Sadly Ray Lonnen passed away in 2014 but this page is kept in rememberance of him. Ray was a very
familiar face on British television having starred in several major
series including the title role in Harry’s
Game for which he was nominated for the TV
Times Readers' Award.
Ray's numerous other TV appearances included The
Power Game, The Saint, The
Who, The Protectors, The
Gentle Touch, Cluedo, Tales
of the Unexpected, Expert Witness,
Traveller, The New Professionals,
Bill, Crossroads, Honey
Lane, Z Cars, The
Sandbaggers, The Brief, Yellowthread
Street, Rich Tea and Sympathy
and Johnny And The Dead.
In London’s West End, Ray
played leading roles in In Praise of
Love, Run for Your Wife,
Having a Ball and the hit musical
Wonderful Town opposite Maureen
His other musical credits included Make
Me An Offer, Lock Up Your Daughters,
Wonderland at the King’s
Are Ringing at Greenwich and Sky Masterson
in Guys and Dolls at Edinburgh.
Ray had extensive repertory
theatre experience. His work included playing Clark
Gable in a play about the making of The
Misfits at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, Worm’s Eye View at Sonning,
a South-East Asian tour of Catch Me
If You Can and the Francis Durbridge thriller Murder With Love at the Theatre Royal, Windsor. He
starred in UK national tours of How
the Other Half Loves, The Anniversary,
A Touch of Danger, Murder
by the Book, Same Time Next Year,
Jeffrey Archer’s The
Perfect Murder and a New Zealand tour of Rose.
Voice work included plays for BBC radio, documentary narrations
and character voices for the animated version of Budgie The Little
Helicopter on ITV.
Among Ray’s films were Robert Bolt’s
Lady Caroline Lamb, Zeppelin, Guardian
of the Abyss and the lead opposite Ali
McGraw in Murder Elite.
Ray Lonnen was a fine actor and someone who went out of his way to encourage and support young actors and he is greatly missed.
Rest in peace Ray.