TV commercial for British Gas.
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on Margaret Thatcher
] Mrs Thatcher, where you're going in a few years time, you won't have to worry about coal because it will be bloody roasting where you're going. I hope the miners have a bloody day out when it happens because I'll be with them having a pint.
Before becoming an actor, Ricky Tomlinson was a militant trade unionist. In 1973 he was imprisoned for 15 months for organising flying pickets as part of a building workers' strike. An MI5 / Special Branch file at the time described him as "a subversive... a left-wing activator, prone to violence, and a political thug".