Stephen Murray was born in Lincolnshire on 6 September 1912, and he made his professional acting debut in Much Ado About Nothing in Stratford in 1933. After working at Birmingham Rep. Westminster Theatre and at the Old Vic. Stephen was commissioned as an Army officer during the war. After 1945, Murray returned to the theatre and focused initially on directing, touring Europe with his controversial interpretation of King Lear. On stage, Stephen appeared in On The Rocks, School For Scandal and Six Characters in Search of an Author, although his favourite performance was as George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? in Edinburgh in 1965. On television, he starred in plays such as Thunder Rock and Marriage Lines. Stephen died 31 March 1983 at the age of 70.