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Ronald Pickup

Pickup was born in Chester, England, the son of Daisy (née Williams) and Eric Pickup, who was a lecturer.[1] Pickup was educated at The King's School, Chester, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, and became an Associate Member of RADA. His television work began with an episode during the second series of Doctor Who in 1964, for which he was paid £30. Pickup worked with Laurence Olivier at the Royal National Theatre, most notably in Three Sisters and Long Day's Journey Into Night. In 1973, he starred in the BBC drama series The Dragon's Opponent, playing a World War II bomb disposal expert and also appeared in The Day of the Jackal. He played Lt. Harford in Zulu Dawn in 1979, portrayed Igor Stravinsky in Nijinsky in 1980, Prince John in Ivanhoe in 1982, and in 1983 he appeared opposite Penelope Keith in Moving, in 1988 in the BBC miniseries The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1988 TV Serial) as the voice of Aslan, and in 1990 he starred in the short lived sit-com, Not with a Bang. More modern roles have included parts in Hornblower, Hustle, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, Waking the Dead, The Bill, Silent Witness, Sherlock Holmes, and Inspector Morse. He is also a regular character in the BBC sitcom The Worst Week of My Life. His most recent appearance was in Holby City as Lord Charles Byrne. Pickup gave a highly acclaimed performance as a decayed Russian aristocrat in the BBC series Fortunes of War, based on a work by Olivia Manning. He also provided the voice for Aslan in the BBC's adaptation of the Chronicles of Narnia and starred opposite Judi Dench in the 1989 Channel 4 serial Behaving Badly. He is also an accomplished stage actor. He was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role of 1997 for his performance in Amy's View. Pickup had the starring role as composer Giuseppe Verdi in the acclaimed The Life of Verdi, written and directed by Renato Castellani. In 2005, he had a supporting role in the family-based film, The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby. Between March and August 2009, he starred as Lucky in Sean Mathias' production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett opposite Sir Ian McKellen (Estragon), Patrick Stewart (Vladimir) and also Simon Callow (Pozzo). The tour opened in Malvern before travelling to Milton Keynes, Brighton, Bath, Norwich, Edinburgh and Newcastle; its run at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket was extended due to demand. In February 2010 he also appeared as 'Pegleg' in the BBC's period drama Lark Rise to Candleford. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ronald Pickup, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 7, 1940 In Chester, England, UK
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In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
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Movie The Happy Prince 2018-04-12
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Poster of Evilenko
Poster of Albert Einstein
Poster of Nijinsky
Poster of Much Ado About Nothing
Movie The Happy Prince Judge 2018-04-12
Movie The Time of Their Lives Frank 2017-03-10
Movie Darkest Hour Neville Chamberlain 2017-11-22
Movie The Have-Nots Bentham 2016-06-25
Movie The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Norman Cousins 2015-02-26
Series Pramface Unknown 2012-02-23
Movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Norman Cousins 2011-11-28
Series Lark Rise to Candleford Unknown 2008-01-13
Movie The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey William McDowell 2007-07-09
Movie Cherished Professor Sir Roy Meadow 2005-02-22
Movie A Life in Suitcases Monsieur Moitessier 2005-10-20
Movie The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby Cecil Johnson 2005-10-29
Series Sea of Souls Unknown 2004-02-02
Movie The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Monsieur Moitessier 2004-02-09
Movie Secret Passage Da Monte 2004-01-01
Series The Worst Week of My Life 2004-03-12
Movie Evilenko Aron Richter 2004-04-16
Series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Sir Stuart Sinhurst 2002-04-08
Series The Jury Jeffrey Livingstone 2002-02-17
Series Foyle's War Unknown 2002-10-27
Series Waking the Dead Unknown 2000-09-04
Movie Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil Don Massaredo 1999-02-24
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown 1997-03-23
Series Ivanhoe Waldemar Fitzurse 1997-01-12
Series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Unknown 1996-01-03
Movie Der Blinde Dr. Bartnik 1996-03-05
Movie A Very Open Prison Brian Silcott 1995-12-09
Movie Henry IV Henry IV 1995-10-27
Movie The Rector's Wife Daniel Byrne 1994-10-09
Movie Message for Posterity Richard Browning 1994-10-28
Movie Milner Jocelyn Fry 1994-12-19
Series The Riff Raff Element 1993-04-02
Movie The Golden Years 1992-01-02
Movie Absolute Hell 1991-10-04
Movie A Murder of Quality Felix D'Arcy 1991-10-04
Movie Jekyll & Hyde Jeffrey Utterson, Esquire 1990-01-06
Series Behaving Badly 1989-02-20
Movie A Dry White Season Louw 1989-01-01
Movie Danny the Champion of the World Captain Lancaster 1989-04-29
Movie Testimony Marshall Tukhachevsky 1988-11-01
Movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Aslan 1988-11-03
Movie The Fourth Protocol Wynne-Evans 1987-02-24
Series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown 1987-08-02
Series Fortunes of War 1987-10-11
Series Casualty Martin / Reginald Freeborn 1986-09-05
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie The Mission Hontar 1986-09-29
Series Moving 1985-01-09
Movie Pope John Paul II Jan Tyranowski 1985-05-16
Movie Eleni Spiro 1985-11-01
Series Albert Einstein Albert Einstein 1984-04-18
Series Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1984-04-24
Movie Camille Jean 1984-12-11
Movie Never Say Never Again Elliott 1983-10-07
Movie Verdi Giuseppe Verdi 1982-01-01
Movie Ivanhoe Prince John 1982-02-23
Movie The Letter Howard Joyce 1982-05-03
Movie Nijinsky Igor Stravinsky 1980-03-20
Movie Zulu Dawn Lt. Harford 1979-05-14
Movie ...but the clouds... 1977-04-16
Movie The Philanthropist 1975-10-28
Series Father Brown Unknown 1974-09-26
Movie Mahler Nick 1974-04-04
Movie Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill Lord Randolph Churchill 1974-11-05
Movie Long Day's Journey Into Night Edmund Tyrone 1973-03-10
Movie The Day of the Jackal The Forger 1973-05-15
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Don Pedro 1967-01-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
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