Ronnie Stevens (actor)

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Ronnie Stevens
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Born Ronald Stevens
(1925-09-02)2 September 1925
London, England
Died 11 November 2006(2006-11-11) (aged 81)
Northwood, Middlesex, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949–2000
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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Stevens was born in London, England, the son of Fanny Elizabeth (Carpenter) and Henry Edward Stevens.[2] 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.[1]

In 1965–66 Stevens co-starred in the pioneering Australian TV satirical comedy series The Mavis Bramston Show, where he replaced founding cast member Gordon Chater.[3]

Stevens also appeared in the 1962 film Carry On Cruising, the 1996 film Brassed Off, and the 1998 film The Parent Trap.[4]

He co-narrated Noggin the Nog with Oliver Postgate.[5]

Personal life[edit]

His wife, Ann, predeceased him as did his older son. He is survived by their youngest son. Ronald was 81 at the time of his death.[6]

Selected filmography[edit]

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