TV commercial for Marks & Spencer (2002)
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Interview |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Jonathan Cobbald | Bob Ferris | Jack Goetz | David Huggett | Larry Keith | Ronnie Barker O.B.E. | The Two Ronnies | G. Wiley | Gerald Wiley | Gerard Wiley | Gerald Wilrey
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
I knew with Porridge
(1974) from the first episode. It was in front of an audience which is a wonderful sounding board as to how well it's going. My wife was in the audience for that and she said afterwards 'This is going to be a big success' and she was right.
His first job was that of a stage hand at The Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, UK. At that time the theatre was a rep and one night Ronnie was thrust on stage to cover for someone - the rest, as they say, is history. Although considered a comic actor he has portrayed a vast array of characters - especially on the stage - and was considered one of Britain's finest character actors.