Ricky Tomlinson

English television actor Ricky Tomlinson was working on construction sites before he ever thought of performing. He was actively involved in trade union politics and, in 1972, he joined in a workers' dispute. It ended ... Read more »
Born: 09/26/1939 in Bispham, UK

Filmography

Actor (26)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

Paedo Pete (Actor)

Northern Soul 2015 (Movie)

Grandad (Actor)

In The Flesh 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Virgin of Liverpool 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Once Upon a Time In the Midlands 2003 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Formula 51 2002 (Movie)

Leopold Durant (Actor)

Strange Relations 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Al's Lads 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mike Bassett: England Manager 2001 (Movie)

Mike Bassett (Actor)

The Greatest Store in the World 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Nasty Neighbours 1999 (Movie)

Harold Peach (Actor)

Mojo 1998 (Movie)

Ezra (Actor)

Preaching to the Perverted 1998 (Movie)

Fibbin' Gibbins (Actor)

The Royle Family (BBC) 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Cracker: True Romance 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cracker: White Ghost 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Life Is All You Get 1997 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Butterfly Kiss 1996 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Citizen Ken Loach 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cracker: Best Boys 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Cracker: Brotherly Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Cracker: Men Should Weep 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Raining Stones 1994 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Riff Raff 1993 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Out of Order 1986 (Movie)

Decorator (Actor)

Riff-Raff (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Biography

English television actor Ricky Tomlinson was working on construction sites before he ever thought of performing. He was actively involved in trade union politics and, in 1972, he joined in a workers' dispute. It ended with him being sentenced to six years in prison, of which he served two. Soon after, he began to act, his first role being on the series "Play for Today" in 1981. Tomlinson worked consistently ever since, in a wide range of roles in film and television. He appeared as Bobby Grant in the soap opera "Brookside" and as Jim Royle in the working-class sitcom "The Royle Family." His character, prone to tirades and off-color remarks, was a British equivalent to Al Bundy or Archie Bunker. During the hit show's long run (1998-2009), Tomlinson also appeared on the detective program "Nice Guy Eddie" and was featured in the workplace drama "Clocking Off." Notable feature film appearances include the soccer comedy "Mike Bassett: England Manager" and the Ken Loach movie "Raining Stones." After he became a star, Tomlinson continued to be involved in politics, presenting TV spots for the Socialist Labor Party. In 2003, he released the autobiography "Ricky."

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