Basic Information About Ronnie Corbett
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Comedian, Broadcaster, Writer|
|Date of birth||1930-12-04|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh|
|Date of death||2016-03-31 (aged 85)|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||His short stature|
His golf jumpers
|Spouse||Anne Hart - (30 May 1965 - 31 March 2016) (his death) (3 children)|
|Height||4 ft 11 in (1.524 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Ronnie Corbett win?
Ronnie Corbett awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|BAFTA TV Award - Best Light Entertainment Performance||Winner||The Two Ronnies||1972|
Ronnie Corbett roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|No Sex Please - We're British||Brian Runnicles|
|Burke and Hare||Captain Tam McLintoch|
|Have I Got News for You||Self - Guest Presenter 1 episode, 2004-2020|
|Would I Lie to You?||Self 2 episodes, 2010|
|The Sarah Jane Adventures||Slitheen 1 episode, 2009|
|Love Soup||Gordon Bexter 1 episode, 2008|
|Extras||Ronnie Corbett 1 episode, 2006|
|Loose Women||Self 1 episode, 2010|
|The Saint||Nicky - Call Boy 1 episode, 1963|
|The Two Ronnies||Self / ... 93 episodes, 1971-1987|
|The One Show||Self 3 episodes, 2008-2016|
Ronnie Corbett's Quotes
- Ronnie Barker and I didn't have to knock booze on the head, or go into the Priory to overcome drug addiction. We're fortunate we were quite grown up, family men with children, and lucky with our wives before we had what you might call a touch of fame. We were never temperamental, fractious, or walked out slamming doors. We were fussy, though. We wanted everything doing properly.
- We knew what would upset the average man in the street. Our material was good-natured. There's a lot of swearing on TV today. They even have documentaries with the f-word. You get fed up watching shows with not much care and love, reality programmes where they put people in a house for a fortnight and film them doing everything, or where participants arrive after lunch and do the programme at six. How long does it take to make They Think It's All Over (1995)? It's just laughing at each other and thinking, 'Aren't we clever?'
- We live in the same world, Bercow (John Bercow) and me: not big enough to play James Bond; not small enough to be adopted by Madonna.
- Miranda Hart is outstandingly funny and different in a refreshing, sparkly way. She's wordy and intelligent, yet broad and physical when she wants to be.
- The definitive Eric (Eric Morecambe) and Ernie (Ernie Wise) show was a hugely popular number one and we were a close second. That was a nice time in one's life.
Ronnie Corbett: The Life and Times of a Beloved Comedian
Net Worth Details
At the time of his death in 2016, Ronnie Corbett had an estimated net worth of $10 million. The Scottish actor and comedian left behind a legacy in entertainment that spans over five decades. Moreover, his presence and impact in the media industry have made him respected among peers and fans alike.
What is Ronnie Corbett Known for?
Ronald Balfour “Ronnie” Corbett (193-2016) was one of Scotland’s finest comedians and performers. He’s most known for his partnership with comedian Ronnie Barker in the sketch comedy-variety television series, The Two Ronnies. The show lasted for sixteen years, from 1971 to 1987.
Early Life and Education
Corbett was born in Edinburgh but grew up in an army camp in East Lothian because of his father’s profession as a baker in the Royal Artillery Of The British Army, stationed in Scotland. After completing his studies at the Royal High School in Edinburgh, Corbett went on to work as a clerk for the Ministry of Agriculture. He would later receive a contract for the musical “Follow That Girl”, where he had a small role.
Corbett’s career started in the 195s as an actor working mainly on television theatre. Although he played few leading roles in some films, Corbett didn’t enjoy critical acclaim from film critics since most of his film work consisted mainly of comedy genres showcasing his comic style more than his acting skills. Corbett rose to fame in the late 196s when he teamed up with Barker in the hit BBC sketch series, The Two Ronnies. In 198, he played the lead role in the BBC sitcom Sorry! that aired on BBC 1 between 1981 to 1988.
Ronnie Corbett passed away at the age of 85 on March 31, 2016, leaving behind a legacy as one of Britain’s funniest and most-loved comedians.
In addition to his successful television and film career, Corbett’s many accolades include Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to entertainment and charity.
Outside of his acting and comedic career, Ronnie Corbett lived a full life with his wife of 51 years, Anne Hart, whom he married in 1965. With two daughters, Emma and Sophie Corbett— both actresses like their late father— Ronnie and Anne had a heart-breaking loss with their first child, Andrew, who passed away just six weeks after his birth due to heart complications.
Corbett had other hobbies besides acting as well. He was an avid golfer and football supporter, both for his hometown club Heart of Midlothian F.C., and South West London’s Crystal Palace FC. In addition, he was a keen beekeeper and an active supporter of various charities throughout his life.
Ronnie Corbett is a much-loved comedian who has inspired many up-and-coming talents in his field. His comedic timing and exceptional ability to engage audiences have made him unforgettable to those who have seen him perform. Although his death in 2016 marked the end of an era in British comedy, Ronnie had left behind a legacy for generations to come. His achievements have undoubtedly set a high standard in the media industry for which comedic actors and entertainers could aspire.
Rest in peace, Ronnie Corbett. You will be dearly missed.
Interesting Facts about Ronnie Corbett
- He was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1978 New Year's Honours List for his services to entertainment.
- He was the father of Emma Corbett, Sophie Corbett and Andrew Corbett (b. March 1966, d. April 1966).
- Despite his small stature, Corbett served in the Royal Air Force as a commissioned officer during his National Service.
- At the end of The Two Ronnies (1971), they would always close with Corbett saying "Well, it's goodnight from me", to which Ronnie Barker would reply "And it's goodnight from him".
- He attended The Royal High School in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- He was a guest panelist in a special celebrity edition of Blankety Blank (1978) on The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live.
- His father was a baker.
- His firstborn son, Andrew Corbett, died only weeks old at St. Thomas Hospital in London, England of heart problems.
- He was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year's Honours List for his services to entertainment and charity.
- He was a guest at the Royal Variety Performance in 1986.
- In the 1970s, Corbett and Barker were two of the highest-paid performers in British television. In 1979, he and Barker took their families to Australia for a year which enabled them to exploit a tax loophole and avoid paying the year's income tax, which then stood at 83% in the UK for top earners. Many film stars and rock stars also left the UK in the 1970s for the same reason.
- He was on a tribute show to mark the BBC Television Centre's closure, which was called Goodbye Television Centre (2013).
- He tells a story in his autobiography of how Stanley Kubrick wanted him for a part in 2001: Een zwerftocht in de ruimte (1968) - as an alien.
- He was the grandfather of Tom Corbett and Tilly Corbett.
- A memorial service was held for him at Westminster Abbey, London on 7 June 2017.
- The film Monsieur Lecoq (1967) was unfinished and abandoned.