Ronald Shiner

Place of birth:
London, England:
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.


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Unpublished Story (1942)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