- Richard Wilson (Scottish actor)
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Richard Wilson (disambiguation)"Infobox actor
name = Richard Wilson
birthname = Ian Colquhoun Wilson
birthdate = Birth date and age|1936|7|9|df=yes
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
notable role =
Ian Colquhoun Wilson, better known as Richard Wilson, OBE (born
July 9, 1936) is a Scottish actorand theatre director, best known for playing Victor Meldrewin the popular BBC sitcom" One Foot in the Grave".
Wilson was born in
Greenock, Renfrewshire(now part of Inverclyde). He studied science and did National Service with the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in Singapore. He worked in a laboratory before switching to acting in his late 20s. He trained at RADAand then appeared in repertory theatres in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. He is also a supporter of the British Labour Party
Wilson was awarded the OBE for services to
dramaas a director and actor in 1994. In April 1996, he was elected Rector of the University of Glasgowfor a period of three years.
Wilson's biography, "One Foot on the Stage: The Biography of Richard Wilson" (ISBN 0752811150), was written by James Roose-Evans.
* "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes " (1985) episode "The Red Headed League" as Duncan Ross
Born and Bred"
Doctor Who" — episodes " The Empty Child" and " The Doctor Dances" (2005)- Doctor Constantine
King of Fridges" (2004) (as Frank)
Father Ted" — episode "The Mainland"
Inspector Morse" - episode "Absolute Conviction"
* "Merlin" - Gaius
Mr Bean" — episode "The Trouble With Mr Bean"
* "Gulliver's Travels"
My Good Woman"
One Foot in the Grave" (as Victor Meldrew)
* "Only When I Laugh"
A Sharp Intake Of Breath"
* "Tutti Frutti"
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em" -episode "Wendy House"- As an Insurance claims adjuster
Star Portraits with Rolf Harris" - celebrity "sitter" in one episode of the portraiture contest.
* "" as Duke of Edinburgh
* "Crown Court" (1970s) - as a barrister.
* "Thank God You're Here
A Dry White Season"
* "A Passage to India"
Carry On Columbus"
How to Get Ahead in Advertising"
Prick Up Your Ears"
Soft Top, Hard Shoulder"
The Man Who Knew Too Little"
Women Talking Dirty"Merlin (2008)
The Woman Before" by Roland Shimmelfenwick— Royal Court, May 2005
East Coast Chicken Supper" by Martin J Taylor— The Traverse, 2005
Rainbow Kiss" by Simon Farquhar— Royal Court, April 2006
A Wholly Healthy Glasgowby Ian Heggie; The Royal Exchange Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, The Royal Court, 1988/89
*imdb name|id=0934014|name=Richard Wilson
* [http://www.richardwilsonarchive.com The Official Richard Wilson Archive]
* [http://www.tvheaven.ca/victor.htm "One Foot in the Grave"] Page at [http://www.tvheaven.ca/ "British TV Heaven"] , a website run by M. David Bennett
* [http://www.gla.ac.uk:443/newsdesk/newsletter/178/News/richardi.htm University of Glasgow Newsletter] (20 March 1996 - Issue No: 178), announcing Wilson's election as Rector
* [http://www.richardwilsonarchive.com/interview.htm Exclusive Interview with Richard Wilson]
* [http://tviv.info/wiki/Richard_Wilson The Richard Wilson TV IV WIKI]
David Tennant[http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/chainreaction "Chain Reaction" interview BBC Radio 4]
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