Ronald Fraser (11 April 1930 – March 13, 1997) was an English character actor, who appeared in numerous British films of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s whilst also appearing in many popular TV shows. He is the father of actor Hugh Fraser.
Ronald Fraser was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, the son of an interior decorator. He was educated in Scotland and did National Service as a Lieutenant in the Seaforth Highlanders. He trained as an actor at RADA and appeared at the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre before appearing in Repertory Theatre in London and at the Old Vic from 1954.
The Long and the Short and the Tall (1960)
The Hellions (1961)
Don't Bother to Knock (1961)
Crooks in Cloisters (1964)
Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Too Late the Hero (1970)
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (Wrath segment) (1971)
Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Come Play With Me
The Wild Geese (1978)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Let Him Have It (1991)
The Ordeal of Dr. Shannon
The Famous Five
Pennies From Heaven
Life Without George
Sword of Honour
Doctor Who (The Happiness Patrol)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
The Chris Evans show "TFI Friday"
Fraser was a resident of Hampstead, London. He was a heavy drinker and a well known figure in the local Hostelries.
He died of a haemorrhage, aged 66 at London on 13 March 1997. The pallbearers at his funeral were Sean Connery, Peter O'Toole, Simon Ward (who had played his son in The Misfit) and Chris Evans.
^ GRO Register of Deaths: Mar 1997 D44A 2501D 255 Camden, DoB = 11 Apr 1930 aged 66
Ronald Fraser at the Internet Movie Database
Ronald Fraser at Find A Grave
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