Tom Stoppard & Felicity Kendal

Tom Stoppard and Felicity Kendal
Tom Stoppard and Felicity Kendal  

Tom Stoppard and Felicity Kendal dated from 1990 to 1998.


Tom Stoppard is a 84 year old Czech Playwright. Born Tomáš Straussler on 3rd July, 1937 in Zlin, Czechoslovakia, he is famous for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Felicity Kendal is a 75 year old British Actress. Born Felicity Ann Bragg on 25th September, 1946 in Olton, Warwickshire, England, she is famous for The Good Life (Good Neighbours) in a career that spans 1947–present (stage) and 1965–present (screen). Her zodiac sign is Libra.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1990 - 1998 8 years
Total 1990 - 1998 8 years

Ten years after marrying Miriam, Stoppard wrote The Real Thing, a play about a middle-aged playwright who leaves his wife for an actress called Annie whom he finds irresistible. Though he dedicated the play to Miriam, he later left her for the actress who played Annie, Felicity Kendal. Was life imitating art, or vice-versa? Petite one-time ‘Rear of the Year’, Ms Kendal was famous for the television sitcom The Good Life, in which she played kittenish Barbara Good with the late Richard Briers as her on-screen husband, Tom. In real life, as she told the Mail earlier this year: ‘I always did have affairs when I wanted. It’s just how you are at the moment.’ But it wasn’t until Stoppard cast her in another of his plays, and her own second marriage — to theatre director Michael Rudman — had broken up, that she and Stoppard began their affair. It was 1990 and Miriam’s distress was so acute she lightened her dark hair, possibly in a subconscious attempt to imitate her rival. But two years later, after 20 years of marriage, they were divorced. A year later, Ms Kendal was again starring in a new play by her lover, Arcadia. A key theme is the random nature of sexual attraction. Many saw it as inspired by Stoppard’s own rather reckless private life. But he and Ms. Kendal didn’t marry, and parted in 1998, a year after Stoppard was knighted.

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Relationship Timeline

1998 - Breakup

1990 - Hookup

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Tom Stoppard
Felicity Kendal
Tom Stoppard
Felicity Kendal
Age (at start of relationship)
Hair Color
Salt and Pepper
Eye Color
Brown - Dark



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