Stephen Greif, a British actor who starred in shows including The Crown on Netflix and the BBC’s Blake’s 7 and Citizen Smith, among others, has passed away at the age of 78. Although, we have no official update u

Greif, a Hertfordshire native born in Sawbridgeworth, attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he received multiple accolades, including Best Actor and Most Promising Actor.

Greif, who had been a theatre star during the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, transitioned to television and was cast as Travis, the space commander, in the sci-fi adventure series Blake’s 7. Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, and Sally Knyvette were also featured in the 1978–1981 television series.

Blake's 7 Actor Stephen Greif Dies At 78, Death's Cause Remains a Mystery

Along with these shows, Greif was also credited with work on Citizen Smith, Tales of the Unexpected, Doctors, Coronation Street, The Bill, and EastEnders. He also had an appearance in an episode of Hart to Hart on ABC and in The Last Days of Pompeii, an ABC miniseries.

He recently starred in the TNT short series The Alienist and as Speaker of the House Sir Bernard Weatherill in Season 4 of The Crown.

The Woman in Gold from 2015, Casanova and The Upside of Anger from 2005, and Spartan from 2004 were among the films with feature credits.

A statement from Stephen’s representatives at Michelle Braidman Associates reads: “With great sadness, we announce the death of our wonderful client Stephen Greif. His extensive career included numerous roles on screen and stage, including at the National Theatre, RSC, and in the West End.”

Additionally, “We will miss him dearly and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

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