Ronald William George "Ronnie" Barker, OBE (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian, and writer. He was known for roles in British comedy television series such as Porridge, The Two Ronnies, and Open All Hours. Later television sitcoms such as The Magnificent Evans and Clarence were less successful and he retired in December 1987. The following year, he opened an antiques shop with his wife, Joy. After 1999, he appeared in smaller, non-comic roles in films. He died of heart failure on 3 October 2005, aged 76.

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  • Ronald William George "Ronnie" Barker, OBE (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian, and writer. He was known for roles in British comedy television series such as Porridge, The Two Ronnies, and Open All Hours. Barker began acting in repertory theatre and decided he was best suited to comic roles. He had his first success at the Oxford Playhouse and in roles in the West End including Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound. During this period, he was in the cast of BBC radio and television comedies such as The Navy Lark. He got his television break with the satirical sketch series The Frost Report in 1966, where he met future collaborator, Ronnie Corbett. He joined David Frost's production company and starred in ITV shows including a short film. After rejoining the BBC, Barker found fame with the sketch show The Two Ronnies (1971–1987), with Ronnie Corbett. He starred in the sitcoms Porridge, its sequel Going Straight and Open All Hours. He wrote comedy under his own name, though for much of his written material after 1968 he adopted pseudonyms (including "Gerald Wiley") to avoid pre-judgments of his writing talent. He won a BAFTA for best light entertainment performance four times, among other awards, and received an OBE in 1978. Later television sitcoms such as The Magnificent Evans and Clarence were less successful and he retired in December 1987. The following year, he opened an antiques shop with his wife, Joy. After 1999, he appeared in smaller, non-comic roles in films. He died of heart failure on 3 October 2005, aged 76. (en)
  • Ronald William George Barker (* 25. September 1929 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, Großbritannien; † 3. Oktober 2005 in Adderbury, Oxfordshire) war ein britischer Schauspieler, der v. a. bekannt wurde für seine komische Rolle in der Fernsehserie Porridge. (de)
  • Ronnie Barker est une figure importante de la comédie au petit écran anglais (25 septembre 1929 – 3 octobre 2005) ; il sera principalement connu pour ses apparitions dans l’émission The Two Ronnies (en compagnie de Ronnie Corbett), pour son rôle du prisonnier Fletcher dans la série Porridge et celui de Arkwright, le commerçant avare dans Open All Hours. (fr)
  • Ronald William George Barker OBE (25 de septiembre de 1929-3 de octubre de 2005), más conocido como Ronnie Barker, fue un actor y humorista inglés, conocido sobre todo por su papel de Norman Stanley Fletcher en la serie humorística televisiva británica Porridge, así como por su intervención en la serie The Two Ronnies y por su caracterización como Albert Arkwright en la producción televisiva Open All Hours. (es)
  • Ronald William George Barker (Bedford, 25 september 1929 — Dean, 3 oktober 2005) was een Engels komiek en acteur, die ook schreef onder het pseudoniem Gerald Wiley. (nl)
  • Ronald William George "Ronnie" Barker (ur. 25 września 1929 w Bedford, zm. 3 października 2005 w Adderbury) – angielski komik, aktor i scenarzysta. Od 1965 roku w swojej działalności współpracował z Ronniem Corbettem, wraz z którym grał w latach 1971-1987 w programie telewizyjnym The Two Ronnies, którego był także scenarzystą. Grał także w filmach i serialach komediowych, m.in. 24 godziny na dobę (Open All Hours), Odsiadka (Porridge) oraz Going Straight. Ograniczył działalność artystyczną w 1988 roku. Czterokrotnie otrzymał a siedmiokrotnie nominowany był do nagrody telewizyjnej BAFTA. W 1978 roku został odznaczony Orderem Imperium Brytyjskiego w randze oficera. (pl)
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  • "I had completely run out of ideas and it scared and panicked me. I was always able to write scripts but, you know, I couldn't think of a single thing to write about. It was a very weird sensation. I had seen friends of mine start burning out. No one wants to see a 70-year-old on television who can't remember his lines. And also I had lost interest"
  • "I'll tell you who my favourite performer is. Ronnie Barker. Surprised? You shouldn't be. He's really great."
  • "I have to tell you that all through my fifty years in the business, two words have always been in my thoughts – these two words are 'What luck'. What luck to have met, in the far-off days of weekly rep, a marvellous comedian called Glenn Melvyn, who gave me my first TV job and taught me how to stutter. What luck to have been in Oxford rep when a young Peter Hall arrived as director and brought me to London's West End. What luck that James Gilbert saw me do a radio show and put me in The Frost Report. What luck that the star of that show, David Frost, put me under contract, that resulted in Porridge and Open All Hours, and who paired me with the wonderful Ronnie Corbett. What luck to have had a wife for forty-five years, who throughout my television career, sat in the audience of every show and laughed louder than anyone else. And finally, standing here before you, with this most honoured award bestowed upon me by you, what luck, what wonderful luck, to be flanked on either side by my two best friends, Ronnie Corbett and David Jason. And I might cry, Gwyneth Paltrow, watch out."
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  • —Excerpt from Barker's speech at Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute Corbett says the speech was "the first time there truly was no mask. Ronnie Barker spoke as himself, truthfully, simply and from the heart."
  • —Barker on his decision to retire
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  • Ronald William George Barker (* 25. September 1929 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, Großbritannien; † 3. Oktober 2005 in Adderbury, Oxfordshire) war ein britischer Schauspieler, der v. a. bekannt wurde für seine komische Rolle in der Fernsehserie Porridge. (de)
  • Ronnie Barker est une figure importante de la comédie au petit écran anglais (25 septembre 1929 – 3 octobre 2005) ; il sera principalement connu pour ses apparitions dans l’émission The Two Ronnies (en compagnie de Ronnie Corbett), pour son rôle du prisonnier Fletcher dans la série Porridge et celui de Arkwright, le commerçant avare dans Open All Hours. (fr)
  • Ronald William George Barker OBE (25 de septiembre de 1929-3 de octubre de 2005), más conocido como Ronnie Barker, fue un actor y humorista inglés, conocido sobre todo por su papel de Norman Stanley Fletcher en la serie humorística televisiva británica Porridge, así como por su intervención en la serie The Two Ronnies y por su caracterización como Albert Arkwright en la producción televisiva Open All Hours. (es)
  • Ronald William George Barker (Bedford, 25 september 1929 — Dean, 3 oktober 2005) was een Engels komiek en acteur, die ook schreef onder het pseudoniem Gerald Wiley. (nl)
  • Ronald William George "Ronnie" Barker, OBE (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian, and writer. He was known for roles in British comedy television series such as Porridge, The Two Ronnies, and Open All Hours. Later television sitcoms such as The Magnificent Evans and Clarence were less successful and he retired in December 1987. The following year, he opened an antiques shop with his wife, Joy. After 1999, he appeared in smaller, non-comic roles in films. He died of heart failure on 3 October 2005, aged 76. (en)
  • Ronald William George "Ronnie" Barker (ur. 25 września 1929 w Bedford, zm. 3 października 2005 w Adderbury) – angielski komik, aktor i scenarzysta. Od 1965 roku w swojej działalności współpracował z Ronniem Corbettem, wraz z którym grał w latach 1971-1987 w programie telewizyjnym The Two Ronnies, którego był także scenarzystą. Grał także w filmach i serialach komediowych, m.in. 24 godziny na dobę (Open All Hours), Odsiadka (Porridge) oraz Going Straight. Ograniczył działalność artystyczną w 1988 roku. (pl)
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