and hurdles to date, giving the reader a journey through his life.


Berkoff's investigation into the psyche of 'The Beast' goes where no one else dares - inside the head of the disgraced Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Critically acclaimed by the New York Times, & British Theatre guide.

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Considered one of Berkoff’s masterpieces and performed multiple times since it first appeared in 1969, Metamorphosis combines elements of sound, physicality and minimalist design to recreate Kafka’s absurdist world on stage.

A celebrated Japanese Production with English subtitles


Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains is a journey through Shakespeare’s most notorious characters with Steven Berkoff as your informed and entertaining tour guide.

A real must for your DVD collection

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