Ronald Squire
Born(1886-03-25)25 March 1886
Died16 November 1958(1958-11-16) (aged 72)
Years active1916–1958

Ronald Launcelot Squirl (25 March 1886 – 16 November 1958) was an English character actor.[1]


Born in Tiverton, Devon, England, the son of an army officer, Lt.-Col. Frederick Squirl and his Irish-born wife Mary (Ronald's surname 'Squire' was his stage name), he attended Wellington College and started professional life as a journalist, before training at RADA.[2][3] He spent his early acting career in Liverpool repertory theatre in light comedy roles, before moving on to films.[3] His appearances include The Rocking Horse Winner, The Million Pound Note and Mike Todd's lavish 1956 version of Around the World in 80 Days.[4] He died 16 November 1958 aged 72, after being taken ill at his home in Great Ormond Street, London.[2]

He made numerous appearances in West End plays alongside his film career. These included performances in On Approval, The Bread-Winner, All Rights Reserved, Ducks and Drakes, While the Sun Shines, Jane, The Way Things Go, The Iron Duchess, A Penny for a Song and A Touch of the Sun.

Partial filmography


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  3. ^ a b "Ronald Squire movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography, and biography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
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