Character actor, Ronald Adam, was born Ronald George Hinings Adams on Dec 31, 1896 in Bromyard, England. Adam appeared in over 155 film and TV roles. His best known films include The Haunting, The Lavender Hill Mob, Private's Progress, and Green for Danger. His writings include two novels based on his wartime experiences in the RAF (published under the pseudonym "Blake") called Readiness At Dawn and We Rendezvous at Ten, and a book about his theatrical memories called Overture and beginners. Adam died at the age of 82 on Mar 27, 1979 in London, England .
Tall, bushy-browed and with a round, smiley face, Ronald Adam was mostly seen as bureaucrats and administrators; his authority perhaps stemmed from his days as an officer in World War I (he was a prisoner-of-war) and a wing-commander in World War II (wrangling his way in, despite his age). In between, he gave up a career as a chartered accountant to concentrate on the stage. Film character roles became plentiful for him as he neared middle age. Adam was also a prolific writer and the author of several plays.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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