Ronald Pickup

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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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Birthday 1940-06-07

Place of Birth Chester, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Have-Nots as Bentham
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Norman Cousins
2013 Atlantis(3 episodes) as Orpheus
2012 Pramface(1 episode)
2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Norman Cousins
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as King Sharaman
2008 Dark Floors as Tobias
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford(1 episode)
2007 The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey as William McDowell
2004 Evilenko as Aron Richter
2004 Feather Boy(6 episodes) as Ernest Sorrel
2004 The Worst Week of My Life(17 episodes)
2004 Hustle(1 episode)
2004 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea as Monsieur Moitessier
2004 Sea of Souls(1 episode)
2004 Secret Passage as Da Monte
2002 Foyle's War(1 episode)
2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries(1 episode)
2002 The Jury(5 episodes) as Jeffrey Livingstone
2000 Waking the Dead(2 episodes)
1999 Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil as Don Massaredo
1997 Lolita as Young Humbert's Father
1997 Midsomer Murders(1 episode)
1996 Silent Witness(2 episodes)
1996 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates(1 episode)
1995 Henry IV as Henry IV
1993 The Riff Raff Element(12 episodes)
1992 The Golden Years
1991 A Murder of Quality as Felix D'Arcy
1991 Absolute Hell
1990 Not with a Bang(7 episodes)
1990 Jekyll & Hyde as Jeffrey Utterson, Esquire
1989 Danny, The Champion of the World as Captain Lancaster
1989 Behaving Badly(4 episodes)
1988 The Chronicles of Narnia(6 episodes)
1987 Fortunes of War(7 episodes)
1987 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries(2 episodes)
1987 Inspector Morse(1 episode)
1986 The Mission as Hontar
1986 Matlock(2 episodes)
1986 Lovejoy(1 episode)
1985 Moving(6 episodes)
1984 Camille as Jean
1984 Sherlock Holmes(2 episodes)
1983 Never Say Never Again as Elliott
1983 Wagner(0 episodes)
1983 Wagner as Nietzsche
1982 The Letter as Howard Joyce
1982 Ivanhoe as Prince John
1980 Nijinsky as Igor Stravinsky
1979 Zulu Dawn
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1977 ...but the clouds...
1975 The Philanthropist
1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill as Lord Randolph Churchill
1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill(4 episodes)
1974 Father Brown(1 episode)
1974 All Good Men
1973 Long Day's Journey Into Night as Edmund Tyrone
1967 Much Ado About Nothing as Don Pedro
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1900 Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes(1 episode)

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