Stone in A Clockwork Orange (1971)
|Died||15 June 2003 (aged 79)|
|Other names||Philip Stones|
(m. 1978; died 1984)
Philip Stone (14 April 1924 - 15 June 2003) was an English actor, well-known for portraying film characters such as "Pa", the father of Alex DeLarge, in A Clockwork Orange; General Alfred Jodl in Hitler: The Last Ten Days; Delbert Grady in The Shining; and Captain Philip Blumburtt in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Stone's final film role was as the Bishop in The Baby of Mâcon.
He was the only actor to appear in three consecutive Stanley Kubrick films. First, he played the central character Alex's "P" (as in "M" and "P" for "Ma" and "Pa") in A Clockwork Orange (1971). Subsequently, he played Graham, the Lyndon family lawyer, in Barry Lyndon (1975), and Delbert Grady, the original caretaker who murdered his family in The Shining (1980). Stone was discovered when Kubrick saw him perform in David Storey's stage play, The Contractor. The only other actor to be credited in three Kubrick films is Joe Turkel.
Other film roles included parts in Thunderball, Where Eagles Dare, Quest for Love, Flash Gordon and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In the 1978 Ralph Bakshi's animated film The Lord of the Rings, he voiced the role of Théoden.
Stone was married to Margaret Pickard until her death in 1984.