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Birth information

28 September 1935 Harrow, London, England, UK

Death information

15 May 1991 London, England, UK

Given Name

Ronald William Lacey

Nickname

Ronnie

How tall is Ronald Lacey?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Joanna Baker
Mela White

Life Story of Ronald Lacey

A prolific character actor on British television for three decades, Ronald Lacey was born on June 18, 1935 in the suburbs of London. He began his career in 1961 after compulsory National Service. He attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His first notable performance was delivered on stage in 1962 at The Royal Court Theatre in "Chips With Everything". Lacey had an unusual pug look with beady eyes and cherub's cheeks which landed him repeatedly in bizarre roles on both stage and screen. However it was his unforgettable demonic smile and peculiar Peter Lorre mannerisms that would bring Lacey a short period of fame in Hollywood.

After performing on British television throughout the 1960's and 1970's, Lacey finally landed the role for which these characteristics could be used to full advantage. In 1981 he was cast as the villainous Nazi henchman in 'Steven Spielberg' 's widescreen blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) He followed this with a series of various villainous roles for the next five to six years: Firefox (1982) with 'Clint Eastwood', Sahara (1983) with Brooke Shields, and Red Sonja (1985) with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lacey turned in two...

What movies did Ronald Lacey play or participate?

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Angely smerti (1993) , Landslide (1992) Fred Donner, The Assassinator (1992) Stewart, Strauss Dynasty (1991) Bauer, TECX (1990) Emil Jacob, Stalingrad (1990) Winston Churchill, Haggard (1990) The Seaman, Face to Face (1990) Dr. Brinkman, The Nightmare Years (1989) Emil Luger, Valmont (1989) José, Bomber Harris (1989) RAF Officer, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Gestapo, Dawn of an Evil Millennium (1988) , Blind Justice (1988) Valentine, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988) Winston Churchill, Masterpiece Mystery (1988) Thaddeus &...

Birth information

28 September 1935 Harrow, London, England, UK

Death information

15 May 1991 London, England, UK

Given Name

Ronald William Lacey

Nickname

Ronnie

How tall is Ronald Lacey?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Joanna Baker
Mela White

Life Story of Ronald Lacey

A prolific character actor on British television for three decades, Ronald Lacey was born on June 18, 1935 in the suburbs of London. He began his career in 1961 after compulsory National Service. He attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His first notable performance was delivered on stage in 1962 at The Royal Court Theatre in "Chips With Everything". Lacey had an unusual pug look with beady eyes and cherub's cheeks which landed him repeatedly in bizarre roles on both stage and screen. However it was his unforgettable demonic smile and peculiar Peter Lorre mannerisms that would bring Lacey a short period of fame in Hollywood.

After performing on British television throughout the 1960's and 1970's, Lacey finally landed the role for which these characteristics could be used to full advantage. In 1981 he was cast as the villainous Nazi henchman in 'Steven Spielberg' 's widescreen blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) He followed this with a series of various villainous roles for the next five to six years: Firefox (1982) with 'Clint Eastwood', Sahara (1983) with Brooke Shields, and Red Sonja (1985) with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lacey turned in two...

What movies did Ronald Lacey play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Angely smerti (1993) , Landslide (1992) Fred Donner, The Assassinator (1992) Stewart, Strauss Dynasty (1991) Bauer, TECX (1990) Emil Jacob, Stalingrad (1990) Winston Churchill, Haggard (1990) The Seaman, Face to Face (1990) Dr. Brinkman, The Nightmare Years (1989) Emil Luger, Valmont (1989) José, Bomber Harris (1989) RAF Officer, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Gestapo, Dawn of an Evil Millennium (1988) , Blind Justice (1988) Valentine, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988) Winston Churchill, Masterpiece Mystery (1988) Thaddeus &...

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Ronald Lacey and Ernie Reyes Jr. in Red Sonja (1985)

His wife Joanna Baker pre-deceased him.

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Sandahl Bergman and Ronald Lacey in Red Sonja (1985)

Lacey was twice married. Originally wed to actress Mela White, he became the father of two children (Rebecca and Jonathan) in the 1960s. After a turbulent divorce he remarried in 1973. Joanna Baker, his second wife, gave birth to his third child, Matthew.

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Ronald Lacey in Red Sonja (1985)

Several obituaries cite his birthdate as June 18, 1935 and others list it as September 28, 1935.

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Margot Kidder and Ronald Lacey in Trenchcoat (1983)

Ian Bartholomew sang 'Sometimes When We Touch' (The Honesty Song) at Lacey's memorial service which took place at St. James in Covent Garden almost three months after his death in 1991.

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Hayley Mills, Oliver Reed, Noel Harrison, Ronald Lacey, Aimi MacDonald, etc.

His daughter, Rebecca, became a television success on the BBC's long-running Casualty (1986) series (a dramatic soap opera somewhat comparable to ER).

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Ronald Lacey in Der Leichengießer (1971)

His son Matthew is the godson of Hammer film's Barbara Shelley.

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Peter O'Toole, Michael Jayston, etc.

Disappointed with his acting career by the late 70s, he began to consider starting a talent agency. Spielberg then cast him as the sadistic Nazi villain, Toht, in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and after basking in the afterglow of the film's blockbuster success, the classically-trained character actor quickly changed his mind.

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Ronald Lacey in Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes (1981)

He was the father of actress Rebecca Lacey and actor Jonathan Lacey.

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Rutger Hauer, Brion James, Simón Andreu, Bruno Kirby, Ronald Lacey, etc.

Being of Welsh decent, he owned a family cottage in Wales which was passed on to his three children after his death. The family would spend their holidays together at the cottage.

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Rutger Hauer and Ronald Lacey in Fleisch & Blut (1985)

Lacey was known for his trademark smile which oft-times turned into a gleaming malicious leer as he played a number of wicked roles. He also had a rather large mole on his left cheek which he chose not to have removed. The mole gave his sinister characterizations extra dimension as it was quite large. In 1982's Trenchcoat (1983) (opposite Margot Kidder) he used the mole as a beauty mark in his role as Princess Aida, a mysterious and sleazy drag queen on the island of Malta.

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Rutger Hauer, Ronald Lacey, and Susan Tyrrell in Fleisch & Blut (1985)

He gained and lost weight over the last ten years of his life as he was ill with cancer off and on. He occasionally looked bloated and swollen as a result of medical treatment. He finally succumbed to the cancer when it overtook his liver in May of 1991 and he died under the care of his daughter, Rebecca.

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Paul Freeman, Wolf Kahler, and Ronald Lacey in Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes (1981)

He had his lower intestines removed in his early twenties and as a result had to have a colostomy bag implemented. Over the years he was refused certain film roles in other countries at his personal doctor's fervent request. His lack of "guts", so to speak, prevented the classically trained character actor from travelling abroad for the sake of appearing in motion pictures.

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Harrison Ford, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, etc.

He was known for his generosity and warmth to fans but equally known in the London Theatre scene for having a great fondness for drinking and smoking. Often the actor was noted amongst the gossip pages as having been seen indulging at various functions and developing a bit of a reputation of raising more than just a few eyebrows in his direction.

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