Ronald Lacey

Ronald Lacey

Highest Rated: 95% Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Lowest Rated: 15% Red Sonja (1985)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1935

Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK

Ronald Lacey had an unusual face: round cheeks with a large mole on the left side, beady eyes, and a warm smile that could quickly turn into a leer. His appearance led him to be cast in scores of roles as oddball characters and villains. After appearing in several stage plays, he made a move into British television, where he could be seen regularly throughout the 1960s. His turn in 1977 as Harris--a despicable, bungling mugger in the prison sitcom "Porridge"--was the first role to really take advantage of his strange looks. Nevertheless, at this point, dissatisfied with the work he was getting, Lacey considered quitting the business and starting a talent agency. In 1981, however, he was cast in his best known role as Major Arnold Toht, the villainous Nazi Gestapo agent in Steven Spielberg's classic action-adventure, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." After this high-profile part he was cast as the bad guy in a series of Hollywood pictures throughout the 1980s, including an uncredited appearance in 1989 as the Nazi Heinrich Himmler in the third film in Spielberg's Indiana Jones trilogy, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Lacey's career was sometimes marked by controversy, as he was a notorious drinker and thus a favorite target of the tabloids.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Landslide Fred Donner (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Face to Face Dr. Brinkman (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 50% The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Winston Churchill (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 25% Jailbird Rock Warden Bauman (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 33% The Lone Runner Misha (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 47% Aces Go Places IV The Boss (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 20% Sky Bandits Fritz (Character) $1.5M 1986
85% 63% Flesh & Blood Cardinal (Character) - 1985
15% 28% Red Sonja Ikol (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 30% Sword of the Valiant Oswald (Character) - 1984
68% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension President Widmark (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 54% Making the Grade Nicky (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 56% Sahara Beg (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 33% Trenchcoat Princess Aida (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invitation to the Wedding Clara/Charles Eatwell (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tangier Wedderburn (Character) - 1982
38% 42% Firefox Semelovsky (Character) - 1982
95% 96% Raiders of the Lost Ark Toht (Character) $248.2M 1981
43% 29% Nijinsky Leon Bakst (Character) - 1980
50% 62% Zulu Dawn Norris Newman (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charleston Frankie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 78% The Likely Lads Ernie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gawain and the Green Knight Oswald (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 0% Take a Girl Like You Graham (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 20% Otley Curtis (Character) - 1969
69% 76% The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck Village Idiot (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 54% Of Human Bondage 'Matty' Mathews (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 88% The Boys Billy Herne (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Winston Churchill (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater The Listener (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 100% Black Adder Bishop of Bath and Wells (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Creatures Great and Small Unknown (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Porridge Unknown (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweeney Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colditz Unknown (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jason King Unknown (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968

QUOTES FROM Ronald Lacey CHARACTERS

Toht says: You Americans, you're all the same. Always overdressing for the wrong occasions.

Toht says: What shall we talk about?