Ronnie Barker made his acting debut playing the role of Lieutenant Spicer in J.M. Barrier’s play ‘Quality Street’ in 1948. He soon realised that he was best suited for comedy and appeared in several plays, including Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Inspector Hound.’
He got his breakthrough role on television in the satirical sketch series ‘The Forest Report’ in 1966. He went on to become a popular name on television with his performance in the sketch show ‘The Two Ronnies’ (1971 – 1987), alongside Ronnie Corbett.
He is also remembered for his roles in sitcoms ‘Porridge,' ‘Going Straight,’ and ‘Open All Hours.’ However, his performances in the sitcoms ‘The Magnificent Evans’ and ‘Clarence’ received negative reviews from critics. Barker made a few appearances on the big screen and received positive reviews for his performances in ‘Robin and Marian’ (1976) and ‘The Gathering Storm’ (2002).
He wrote most of his scripts himself, sometimes under a pseudo name, and voiced several characters on radio shows like ‘The Navy Lark’ (1959 – 1977) and ‘Lines from My Grandfather’s Forehead’ (1971 – 1972).
A group of guests are staying at General Futtock’s country estate for the weekend. However, things soon turn chaotic.
An ageing Robin Hood returns from the Crusades, and hopes to win the hand of Maid Marian. However, things get complicated, because she has embraced a new life as a nun, and doesn’t fully welcome his return.
Fifth film in the Doctor series, the story focuses on Simon Sparrow, now a senior doctor at a London hospital and Sir Lancelot Spratt, its pompous medical director. Both the doctors are in love. Sparrow has fallen for a model-cum-aspiring actress, who he met while treating her sprain, while Spratt’s object of adulation is his physiotherapist.
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins is a British comedy film which tells us seven different stories which are based on the seven deadly sins.
Ronnie Barker Awards
|Porridge||Best Light Entertainment Performance||1978|
|Porridge||Best Light Entertainment Performance||1976|
|Going Straight||Best Light Entertainment Performance||1979|
|The Two Ronnies||Best Light Entertainment Performance||1979|
|The Two Ronnies||Best Light Entertainment Performance||1978|
|The Two Ronnies||Best Light Entertainment Performance||1972|