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Andrew Ray Net Worth

Andrew Ray Net Worth is
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Andrew Ray (31 May 1939 – 20 August 2003) was an English actor, who was best known as a child star.He was born Andrew Olden (Ray was his father's stage name) in North London, the son of the famous radio comic Ted Ray and his wife, showgirl Dorothy Sibil. Ray's life was transformed at the age of 10 when he was cast in the title part of The Mudlark, a 20th Century Fox film starring Alec Guinness and Irene Dunne. He played a street urchin who ends up meeting Queen Victoria. The film was chosen as the Royal Command Performance in 1950 and catapulted Ray to child stardom.He featured in numerous films during the next few years, including The Yellow Balloon (with Kenneth More, 1953), Escapade (with John Mills, 1955), Woman in a Dressing Gown (with Sylvia Syms, 1957), Serious Charge (with Anthony Quayle and Cliff Richard, 1959), Twice Round the Daffodils (1962, with Juliet Mills and Kenneth Williams) and The System (with Oliver Reed and David Hemmings, 1964).Noteworthy theatre roles included Flowering Cherry (with Sir Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson), and Taste of Honey on Broadway (with Angela Lansbury and Joan Plowright).At the age of 19, he married the Rhodesian actress Susan Burnet and they later had two children.Despite a rocky period in his twenties, Ray subsequently appeared in numerous film, theatre and television roles over the years, including as nuclear scientist Klaus Fuchs for Anglia Television and as King George VI in Crown Matrimonial on stage and television. So successful was his depiction on stage of the stammering George VI that he was cast in the same role (though then Prince Albert, Duke of York) in the television series Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978).He starred in episodes of the television series Tales of the Unexpected titled 'The Wrong 'Un', and ′Royal Jelly' plus Upstairs, Downstairs, Inspector Morse, and Peak Practice. He portrayed Herbert Pocket in the ITC remake of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations (1974).In later years, Ray was a committed member of Equity and served as a Councillor of the actors' union.Andrew Ray died, at the age of 64, in 2003 from a heart attack. His brother, Robin Ray, was a well-known television and radio personality, who died in 1998, also at the age of 64.
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Date Of BirthMay 31, 1939
Died2003-01-01
Place Of BirthSouthgate, Middlesex, London, England, UK
Height5' 7" (1.7 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer, Editor
Star SignGemini
#Quote
1My education really stopped at [age] 10. How can you go back to school and remain unchanged when you've suddenly become a film star?
#Fact
1Brother-in-law of Susan Stranks.
2A front runner for the regular role of "Del Tarrant" in Blakes 7 (1978).
3Younger brother of Robin Ray.
4An avid mediator and outspoken political liberal, he caused an uproar in Rhodesia in 1976, where he was appearing in a play, for his statements promoting racial equality. After Rhodesia achieved independence, the country became Zimbabwe.
5Was involved in two nearly-fatal car crashes at the age of 17 after buying sports cars from a trust fund.
6Washed up in films at age 26, he tried to kill himself in 1965 but recovered and returned to the theater two years later where he received critical applause for his work in "Howards End."
7Married Rhodesian-born wife, Susan Burnet, an actress, in 1959 over the objections of his father. The couple separated in 1970 but never divorced and remained on friendly terms. They had a son and a daughter.
8Started out at Franklin prep school before leaving and entering films.
9The son of radio and stage comedian Ted Ray, Andrew was born during his father's first broadcast.
10In films by happenstance at age 10 when he was tested and chosen by Ben Lyon, who was initially interested in casting Andrew's older brother Robin Ray for the orphan lead in The Mudlark (1950). Robin proved too tall for the role and Andrew got the part.
11Andrew Ray was a republican; ironically his best remembered roles concern the monarchy. His first film was as Wheeler in The Mudlark (1950) with Irene Dunne as Queen Victoria. On TV he will be remembered as Albert, Duke of York who became George VI in Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978), he then played his brother the Duke of Windsor in Passion and Paradise (1989).
12Son of actor Ted Ray.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peak Practice1993-1995TV SeriesDr. John Reginald
Inspector Morse1992TV SeriesAlfred Rydale
Van der Valk1991TV SeriesStevin
Peter Ustinov on the Orient Express1991TV Movie documentaryDuke of Windsor (Edward VIII)
Passion and Paradise1989TV MovieDuke of Windsor
Paris by Night1988Michael Swanton
Menace Unseen1988TV Mini-SeriesRobert Shriving
The Gemini Factor1987TV SeriesDan
Unnatural Causes1986TV SeriesLeach
Drummonds1985TV SeriesJeremy Ferguson
Tales of the Unexpected1980-1984TV SeriesSteve / Jerry Wilde / Cranmer Oakes / ...
Pope John Paul II1984TV MovieProf. Pigon
Andy Robson1983TV SeriesReginald Chambers
Death of an Expert Witness1983TV Mini-SeriesClifford Bradley
ITV Playhouse1982TV SeriesNick
Bognor1981TV SeriesCecil Handyside
The Bunker1981TV MovieOtto Günsche
Rough Cut1980Pilbrow
The Goodies1980TV Series
Atom Spies1979TV MovieKlaus Fuchs
Edward & Mrs. Simpson1978TV Mini-SeriesDuke of York
The Sunday Drama1977TV SeriesEric
Our Mutual Friend1976TV Mini-SeriesMortimer Lightwood
Red Letter Day1976TV SeriesToby
Carry on Laughing!1975TV SeriesWillie
Savages1975TV MovieMiles Crawshaw
Play for Today1975TV SeriesClive Avon
Great Expectations1974TV MovieHerbert Pocket
Upstairs, Downstairs1974TV SeriesLt. Jack Dyson RFC
Crown Matrimonial1974TV MovieDuke of York
Adam Smith1972TV SeriesJack Wilson
BBC Play of the Month1970TV SeriesLeonard Best
This Happy Breed1969TV MovieBilly
Comedy Playhouse1969TV SeriesPeregrine Mold
Thirty-Minute Theatre1969TV SeriesJimmy Davidson
Trapped1967TV SeriesStephen Dill
Dixon of Dock Green1955-1966TV SeriesPerry / Danny Bishop
Crossroads1964TV SeriesHoward Coates
The Girl-Getters1964Willy
The Sentimental Agent1963TV SeriesChips
Suspense1963TV SeriesThird Officer Dean
Maupassant1963TV SeriesYoung Boitelle
Drama 61-671962TV SeriesTerry Platt
Twice Round the Daffodils1962Chris Walker
The Survivor1961TV MovieNobby
Saturday Playhouse1961TV SeriesCourier 210
Armchair Theatre1960TV SeriesLynton Warren
ITV Play of the Week1960TV SeriesTom Cherry
Fly Away Peter1959TV MovieGeorge Harris
Serious Charge1959Larry Thompson
The Young and the Guilty1958Eddie Marshall
Theatre Night1958TV SeriesTom
Gideon of Scotland Yard1958P.C. Farnaby Green
Woman in a Dressing Gown1957Brian Preston
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1954-1956TV SeriesDaventry / David Cartwright, as a boy / Finch / ...
ITV Television Playhouse1956TV SeriesEddie
Escapade1955Max Hampden
The Browning Version1955TV MovieJohn Taplow
The Whiteoak Chronicles: The Building of Jalna1955TV MovieFinch Whiteoak
A Prize of Gold1955Conrad
Escape by Night1953Joey Weston
The Yellow Balloon1953Frankie
The Mudlark1950Wheeler - the Mudlark

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unforgettable Kenneth Williams2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Heroes of Comedy2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Legends2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Unforgettable Diana Dors2000TV Short documentaryHimself
Blondes: Diana Dors1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Reputations1998TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1975TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
This Is Your Life1955TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alma Cogan: The Girl with the Giggle in Her Voice1991TV Short documentaryHimself

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