Ricky Tomlinson

Ricky Tomlinson

Highest Rated: 100% Raining Stones (1993)

Lowest Rated: 26% The 51st State (2001)

Birthday: Sep 26, 1939

Birthplace: Bispham, Blackpool, England, UK

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 73% The More You Ignore Me Bert Wildgoose (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gloves Off Mick (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Dragonslayer Moobin (Character) - 2016
76% 57% Northern Soul Grandad (Character) $6.8K 2014
48% 66% Nativity! Mayor (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stepdad Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 82% My Beautiful Son Uncle Alfred (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Al's Lads Billy (Character) - 2002
51% 45% Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Charlie (Character) $171.8K 2002
No Score Yet 75% Mike Bassett: England Manager Mike Bassett (Character) - 2001
26% 59% The 51st State Leopold Durant (Character) $5.2M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nasty Neighbours Harold Peach (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dockers Macca Macaulay (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 78% The Greatest Store in the World Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fix Gordon (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 83% Preaching to the Perverted Fibbin' Gibbins (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mojo Potts (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 84% Life Is All You Get Buddy (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: White Ghost D.C.I. Charlie Wise (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 82% Inquest John Glover (Character) - 1996
77% 60% Butterfly Kiss Robert (Character) $79.5K 1995
100% 92% Raining Stones Tommy (Character) $7.2K 1993
90% 82% Riff-Raff Larry (Character) $292.5K 1991

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Guest 2015
97% 96% In the Flesh Ken Burton (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Royle Family Jim Royle (Character) 2006 1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Character) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Ray Hickey (Character) 1993

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