His father owned a pickle factory, but sold up and moved to Brighton, where he opened several stationary shops. JOHN McEnery, who has died aged 75, had a glittering stage career, working with Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre in the 1960s and Trevor Nunn at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s. ago, © Copyright of Telegraph Media Group Limited 2020. A HELL-RAISING actor who was best known for playing Mercutio in the 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet has died at 75. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times.

In 2008, he appeared in a guest role in Sidetracked, the first episode of Wallander.

In 2011 he appeared as Rowley in The School for Scandal (directed by Deborah Warner) at the Barbican Centre. John McEnery (1 November 1943 – 12 April 2019) was an English actor and writer.. Born in …

He is survived by two daughters with his ex-wife, the actor Stephanie … He was best known for his movie roles as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (1968), Russian politician Alexander Kerensky in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Friedrich von Schoenvorts in The Land That Time Forgot (1975) and as gangster Eddie Pellam in The Krays (1990).

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He said the water pistol was for shooting insects.

If you have any unfortunate news that this page should be update with, please let us know using this form. He played Hamlet in the original 1967 London production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and reprised the role at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh the following year.

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It was suggested in court that he was simply playing the Fool again when he waved a water pistol around in two pubs in Kent in 2017.

John McEnery (1 November 1943 – 12 April 2019) was an English actor and playwright.

He was unpredictable – on one occasion he was arrested by armed police after pulling out a water pistol in a pub when he was refused a drink. Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet brought McEnery a Bafta nomination and opened the door to film stardom. Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. The couple had two daughters. We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention. You must be logged in to leave a message.

As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. John McEnery (1 November 1943 – 12 April 2019) was an English actor and playwright.He was best known for his movie roles as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (1968), Russian politician Alexander Kerensky in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Friedrich von Schoenvorts in The Land That Time Forgot (1975) and as gangster Eddie Pellam in The Krays (1990). He had already visited Scotland with the National in 1966 when he appeared at the King’s in Glasgow in The Royal Hunt of the Sun with a cast that included Anthony Hopkins and Derek Jacobi. Sad to hear about his passing. In this film are references to his stage roles when he declaims Hamlet or when he sings in duet with Claude Jade God Save the Queen. Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. John McEnery, actor and playwright, died peacefully in his sleep on 12th April 2019, aged 76. 1 year, 6 months

Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. He was Kerensky in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), he starred in the Conan Doyle dinosaur adventure The Land That Time Forgot (1974) and he co-starred with Jane Seymour in the BBC adaption of Our Mutual Friend (1976). McEnery worked in a department store before training with the Bristol Old Vic in the early 1960s and then joining Liverpool’s newly formed Everyman Theatre, where contemporaries included Stephanie Beacham. Great Actor most memorable in 1968 version of "Romeo and Juliet" where he portrayed Mercutio. But his most notable work was undoubtedly on stage, with the National, RSC and more recently working with Mark Rylance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, where he won acclaim as the Fool in a production of Lear in 2001.

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