Richard Wilson

Trained at RADA and is best known for his role in One Foot In The Grave which has won him numerous awards including a British Comedy Award and two BAFTAs.

From 1996 until 1999 he was Rector of Glasgow University and is now the visiting professor for Drama there. He has honorary degrees from both Glasgow University and the University of Caledonia.

Numerous theatre include: Malvolio in Greg Doran's production of Twelfth Night (RSC and West End), starred in Whipping It Up (The Bush, West End, Tour), Waiting For Godot (Manchester Exchange), What The Butler Saw (National Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Traverse).

Recent Television credits include: Gaius in Merlin, New Tricks, Demons, Kingdom, Reichenbach Falls, The True Voice of Prostitution, Dr Who, Born And Bred, High Stakes.

Film roles include: Love And Other Disasters, Women Talking Dirty, The Man Who New Too Little, Gulliver's Travels, Soft Top Hard Shoulder, Carry On Columbus, How To Get Ahead In Advertising, Prick Up Your Ears, Passage To India.

Richard is a Director and he is a former Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre. Directing work includes: Primo at the National Theatre starring Antony Sher which transferred to Hampstead and then to Broadway. He also directed the film version for HBO/BBC. Currently Richard is an Associate Director for Sheffield Theatres. Work at Sheffield Crucible theatre includes That Face starring Frances Barber and last year The Pride starring Daniel Evans and Lungs which was co-produced by Paines Plough.

In 1994 he was awarded the OBE for services to drama as a director and actor