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Ronald Pickup: Versatile actor who gave depth to historical figures on stage and screen

Ronald Pickup, who has died aged 80, was an actor who switched effortlessly between stage and screen, often playing historical figures, from Henry IV, William Pitt and Neville Chamberlain to Walter Raleigh, Albert Einstein and Giuseppe Verdi, when he was not seen in modern authority roles as colonels, earls, doctors and detectives.In recent years, his most famous film part bucked that trend. He acted ageing lothario Norman Cousins, one of the British pensioners seeing out their final days in India, in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and its sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).He was attracted by...
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Ronald Pickup death: The Crown and Darkest Hour star dies aged 80

British actor Ronald Pickup has died, aged 80. His agent announced the news, telling PA: “Ronald Pickup passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness surrounded by his wife and family. He will be deeply missed.”. Pickup’s career began in the early 1960s with a small unnamed role in Doctor...
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Ronald Pickup: ‘The Crown’ actor dies aged 80

Ronald Pickup , the actor best known for his roles in Netflix series The Crown and the Bext Excotic Marigold Hotel films, has died aged 80. Pickup died on Wednesday, according to his agent Jean Diamond, who said: "Ronald Pickup actor aged 80 passed away peacefully yesterday after a long illness surrounded by his wife and family.
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