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Norman Wisdom (1915–2010)


Norman Wisdom has become the great British clown very much in the mould of Charles Chaplin with his "little man" in the ill fitting suit and cloth cap. His character is "everyman", much put upon but struggling through to a (usually) happy ending. He was brought up in an orphanage after his mother died and his father disowned him. He joined the ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Stitch in Time Norman Pitkin
(1963)
The Square Peg Norman Pitkin / General Schreiber
(1958)
(1953)
The Early Bird Norman Pitkin
(1965)

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 2010 Labrats (Video)
Scaredy (voice)
 2008 Evil Calls: The Raven (Video)
Winston
 2007 Expresso (Short)
The Vicar (Buzz) (as Sir Norman Wisdom)
 1995-2004 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Billy Ingleton / Man carrying gnome
- Variations on a Theme of the Widow Winstanley (2004) ... Billy Ingleton
- The General's Greatest Battle (2004) ... Billy Ingleton
- A Musical Passing for a Miserable Muscroft (2002) ... Billy Ingleton
- The Coming of the Beast (2001) ... Billy Ingleton (as Sir Norman Wisdom)
- Gnome and Away (2001) ... Man carrying gnome (uncredited)
 2004 Five Children and It
Nesbitt
 2004 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Ernie Crabbe
- Episode #1.5792 (2004) ... Ernie Crabbe
 2003 Between the Sheets (TV Mini-Series)
Maurice Hardy
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Maurice Hardy
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Maurice Hardy
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Maurice Hardy
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Maurice Hardy
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Maurice Hardy
 2003 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Lofty Brock
- Lofty (2003) ... Lofty Brock
 2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Bernie Marks
- Mens Sana (2002) ... Bernie Marks
 1998 Casualty (TV Series)
Mr. Cole
- She Loved the Rain (1998) ... Mr. Cole
 1992 Double X: The Name of the Game
Arthur Clutten
 1990 Hudson & Halls (TV Series)
Guest
 1983 Bergerac (TV Series)
Vincent
- Almost Like a Holiday (1983) ... Vincent
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Bernard Flood
- Going Gently (1981) ... Bernard Flood
 1974-1976 A Little Bit of Wisdom (TV Series)
Norman
- Otherwise Engaged (1976) ... Norman
- Firebug (1976) ... Norman
- The Party's Over (1976) ... Norman
- To Catch a Thief (1976) ... Norman
- Double Trouble (1976) ... Norman
 1973 Nobody Is Norman Wisdom (TV Series)
Nobody
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Nobody
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Nobody
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Nobody
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Nobody
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Nobody
 1970 Norman (TV Series)
Norman Wilkins
- The Girl Pupil (1970) ... Norman Wilkins
- The Salvation Army lass (1970) ... Norman Wilkins
- A Career in Music (1970) ... Norman Wilkins
 1969 What's Good for the Goose
Timothy Bartlett
 1968 The Night They Raided Minsky's
Chick Williams
 1967 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Androcles
 1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Comedian / Musician
- Episode #20.26 (1967) ... Comedian / Musician
 1966 Press for Time
Norman Shields / Emily, his mother / Wilfred, his grandfather (the P.M.)
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Boxing Vicar
 1965 The Early Bird
Norman Pitkin
 1964 Robinson Crusoe (TV Movie)
Norman Crusoe
 1963 A Stitch in Time
Norman Pitkin
 1962 On the Beat
Norman Pitkin / Giulio Napolitani
 1962 The Girl on the Boat
Sam Marlowe
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Norman Puckle
 1960 There Was a Crooked Man
Davy Cooper
 1959 Follow a Star
Norman Truscott
 1958 The Square Peg
Norman Pitkin / General Schreiber
 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1957 Just My Luck
Norman Hackett
 1957 Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (TV Series)
Aladdin
- Episode #2.17 (1957) ... Aladdin
 1956 Up in the World
Norman
 1955 Man of the Moment
Norman
 1955 As Long as They're Happy
Norman - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
 1955 One Good Turn
Norman
 1953 Trouble in Store
Norman
 1953 For Your Pleasure (TV Movie)
 1952 Norman Wisdom (TV Movie)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Angelo
- London Melody (1951) ... Mike Angelo
 1951 Vic's Grill (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1951)
- Episode #1.3 (1951)
- Episode #1.2 (1951)
- Episode #1.1 (1951)
 1949 Cuckoo College (TV Movie)
Janitor
 1948 Date with a Dream
Shadow Boxer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the revue, "Paris to Piccadilly," at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England with Barbour Brothers, Baby Scruggs, Medlock and Marlowe, the Four Hurricans, Paul Mattei, Renee Strange, Eddie Leslie, Patterson and Jackson, Aida Baki, Mini Gerrard, Tony Hulley, Paddy Lyndon, Bill Barbour, Bobby Tranter, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 53 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 31 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Sir Norman Wisdom OBE

Alternate Names:

Sir Norman Wisdom | a favour

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I used to first go on to entertain an audience. But now I go, and this is really true - I go on to have fun with a crowd of my chums. See more »

Trivia:

Pictured on a set of six Grenada $1.50 postage stamps issued 3 November 2002. Shown in the role of Norman Pitkin, which made him famous in a series of comedy movies. See more »

Trademark:

His "gump" look - consisting of a tweed cap askewed with peak turned up, too-tight jacket, barely-better trousers, crumpled collar and tie awry. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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