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Ronald Adam (1896–1979)

Ronald Adam was a man who combined an acting career with an extra-ordinary military career that encompassed being a victim of the Red Baron in World War One to taking his revenge as an RAF fighter controller in the Battle of Britain. Born Ronald George Hinings Adams on the last day of 1896, he was educated at University College, London. When still... See full bio »

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(age 82) in London, England, UK

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 1978 Question of Love
Le juge anglais
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Mr. Chichelle Plowden
- The Portland Millions (1976) ... Mr. Chichelle Plowden
 1975 The Man from Nowhere
George Harvey
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
 1974 The Nine Tailors (TV Mini-Series)
Dowson
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Dowson
 1973 Casanova '73 (TV Series)
Dr. Spratforth
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Dr. Spratforth
 1973 The Zoo Robbery
Zoologist
 1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Sir Charles Braithwaite
- Copper Bottomed Cert (1972) ... Sir Charles Braithwaite
 1972 The Ruling Class
Lord
 1968-1971 Freewheelers (TV Series)
Professor Lowrie / Professor Gotts
- Cypher (1971) ... Professor Gotts
- The Big Freeze Part 4: Gotterdammerung (1968) ... Professor Lowrie
- The Big Freeze: Part 3: Anvil (1968) ... Professor Lowrie
- The Big Freeze: Part 2: Valkyrie (1968) ... Professor Lowrie
- The Big Freeze: Part 1: Icarus (1968) ... Professor Lowrie
 1971 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Senior Inquisitor
- Steed in the Stable (1971) ... Senior Inquisitor
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
- The Islanders (1971)
 1971 Zeppelin
Prime Minister
 1970 Song of Norway
Gade
 1969 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Breach of the Peace (1969) ... Magistrate
 1968 Scene (TV Series)
Judge
- The Sentence of the Court (1968) ... Judge
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Armitage
- Boatman Do Not Tarry (1968) ... Armitage
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Sir Godfrey McKellar
- The Fall of Kelvin Walker (1968) ... Sir Godfrey McKellar
 1967 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Chairman
- Random Sample (1967) ... Chairman
 1967 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Chief Constable
- The Unquiet Ghost (1967) ... Chief Constable
 1967 This Man Craig (TV Series)
John Leggat
- There's Got to Be a Fire Somewhere (1967) ... John Leggat
 1966 Who Killed the Cat?
Gregory
 1966 Public Eye (TV Series)
Leonard Minster
- It Had to Be a Mouse (1966) ... Leonard Minster
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
Crito
- The Death of Socrates (1966) ... Crito
 1964-1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Sir Robert Copthorne / Mr. Baker
- Morna (1966) ... Sir Robert Copthorne (as Ronald Adams)
- The Lady-Killer (1964) ... Mr. Baker
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia
Minister at Graveside
 1964 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Pastor Hoffmeyer
- Sunday Mystery Theatre: Weekend at Willaburra (1964) ... Pastor Hoffmeyer
 1964 The Valiant Varneys (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1964)
 1964 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
- Sykes and a Box (1964)
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Roger Upton
- Do You Remember Leo Winters? (1964) ... Roger Upton
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Lord Justice Palmer
- The Case of the Hangmans Noose (1964) ... Lord Justice Palmer
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. Spender
- Second Sight (1963) ... Dr. Spender
 1963 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Judge
- The Simple Truth (1963) ... Judge
 1963 Heavens Above!
Cabinet Minister #1 (uncredited)
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Sir Morton
- The Hill of Lions (1963) ... Sir Morton
 1962 Death and the Sky Above
Sir John Fawcett
 1962 Postman's Knock
Mr. Fordyce
 1962 Satan Never Sleeps
Father Lemay (uncredited)
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Mr. Noel
- The Headmistress (1961) ... Mr. Noel
 1961 Three on a Spree
Judge
 1961 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Jenner Halliday
- Episode #1.9 (1961) ... Sir Jenner Halliday
 1961 The Devil Inside
J. B. Wykenham
 1960 Shoot to Kill
Wood
 1960 Snowball
Mr. King
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Sir James Hannen
- The Dilke Case (1960) ... Sir James Hannen
 1960 Please Turn Over
Mr. Appleton
 1960 Carry on, Constable
Motorist (uncredited)
 1960 And the Same to You
Trout
 1959 Redgauntlet (TV Series)
Tom Trumbull
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Tom Trumbull
 1959 Foreign Field (TV Movie)
Mr. Priestman
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Second Doctor (uncredited)
 1959 Man in a Cocked Hat
Sir John Farthing
 1958 African Patrol (TV Series)
John Haley
- The Sickness (1958) ... John Haley
 1958 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Assistant Commissioner
- The Killing Job (1958) ... Assistant Commissioner
 1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
The Magistrate
- The Courtroom (1958) ... The Magistrate
 1958 The Inbetween Age
Mr. Dryden
 1957 Woman and the Hunter
Insp. McGregor
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
Chemist (uncredited)
 1957 The Surgeon's Knife
Maj. Tilling
 1957 Inside Information (Short)
Insp Hammond
 1957 The Ship Was Loaded
First Sea Lord
 1957 Kill Me Tomorrow
Mr. Brook
 1957 Sea Wife
Army Padre
 1956-1957 The Crime of the Century (TV Series)
Asst. Commissioner Relf
- The Century Closes (1957) ... Asst. Commissioner Relf
- The Century Opens (1956) ... Asst. Commissioner Relf
- Major Trump (1956) ... Asst. Commissioner Relf
- Taffy (1956) ... Asst. Commissioner Relf
- Abbie (1956) ... Asst. Commissioner Relf
 1957 Adventures of a Jungle Boy (TV Series)
Dr. Lawrence
- Doctor's Dilemma (1957) ... Dr. Lawrence
- The Doctor Man (1957) ... Dr. Lawrence
- Kidnapped (1957) ... Dr. Lawrence
- A Child by the River (1957) ... Dr. Lawrence
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Club Steward
 1956 Million Dollar Manhunt
Scammel / Dumetrius
 1956 Lust for Life
Commissioner De Smet
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
General Le Claire
- A Matter of Justice (1956) ... General Le Claire
 1956 Bhowani Junction
General Ackerby (uncredited)
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Adams (uncredited)
 1956 Private's Progress
Doctor at Medical
 1956 Tons of Trouble
Psychiatrist
 1950-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Braithwaite
- The Happy Sunday Afternoon (1950) ... Mr. Braithwaite
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Tam Lyn
- The Homing Chinaman (1955) ... Tam Lyn
 1954 Thought to Kill
Gooch
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Parsons
 1954 The Black Knight
The Abbot
 1954 The Beachcomber
Sir Henry Johnstone (uncredited)
 1954 Crest of the Wave
Member of Admiralty Board (uncredited)
 1954 Forbidden Cargo
Mr. Bennett (uncredited)
 1954 Johnny on the Spot
Insp. Beveridge
 1954 Front Page Story
Editor
 1954 Man with a Million
Samuel Clements (uncredited)
 1953 Escape by Night
Tallboy
 1953 Flannelfoot
Insp. Duggan
 1953 Malta Story
British Officer (uncredited)
 1953 Martin Luther
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Gooch
- The Parlour Trick (1953) ... Gooch
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Instructor (uncredited)
 1952 Holiday Week
Mr. Jeffcote
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
Barworth Controller
 1952 Evidence for Hire
Sir William Hanson QC
 1952 My Wife's Lodger
Doctor
 1952 Angels One Five
Group Controller
 1952 The Obsessed
Head-Master
 1952 Mr. Denning Drives North
Coroner
 1951 I'll Never Forget You
Ronson (uncredited)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Turner
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Specialist
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Adm. McCartney
 1951 Fortune in Diamonds
Van Thaal
 1950 Shadow of the Past
Solicitor
 1950 Seven Days to Noon
The Prime Minister
 1950 Operation X
Col. Fogarty
 1950 Mr. Gillie (TV Movie)
Rev. Mr. Gibb
 1949 Boys in Brown
Judge (uncredited)
 1949 Diamond City
Robert Southey
 1949 Under Capricorn
Mr. Riggs
 1949 Black Magic
Court President
 1949 The Hidden Room
Clubman
 1949 If This Be Sin
Prosecutor
 1949 The Bad Lord Byron
Judge
 1949 All Over the Town
Sam Vane
 1949 The Case of Charles Peace
Defence counsel Lockwood
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
Macleod
 1948 Morning Departure (TV Movie)
Lt. McFee
 1948 Devil's Plot
Col Ingram, Gillington POW Camp Commandant
 1947 An Ideal Husband
Member Of Parliament (uncredited)
 1947 Take My Life
Det Sgt Hawkins. (Deaf Man.) (uncredited)
 1947 Busman's Honeymoon (TV Movie)
Bunter
 1947 Fame Is the Spur
Radshaws' Doctor (uncredited)
 1947 The Phantom Shot
Caleb Horder
 1946 Green for Danger
Dr. White
 1946 Morning Departure (TV Movie)
Lt. McFee
 1945 Pink String and Sealing Wax
Clerk of the Court
 1945 Journey Together
Commanding Officer at Falcon Field
 1943 Escape to Danger
George Merrick
 1942 The Foreman Went to France
Sir Charles Fawcett Managing Director
 1942 The Avengers
Daily Express Reporter in Phone Booth (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Blockade
German businessman
 1940 House of Mystery
Mons. Besnard
 1940 Maxwell Archer, Detective
Nicolides
 1940 The Missing People
Surtees
 1939 Dangerous Cargo
Capt. Dukes
 1939 The Lion Has Wings
German Bomber Chief
 1939 Inspector Hornleigh
Wittens, Pheasant Inn Manager
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
Pollack - Aviation Engineer (uncredited)
 1939 Too Dangerous to Live
Murbridge / Wills
 1938 Queen of Crime
Police Chief
 1938 Strange Boarders
Barstow
 1938 Drums
Major Gregoff
Show Show Writer (1 credit)

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He acted in Rudolph Besier's play, "The Barretts of Wimpole Street", at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Birmingham, West Midlands, England with Elizabeth Bell in the cast. Philip Dudley was the director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ronald Adams

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Trivia:

In 1931 he saved the Embassy Theatre from being converted into a cinema and then produced over a hundred plays there. He then let the Embassy Theatre to visiting companies in order to concentrate on the Phoenix Theatre with the aim of establishing a stock company, thereby allowing a cheaper admission price which would appeal to a wider audience of playgoers. (The Times, December 11, 1937). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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