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Following roles in major films, Berkoff alternates between mainstream films and cheap cameo roles.

 

Strippers vs. Werewolves    Strippers vs. Werewolves

 

A horror comedy directed by Jonathan Glendening in 2012.  But this film is dire.  Bad script, acting, direction, editing etc.  A film with 20 producers is not going to succeed.  One of the worst films I have ever experienced.  Nightmare on Elm Street's Robert Englund and Berkoff are guest stars.  Berkoff appears after six minutes and thankfully after nine he is dead. Not the best three minutes of his acting career.

Berkoff was among known people: Billy Murray previously acted with Berkoff in Dead Cert, Just for the Record and The Rapture and earlier McVicar; Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet in The Rapture and The Krays; Simon Phillips in The Rapture; Joe Egan in Dead Cert and Just for the Record; Coralie Rose in Dead Cert; Shaun Lucas in Big Fat Gypsy Gangster; Mo Idriss in Dead Cert and Big Fat Gypsy Gangster.

Berkoff in Strippers vs. Werewolves

It does not end well for Berkoff- was it the strippers or the werewolves?  Do we care?  Best name from the credits, Lloyds de Vere of Onger.

 

RED2   RED2

 

Bruce Willis revives his role as a RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous) member of the CIA alongside John Malkovich and British spook Helen Mirren.  Hit man Byung-hun Lee is hired to kill Willis.

Berkoff and Byung-hun-Lee in RED2

Steven Berkoff in RED2

Lee meets Berkoff, in his best Chinese cliché character, but negotiations do not go well and Berkoff is killed by an origami weapon.  Berkoff is on film for under a minute.  Directed by Dean Parisot in 2013.  Brian Cox who plays Ivan was in The Flying Scotsman with Berkoff, and extras David Papova was in The Borgias, Lee Asquith-Coe was in Strippers vs Werewolves, Gino Picciano was in Dead Cert.

 

 

The Story of Karherine of Alexandria                   Decline of an Empire 
Fall of an Empire
The Story of Katherine of Alexandria
Decline of an Empire
 

Berkoff is in good company, Peter O'Toole (his last film role) and Edward Fox, in a historical drame directed by Michael Redwood and released in 2014.  Berkoff plays Liberius.

The Decline of An Empite Berkoff

 

 

 

We Still Kill The Old Way   We Still Kill The Old Way

Sasha Bennett directs this film about old time gangsters against young gangs, reelased in 2014.  Ian Ogilvy stars and Berkoff gets a special credit.  Craig Miller is Berkoff's stunt double.

We Still Kill The Old Way Berkoff

Berkoff plays Charlie Archer and is happy as he phones his bother...

We Stil Kill The Old Wat Berkoff 

...but shortly after he confronts a gang who are attacking a womman.  He knocks one down with hus knuckleduster.

Berkoff We still Kill the Old Way

But his age and the number of gang members mean he is overpowered and kicked to death.  His brother, a retired East-End gangster, decides to reform his old gand to get revenge.  Not a bad film to see once, and it had a follow-up film We Will Steal the Old Way, but obviously without Berkoff.

 

North v South   North v South

Steven Nesbit directs this 2015 gang film which went straight  to DVD. Berkoff plays his usual gang leader role about North and South gangs meeting and fighting, but a couple of young lovers get mixed up in the struggle for power.

North v South - the meeting of the gangs

The two gangs meet to discuss how to work with each other to form "the biggest criminal conspiracy the UK has every seen".  Berkoff is Vic Clarke, one of the gang leaders.

Berkoff in North v South

But Bekoff's daughter falls in love.

We Still Kill the Old Way

The star crossed lovers in this film which has some similarities with Romeo and Juliet.


Remembering Nigel     Remembering Nigel

 

A comedy from 2015 directed by Frank Howson.  It attempted to get growdfunfing but failed to reach the target.

 

 7 Cases berkoff  7 Cases

Seamus Vincenzo directs Berkoff in 2015.

 

 

The Rise of the Footsoldier II Berkoff     Rise of the Footsoldier
  Part II

 

Berkoff directed by Ricki Harnett in 2015.  It is the first film he has directed.

Manhatten Night     Manhatten Night

 

Berkoff directed by Brian De Cubellis 2016.

Mangatten Night Berkoff




Titanium White film     Titanium White

 

Berkoff again directed a first-time director Piotr Smigasiewicz in 2016.

Riot Berkoff     Riot

 

Riots in London pushing police to the limits, and one policeman over the limits.  Berkoff plays the Chief Constable.  The film, "based on actual events" was directed by yet another first-time director Simon Phillips in 2017.  Later Philips would act in The Rapture with Berokoff.

Berkoff in Riot 

 

 

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