Philip Stone

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Philip Stone
Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance and Stone as "Delbert" Grady in The Shining.
Born Philip Stones
(1924-04-14)14 April 1924
Kirkstall, Leeds, England, UK
Died 15 June 2003(2003-06-15) (aged 79)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961—1999

Philip Stone (April 14, 1924 – June 15, 2003) was an English actor.[1]


He was born Philip Stones in Kirkstall, Leeds. He appeared in three successive 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).[2] 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 also a prolific stage and television actor, appearing in many popular TV series, including the very first Avengers episode, The Rat Catchers, Dalziel and Pascoe, A Touch of Frost, Heartbeat, Yes Minister, Justice and Coronation Street.



  1. Philip Stone, roles and actor credits; Aveleyman website; accessed 2 April 2015.
  2. Robey, Tim, "Kubrick's Neglected Masterpiece," in Telegraph Review (Saturday 31 January 2009), pp. 16-17

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