Richard Wilson
Biographical Information
Born July 9th, 1936
Greenock, Scotland
Productions One Foot in the Grave as Victor Meldrew
Dick Whittington as Sally the Cook
Vocal Type Baritone

Richard Wilson is a Scottish actor.


Born Ian Carmichael Wilson in Greenock, Renfrewshire, he began work as a research scientist before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and becoming an actor. He then went onto repertory theatres, directing in several plays as well as starring. In 1994 he received an OBE for services to the theatre.

It was in television, however, that Wilson became best known, with his leading role as Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave and as court physician Gaius in Merlin. He also worked frequently on the Labour campaign trail and for gay rights campaigners Stonewall.


Wilson has only sang briefly on screen, beginning with a few brief snippets in his most famous role as Victor Meldrew, including a drunken rendition of "Mr. Tambourine Man". He also appeared as Sally the Cook in Simon Nye's Dick Whittington and sang in the finale: "The Rest is History".


One Foot in the Grave (1990)Edit

  • Danny Boy (solo)
  • Let's Spend the Night Together (solo)
  • Mr. Tambourine Man (solo)


Dick Whittington (2002)Edit

  • The Rest is History (contains solo lines)

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