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Portrait of the artist: Richard Wilson, actor

19 July 2010 1:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

'I soon realised that "I don't believe it" would be the price I had to pay for One Foot in the Grave's success'

What got you started?

I got into drama accidentally, in a rather unusual way. My primary school had a stage in its gymnasium. Once you had passed the 11-plus, it was considered a privilege for you to stay behind after school, move all the chairs out of the way and turn the gymnasium into a theatre. You'd go and have your tea, then come back and see a show, and put all the chairs away again.

What was your big breakthrough?

Doing [the 1987 TV series] Tutti Frutti was a big landmark for me as an actor – and later, One Foot in the Grave. But as a director, the big moment came when I was asked to direct a mime-play in my final year at Rada. I was good at mime, »

- Laura Barnett

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