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Who was Ron Pember?

Ron Pember (11 April 1934 – 8 March 2022) was a British actor, stage director and dramatist. In a career stretching over thirty years, he was a character actor in British television productions in the 1970s-1980s, usually in bit-parts, or as support playing a worldly-wise everyman.

Only Fools and Horses actor Ron Pember dies aged 87

Ron Pember, who starred in Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 87.

The actor played Baz in the critically acclaimed sitcom and also featured in the BBC comedy Red Dwarf and co-starred in the 1970s BBC drama Secret Army.

The news of Pember’s death appeared to have been confirmed by his grandson Paul Pember, who said on Twitter: “The sadness now is the happiness then. That’s the deal.”

The official Twitter page for Only Fools and Horses tweeted on Thursday: “We are saddened to hear of the news of the death of Ron Pember who played Baz in the series three episode Homesick. Our thoughts and warm wishes go to his family and friends.”

Further tributes were seen across social media in memory of Pember. Morris Bright, the chair of Elstree Studios, responding to Paul Pember’s post, said: “Sad for your loss. Your grandfather Ron Pember was a staple of the small screen with film appearances too for 30 years.

“I grew up seeing Ron as a kindly crook in fave drama Rumpole of the Bailey and numerous roles in Crown Court. He was born to play slightly shady roles.”

Danny John-Jules, one of the stars of Red Dwarf, tweeted: “Just heard the sad news that Ron Pember has passed away. He was such a gentleman with us upstarts when he appeared on #RedDwarf. He just rammed his tongue firmly into his cheek and joined the party! What a legend. RIP.”

Ron Pember Biography, Wiki

Ron Pember (born 11 April 1934, Plaistow, London) is a British actor, stage director and dramatist, best known for his role as Alain Muny in the 1970s BBC drama series Secret Army.

Pember played the part of Dennis Timson in series 4 to 7 of Rumpole of the Bailey. He also played several small parts in television including the Chairman of the Tenants’ Association in the episode “Homesick” of Only Fools and Horses and the part of the psychopathic ‘Outland Revenue’ taxman in the Red Dwarf episode “Better Than Life”.

He retired from acting in 1992 after a stroke.

In the mid-1950s, he enlisted as an Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force as part of the United Kingdom’s National Service military training system, being stationed in Egypt. 

In the late 1950s, he was a member of a Bexhill-on-Sea repertory company The Penguin Players, which performed at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Ron Pember Biography Wikipedia
Ron Pember
BornRonald Henry Pember
11 April 1934
Plaistow, Essex, England
Died8 March 2022 (aged 87)
Essex, England
OccupationActor
stage director
dramatist
Years activeThe 1950s–1992
Spouse(s)Yvonne Tylee ​(m. 1959)

Ron Pember Career

His London stage debut was in the role of ‘Harry’ in a production of Treasure Island at the Mermaid Theatre in 1959. He appeared in the musical Blitz! at the Adelphi Theatre in 1962.

In 1961, Pember made his television debut in the bit-part as a wounded soldier in an episode of the series Looking About, entitled ‘Florence Nightingale’, subsequently appearing in the same year in the television play Looking for Frankie, and an episode of the police drama series Dixon of Dock Green.

He appeared in cinema for the first time in an uncredited role in the film The Pumpkin Eater (1964), and it appeared in a dramatized television adaptation of Pilgrim’s Progress (1967) in several roles. He also appeared in the cinema film Poor Cow (also 1967).

From 1965 to 1968, he acted with the National Theatre Company in London, departing its troupe in 1969 to direct a tour of a production of Treasure Island in New York City, and several cities in Canada. He appeared in a bit-part of a “Corporal at a Railway Station” in the cinema film Oh, What a Lovely War (1969), and as a ‘cobbler’ in the cinema film Julius Caesar (1970).

Ron Pember Wife

Pember married Yvonne Tylee in 1959. He stopped acting after suffering a stroke in 1992 and retired to live in Southend-on-Sea. He died on 8 March 2022, at the age of 87.

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Who was Ron Pember?

Ronald Henry Pember (11 April 1934 – 8 March 2022) was a British actor, stage director, and dramatist. In a career stretching over thirty years, he was a character actor in British television productions in the 1970s-1980s, usually in bit-parts, or as support playing a worldly-wise everyman.

How did Ron Pember die?

The actor played Baz in the critically acclaimed sitcom and also featured in the BBC comedy Red Dwarf and co-starred in the 1970s BBC drama Secret Army.

How old was Ron Pember?

Ron Pember died at 87.

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