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Ron Smerczak

Actor

Born - 3 July 1949, Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Died - 13 May 2019

Big, bluff actor with receding brown hair who left England in his twenties and became a stalwart of the South African TV and film industry, and a formidable interpreter of Shakespeare. After a UK debut in House of Whipcord (1974) - another debutant in the film was a 22-year-old Celia Imrie - the remainder of his films are based in South Africa - including One Away (1976), Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983), Master of Dragonard Hill (1987), American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990), Cyborg Cop (1993), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995), Dangerous Ground (1997), The Little Unicorn (2001), Dead Easy (2004), Finding Lenny (2009), The Algiers Murders (2013), Cry of Love (2016) and Harry's Game (2017), his last.