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Ronald Magill (1920–2007)

Ronald Magill was born on April 21, 1920 in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. He was an actor and director, known for Emmerdale Farm (1972), I Capture the Castle (1954) and Julius Caesar (1970). He died on September 6, 2007 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 87) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Emmerdale Farm
Emmerdale Farm Amos Brearly
I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle James Mortmain
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Servant to Caesar
The Case of Private Hamp
The Case of Private Hamp Corporal Haslem


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 1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Mr. Squires
- The Shadow Man (1971) ... Mr. Squires
 1969-1970 Special Branch (TV Series)
No. 3 Interrogator / Mr. Herridge
- Fool's Mate (1970) ... No. 3 Interrogator
- Visitor from Moscow (1969) ... Mr. Herridge
 1970 Julius Caesar
Servant to Caesar
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
- The Big Plant (1970) ... Armitage
 1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Jack Mason
- Low Moon (1970) ... Jack Mason
 1959 The Case of Private Hamp (TV Movie)
Corporal Haslem
 1954 I Capture the Castle (TV Movie)
James Mortmain
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 1965 Treasure Island (TV Movie) (theatre)
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 1965 Treasure Island (TV Movie) (adaption)
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 1993 Emmerdale: 21 Years (Video documentary)
Himself / Amos Brearly
 1988 Open Air (TV Series documentary)
- Emmerdale Farm (1988) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Sophocles' play, "Oedipus the King," at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with John Neville OBE, Margaret Rawlings, Christopher Hancock, and Jimmy Thompson in the cast. Colin George was director. See more »

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5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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Best known for his long-running role as grumbling landlord Amos Brearly on the soap "Emmerdale" (1972-1991). See more »


His "Amos" character's bushy sideburns and catchphrase "Nay, Mr Wilks"

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