Ralph Cosham

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Ralph Howard Cosham (25 February 1936 - 30 September 2014), was a British-born American film, stage and voice actor and book narrator. Cosham also recorded under the name Geoffrey Howard.[1] He lived in Washington, D.C. where he also performed at the Arena Stage and The Shakespeare Theater.[2] Cosham changed careers from British journalist to actor in the 1970s.[1] Several of his works were awarded "Audio Best of the Year" by Publishers Weekly.[1]

In early 1964, Hamilton Company LTD contracted with United Press International to prepare a special souvenir magazine of The Beatles' first visit to America. UPI assigned English immigrant Cosham to write this. His interviews with concertgoers and reports were published as "The Beatles at Carnegie Hall," which remains easy to find today.

In voice acting he has been featured in the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as the Breton males, Jauffre, the Grandmaster of the Blades and Vicente Valtieri; Dr. Guervich in Death Without Consent (2005); he played the voice part "townspeople 3" in Pirates of the Caribbean (2003).[3]

In acting he was a driver in Shadow Conspiracy (1997); Supreme Court Justice Jensen in The Pelican Brief (1993), Judge Assel Steward in Suspect (1987); a Marine Lieutenant in Starman (1984); and played the part of Braddock's Captain in the mini TV series George Washington (1984).[3]

As a book narrator, Cosham (or as Howard) has narrated over 100 books.[1] Some titles include The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, The Castle by Franz Kafka, Heart of Darkness (2002), Frankenstein (2002), Around the World in Eighty Days (2003), Alice in Wonderland (2004), Watership Down (2010), Dead Man's Chest (2001 novel by Roger Johnson, narrated in 2006) and a collection of American short stories titled The American Experience: A Collection of Great American Stories (2004).

Ralph Cosham died of an illness on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 at his home in Reston, Virginia; at the age of 78.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d AudioFile Magazine.
  2. ^ 9/11 Narrators profile.
  3. ^ a b Internet Movie Database.
  4. ^ "Obituary Actor Ralph Cosham, 78". restonnow.com. 1 October 2014. 

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