Ronald Pickup

Ronald Pickup

Pickup was born in Chester, England, the son of Daisy (née Williams) and Eric Pickup, who was a lecturer.[1] Pickup was educated at The King's School, Chester, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, and became an Associate Member of RADA. His television work began with an episode during the second series of Doctor Who in 1964, for which he was paid £30. Pickup worked with Laurence Olivier at the Royal National Theatre, most notably in Three Sisters and Long Day's Journey Into Night. In 1973, he starred in the BBC drama series The Dragon's Opponent, playing a World War II bomb disposal expert and also appeared in The Day of the Jackal. He played Lt. Harford in Zulu Dawn in 1979, portrayed Igor Stravinsky in Nijinsky in 1980, Prince John in Ivanhoe in 1982, and in 1983 he appeared opposite Penelope Keith in Moving, in 1988 in the BBC miniseries The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1988 TV Serial) as the voice of Aslan, and in 1990 he starred in the short lived sit-com, Not with a Bang. More modern roles have included parts in Hornblower, Hustle, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, Waking the Dead, The Bill, Silent Witness, Sherlock Holmes, and Inspector Morse. He is also a regular character in the BBC sitcom The Worst Week of My Life. His most recent appearance was in Holby City as Lord Charles Byrne. Pickup gave a highly acclaimed performance as a decayed Russian aristocrat in the BBC series Fortunes of War, based on a work by Olivia Manning. He also provided the voice for Aslan in the BBC's adaptation of the Chronicles of Narnia and starred opposite Judi Dench in the 1989 Channel 4 serial Behaving Badly. He is also an accomplished stage actor. He was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role of 1997 for his performance in Amy's View. Pickup had the starring role as composer Giuseppe Verdi in the acclaimed The Life of Verdi, written and directed by Renato Castellani. In 2005, he had a supporting role in the family-based film, The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby. Between March and August 2009, he starred as Lucky in Sean Mathias' production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett opposite Sir Ian McKellen (Estragon), Patrick Stewart (Vladimir) and also Simon Callow (Pozzo). The tour opened in Malvern before travelling to Milton Keynes, Brighton, Bath, Norwich, Edinburgh and Newcastle; its run at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket was extended due to demand. In February 2010 he also appeared as 'Pegleg' in the BBC's period drama Lark Rise to Candleford. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ronald Pickup, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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    Place of birth
    Chester, England, UK
    Birthday
    6/7/1940
Henry IV
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...but the clouds...
...but the clouds...
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Verdi
0
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Samuel Beckett: As the Story Was Told
0
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The Crystal Spirit: Orwell on Jura
0
The Golden Years
0
All Good Men
All Good Men
0
The Letter
The Letter
6
Stealing Silver
Stealing Silver
7.2
A Very Open Prison
A Very Open Prison
10
Ghost Trio
Ghost Trio
0
Evilenko
Evilenko
5.7
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill
8
Milner
6
My Friend Walter
My Friend Walter
0
Ladies' Night
Ladies' Night
0
A Little Place Off the Edgware Road
A Little Place Off the Edgware Road
0
Dark Floors
Dark Floors
4.9
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
7
Jekyll & Hyde
Jekyll & Hyde
5.8
The Time of Their Lives
The Time of Their Lives
5.1
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Romeo and Juliet
0
Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil
Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil
7.2
Nijinsky
Nijinsky
5
Eleni
Eleni
6.2
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
7.4
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
7
In The Cold Light Of Day
In The Cold Light Of Day
0
End of Term
End of Term
0
A Murder of Quality
A Murder of Quality
5.7
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
6.2
Secret Passage
Secret Passage
2.5
Absolute Hell
Absolute Hell
5.7
The Have-Nots
The Have-Nots
5.3
Cherished
Cherished
7
Testimony
Testimony
5.7
Journey of Honor
Journey of Honor
4.9
Theatreland
Theatreland
0
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea
5.3
The Mission
The Mission
7.4
Much Ado About Nothing
5
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby
5.4
The Thirty Nine Steps
The Thirty Nine Steps
6.6
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
6.3
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
6.9
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
6.4
Message for Posterity
Message for Posterity
0
Mahler
Mahler
6.7
Der Blinde
Der Blinde
0
Bethune: The Making of a Hero
Bethune: The Making of a Hero
5.3
King Lear
King Lear
0
Danny the Champion of the World
Danny the Champion of the World
6.1
Camille
Camille
6
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
6.1
Puccini
Puccini
1
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince
6.4
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
3.7
The Fourth Protocol
The Fourth Protocol
6.2
A Life in Suitcases
A Life in Suitcases
5.5
Lolita
Lolita
7.1
Joseph Andrews
Joseph Andrews
4.1
Never Say Never Again
Never Say Never Again
6.1
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian & The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian & The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
5.2
The Day of the Jackal
The Day of the Jackal
7.5
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis
4.1
Breathtaking
3
Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror
Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror
6.8
Zulu Dawn
Zulu Dawn
6
Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
8
A Dry White Season
A Dry White Season
6.7
Henry VIII
Henry VIII
6.5
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
5.9
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
6.3
Supernova
Supernova
4.4
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