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      Ronald Lacey

      Ronald Lacey

      Highest Rated: 96% Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

      Lowest Rated: 21% 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.

      Highest rated movies

      Raiders of the Lost Ark poster Raiders of the Lost Ark Flesh & Blood poster
      Flesh & Blood
      The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck poster
      The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck
      The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension poster The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension Nijinsky poster
      Nijinsky
      Zulu Dawn poster
      Zulu Dawn
      Firefox poster
      Firefox
      Red Sonja poster
      Red Sonja

      Photos

      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 20% Sky Bandits Fritz (Character) $1.5M 1986
      No Score Yet 33% The Lone Runner Misha (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 43% Aces Go Places IV The Boss (Character) - 1986
      21% 28% Red Sonja Ikol (Character) - 1985
      86% 64% Flesh & Blood Cardinal (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 29% Sword of the Valiant Oswald (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 54% Making the Grade Nicky (Character) - 1984
      66% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension President Widmark (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
      38% 42% Firefox Semelovsky (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tangier Wedderburn (Character) - 1982
      96% 96% Raiders of the Lost Ark Toht (Character) $248.2M 1981
      50% 29% Nijinsky Leon Bakst (Character) - 1980
      50% 61% 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 17% Otley Curtis (Character) - 1969
      70% 75% The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck Village Idiot (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 50% Having a Wild Weekend Yeano (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 53% Of Human Bondage 'Matty' Mathews (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 89% The Boys Billy Herne (Character) - 1961

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater The Listener (Character) 1988
      85% 90% Blackadder the Third 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 Porridge Unknown (Character) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968