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Richard Wilson OBE (born Iain Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster. He played Victor Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990). A later role was as Gaius, the court physician of Camelot, in the BBC drama Merlin (2008). Wilson was born in Greenock, Scotland. He studied science in Greenock... See full bio »
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Known For

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave Victor Meldrew
(1990-2001)
The Man Who Knew Too Little
The Man Who Knew Too Little Sir Roger Daggenhurst
(1997)
A Passage to India
(1984)
Carry on Columbus
Carry on Columbus Don Juan Felipe
(1992)

Filmography

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 2018 Sherlock Gnomes
Mr. Capulet (voice)
 2016/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Starveling
 2015 Trollied (TV Series)
Frank Uture
- A Christmas Carol (2015) ... Frank Uture
 2015 Danny and the Human Zoo (TV Movie)
James Broughton
 2015 Artsnight (TV Series)
Presenter
- Richard Wilson on Samuel Beckett (2015) ... Presenter
 2014 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
John
- Space Age (2014) ... John
 2013 Making Ends Meat (Short)
Announcer (voice)
 2008-2012 Merlin (TV Series)
Gaius
- The Drawing of the Dark (2012) ... Gaius
- The Kindness of Strangers (2012) ... Gaius
- With All My Heart (2012) ... Gaius
 2011 Gnomeo & Juliet
Mr. Capulet (voice)
 2010 The One Ronnie (TV Movie)
Party Guest
 2009-2010 Children in Need (TV Series)
Gaius
- Episode #1.31 (2010) ... Gaius
- Episode #1.30 (2009) ... Gaius
 2009 New Tricks (TV Series)
Father Bernard
- The War Against Drugs (2009) ... Father Bernard
 2009 Demons (TV Mini-Series)
Father Simeon
- Nothing Like Nebraska (2009) ... Father Simeon
- The Whole Enchilada (2009) ... Father Simeon
 2007-2008 Kingdom (TV Series)
Professor Barkway
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... Professor Barkway
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Professor Barkway
 2007 Reichenbach Falls (TV Movie)
Arthur Conan Doyle
 2006 A Harlot's Progress (TV Movie)
Sir James Thornhill
 2006 Love and Other Disasters
Registrar
 2006 The True Voice of Prostitution (TV Movie)
 2004-2005 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Dr. Donald Newman
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2005) ... Dr. Donald Newman
- A Wrathful God (2005) ... Dr. Donald Newman
- The Milk of Human Kindness (2005) ... Dr. Donald Newman
- Apple Day (2005) ... Dr. Donald Newman
- Never Seek to Tell (2005) ... Dr. Donald Newman
 2005 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Dr. Constantine
- The Doctor Dances (2005) ... Dr. Constantine
- The Empty Child (2005) ... Dr. Constantine
 2004 King of Fridges (TV Movie)
Frank
 2004 The All Star Comedy Show (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 2002 Jeffrey Archer: The Truth (TV Movie)
Duke of Edinburgh
 2002 Dick Whittington (TV Movie)
Sally the Cook
 2001 Life as We Know It (TV Series)
Alex Cameron
- Coming Apart (2001) ... Alex Cameron
- Something for the Table (2001) ... Alex Cameron
- Clubbing (2001) ... Alex Cameron
- Hospital (2001) ... Alex Cameron
- The Interview (2001) ... Alex Cameron
 2001 High Stakes (TV Series)
Bruce Morton
- Dream Team (2001) ... Bruce Morton
- The Challenge (2001) ... Bruce Morton
- The Poacher (2001) ... Bruce Morton
- The Devil Is in the Detail (2001) ... Bruce Morton
- An Act of Defiance (2001) ... Bruce Morton
 1990-2001 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Victor Meldrew
- Comic Relief Special: Visiting Uncle Dick (2001) ... Victor Meldrew
- Things Aren't Simple Any More (2000) ... Victor Meldrew
- The Dawn of Man (2000) ... Victor Meldrew
- Threatening Weather (2000) ... Victor Meldrew
- The Futility of the Fly (2000) ... Victor Meldrew
 2000 Work in Progress (Short)
Industry
 1999 Brave New World (TV Series)
 1999 Other Animals (TV Series)
Alex Cameron
 1999 The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV Movie)
Monty DeLauncy
 1999 Women Talking Dirty
Ronald
 1999 Life Support (TV Series)
John Doone
- The Undiscovered Country (1999) ... John Doone
- Soul and Conscience (1999) ... John Doone
- Playing God (1999) ... John Doone
- The Price of Love (1999) ... John Doone
- Trust (1999) ... John Doone
 1998 Ted & Ralph (TV Movie)
Landowner at Party
 1998 Duck Patrol (TV Series)
PC Roland 'Prof' Rose
- The Siege of Mallory Wharf (1998) ... PC Roland 'Prof' Rose
- River Rage (1998) ... PC Roland 'Prof' Rose
- Duck Turpin (1998) ... PC Roland 'Prof' Rose
- The Spirit of the Deep (1998) ... PC Roland 'Prof' Rose
- Occurrences (1998) ... PC Roland 'Prof' Rose
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
Lord Tone
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Lord Tone
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Lord Tone
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Lord Tone
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little
Sir Roger Daggenhurst
 1996 Lord of Misrule (TV Movie)
Bill Webster
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Professor of Language
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Professor of Language
 1994 Butter (TV Short)
Steven Williams
 1994 Entertainment Cops (TV Movie)
Chief
 1992-1994 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series)
Mr. McGregor
- The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1994) ... Mr. McGregor (voice)
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny (1992) ... Mr. McGregor (voice)
 1994 Under the Hammer (TV Series)
Ben Glazier
- Treasure Trove (1994) ... Ben Glazier
- The Spectre at the Feast (1994) ... Ben Glazier
- After Titian (1994) ... Ben Glazier
- The Jolly Joker (1994) ... Ben Glazier
- The Virgin of Vitebsk (1994) ... Ben Glazier
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
James Forth
- The Vision Thing (1993) ... James Forth
 1993 Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (TV Movie)
Victor Meldrew
 1992 Unnatural Pursuits (TV Series)
Hector Duff
- I Don't Do Cuddles (1992) ... Hector Duff
- I'm the Author (1992) ... Hector Duff
 1992 The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Litchfield
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Mr. Litchfield
 1992 Carry on Columbus
Don Juan Felipe
 1992 Soft Top Hard Shoulder
Uncle Salvatore
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Brian Thornton
- Absolute Conviction (1992) ... Brian Thornton
 1992 The Other Side of Paradise (TV Movie)
Doc Reid
 1992 Mr. Bean (TV Series)
The Dentist
- The Trouble with Mr. Bean (1992) ... The Dentist
 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini-Series)
Henri Nannen
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Henri Nannen
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Henri Nannen
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Henri Nannen
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Henri Nannen
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Henri Nannen
 1991 Cluedo (TV Series)
Reverend Green
- The Bolivian Connection (1991) ... Reverend Green
- A Traveller's Tale (1991) ... Reverend Green
- Charity Begins at Home (1991) ... Reverend Green
- Fatal Distraction (1991) ... Reverend Green
- A Deadly Deal (1991) ... Reverend Green
 1985-1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Lebedev / Sir Hugo Armstrong / Theodore Watts-Dunton
- The Kremlin, Farewell (1990) ... Lebedev
- Fellow Traveller (1990) ... Sir Hugo Armstrong
- Poppyland (1985) ... Theodore Watts-Dunton
 1989 A Dry White Season
Cloete
 1989 How to Get Ahead in Advertising
John Bristol
 1989 A Quiet Conspiracy (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Julius Schwob
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Dr. Julius Schwob
 1988 The Four Minute Mile (TV Movie)
Harold Abrahams
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1988)
 1986-1988 Room at the Bottom (TV Series)
Chaplain Toby Duckworth
- Megla on the Orient Express (1988) ... Chaplain Toby Duckworth
- The Accident (1988) ... Chaplain Toby Duckworth
- Witchcraft (1988) ... Chaplain Toby Duckworth
- The Chef (1988) ... Chaplain Toby Duckworth
- The Birthday Party (1988) ... Chaplain Toby Duckworth
 1988 Hot Metal (TV Series)
Dicky Lipton
- Unleash the Kracken (1988) ... Dicky Lipton
- Crown of Thorns (1988) ... Dicky Lipton
- The Twilight Zone (1988) ... Dicky Lipton
- The Hydra's Head (1988) ... Dicky Lipton
- The Joker to the Thief (1988) ... Dicky Lipton
 1988 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Eddy Clockerty / Himself
- Byrne About Byrne (1988) ... Eddy Clockerty / Himself
 1988 The Play on One (TV Series)
Max
- Normal Service (1988) ... Max
 1987/II Murder by the Book (TV Movie)
Sir Max Mallowan
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
Psychiatrist
 1987 Tutti Frutti (TV Mini-Series)
Eddie Clockerty
- A Wop-Boppa Loo-Bop a Wop-Bam Boom (1987) ... Eddie Clockerty
- Love Hurts (1987) ... Eddie Clockerty
- Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O (1987) ... Eddie Clockerty
- Gin a Body, Dig a Body (1987) ... Eddie Clockerty
- On the Road Again (1987) ... Eddie Clockerty
 1985-1987 High and Dry (TV Series)
Richard Talbot
- Episode #1.7 (1987) ... Richard Talbot
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Richard Talbot
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Richard Talbot
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Richard Talbot
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Richard Talbot
 1986 The Alamut Ambush (TV Movie)
Sir John Ryle
 1986 Foreign Body
Col. Partridge
 1986 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Viscount Cunningham
- Episode #2.3 (1986) ... Viscount Cunningham
 1986 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Mr. Hal
- Episode #1.1023 (1986) ... Mr. Hal
 1986 Whoops Apocalypse
Nigel Lipman (Foreign Secretary)
 1985 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Duncan Ross
- The Red Headed League (1985) ... Duncan Ross
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Scott Keltie
- Poles Apart (1985) ... Scott Keltie
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... Scott Keltie
 1984 A Passage to India
Turton
 1983 Chessgame (TV Series)
Sir John Ryle
- Enter Hassan (1983) ... Sir John Ryle
 1983 Those Glory Glory Days (TV Movie)
Arnold - Journalist
 1983 The Nation's Health (TV Series)
Secretary of State
- Collapse (1983) ... Secretary of State
 1982-1983 Andy Robson (TV Series)
Mr. Ridley
- Royal Visit (1983) ... Mr. Ridley
- The Championship (1982) ... Mr. Ridley
- Flare Up (1982) ... Mr. Ridley
 1979-1982 Only When I Laugh (TV Series)
Gordon Thorpe / Dr. Gordon Thorpe
- The Reunion (1982) ... Gordon Thorpe
- When Did You Last See Your Father? (1982) ... Gordon Thorpe
- Escape (1982) ... Gordon Thorpe
- In Sickness & in Health (1982) ... Gordon Thorpe
- All in the Mind (1982) ... Gordon Thorpe
 1979-1982 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Reverend Chadwick / Percy Openshaw
- The Last Post (1982) ... Reverend Chadwick
- The Rivals (1979) ... Percy Openshaw
 1980-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Professor / Tom McCann
- Virginia Fly Is Drowning (1981) ... Professor
- Shaping Up (1980) ... Tom McCann
 1980 Strangers (TV Series)
Steven Wardrope
- No Orchids for Missing Blandisch (1980) ... Steven Wardrope
 1975-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Abercrombie / Consultant / Registrar
- Pasmore (1980) ... Abercrombie
- Bet Your Life (1976) ... Consultant
- Through the Night (1975) ... Registrar
 1977-1980 A Sharp Intake of Breath (TV Series)
Dad / Basil Dawson / Henshaw / ...
- Look Who's Coming for Ever (1980) ... Dad
- Just Cause or Impediment (1980) ... Basil Dawson
- The Spare Part (1980) ... Henshaw
- What About the Workers? (1979) ... Mr. Cotterill
- The Square on the Hypotenuse (1979) ... Superintendent Redway
 1979 Chalk and Cheese (TV Series)
Vicar
- Suffer Little Children (1979) ... Vicar
 1978 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Mr. Harris
- Wendy House (1978) ... Mr. Harris
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
D.C.I. Anderson
- The Bigger They Are (1978) ... D.C.I. Anderson
 1973-1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jeremy Parsons QC
- In the Heat of the Moment: Part 1 (1978) ... Jeremy Parsons QC
- To Catch a Thief: Part 3 (1978) ... Jeremy Parsons QC
- Echoes: Part 1 (1978) ... Jeremy Parsons QC
- A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing: Part 1 (1977) ... Jeremy Parsons QC
- A Matter of Faith: Part 3 (1977) ... Jeremy Parsons QC
 1978 Pickersgill People (TV Series)
Arthur Mackenzie Tooth
- The Sheik of Pickersgill (1978) ... Arthur Mackenzie Tooth
 1978 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series)
TV Director
- The Secret of Charles Dickens (1978) ... TV Director
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Dr.Graham
- Caledonian Cascade (1977) ... Dr.Graham
 1977 Yanks Go Home (TV Series)
Rev. Desmond Brierley
- The First of the G.I. Brides (1977) ... Rev. Desmond Brierley
- Alarm and Despondency (1977) ... Rev. Desmond Brierley
 1977 Big Boy Now! (TV Series)
Andrew MacPherson
- Poker Face (1977) ... Andrew MacPherson
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Albert Foster
- The Portland Millions (1976) ... Albert Foster
 1976 Cilla's World of Comedy (TV Series)
Edwin Dawkins
- Desirable Property (1976) ... Edwin Dawkins
 1975 Not on Your Nellie (TV Series)
Joshua McGrimble
- Do Unto Others (1975) ... Joshua McGrimble
 1974 Soldier and Me (TV Series)
Dr. Nixon
- No Escape (1974) ... Dr. Nixon
- Trapped (1974) ... Dr. Nixon
- Conspiracy (1974) ... Dr. Nixon
 1972 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1972)
 1972 My Good Woman (TV Series)
Reverend Martin Hooper
 1972 The Trouble with 2B
Mr. Potter
 1970 Junket 89
Mr. Potter
 1969-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Sand / Mr. O'Flanagan / O'Leary / ...
- The Day They Buried Cleaver (1970) ... Det. Sgt. Sand
- Would You Look at Them Smashing all Those Lovely Windows? (1970) ... Mr. O'Flanagan / O'Leary / Tram conductor
- The People's Jack (1970) ... George III / Justice Pratt
- The Ha Ha (1969) ... Trevor
- Stables Theatre Company #2: Wedding Night (1969) ... Herr Kalewski
 1968 The Flight of the Heron (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Everard Faulkner
- Torture (1968) ... Sir Everard Faulkner
 1967-1968 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Waterguard Officer / Controller
- Sentimental Value (1968) ... Waterguard Officer
- Borderline (1967) ... Controller
 1967 Secret Agent (TV Series)
King [Kabuki Group]
- Koroshi (1967) ... King [Kabuki Group]
 1965 Romeo and Juliet (TV Movie)
Capulet (as Iain Wilson)
 1965 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Mason
- The Phantom Piper of Tannochbrae (1965) ... Mason (as Iain Wilson)
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Appeared as himself in a Labour Party general election broadcast (2005). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Iain Wilson

Height:

5' 11" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't mind people saying I'm gay, because I am. But I don't live in a gay relationship. That is probably why I go to counseling.

Trivia:

He was a supporter of the Labour Party and an opponent of the Iraq war. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive clipped Scottish accent.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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