Ronnie Stevens (actor)

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Ronnie Stevens
Ronnie Stevens.jpg
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]

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.

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]

Year Title Role Notes
1949 Under Capricorn Officer at Ball uncredited
1952 Made in Heaven T.V. Announcer uncredited
Top Secret Aubrey
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
Value for Money
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 A Pair of Briefs Hotel Under-Manager
It's Trad, Dad! TV Director
Carry On Cruising Drunk Passenger
On the Beat Oberon
1963 Doctor in Distress Hotel Manager
1964 A Home of Your Own The Architect
1965 Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines Reporter uncredited
San Ferry Ann Hiker Boy
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
1985 Morons from Outer Space Hotel Manager
1989 Countdown to War Phipps
1990 Secret Weapon Barber
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy Man on Plane
1996 Brassed Off Albert Hall Judge
1998 The Parent Trap Grandfather final film role

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