Ronald Pickup Biography (1940-)

Born June 7, 1940 (one source cites 1941), in Chester, England; son of Eric (a lecturer) and Daisy (maiden name, Williams) Pickup; married Lans Traverse (an actress), August 9, 1964; children: Simon, Rachel.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
June 7, 1940
Chester, England

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Sir John Friendly, Virtue in Danger, Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, England, 1964
  • (London debut) Octavius, Julius Caesar, Royal Court Theatre, 1964
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Shelley, Royal Court Theatre, 1965
  • Pete, Saved, Royal Court Theatre, 1965
  • Private Hurst, Sergeant Musgrave's Dance, Royal Court Theatre,1965
  • Sir Oliver Kix, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Royal Court Theatre, 1966
  • Simon, Transcending, Royal Court Theatre, 1966
  • Johnny Boyle, Juno and the Paycock, National Theatre Company, OldVic Theatre, London, 1966
  • Jeremy, Love for Love, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre,1966
  • Don John, Much Ado about Nothing, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1966
  • Fedotik, The Three Sisters, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1967
  • Rosalind, As You Like It (all male production), National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1967
  • Messenger, Oedipus, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1968
  • Me, In His Own Write, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1968
  • Don Armado, Love's Labour's Lost, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1968
  • Joaquin and various roles, Guevara, National Theatre Company, OldVic Theatre, 1969
  • Tusenbach, Three Sisters, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1969
  • Haslam (Part I) and Pygmalion (Part II), Back to Methuselah, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1969
  • Aimwell, The Beaux' Stratagem, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1969
  • Title role, Oedipus, National Theatre Company, Young Vic Theatre,London, 1970
  • Guildenstern, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1970
  • Ippolit, The Idiot, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1970
  • Frank Gardner, Mrs. Warren's Profession, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1970
  • Angelo, Measure for Measure, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1971
  • Dr. Jellinek, Field Marshal, and Rosencrantz, The Captain of Kopenick, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1971
  • St. Just, Danton's Death, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1971
  • Edmund, Long Day's Journey into Night, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1971
  • Title role, Richard II, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre,1972
  • Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, National Theatre Company,Old Vic Theatre, 1972
  • Malcolm, Macbeth, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1972
  • Joe Shawcross, The Party, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1973
  • Norman, The Norman Conquests, Globe Theatre, London, 1975
  • Man, Play, Royal Court Theatre, 1976
  • Caius Cassius, Julius Caesar, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, London, 1977
  • Philip Madras, The Madras House, National Theatre Company, OlivierTheatre, 1977
  • Hobson's Choice, Lyric Theatre-Hammersmith, London, 1981
  • Uncle Vanya, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1982
  • Little Eyolf, Lyric Theatre, London, 1985
  • The Cherry Orchard, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1989
  • Frank Oddie, Amy's View, Royal National Theatre, London, thenEthel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Also appeared in All in Good Time.
  • Film Appearances
  • Baron Tusenbach, Three Sisters, 1970, American Film Theatre, 1974
  • The forger, The Day of the Jackal, Universal, 1973
  • Nick, Mahler, Visual Programme Systems, 1974
  • Bayliss, The Thirty Nine Steps, International Picture Show, 1978
  • Lieutenant Harford, Zulu Dawn, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Igor Stravinsky, Nijinsky, Paramount, 1980
  • Elliot, Never Say Never Again, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Einstein, 1983
  • Orwell on Jura, 1983
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Wagner, 1983
  • Spiro Skevis, Eleni, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Hontar, The Mission, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Marshall Tukhachevsky, Testimony, Isolde, 1987
  • Dr. Wynne-Evans, The Fourth Protocol, Lorimar, 1987
  • Louw, A Dry White Season, 1989
  • Alan Coleman, Bethune: The Making of a Hero (also known as Dr.Bethune), 1990
  • Captain Crawford, Journey of Honor (also known as Shogun Warrior and Shogun Mayeda), 1991
  • Young Humbert's father, Lolita, Samuel Goldwyn, 1997
  • Percy Stone, Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis, 1998
  • Breathtaking, IAC Film, 2000
  • Also appeared in Joseph Andrews, A Life of Puccini, and Shostakovich.
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Lord Randolph Churchill, Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill, Thames,then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1975
  • William Pitt, The Fight against Slavery, 1975
  • Giuseppe Verdi, The Life of Verdi (also known as Verdi), PBS, 1983
  • Prince Yakimov, Fortunes of War, BBC, 1986, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1988
  • Ernst "Putzi" Hanfstaengl, The Nightmare Years, TNT, 1989
  • Whitlock, Scarlett, CBS, 1994
  • Fitzurse, Ivanhoe (also known as Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe), Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Specials
  • Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, ABC, 1973
  • Cranmer, Henry VIII (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare:Henry VIII), BBC, then The Shakespeare Plays, PBS, both 1979
  • Father Brown, 1982
  • Dr. Julius Winterhalter, Waters of the Moon, BBC, 1983, then Artsand Entertainment, 1986
  • Voice of Aslan, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (also knownas The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe), PBS, 1989
  • Sir Lucius O'Trigger, The Rivals, Arts and Entertainment, 1989
  • Voice of Aslan, Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader(also known as Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Chroniclesof Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), PBS, 1990
  • Voice of Aslan, The Silver Chair (also known as Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair), PBS, 1990
  • Felix D'Arcy, A Murder of Quality, PBS, 1991
  • Daniel Byrne, The Rector's Wife, PBS, 1993
  • Narrator, The Churchills, PBS, 1996
  • Movies
  • Rory Balneath, Emily, 1977
  • Prince John, Ivanhoe, CBS, 1982
  • Howard Joyce, The Letter, ABC, 1982
  • Jean, Camille, CBS, 1984
  • Jon Tyranowski, Pope John Paul II (also known as The Pope),CBS, 1984
  • Jo Koophuis, The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank, CBS, 1988
  • Mark, Behaving Badly, 1988
  • Captain Lancaster, Danny, the Champion of the World, The Disney Channel, 1989
  • Jeffrey Utterson, Esquire, Jekyll and Hyde, ABC, 1990
  • Diodotus, The War That Never Ends, 1991
  • Sir Walter Raleigh, My Friend Walter, PBS, 1992
  • Jocelyn Fry, Milner, 1994
  • A Case of Coincidence, 1996
  • Don Massaredo, Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (also known as Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil), Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Walter Wulfstan, Dalziel and Pascoe: On Beulah Height, 1999
  • Series
  • Andrew Maiby, Tropic, 1979
  • Frank Gladwyn, Moving, 1985
  • Edward Carson, Oscar, 1986
  • Not with a Bang, 1990
  • The banker, A Time to Dance, 1992
  • Also appeared in The Golden Years and The Riff Raff Element.
  • Episodic
  • Physician, "The Reign of Terror," Doctor Who, 1964
  • "Billionaire," Matlock, 1986
  • Sir Antony Villiers, "Burnt," Bergerac, 1988
  • Barrymore, "The Hound of the Baskervilles," The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series II, PBS, 1988
  • Lawrence Drake, "The Tender Trap," Boon, 1990
  • Ian Matthews, "Who Killed Harry Field?," Inspector Morse, SeriesVII, 1991
  • Edwin Felt, "God Helps Those," Lovejoy, 1993
  • Professor Douglas Beaumont, Medics, 1995
  • Lester Rose, "A Rose by Any Other Name," Hetty Wainthropp InvestigatesII, PBS, 1997
  • Martin/Reg Freeborn, "Tall Tales," Casualty, 1997
  • Gordon Riordan, "On the Road," The Bill, 1999
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Romeo and Juliet (also known as Play of the Month: Romeo and Juliet), 1967
  • Don John, Much Ado about Nothing, 1967
  • Ariel, The Tempest (also known as Play of the Month: The Tempest), 1968
  • All Good Men (also known as Play for Today: All Good Men),1974
  • Edgar, King Lear (also known as Play of the Month: King Lear), 1975
  • Also appeared in Absolute Hell, But the Clouds ..., Chekhov in Yalta, Dragon's Opponent, Ghost Trio, Henry IV, In the Cold Light of Day, A Message for Posterity, Roses of Eyam, Saint Joan, and A Very Open Prison.
  • Radio Appearances
  • The Appalling Isolation of Rage, BBC, 1987
  • Has performed in numerous radio presentations, including Middlemarch, BBC.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • BBC Radio Presents: Middlemarch, 1995
  • Madame Bovary, Audio Partners, 1998
  • Ivanhoe, 1998
  • England's Historic Treasures, three volumes, 1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Author of an essay on Julius Caesar, published in a book about theBritish Broadcasting Corporation series of Shakespeare's plays.

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