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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 Baron, Dr Who, The Protectors, The Gentle Touch, Cluedo, Tales of the Unexpected, Expert Witness, Heartbeat, Crime Traveller, The New Professionals, Doctors, The 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 Lipman.

His other musical credits included Make Me An Offer, Lock Up Your Daughters, Wonderland at the King’s Head, Bells 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, Misery, Rebecca, 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.

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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.

 

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