Ronnie Stevens (actor)
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2 September 1925
|Died||11 November 2006 (aged 81)|
|Spouse(s)||Ann Bristow (1959-2006; her death; 2 children)|
Ronald Stevens (2 September 1925 – 11 November 2006) was a London-born English revue artist and character actor credited professionally as Ronnie Stevens.
Life and career
Stevens was born in London, England, the son of Fanny Elizabeth (Carpenter) and Henry Edward Stevens. He appeared in many television comedy series in regular roles, including May to December, Goodnight Sweetheart and A J Wentworth, BA. He also appeared as the "Minister of Pollution", in The Goodies pollution episode. He played minor roles in many other sitcoms including Wild, Wild Women, Only When I Laugh, Ever Decreasing Circles, Hi-de-Hi!, Yes, Prime Minister, Terry and June, Chance in a Million and As Time Goes By. He played roles in The Avengers, Dick and the Duchess, Minder, Rumpole of the Bailey, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, and as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in the 1980 BBC Television Shakespeare series presentation of Twelfth Night.
Stevens also lent his voice to the classic children's puppet series Space Patrol and Sara and Hoppity and the children's animated series Captain Zed and the Zee Zone along with various British and Canadian voice actors.
His wife, Ann, predeceased him as did his older son Paul. He is survived by their younger son Guy. Ronald was 81 at the time of his death.
|1949||Under Capricorn||Officer at Ball||Uncredited|
|Made in Heaven||T.V. Announcer||Uncredited|
|1953||Love in Pawn||Grocer|
|1954||The Scarlet Web||Simpson|
|The Embezzler||Travel Agent||Uncredited|
|For Better, for Worse||Fishmonger's Assistant|
|1955||As Long as They're Happy||Box intruder|
|The Hornet's Nest||Bill, the Photographer|
|Value for Money||Compere|
|No Smoking||BBC Man|
|An Alligator Named Daisy||Singer||Uncredited|
|1956||The Narrowing Circle||Jimmy|
|The Extra Day||Reporter||Uncredited|
|1957||Doctor at Large||Waiter at hotel|
|1958||I Was Monty's Double||M.I.5. Tail|
|Bachelor of Hearts||Shop Assistant|
|1959||Danger Within||Lt. Meynell, 'The Sewer Rat'|
|I'm All Right Jack||Hooper|
|1960||Doctor in Love||Harold Green|
|Dentist in the Chair||Brian Dexter|
|1961||Very Important Person||Hankley|
|Nearly a Nasty Accident||Flight Lt. Pocock|
|Dentist on the Job||Brian Dexter|
|1962||It's Trad, Dad!||TV Director|
|A Pair of Briefs||Hotel Under-Manager|
|Carry On Cruising||Drunk Passenger|
|On the Beat||Oberon|
|1963||Doctor in Distress||Hotel Manager|
|1965||A Home of Your Own||The Architect|
|Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines||Reporter||Uncredited|
|San Ferry Ann||Hiker Boy|
|Give a Dog a Bone||Ringo|
|1966||Doctor in Clover||TV Producer|
|The Sandwich Man||Drunk|
|1967||Smashing Time||1st Waiter|
|1969||Some Girls Do||Peregrine Carruthers|
|Goodbye, Mr. Chips||Algie|
|1974||All I Want Is You... and You... and You...||Husband|
|1979||S.O.S. Titanic||Doctor McGee - Carpathia||uncredited|
|1984||Captain Stirrick||William Perfect|
|1985||Morons from Outer Space||Hotel Manager|
|1989||Countdown to War||Phipps|
|1992||Blame It on the Bellboy||Man on Plane|
|1996||Brassed Off||Albert Hall Judge|
|1998||The Parent Trap||Grandfather||(final film role)|
- "Ronnie Stevens". BFI.
- "Australian Television: The Mavis Bramston Show". australiantelevision.net.
- "Ronnie Stevens - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- Eric Shorter. "Obituary: Ronnie Stevens". the Guardian.
- "Ronnie Stevens". Telegraph.co.uk. 15 November 2006.
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