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Ronald Searle (1920–2011)

Ronald Searle was born on March 3, 1920 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. He was a writer, known for Scrooge (1970), The Wildcats of St. Trinian's (1980) and The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954). He was previously married to Monica Ilse Koenig and Kaye Webb. He died on December 30, 2011 in Draguignan, Var, France. See full bio »

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 1970 Scrooge (titles designed by)
 1969 Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (credit titles designer)
 1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (poster artist - uncredited) / (title designer - uncredited)
 1960 The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (titles - uncredited)
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (original drawings) / (poster artist - uncredited) / (titles - uncredited)
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's (title designer - uncredited)
 1953 The Horse's Mouth (poster artist - uncredited)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob (poster artist - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He designed for Alan Melville, Simon Phipps, Paul Dehn, and Herbret Farjeon's revue, "Penny Plain," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Joyce Grenfell, Elisabeth Welch, Max Adrian, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Rose Hill, Moyra Fraser, Julian Orchard, and Jimmy Thompson in the cast. Laurier Lister was director. Richard ... See more »

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Monica Ilse Koenig  (her death) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[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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