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Ray Cooney

Ray Cooney was born on May 30, 1932 in London, England as Raymond George Alfred Cooney. He is a writer and actor, known for Run for Your Wife (2012), Not Now Darling (1973) and Not Now, Comrade (1976). He has been married to Linda Dixon since 1962. They have two children. See full bio »

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 2020/I Mayday (based on play by)
 2018 Natale a 5 stelle (loosely based on the comedy "Out of Order" by)
 2018 Bam-Bam! (TV Movie) (play: Move Over Mrs. Markham)
 2015 Daddy Cool (TV Movie) (play)
 2013-2014 De Komedie Compagnie (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Jan, Pier & Pol (2014)
 2012 Run for Your Wife (play) / (written by)
 2011 Heißmann & Rassau: Alles auf Krankenschein (TV Special) (stage play)
 2010 Na izmene (play)
 2009 Heißmann & Rassau: Außer Kontrolle (TV Special) (play Out of Order)
 2009 Chat et souris (TV Movie) (play)
 2008 Dois Amores (TV Movie) (play)
 2006 Ohi tora agapoula (TV Movie) (play "Not Now Darling")
 2006 Funny Money (play "Funny Money")
 2005 Hotelliggaren (TV Movie)
 2003 Impair et père (TV Movie) (play)
 2000 Bleib doch zum Frühstück (TV Movie) (play)
 1998 Bravo giatre... (TV Movie) (play: It Runs In The Family)
 1998 Oti peite upourge mou (TV Movie) (play)
 1997 A miniszter félrelép (play "Out of Order")
 1996 Panique au Plazza (TV Movie)
 1995 Kink in de kabel (TV Movie) (play)
 1994 Panik på kliniken (TV Movie) (play)
 1993 Pappie, hier ben ik (TV Movie) (play "It Runs in the Family")
 1993 Ojdå - En till...!? (TV Movie) (play)
 1992 Out of Order (play "Out of Order")
 1992 Kuta och kör (TV Movie) (play)
 1991 Trois partout (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Double mixte (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Le saut du lit (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Den Haag vandaag: ofwel een avond lang lachen (TV Movie) (play "Two into One")
 1988 Wife Begins at Forty (TV Movie) (adaptation for television)
 1987 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 Goeie Buren (TV Movie) (play "Run for your Wife")
 1987 Huwelijk in de Steigers (TV Movie) (play "Wife Begins at 40")
 1987 Lauf nach Haus, egal wohin (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Se devi dire una bugia dilla grossa (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Daar gaat de bruid (TV Movie) (play "There Goes the Bride")
 1986 Wenn schon - denn schon (TV Movie) (play "Two into One")
 1984 See How They Run (TV Movie) (adapted by)
 1984 Le vison voyageur (TV Movie) (based on the stageplay "Not Now Darling" by)
 1983 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Allô Hélène (1983) ... (play)
 1983 Een scheve schaats (TV Movie) (play "One for the Pot")
 1981 Een kus van een rus (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 There Goes the Bride (play) / (screenplay)
 1980 Nee schat, nu niet (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 Why Not Stay for Breakfast? (play) / (screenplay)
 1976 Not Now, Comrade (original play - uncredited) / (screenplay by)
 1976 Voyez-vous ce que je vois? (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Ik slaap wel op de bank (TV Movie) (play "Why Not Stay for Breakfast")
 1975 Bleib doch zum Frühstück (TV Movie) (play "Why Not Stay For Breakfast")
 1973 Fall nicht in den Schwanensee (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Wie wär's denn, Mrs. Markham? (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Not Now Darling (based on the stageplay by)
 1972 Jetzt nicht, Liebling (TV Movie) (play "Not Now Darling")
 1972 Nid jetz, Schatz! (TV Movie) (play "Not Now Darling")
 1970 Brian Rix Presents ... (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Norman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1970) (written by - 1 episode, 1970)
- The Girl Pupil (1970) ... (written by)
- The Salvation Army lass (1970) ... (writer)
- A Career in Music (1970) ... (writer)
 1968 One for the Pot (writer)
 1968 Not Now, Darling (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Stand by Your Bedouin (TV Movie)
 1966 One for the Pot (TV Movie)
 1965 Six of the Best (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 Laughter from the Whitehall (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Chase Me Comrade! (1964) ... (play)
 1964 A Swingin' Time (TV Series) (script - 8 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (1964) ... (script)
- Episode #2.7 (1964) ... (script)
- Episode #2.6 (1964) ... (script)
- Episode #2.5 (1964) ... (script)
- Episode #2.4 (1964) ... (script)
  BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode, 1963) (play - 1 episode, 1962)
- One for the Pot (1962) ... (play)
 1962 Dial RIX (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Round the Bend (1962)
 1961 No Place Like Homicide! (screenplay)
 1961 The Night We Got the Bird (screenplay)
 1960 The Hand (original story) / (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 2010) His play, "Run for Your Wife," was performed at the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky. Lawrence Lesher was director. Holly Henson was artistic director. See more »

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Raymond Cooney

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He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1991 (1990 season) for Best Comedy for "Out of Order". See more »

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