Appeared in William Shakespeare
's "Twelfth Night," in a Renaissance Theatre Company production at the Birmingham Repertory Studio Theatre in Birmingham, England, and the Tour with Frances Barber, Christopher Ravenscroft, James Saxon, Abigail McKern, James Simmons, Anton Lesser, Caroline Langrishe and Shaun Prendergast in the ...
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
Ronnie [Ronnie Barker
] took his comedy very seriously, and he also proved in Porridge
(1974) that he was a brilliant actor. To me, it was the best thing he ever did. The wonderful thing about actors is that they just go on. Ronnie's work will go on, especially "Porridge", which I don't think will be topped for many, many years to come.
He revealed in a newspaper interview in January 2013 that he had been diagnosed with emphysema in 2007 and had smoked approximately half a million cigarettes before quitting. According to his daughter Lucy, he quit instantly in 2001 after a routine chest X-ray showed that if he didn't, he would soon be in a wheelchair.