Ronald Hines

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Ronald Charles Andrew Hines (20 June 1929 – 28 March 2017) was a British television actor. He was born in London.[1]

He had a lengthy career, but possibly his best-known role was as the husband in three of the four series of Not in Front of the Children.[2] He also appeared on Jackanory several times, usually narrating stories about the Wombles. He also starred in the 1959-60 sitcom Tell It to the Marines.[3]

In 1967 Hines played Eric Redman in the 11th episode of the 5th series of the popular British action adventure The Saint, the episode entitled The Paper Chase.

In 1988 he played Home Secretary Henry Matthews in the TV film Jack the Ripper which starred Michael Caine.[4]

He also appeared in a number of films, starting with Dunkirk in 1958 and finishing with Rough Cut in 1980.[5] All of his subsequent screen roles have been on television rather than in films.

Hines died in Midhurst, West Sussex, England, on 28 March 2017, at age 87.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1958 Dunkirk Miles
1958 The Two-Headed Spy German Corporal
1960 Sink the Bismarck! Officer on Bridge of 'Prince of Wales' Uncredited
1960 The Angry Silence Ball
1961 House of Mystery Young husband TV Series, 1 episode
1961 Whistle Down the Wind P.C. Thurstow
1961 Echo of Barbara Mike Roscoe
1963 The Informers Geoff Lewis
1963 The Hi-Jackers Jim Brady
1964 Séance on a Wet Afternoon Policeman Outside Clayton's
1966 The Saint Redman TV Series, 1 episode
1971 Elizabeth R William Cecil (Lord Burghley) TV Mini-Series, 5 episodes
1972 Young Winston Adjutant
1972 Dead of Night Frank Pullar TV Series, 1 episode
1973 Take Me High Sam
1980 Rough Cut Capt. Small
1988 Jack the Ripper Henry Matthews
1990 Poirot The Kidnapped Prime Minister Sir Bernard Dodge TV Series, 1 episode
1991 Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady Sir Reginald Cholmondley


  1. ^ "Deceased Estates". The Gazette. 29 June 2017. Archived from the original on 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Not in Front of the Children".
  3. ^ "Tell It to the Marines (1959)".
  4. ^ "Jack the Ripper Part 1 (1988)".
  5. ^ "Ronald Hines".
  6. ^ Lentz, Harris III (October 2017). "Ronald Hines, 87". Classic Images (508): 53.

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