Graduating from Cambridge University, Ron was a professional theatre director for two years at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. Somewhat disillusioned he ‘crossed over ‘to play the title role in a four part Drama series for BBC Scotland, The Houseman’s Tale using the Equity name Colin Forsythe. Not liking the subsequent recognition he moved on to Thames TV where he wrote and produced educational programmes for a number of years. Hollywood beckoned - or so he thought - where he scraped a living providing uncredited rewrites on films involving a number of famous names. He found his metier teaching screenwriting at the University of Southern California and became head of the screenwriting faculty at the London outpost of the New York Film Academy in Holborn.
Along with a sideline in voiceovers, he discovered the joys of tutoring believing the role is all about adapting to the aims desired by the tutee.
Cambridge University 2:1 English/Drama.
Winner of the Regional Theatres’ Trainee Directors’ Scheme.
Received a prize from Sony in New York for services to HDTV for Europa shown at the World Expo’.
Played Harry Beaton in musical recording of Brigadoon at Abbey Road Studios, receiving a standing ovation from the London Sinfonietta Orchestra and the Ambrosian Chorus.