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Ronald Searle (1920–2011)

Ronald Searle was born on March 3, 1920 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Ronald William Fordham Searle. He is known for his work on St. Trinian's (2007), St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009) and The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954). He was married to Monica Ilse Koenig and Kaye Webb. He died on December 30, 2011 in Draguignan,... See full bio »

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 2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (inspired by the original drawings of)
 2007 St. Trinian's (cartoons)
 1980 The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (inspired by the original drawings of the Girls and Staff of St Trinian's)
 1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (inspired by the original drawings of the Girls and Staff of "St. Trinians")
 1960 The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (cartoons)
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (cartoons)
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's (inspired by the original drawings of the Girls and Staff of St Trinian's)
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He designed the cover illustration for Christopher Fry's play "A Sleep of Prisoners", at the Festival of Britain with Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Hugh Pryse and Leonard White in the cast. Michael Macowan was the director and Peter Vaughan was the stage manager. See more »

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[referring to his imprisonment in Changi Prison, a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp, during World War II] If all your generation - everyone you knew - died when they were nineteen or twenty, you've got the biggest present in the world. You live from day to day thinking "My God, I should have died when I was nineteen and I'm eighty-five now". How many presents can one have in one's life? Every day is... See more »


In 1939 he began serving as a sapper with the 287 Field Company until he was captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore in 1942. He was held as a POW in Siam and Malaya until the war ended in 1945. See more »

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