Famous People from the Cambridgeshire

Searle, Ronald (William Fordham) b. 1920

Artist, born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. He served in World War 2, and the drawings he made during his three years' imprisonment by the Japanese helped to establish his reputation as a serious artist. After the war he became widely known as the creator of the macabre schoolgirls of "St Trinian's'. He settled in France in 1961. He also designed animated films, such as Dick Deadeye (1975), and produced the animated sequences for Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965).

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