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Ricky Tomlinson


Ricky Tomlinson was born on September 26, 1939 in Bispham, Blackpool, England as Eric Tomlinson. He is an actor, known for The Royle Family (1998), Formula 51 (2001) and Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001). He has been married to Rita Cumiskey since January 4, 2003. He was previously married to Marlene Clifton. See full bio »

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Known For

The Royle Family
The Royle Family Jim Royle
(1998-2012)
Formula 51
Formula 51 Leopold Durant
(2001)
Mike Bassett: England Manager
(2001)
The Brothers Grimsby
(2016)

Filmography

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 2018 The More You Ignore Me (completed)
Bert Wildgoose
 2017 Gloves Off (completed)
Mick
 2018 Fighter from the Docks
Grandad
 2017 Boys on Film 17: Love is the Drug
Dad (segment "Tellin' Dad")
 2017 Tellin'Dad (Short)
Dad
 2016 The Last Dragonslayer (TV Movie)
Moobin
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
Paedo Pete
 2015 Him Upstairs (Short)
Frank Conroy
 2015 The Hound & the Rabbit (Short)
William
 2014 Northern Soul
John's Grandad
 2014 Psyched (Short)
Brian the Ghost Union President
 2013-2014 In the Flesh (TV Series)
Ken Burton
- Episode #2.1 (2014) ... Ken Burton
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Ken Burton
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Ken Burton
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Ken Burton
 2013 Great Night Out (TV Series)
Warren
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Warren
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Warren
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Warren
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Warren
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Warren
 1998-2012 The Royle Family (TV Series)
Jim Royle
- Barbara's Old Ring (2012) ... Jim Royle
- Joe's Crackers (2010) ... Jim Royle
- The Golden Egg Cup (2009) ... Jim Royle
- The New Sofa (2008) ... Jim Royle
- The Queen of Sheba (2006) ... Jim Royle
 2011/I Flutter
Freddie
 2009 Nativity!
Mayor
 2008 Stepdad (TV Movie)
Grandad
 2007 Plenty More Fish (Short)
Compere
 2007 Learning to Walk (Short)
Granddad
 2005 Mike Bassett: Manager (TV Series)
Mike Bassett
- Abide with Me (2005) ... Mike Bassett
- Seven Brothers for Seven Brothers (2005) ... Mike Bassett
- Return of the Paralytic Son (2005) ... Mike Bassett
- Flat Pack Four (2005) ... Mike Bassett
- Going Dutch (2005) ... Mike Bassett
 2004-2005 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Tony Murphy
- Trouble 'n' Strife (2005) ... Tony Murphy
- Tall Tales (2005) ... Tony Murphy
- Hot Air (2005) ... Tony Murphy
- Say Hello, Say Goodbye (2005) ... Tony Murphy
- Broken Dreams (2005) ... Tony Murphy
 2005 Derek (Video)
Quiet Billy
 2004 The All Star Comedy Show (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 2004 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Rowan Priestley
- The Price of Fame (2004) ... Rowan Priestley
 2003 The Virgin of Liverpool
Frank Conlon
 2002 Capone's Boys
Billy
 2002 Nice Guy Eddie (TV Series)
Eddie McMullen
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Eddie McMullen
 1998-2002 Playing the Field (TV Series)
Jim Pratt
- Episode #5.6 (2002) ... Jim Pratt
- Episode #5.5 (2002) ... Jim Pratt
- Episode #5.4 (2002) ... Jim Pratt
- Episode #5.3 (2002) ... Jim Pratt
- Episode #5.2 (2002) ... Jim Pratt
 2002 Five Ways John Wayne Didn't Die (Short)
Dead Man (voice)
 2001 Formula 51
Leopold Durant
 2001 Strange Relations (TV Movie)
Uncle Alfred
 2001 Mike Bassett: England Manager
Mike Bassett
 2001 The Priory (TV Series)
 2001 Nice Guy Eddie (TV Movie)
Eddie McMullen
 2001 Clocking Off (TV Series)
Ronnie Anderson
- Martin's Story (2001) ... Ronnie Anderson
- The Lads (2001) ... Ronnie Anderson
- Ronnie's Story (2001) ... Ronnie Anderson
- Kev's Story (2001) ... Ronnie Anderson
 2000 Lounge Act (Short) (voice)
 2000 Safe as Houses (TV Movie)
Lawrence Davidson
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short)
Santa Claus (voice)
 1999 The Greatest Store in the World (TV Movie)
Santa
 1999 Cold Feet (TV Series)
Cabbie
- Episode #2.5 (1999) ... Cabbie
 1999 Nasty Neighbours
Harold Peach
 1999 Dockers (TV Movie)
Macca Macaulay
 1997 10x10 (TV Series)
 1997 The Fix (TV Movie)
Gordon
 1997 Mojo
Ezra
 1997 Preaching to the Perverted
Fibbin' Gibbins
 1996 Hillsborough (TV Movie)
John Glover
 1994-1996 Cracker (TV Series)
Wise
- White Ghost (1996) ... Wise
- True Romance: Part 2 (1995) ... Wise
- True Romance: Part 1 (1995) ... Wise
- Best Boys: Part 2 (1995) ... Wise
- Best Boys: Part 1 (1995) ... Wise
 1996 Bob's Weekend
Jack
 1994-1995 Roughnecks (TV Series)
Cinders
- Episode #2.7 (1995) ... Cinders
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Cinders
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Cinders
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... Cinders
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Cinders
 1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Man Selling Chicken in Pub
- Episode #2.2 (1995) ... Man Selling Chicken in Pub
 1995 Butterfly Kiss
Robert
 1994 Where the Buffalo Roam (TV Movie)
Glyn Hunter
 1993 Raining Stones
Tommy
 1993 The Bill (TV Series)
Ray Hickey
- Home to Roost (1993) ... Ray Hickey
 1991 Riff-Raff
Larry
 1989 Dear Sarah (TV Movie)
Warder #1
 1982-1988 Brookside (TV Series)
Bobby Grant
- Lives Wasted (1988) ... Bobby Grant
- Knocking Through (1988) ... Bobby Grant
- Elected (1988) ... Bobby Grant
- Our Grandchild (1988) ... Bobby Grant
- School Rules (1988) ... Bobby Grant
 1987 Out of Order
Decorator
 1982 Boys from the Blackstuff (TV Mini-Series)
Hospital Doctor
- George's Last Ride (1982) ... Hospital Doctor
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dennis
- United Kingdom (1981) ... Dennis
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TV commercial for British Gas. See more »


Alternate Names:

Rick Tomlinson

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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. See more »

Trivia:

Before becoming involved in trade unionism he was a member of the National Front, which he now bitterly regrets and puts down to being "politically naive" and "poorly educated". See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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