John Ronane (born 11 December 1933) is a British actor.
An Emmy nominee for his role in "War of Children" for CBS, he lost to Lord Olivier that year.
In the UK, he was a regular character in Granada TV's Strangers between 1978–82, playing Detective Sgt Singer. He has appeared onstage in the West End, in movies in Hollywood and Europe, on the BBC, on radio and television, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Films include Captain Hawkins in "King Rat" with George Segal, John Mills and Denholm Elliott; "Charlie Bubbles" with Albert Finney and Liza Minnelli; "How I Won the War" with John Lennon and Michael Crawford; "La Mujer de l'Otro" with Martha Hyer for Madrid Coral Pictures; "Operation Crossbow" with Sophia Loren, George Peppard and Tom Courtenay; "Some May Live" with Joseph Cotton and Martha Hyer; starred in "The Touchables" for Twentieth Century Fox.
Other TV credits include: Z Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, The Saint, The Avengers, Department S, Strange Report, The Persuaders!, Out of the Unknown, Survivors, starred in 'Trust Red' in The Sweeney, 1990, All Creatures Great and Small, Juliet Bravo, Howards' Way and Press Gang.
Other starring roles in the 1960s for ATV included "The Hooded Terror," "The Taxi's For Johnny," and "Two Love Stories."
His appeared onstage at the Apollo Theatre (Peoria, IL) as Marc in "Art"—fulfilling a show biz desire to "play in Peoria."
He has taught drama and acting at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and Illinois Central College.
He is married to Carole, and he has four children.
Currently he is an author with a play (which he wrote, directed and starred in) "Words and Pictures"; and two novels published: "Hank Goes Dancing" (a 1950s romp through British national service) and the action-romantic thriller "Gone for a Soldier." Other novels are in the works: "Men of Violence" and "Dangerous Pastimes."
Additionally, he has written several screenplays that are in various stages of development.
Material on this page can be verified online in various biographies of John Ronane, plus interviews.
Frequents Todd's Service Center, and is renowned for being exceptionally charitable to the employees of the hellish environment that is Todd's. He was quoted by an employee to have came in and donated several of his books the servicemen.
"King Rat" "La Mujer de l'Otro" "Spiral Staircase" "Todd's Service Center"
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