John Ronane

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John Ronane (born 11 December 1933) is a British actor.

Starred in the Emmy-nominated "War of Children" for CBS.

In the UK, he was a regular character in Granada TV's Strangers between 1978–82, playing Detective Sgt Singer. He has appeared onstage in the West End, in movies in Hollywood and Europe, on the BBC, on radio and television, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He appeared in the television mini-series The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R as Thomas Seymour.

His films include King Rat (1965), Charlie Bubbles (1967), Some May Live (1967), Sebastian (1968), Nobody Ordered Love (1972), and the 1975 remake of The Spiral Staircase.

Other TV credits include: Z-Cars, Dixon of Dock Green, The Saint, The Avengers, Department S, Strange Report, The Persuaders!, Out of the Unknown, Survivors, starred in 'Trust Red' in The Sweeney, 1990, All Creatures Great and Small, Juliet Bravo, Howards' Way and Press Gang.

Other starring roles in the 1960s for ATV included "The Hooded Terror," "The Taxi's For Johnny," and "Two Love Stories."

His appeared onstage at the Apollo Theatre (Peoria, IL) as Marc in "Art"—fulfilling a show biz desire to "play in Peoria."

He has taught drama and acting at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and Illinois Central College.

He is married to Carole, and he has four children.

Currently he is an author with a play (which he wrote, directed and starred in) "Words and Pictures"; and two novels published: "Hank Goes Dancing" (a 1950s romp through British national service) and the action-romantic thriller "Gone for a Soldier." Other novels are in the works: "Men of Violence" and "Dangerous Pastimes."

Additionally, he has written several screenplays that are in various stages of development.

His memoir, "Rubber-Soled Shoes," was published in 2018 by Versa Press.


Year Title Role Notes
1961 Doctor Blood's Coffin Hanson Uncredited
1961 Mary Had a Little... Intern #1 Uncredited
1962 A Kind of Loving Draughtsman
1963 Silent Playground Alan
1964 Rattle of a Simple Man Willie
1965 Operation Crossbow RAF 'Dakota' Pilot Uncredited
1965 King Rat Hawkins
1967 Some May Live Capt. Elliott Thomas
1967 How I Won the War Operator
1967 Another's Wife Andrés
1968 Sebastian Jameson
1968 Charlie Bubbles Gerry
1968 The Touchables Kasher
1972 Nobody Ordered Love Paul Medbury
1972 That's Your Funeral Roland Smallbody
1975 The Spiral Staircase Dr. Rawley
2015 College Debts Professor McLaughlin (final film role)

External links

  • John Ronane on IMDb

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