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Ronald Pickup


Ronald Pickup was born on June 7, 1940 in Chester, England as Ronald Alfred Pickup. He is an actor, known for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) and The Mission (1986). He has been married to Lans Traverse since August 9, 1964. They have two children. See full bio »
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Known For

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(2011)
The Mission
The Mission Hontar
(1986)
The Day of the Jackal
(1973)

Filmography

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 2018 End of Term (post-production)
Damian Self
 2017 Stealing Silver (Short) (completed)
Udo
  Schadenfreude (filming)
The Gambler
 2017 The Rebel (TV Series)
Dr. Cranmore
- Health (2017) ... Dr. Cranmore
 2017 Darkest Hour
Neville Chamberlain
 2016 The Crown (TV Series)
Archbishop of Canterbury
- Smoke and Mirrors (2016) ... Archbishop of Canterbury
- Windsor (2016) ... Archbishop of Canterbury
- Gloriana (2016) ... Archbishop of Canterbury
- Wolferton Splash (2016) ... Archbishop of Canterbury
 2016 Die Habenichtse
Bentham
 2016 Vera (TV Series)
Mr. Kipford
- Dark Road (2016) ... Mr. Kipford
 2015 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Sir Michael Reresby
- Episode #6.3 (2015) ... Sir Michael Reresby
 2014 Residents (Short)
George
 2014 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Philip Worth
- Christmas Special (2014) ... Philip Worth
 2014 Atlantis (TV Series)
Orpheus
- The Grey Sisters (2014) ... Orpheus
- The Day of the Dead (2014) ... Orpheus
- The Marriage of True Minds (2014) ... Orpheus
 2014 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Len Sheldon
- Episode #1.8514 (2014) ... Len Sheldon
 2014 Young Dracula (TV Series)
Morgan
- The Darkest Hour - Part 2 (2014) ... Morgan
- The Darkest Hour - Part 1 (2014) ... Morgan
- Flesh and Blood (2014) ... Morgan
- Who's the Daddy (2014) ... Morgan
- Fight or Flight (2014) ... Morgan
 2013 Old Habits (Short)
Freddie
 2013 Doc Martin (TV Series)
John Moysey
- Nobody Likes Me (2013) ... John Moysey
 2013 Pramface (TV Series)
Arnold
- The Edge of Hell (2013) ... Arnold
 2013 A Little Place Off the Edgware Road (Short)
Bearded Man
 2012 Parade's End (TV Mini-Series)
General Haggard
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... General Haggard
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... General Haggard
 2012 Dinosaurs Full Throttle (Short)
Dinosaur
 2011 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Norman Cousins
 2011 The Jury (TV Mini-Series)
Jeffrey Livingstone
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... Jeffrey Livingstone
- Episode #2.4 (2011) ... Jeffrey Livingstone
- Episode #2.3 (2011) ... Jeffrey Livingstone
- Episode #2.2 (2011) ... Jeffrey Livingstone
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Jeffrey Livingstone
 2011 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Fr Moreno Mancini
- Wild Justice (2011) ... Fr Moreno Mancini
 2010 Lark Rise to Candleford (TV Series)
Peg Leg / Arthur Myhill
- Episode #3.6 (2010) ... Peg Leg / Arthur Myhill
 2008 New Tricks (TV Series)
Sir Wilfred Felspar
- Couldn't Organise One (2008) ... Sir Wilfred Felspar
 2003-2008 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Ernest Balliol / Rupert Smythe-Webster
- The Magician's Nephew (2008) ... Ernest Balliol
- A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003) ... Rupert Smythe-Webster
 2008 Dark Floors
Tobias
 2002-2007 Holby City (TV Series)
Lord Charles Byrne / Bob Falstaff
- Temporary Insanity (2007) ... Lord Charles Byrne
- The Q Word (2007) ... Lord Charles Byrne
- Close Relations (2007) ... Lord Charles Byrne
- Another Country (2007) ... Lord Charles Byrne
- An Affair to Forget (2007) ... Lord Charles Byrne
 2004-2006 The Worst Week of My Life (TV Series)
Fraser
- Sunday (2005) ... Fraser
- Saturday (2005) ... Fraser
 2006 Sea of Souls (TV Series)
Alex Galt
- The Newsroom (2006) ... Alex Galt
 2005 A Life in Suitcases
Monsieur Moitessier
 2005 Supernova (TV Movie)
Dr. Malcolm Handey
 2005 The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby
Cecil Johnson
 2005 Hustle (TV Series)
Harry Holmes
- Gold Mine (2005) ... Harry Holmes
 2005 Cherished (TV Movie)
Professor Sir Roy Meadow
 2004 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Sir Giles Messinger
- The French Drop (2004) ... Sir Giles Messinger
 2004 Secret Passage
Da Monte
 2004 Evilenko
Aron Richter
 2004 Feather Boy (TV Series)
Ernest Sorrel
- Episode #1.6 (2004) ... Ernest Sorrel
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... Ernest Sorrel
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Ernest Sorrel
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Ernest Sorrel
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Ernest Sorrel
 2004 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Professor Quentin Tapscott
- Benefit to Mankind (2004) ... Professor Quentin Tapscott
 2003 Cambridge Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Winter
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Colonel Winter
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Colonel Winter
 2002 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Sutton / Charles Sutton
- Deathwatch: Part 2 (2002) ... Sutton
- Deathwatch: Part 1 (2002) ... Charles Sutton (uncredited)
 2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Sir Stuart Stinhurst
- Payment in Blood (2002) ... Sir Stuart Stinhurst
 2001 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Sir John Starr
- The White Knight Stratagem (2001) ... Sir John Starr
 2000 Breathtaking
Dr. Maclaren
 2000 In the Beginning (TV Mini-Series)
Jacob (Older)
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Jacob (Older)
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Jacob (Older)
 1999 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Walter Wulfstan
- On Beulah Height (1999) ... Walter Wulfstan
 1999 The Bill (TV Series)
George Riordan
- On the Road (1999) ... George Riordan
 1999 Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (TV Movie)
Don Massaredo
 1998 The Untitled (TV Short)
Robert Kennings
 1997 Lolita
Young Humbert's Father
 1997 Ivanhoe (TV Mini-Series)
Waldemar Fitzurse
- Part Five (1997) ... Waldemar Fitzurse
- Part Four (1997) ... Waldemar Fitzurse
- Part Three (1997) ... Waldemar Fitzurse
- Part Two (1997) ... Waldemar Fitzurse
- Part One (1997) ... Waldemar Fitzurse
 1997 Casualty (TV Series)
Martin / Reginald Freeborn
- Tall Tales (1997) ... Martin / Reginald Freeborn
 1997 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Lester Rose
- A Rose by Any Other Name (1997) ... Lester Rose
 1996 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Moore
- A Case of Coincidence: Part Two (1996) ... Chief Inspector Moore
- A Case of Coincidence: Part One (1996) ... Chief Inspector Moore
 1996 Der Blinde (TV Movie)
Dr. Bartnik
 1996 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Owen
- Long Days, Short Nights: Part 2 (1996) ... Dr. Richard Owen
- Long Days, Short Nights: Part 1 (1996) ... Dr. Richard Owen
 1995-1996 Black Hearts in Battersea (TV Series)
Duke Of Battersea
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... Duke Of Battersea
- Episode #1.5 (1996) ... Duke Of Battersea
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Duke Of Battersea
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Duke Of Battersea
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Duke Of Battersea
 1991-1995 Performance (TV Series)
King Henry IV / Richard Browning / Siegfried Shrager
- Henry IV (1995) ... King Henry IV
- Message for Posterity (1994) ... Richard Browning
- Absolute Hell (1991) ... Siegfried Shrager
 1995 Capital Lives (TV Series)
Sir Philip Oglivy
- Dying Day (1995) ... Sir Philip Oglivy
 1994-1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
Brian Silcott / Morris
- A Very Open Prison (1995) ... Brian Silcott
- In the Cold Light of Day (1994) ... Morris
 1994 Milner (TV Movie)
Jocelyn Fry
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Whitlock
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Whitlock
 1994 Medics (TV Series)
Douglas Beaumont
- All in the Mind (1994) ... Douglas Beaumont
- Changing Faces (1994) ... Douglas Beaumont
 1994 The Rector's Wife (TV Mini-Series)
Daniel Byrne
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Daniel Byrne
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Daniel Byrne
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Daniel Byrne
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Daniel Byrne
 1993 The Riff Raff Element (TV Series)
Roger Tundish
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Edwin Felt
- God Helps Those (1993) ... Edwin Felt
 1992 My Friend Walter (TV Movie)
Sir Walter Raleigh
 1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Jack
- Nothing Is Forever (1992) ... Jack
 1992 A Time to Dance (TV Mini-Series)
Andrew Powell
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Andrew Powell
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Andrew Powell
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Andrew Powell
 1992 The Golden Years (TV Movie)
Montezuma
 1991 Gray Clay Dolls (TV Movie)
Leonard Gray
 1991 A Murder of Quality (TV Movie)
Felix D'Arcy
 1991 Journey of Honor
Capt. Crawford
 1991 The War That Never Ends (TV Movie)
Diodotus
 1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Ian Matthews
- Who Killed Harry Field? (1991) ... Ian Matthews
 1990 The Silver Chair (TV Series)
Aslan
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Aslan (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Aslan (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Aslan (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Aslan (voice)
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Lawrence Drake
- The Tender Trap (1990) ... Lawrence Drake
 1990 Bethune: The Making of a Hero
Alan Coleman
 1990 Not with a Bang (TV Series)
Brian Appleyard
- Graham Plans a Murder (1990) ... Brian Appleyard
- The Art Gallery (1990) ... Brian Appleyard
- The Balloon Brainwave (1990) ... Brian Appleyard
- The Diaries (1990) ... Brian Appleyard
- Can Graham Do It? (1990) ... Brian Appleyard
 1990 Jekyll & Hyde (TV Movie)
Jeffrey Utterson, Esquire
 1989 Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (TV Series)
Aslan
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 4 (1989) ... Aslan (voice)
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 3 (1989) ... Aslan (voice)
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 2 (1989) ... Aslan (voice)
- Prince Caspian: Part 2 (1989) ... Aslan (voice)
- Prince Caspian: Part 1 (1989) ... Aslan (voice)
 1989 A Dry White Season
Louw
 1989 Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (TV Movie)
Captain Lancaster
 1989 Behaving Badly (TV Mini-Series)
Mark
- The Horse May Talk (1989) ... Mark
- Seize the Day (1989) ... Mark
- Home Fires (1989) ... Mark
- The Tale of the Turbot (1989) ... Mark
 1989 The Nightmare Years (TV Mini-Series)
Putzi Hanfstaengl
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Putzi Hanfstaengl
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Putzi Hanfstaengl
- Part 2 (1989) ... Putzi Hanfstaengl
- Part 1 (1989) ... Putzi Hanfstaengl
 1988 The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (TV Mini-Series)
Aslan
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Aslan (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Aslan (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... (voice)
 1988 Testimony
Marshall Tukhachevsky
 1988 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Barrymore
 1988 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Konstantin Stanislavski
- Chekhov in Yalta (1988) ... Konstantin Stanislavski
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Sir Lucius O'Trigger
- The Rivals (1988) ... Sir Lucius O'Trigger
 1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Koophuis
 1988 Bergerac (TV Series)
Sir Antony Villiers
- Burnt (1988) ... Sir Antony Villiers
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Prince Yakimov
- Greece: October 1940 (1987) ... Prince Yakimov
- Romania: June 1940 (1987) ... Prince Yakimov
- Romania: January 1940 (1987) ... Prince Yakimov
- The Balkans: September 1939 (1987) ... Prince Yakimov
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Sir Alec Moore
- The Billionaire (1987) ... Sir Alec Moore
 1987 The Fourth Protocol
Wynne-Evans
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
James Tripp
- Ladies' Night (1986) ... James Tripp
 1986 The Mission
Hontar
 1985 Einstein (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Einstein
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Albert Einstein
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Albert Einstein
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Albert Einstein
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Albert Einstein
 1985 Eleni
Spiro
 1985 Oscar (TV Series)
Edward Carson
- Trials (1985) ... Edward Carson
 1985 Moving (TV Series)
Frank Gladwyn
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Frank Gladwyn
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Frank Gladwyn
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Frank Gladwyn
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Frank Gladwyn
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Frank Gladwyn
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
Giulio Ricordi
 1984 Camille (TV Movie)
Jean
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
Philip
- For Business Reasons (1984) ... Philip
 1984 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Jan Tyranowski
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Stephen Hodges
- Mother Figures: Part 1 (1984) ... Stephen Hodges
 1983 Waters of the Moon (TV Movie)
Julius Winterhalter
 1983 Crystal Spirit: Orwell on Jura (TV Movie)
George Orwell
 1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Nietzsche / Friedrich Nietzsche
- Episode #1.10 (1983) ... Nietzsche
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Friedrich Nietzsche (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Nietzsche
- Episode #1.9 ... Nietzsche
- Episode #1.8 ... Nietzsche
 1983 Never Say Never Again
Elliott
 1982 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Kalon
 1982 Verdi (TV Mini-Series)
Giuseppe Verdi
- Il vecchio mago (1982) ... Giuseppe Verdi
- Celeste Aida (1982) ... Giuseppe Verdi
- Gli anni difficili (1982) ... Giuseppe Verdi
- La Signora Verdi (1982) ... Giuseppe Verdi
- Inventare il vero (1982) ... Giuseppe Verdi
 1982 The Letter (TV Movie)
Howard Joyce
 1982 Ivanhoe (TV Movie)
Prince John
 1981 Diamonds (TV Series)
Mr. Wells
- House of Cards (1981) ... Mr. Wells
 1980 Nijinsky
Igor Stravinsky
 1979 Tropic (TV Series)
Andrew Maiby
- Chapter Six: Stormy Saturday (1979) ... Andrew Maiby
- Chapter Five: Worse on Friday (1979) ... Andrew Maiby
- Chapter Four: Thwarted Thursday (1979) ... Andrew Maiby
- Chapter Three: Wonderful Wednesday (1979) ... Andrew Maiby
- Chapter Two: Sweet Sunday (1979) ... Andrew Maiby
 1978-1979 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Norman Reynolds / Ian
- In England's Green and Pleasant Land (1979) ... Norman Reynolds
- For Tea on Sunday (1978) ... Ian
 1979 Zulu Dawn
Lt. Harford
 1979 Henry VIII (TV Movie)
Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
 1978 The Thirty-Nine Steps
Bayliss
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Graham
- The Proofing Session (1977) ... Graham
 1977 ...but the clouds... (TV Short)
 1977 Ghost Trio (TV Short)
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
Rory Balneath
- Emily (1977) ... Rory Balneath
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Mr. Wilson
 1976 2nd House (TV Series)
Axel
- Wife for Life? (1976) ... Axel
 1975 The Philanthropist (TV Movie)
Philip
 1975 The Fight Against Slavery (TV Mini-Series)
William Pitt
- A Grateful Peasantry (1975) ... William Pitt
- Tight Packers and Loose Packers (1975) ... William Pitt
- A Matter of Insurance (1975) ... William Pitt
 1967-1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Edgar / Brother Martin Ladvenu / Ariel / ...
- King Lear (1975) ... Edgar
- St. Joan (1968) ... Brother Martin Ladvenu
- The Tempest (1968) ... Ariel
- Romeo and Juliet (1967) ... Mercutio
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Randolph Churchill
- Triumph and Tragedy (1974) ... Lord Randolph Churchill
- Recovery (1974) ... Lord Randolph Churchill
- Lady Randolph (1974) ... Lord Randolph Churchill
- Jennie Jerome (1974) ... Lord Randolph Churchill
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Kalon
- The Eye of Apollo (1974) ... Kalon
 1974 Mahler
Nick
 1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Richard Massingham
- All Good Men (1974) ... Richard Massingham
 1973 Jackanory (TV Series)
Reader
- The Tinsel November (1973) ... Reader
 1973 The Dragon's Opponent (TV Series)
Jack Howard
- The Battle (1973) ... Jack Howard
- The Drawn Sword (1973) ... Jack Howard
- Banishment (1973) ... Jack Howard
- Rebellion (1973) ... Jack Howard
 1973 The Roses of Eyam (TV Movie)
Reverend William Mompesson
 1973 The Day of the Jackal
The Forger
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Edmund Tyrone
- Long Day's Journey Into Night (1973) ... Edmund Tyrone
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
George in George Reborn
- Episode dated 20 January 1973 (1973) ... George in George Reborn
 1970 Three Sisters
Baron Tusenbach
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Don Pedro
 1964 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Physician
- The Tyrant of France (1964) ... Physician
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He acted in Georges Farquhar's play, "The Beaux Strategem," in a National Theatre production at the Cambridge Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, and Jeanne Watts in the cast. William Gaskill was director. See more »

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6' (1.83 m)
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Father of Rachel Pickup. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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