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Ronald Shiner

Ronald Alfred Shiner (8 June 1903 in London – 29 June 1966 in London) was a British stand-up comedian and comedic actor whose career encompassed film, West End theatre and music hall. A former Royal Northwest Mounted Police Officer, farmer, greengrocer, milkman, bookie's clerk, soldier and film extra, Shiner shot to fame appearing in 1,700 performances of the stage hit Worm's Eye View from 1945 to 1947 (he would later top his own record by appearing in the play Seagulls Over Sorrento for 2,000 performances between 1950 and 1954). At the height of his career Shiner insured his nose for £10,000 because he said "it's me beak which made 'em larf." In retirement he owned a pub at Blackboys in Sussex but was plagued by ill health in his final years and retired to Eastbourne. He died there in June 1966 leaving an estate of £30,955.

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Jun 8, 1903 In London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Wild Boy 1934-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Night We Got the Bird 1960-11-03
Known For
Poster of Keep It Clean
Poster of Forbidden
Poster of Come on George!
Poster of Excuse My Glove
Movie The Night We Got the Bird Cecil Gibson 1960-11-03
Movie The Navy Lark CPO Banyard 1959-01-01
Movie Operation Bullshine Gunner Slocum 1959-06-30
Movie Girls at Sea Marine Ogg 1958-10-01
Movie Carry on Admiral Salty Simpson 1957-05-14
Movie Not Wanted on Voyage 1957-11-01
Movie Keep It Clean Bert Lane 1956-05-01
Movie Dry Rot Alf Tubbe 1956-10-31
Movie Up to His Neck Jack Carter 1954-01-01
Movie Aunt Clara Henry Martin 1954-11-22
Movie Innocents in Paris Dicky Bird 1953-07-22
Movie Top of the Form 1953-02-01
Movie Laughing Anne Nobby Clark 1953-09-01
Movie Little Big Shot Henry Harkwood 1952-01-01
Movie The Magic Box Fairground Barker 1952-01-01
Movie Worm's Eye View Sam Porter 1951-04-01
Movie Forbidden Dan Collins 1949-02-28
Movie The Man Within Cockney Harry 1947-05-19
Movie The Adventures of Dusty Bates 'Squeaky' Watts 1947-09-01
Movie George in Civvy Street Fingers 1946-07-07
Movie I Live in Grosvenor Square Paratrooper 1945-07-20
Movie Caesar and Cleopatra 2nd Porter 1945-12-11
Movie Bees in Paradise ronald wild 1944-03-20
Movie Get Cracking Everett Manley 1943-05-17
Movie The Gentle Sex Racegoer 1943-05-23
Movie Thursday's Child Unknown 1943-03-24
Movie Miss London Ltd. Sailor Meredith 1943-06-14
Movie My Learned Friend Man in Wilson's Bar 1943-10-25
Movie The Black Sheep of Whitehall Porter 1942-02-23
Movie They Flew Alone Mechanic 1942-06-29
Movie Sabotage at Sea Ernie (the cook) 1942-09-07
Movie Unpublished Story Agitator 1942-08-10
Movie The Balloon Goes Up Sergeant Shiner 1942-12-01
Movie Old Bill and Son Bert 1941-03-01
Movie South American George Swifty 1941-12-27
Movie Salvage with a Smile Dustman 1940-01-01
Movie Spare a Copper Piano Mover 1940-12-02
Movie The Middle Watch Engineer 1940-05-11
Movie Let George Do It! Musician 1940-07-12
Movie The Case of the Frightened Lady Sergeant Totty 1940-09-28
Movie Trouble Brewing Bridgewater 1939-03-01
Movie Flying 55 Scrubby Oaks 1939-05-01
Movie Come on George! Nat 1939-12-01
Movie The Missing People Sam Hackett 1939-05-01
Movie They Drive by Night Charlie 1938-12-01
Movie London Melody Pickpocket on Trial 1937-02-04
Movie Beauty and the Barge Augustus 1937-02-07
Movie Dinner at the Ritz Sydney 1937-11-26
Movie Limelight Asst. Stage Manager 1937-06-23
Movie Excuse My Glove Perky Pat 1936-07-20
Movie Gentlemen's Agreement Jim Ferrin 1935-01-01
Movie Once a Thief Alice's Young Man 1935-06-14
Movie It's a Bet Fair Man 1935-02-01
Movie Squibs Bill 1935-06-11
Movie Wild Boy Bit 1934-01-01
Movie Doctor's Orders Miggs 1934-11-01