Ronald Fraser Biography

Birthday: 1930-04-11
Place of Birth: Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside
Wiki 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 Jungle Fighters (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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Comedy Playhouse 1961 Comedy
ITV Playhouse Jonathan Wild 1967 Comedy
The Misfit 1970 Comedy
Conceptions of Murder Alfred Rouse 1970 Mystery
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Sundowners 1961 Drama, Adventure
In Search of the Castaways 1962 Adventure, Family, Music
The Punch and Judy Man 1963
Crooks in Cloisters 1964
Sinful Davey MacNab 1968
The Killing of Sister George 1968 Drama
Too Late the Hero 1970 Action, Drama
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer 1973 Comedy
Paper Tiger 1975 Adventure, Drama
Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 Comedy, 0
Tangiers Jenkins 1985 Adventure, Action, Crime
The Mystery of Edwin Drood 1993 Drama, Mystery
Sebastian Toby 2017 0