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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 April 1930Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, England, UK
Date of Death 13 March 1997London, England, UK  (internal hemorrhage)
Birth NameRonald Gordon Fraser

Mini Bio (1)

Ronald Fraser, the British movie and television character actor, was born on April 11, 1930 in Ashton-under-Lyme, England. He began his professional acting career in 1954 and began appearing in small roles in movies and television in 1957. His first major movie credit was as a soldier, Lance Corporal 'Mac' Macleish in Jungle Fighters (1961). He specialized in playing nasty, brutish types, such as the piggish Private Campbell in Robert Aldrich's World War II drama Too Late the Hero (1970), who robs a corpse, kills a fellow British solder, and deserts his compatriots to surrender to the Japanese before being strung up like a slaughtered hog by the enemy. He also appeared in Aldrich's The Killing of Sister George (1968) and gave a memorable performance as Sergeant Watson in the original The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), also directed by Aldrich. He was versatile enough as an actor to occasionally break type, such as his turn as Colonel Pickering in the 1981 Celebrity Playhouse: Pygmalion (1981), which starred Twiggy as Eliza Dolittle.

Ronald Fraser died on March 13, 1997, a month shy of his 67th birthday.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C, Hopwood

Spouse (1)

Elizabeth Howe (1956 - ?)

Trivia (3)

Beefy, small-eyed British character actor with a theatre background who caroused with the likes of Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole in his early years, making a dent in film as tough guys with a soft spot in war drama.
In the running for the roles of Dr.Armstrong and Sir Percy in Lifeforce (1985).
He and Kenji Takaki are the only cast members of the original stage production of Jungle Fighters (1961) to reprise their roles in the film version.

Salary (1)

Ooh... You Are Awful (1972) $1,200

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