Tom Stoppard Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1¼ in
Weight 97 kg
Date of Birth July 3, 1937
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Sabrina Guinness

Tom Stoppard is a widely celebrated playwright and screenwriter from Britain who has roots in the Czech Republic. Some of his most noteworthy plays are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1966), The Real Thing (1982), Arcadia (1993), The Invention of Love (1997), and Leopoldstadt (2020).

Born Name

Tomáš Sträussler

Nick Name

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard seen at the Venice Film Festival in 1990
Tom Stoppard seen at the Venice Film Festival in 1990 (Gorup de Besanez / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Zlín, Moravia, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)


British, Czech


Playwright, Screenwriter


  • Father – Eugen Sträussler (Physician)
  • Mother – Martha Becková
  • Siblings – Petr Sträussler (Brother)




6 ft 1¼ in or 186 cm


97 kg or 214 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Tom has dated –

  1. Mia Farrow
  2. Josie Ingle (1965-1972) – He tied the knot with nurse Josie Ingle in 1965. Their marriage produced sons Oliver Stoppard and Barnaby Stoppard before ending in divorce in 1972.
  3. Miriam Stern (1972-1992) – The esteemed playwright was married to his 2nd wife, doctor Miriam Stern from 1972 until 1992. The estranged couple shares 2 sons together – Will Stoppard and Edmund Stoppard (b. September 16, 1974), who is an actor.
  4. Felicity Kendal (1990-1998)
  5. Sinéad Cusack 
  6. Sabrina Guinness (2012-Present) – After nearly 2 years of dating, Stoppard wed brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on June 6, 2014.
Tom Stoppard seen with his wife Miriam Stern in New York City
Tom Stoppard seen with his wife Miriam Stern in New York City (Bernard Gotfryd / / Public Domain)


He has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color


However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Tall and strong built
  • Pronounced facial features
A close-up of renowned playwright Tom Stoppard
A close-up of renowned playwright Tom Stoppard (The Huntington / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Tom Stoppard Facts

  1. His grandparents on both sides were Jewish and had died in concentration camps during World War II.
  2. Tom has contributed to the screenplays of films like Sleepy Hollow (1999), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
  3. As a child, he lived briefly in Singapore and India (in Darjeeling) before settling down in England with his mother and army major step-father, Kenneth Stoppard.

Featured Image by Gorup de Besanez / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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