Ronald Fraser

  1. Michael Robbins, Doctor Who #119: The Visitation, TV, 1982.       One of Doc5 Peter Davison’s three favourite tales, although Robbins hated his rôle as much as scenarist Eric Saward disliked the performance. Also up for Richard Mace were such regulars on the Whovierse casting (or dart) board as Bannen, John Carson, Frank Finlay, Ronald Fraser, Donald Houston, William Lucas, Glyn Owen and Donald Pleasence.
  2. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.
  3. Aubrey Morris, Lifeforce, 1984.
  4. John Stratton, Doctor Who #140: The Two Doctors, TV, 1985.     The two Time Lords were Doc2 Patrick Troughton and Doc 6, the short lived Colin Baker. Shockeyes were more plentiful. The 22 prospects were: Fraser, Stratton, Joss Ackland, George Baker, Ian Bannen, Brian Blessed, Denholm Elliott, James Ellis, Frank Finlay, Michael Gothard, Don Henderson, Donald Houston, Freddie Jones, Jeremy Kemp, Roy Kinnear, Ronald Lacey, TP McKenna, Aubrey Morris, Donald Pleasence, Peter Sallis, George Sewell, Peter Vaughan.  Fraser had studied at RADA with Finlay and Kinnear, plus Alan Bates, Peter Bowles, Richard Briers, Julian Glover, Peter O’Toole,  James Villiers, etc.
  5. Freddie Jones, Married 2 Malcolm, 1998.   The titular Mark Addy has two wives… and a tedious scenario.  As Peter O’Toole quickly noted. And, perhaps, Fraser, as well. He was O’Toole’s boozing  buddy since their  RADA student days. Either way, the noted UK character actor ruled himself out of being Jasper. By falling down and dying from an internal hemorrhage .  O’Toole  and Sean Connery were among his pallbearers.



 Birth year: 1930Death year: 1997Other name: Casting Calls:  5