Ronald Pickup

Actor
Endowed with an orotund delivery honed treading the boards with the likes of Olivier, British actor Ronald Pickup bowed on the British telly with a 1964 role on the venerable sci-fi series "Doctor Who. " He then debuted ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1940 in Chester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (64)

Downton Abbey 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Time of Their Lives 2016 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2015 (Movie)

Norman Cousins (Actor)

Atlantis 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parade's End 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2012 (Movie)

Norman Cousins (Actor)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

King Sharaman (Actor)

Dark Floors 2008 (Movie)

Tobias (Actor)

Hustle 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Cecil Johnson (Actor)

Foyle's War 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Monster of Rostov 2004 (Movie)

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The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1 - The Moab Story 2003 (Movie)

Monsieur Moitessier (Actor)

Dalziel & Pascoe: On Beulah Height 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis 1999 (Movie)

Percy Stone (Actor)

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates II 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess & the Devil 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lolita 1998 (Movie)

Young Humbert's Father (Actor)

Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Bethune 1993 (Movie)

Alan Coleman (Actor)

Shogun Mayeda 1992 (Movie)

Captain Crawford (Actor)

The Silver Chair 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Jekyll & Hyde 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Dry White Season 1989 (Movie)

Louw (Actor)

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

Fortunes of War 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Testimony 1988 (Movie)

Tukhachevksy (Actor)

The Fourth Protocol 1987 (Movie)

Wynne-Evans (Actor)

Waters of the Moon 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Mission 1986 (Movie)

Hontar (Actor)

Camille 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Eleni 1985 (Movie)

Spiro Skevis (Actor)

Pope John Paul II 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Father Brown 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Wagner 1983 (Movie)

Nietzsche (Actor)

Ivanhoe 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Nijinsky 1980 (Movie)

Igor Stravinsky (Actor)

Henry VIII 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Zulu Dawn 1979 (Movie)

Lieutenant Harford (Actor)

The 39 Steps 1977 (Movie)

Bayliss (Actor)

Mahler 1974 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Long Day's Journey Into Night 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Day of the Jackal 1973 (Movie)

The Forger (Actor)

Three Sisters 1969 (Movie)

Baron Tusenbach (Actor)

A Murder of Quality (TV Show)

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Absolute Hell (TV Show)

Actor

Call the Midwife (Tv Show)

Actor

Cambridge Spies (TV Show)

Actor

Holby City (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

My Friend Walter (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlett (TV Show)

Actor

Supernova (TV Show)

Actor

The Churchills (TV Show)

Voice

The Letter (TV Show)

Actor

The Life of Verdi (TV Show)

Actor

The Nightmare Years (TV Show)

Actor

The Rector's Wife (TV Show)

Actor

The Rivals (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Endowed with an orotund delivery honed treading the boards with the likes of Olivier, British actor Ronald Pickup bowed on the British telly with a 1964 role on the venerable sci-fi series "Doctor Who. " He then debuted on the big screen with a minor role in director Olivier's adaptation of Chekhov's drama "Three Sisters." Born in Chester, a city steeped in history dating back to the Roman Empire, Pickup hit his onscreen acting stride with several impressive turns playing significant historical figures. He garnered raves for his portrayals of composers Igor Stravinsky in the 1980 drama "Nijinsky" and Giuseppe Verdi in the massive 10-hour 1982 miniseries "Verdi." Trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Pickup, throughout his busy film and TV career, never ventured far from the stage; among other successful theatrical productions, he co-starred on Broadway in "Amy's View," opposite Judi Dench in her Tony-winning performance. Known for supporting roles in other award-winning fare, from the historical drama "The Mission" to the thriller "A Dry White Season," Pickup also graced action-filled popcorn pictures like "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." He won a whole new generation of fans voicing godlike lion Aslan in an animated British TV series adaptation of the "Chronicles of Narnia" fantasy books and costarring as daffy war vet Fraser on the Brit-com "The Worst Week of My Life."

Relationships

Rachel Pickup

Daughter

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Leeds University

Leeds

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