Ronald Fraser

Biography

Date of Birth 11 April 1930, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, England, UK Date of Death 13 March 1997, London, England, UK (internal hemorrhage) Birth Name Ronald Gordon Fraser Mini Biography Ronald Fraser, the British movie and television character actor, was born on April 11, 1930 in Ashton-under-Lyme, England. He began his professional acting career in 1954 and began appearing in small roles in movies and television in 1957. His first major movie credit was as a soldier, Lance Corporal 'Mac' Macleish in The Long, the Short and the Tall (1961). He specialized in playing nasty, brutish types, such as the piggish Private Campbell in Robert Aldrich's World War II drama Too Late the Hero (1970), who robs a corpse, kills a fellow British solder, and deserts his compatriots to surrender to the Japanese before being strung up like a slaughtered hog by the enemy. He also appeared in Aldrich's The Killing of Sister George (1968) and gave a memorable performance as Sergeant Watson in the original The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), also directed by Aldrich. He was versatile enough as an actor to occasionally break type, such as his turn as Colonel Pickering in the 1981 Pygmalion (1981) (TV), which starred Twiggy as Eliza Dolittle. Ronald Fraser died on March 13, 1997, a month shy of his 67th birthday. Spouse Elizabeth Howe (1956 - ?) Trivia Beefy, small-eyed British character actor with a theatre background who caroused with the likes of Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole in his early years, making a dent in film as tough guys with a soft spot in war drama. Salary Ooh... You Are Awful (1974) $1,200 Ronald Fraser (11 April 1930 – March 13, 1997) was an English character actor who appeared in numerous British films of the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's whilst also appearing in many popular TV shows. He is the father of actor Hugh Fraser. Ronald Fraser was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, the son of an interior decorator. He was educated in Scotland and did National Service as a Lieutenant in the Seaforth Highlanders. He trained as an actor at RADA and appeared at the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre before appearing in Repertory Theatre in London and at the Old Vic from 1954. Fraser was a resident of Hampstead, London. He was a heavy drinker and a well known figure in the local Hostelries. He died of a haemorrhage, aged 66 on 13 March 1997. The pallbearers at his funeral were Sean Connery, Peter O'Toole, Simon Ward (star of Young Winston) and Chris Evans.

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Birth Name

Ronald Gordon Fraser

Birth Place

Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Birth Date

4/11/1930

Death Date

3/13/1997
Known For
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Fathom

Col. Douglas Campbell, Chief of HADES

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Swallows and Amazons

Uncle Jim

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The Killing of Sister George

Leo Lockhart

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Die Verdammten der blauen Berge

Inspector Dickie Lean

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The Long and the Short and the Tall

L / Cpl. Macleish

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Ooh... You Are Awful

Reggie Campbell Peek

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The Punch and Judy Man

Arthur Palmer (Mayor)

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Melissa

Felix Hepburn (3 episodes, 1974)

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The Pot Carriers

Red Band

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Contest Girl

Walter Carey

Starring In
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Fortunes And Misfortunes Of Moll Flanders

Sir Richard Gregory

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The Willows in Winter

Chief Judge (voice) (as Ronnie Fraser)

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Heavy Weather

Sir Gregory Parsloe

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Let Him Have It

Niven's Judge

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Scandal

Justice Marshall

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Absolute Beginners

Amberley Drove

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Trail of the Pink Panther

Dr. Longet

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Minder - Series 7 - Complete

Albert Goddard / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1989)

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The Wild Geese

Jock McTaggart

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Come Play With Me

Slasher

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Fiona Richmond - Hardcore

Marty Kenelm-Smedley

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Paper Tiger

Sergeant Forster

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Swallows and Amazons

Uncle Jim

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Melissa

Felix Hepburn (3 episodes, 1974)

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It's Not the Size that Counts

Bleeker

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Ooh... You Are Awful

Reggie Campbell Peek

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Rentadick

Major Upton

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The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins

George (segment "Wrath")

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Too Late The Hero

Pvt. Campbell

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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

Tom Hutchinson

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The Bed Sitting Room

The Army

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La Horca Puede Esperar

MacNab

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The Killing of Sister George

Leo Lockhart

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Mr. Sebastian

Toby

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Fathom

Col. Douglas Campbell, Chief of HADES

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The Whisperers

Charlie Ross

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The Flight of the Phoenix

Sergeant Watson

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Contest Girl

Walter Carey

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Allez France!

Sergent Timothy Reagan

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Die Verdammten der blauen Berge

Inspector Dickie Lean

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The V.I.P.s

Joslin

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Alibi des Todes

Sgt. Saunders

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The Punch and Judy Man

Arthur Palmer (Mayor)

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In Search of the Castaways

Guard at Dockyard Gate

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The Pot Carriers

Red Band

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Don't Bother to Knock

Fred

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The Best of Enemies

Perfect

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The Long and the Short and the Tall

L / Cpl. Macleish

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There Was a Crooked Man

Gen. Cummins

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The Sundowners

Ocker

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