John Shrapnel Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Net Worth

Another legend and veteran British actor John Shrapnel is no more as he died at the age of 77. He was born on 27th April 1942 in Birmingham, Warwickshire and married Francesca Bartley and had three children. John had worked mainly in the theater productions and also appeared on several movies during his 50 years career as an actor. He is best known for his dramatic plays and often voiced documentaries and TV commercials. Taking about his education then he went to City London High School and Mile End School located in Stockport and this is where his interest for acting sparked. During his school and college studies he was involved in acting and also was a member of drama society.

As an actor he gained fame and respect mostly in the theatre productions especiay in Shakespeare plays. He was a member of the prestigious National Theater Company Laurence Olivier and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the 1980s, John Shrapnel began to appear more and more often on English television, he often played in BBC productions. In the following decades, he got numerous engagements in high-profile Hollywood productions, including in “Nothing Hill”, “Gladiator”, “101 Dalmatians”, “Troy”. John Shrapnel has a total of 57 film and television roles.

Cause of death:

He died due to cancer after long battle on 14th February 2020 on Friday. However, announcement regarding Gladiator star’s death was made five days later on 19th February 2020. He was survived by his wife Francesca Bartley, and three sons, Joe, Lex and Thomas.

John Shrapnel Biography

Real Name John Shrapnel
Birth Date April 27, 1942
Aged 77 Years
Death February 14, 2020
Birth Place Birmingham, Warwickshire, U.K.
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

John Shrapnel Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in centimeters – 172 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 76 kg  –  in Pounds –  167 lbs
Chest Size 37 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Biceps Size 16 inches
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim
Sexual Orientation Straight


School City of London School
College St Catharine’s College


Father Norman Shrapnel
Mother Mary Edwards
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

John Shrapnel Affairs (Relationship Status)

What was John Shrapnel marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorce) Married
How many children did John Shrapnel have? Three Son (Lax, Joe and Tom)
Who was John Shrapnel wife? (name) Francesca Ann Bartley

 John Shrapnel Filmography

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) as Petya
Pope Joan (1972) as Father James
Hennessy (1975) as Tipaldi
Personal Services (1987) as Lionel
Partition (1987) as General Flood
Testimony (1987) as Andre Zhdanov
How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) as Psychiatrist
Two Deaths (1995) as Cinca
England, My England (1995) as Samuel Pepys
101 Dalmatians (1996) as Skinner
Notting Hill (1999) as PR Chief
The Strange Case of Delphina Potocka or The Mystery of Chopin (1999) as Iwaszkiewic
Gladiator (2000) as Senator Gaius
The Body (2001) as Moshe Cohen
Alone (2002) as Hannah
Claim (2002) as Lex Vandenberg
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) as Admiral Bratyeev
Troy (2004) as Nestor
The Headsman (2005) as Archbishop
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006) as Pompey[5][circular reference]
Alien Autopsy (2006) as Michael Kuhn
Sparkle (2007) as Bernie
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) as Lord Howard
Chemical Wedding (2008) as Crowley
Mirrors (2008) as Lorenzo Sapelli
The Duchess (2008) as General Grey
National Theatre Live: Phèdre (2009) as Théramène
An Organization of Dreams (2009) as Father
The Awakening (2011) as Reverend Hugh Purslow
National Theatre Live: Macbeth (2013) as Duncan / Seyton / Old Man
Hamlet (2015) as Claudius / Ghost
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale (2015) as Camillo (final role)

Favorite Things

Actor Not Known
Actress Not Known
Films Not Known

John Shrapnel Net Worth:

His legacy as a legendary stage actor of all time will remain forever and the love and respect he earned in the UK theatre scene would be a dream of every actor. His net worth estimation is under review and will be available soon.

Trivia: Important Facts about John Shrapnel

  • He was born and raised in Birmingham, Warwickshire and died in Highbury, London.
  • John was among one of the UK’s most respected theater actors.
  • His hobbies were mountaineering, skiing and music in his spare time.
  • Three years ago in the movie “King Charles III, he made last television appearance in which he played the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • His name was given from one of his ancestors, General Henry Shrapnel who invented exploding cannonball.

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