The first headmaster Chipping encounters at Brookfield
Although he studied law at Oxford, John Wood subsequently joined the Old Vic where, among other roles, he played the Dauphin to Richard Burton's Henry V. He received a Tony nomination for his performance as Guil in the New York staging of Rosencrantz & Guilderstern Are Dead. He performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and won the Tony for Best Actor in 1975 for his performance in Tom Stoppard's Travesties. He was a member of the cast of Chocolat which was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2001. Other notable films include WarGames, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Orlando, The Madness of King George, An Ideal Husband and Masterpiece Theatre's Love in a Cold Climate.