Ricky Tomlinson

Actor | Writer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
The Royle Family (1998-2012) | Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001) | Formula 51 (2001)
AWARDS 
3 wins & 3 nominations More »
AKA 
Rick Tomlinson
BORN 
Sep 26, 1939 (age 78)
HEIGHT 
5' 8" (1.73m)

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (32 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (32 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Last DragonslayerThe Last Dragonslayer (TV Movie) Moobin  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for In the FleshIn the Flesh (TV Series) Ken Burton (4 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013–2014 4
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  • Primary photo for Great Night OutGreat Night Out (TV Series) Warren (6 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013 6
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  • Primary photo for The Royle FamilyThe Royle Family (TV Series) Jim Royle (25 episodes, 1998), Writer (additional material) (7 episodes, 1998), Performer ("Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)") (1 episode, 2000), Performer ("Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt") (1 episode, 1999), Performer ("Here We Go") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("How to Handle a Woman", "Shake Hands with a Millionaire", "I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998–2012 25
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  • Primary photo for StepdadStepdad (TV Movie) Grandad  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Mike Bassett: ManagerMike Bassett: Manager (TV Series) Mike Bassett (6 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005 6
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  • Primary photo for Down to EarthDown to Earth (TV Series) Tony Murphy (18 episodes, 2004)  Less 2004–2005 18
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  • Primary photo for Monkey TrousersMonkey Trousers (TV Movie) Various Roles  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Dalziel and PascoeDalziel and Pascoe (TV Series) Rowan Priestley (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Nice Guy EddieNice Guy Eddie (TV Series) Eddie McMullen (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Playing the FieldPlaying the Field (TV Series) Jim Pratt (29 episodes, 1998), Performer ("You'll Never Walk Alone") (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1998–2002 29
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  • Primary photo for Strange RelationsStrange Relations (TV Movie) Uncle Alfred  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The PrioryThe Priory (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Nice Guy EddieNice Guy Eddie (TV Movie) Eddie McMullen  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Clocking OffClocking Off (TV Series) Ronnie Anderson (4 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001 4
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  • Primary photo for Safe as HousesSafe as Houses (TV Movie) Lawrence Davidson  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Hooves of FireHooves of Fire (TV Short) Santa Claus (voice)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Greatest Store in the WorldThe Greatest Store in the World (TV Movie) Santa  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Cold FeetCold Feet (TV Series) Cabbie (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for DockersDockers (TV Movie) Macca Macaulay  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The FixThe Fix (TV Movie) Gordon  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for 10x1010x10 (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for HillsboroughHillsborough (TV Movie) John Glover  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for CrackerCracker (TV Series) Wise (15 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994–1996 15
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  • Primary photo for RoughnecksRoughnecks (TV Series) Cinders (13 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994–1995 13
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  • Primary photo for The All New Alexei Sayle ShowThe All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series) Man Selling Chicken in Pub (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
    • Episode #2.2 (Jun 23, 1995) Man Selling Chicken in Pub  Less
  • Primary photo for Where the Buffalo RoamWhere the Buffalo Roam (TV Movie) Glyn Hunter  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The BillThe Bill (TV Series) Ray Hickey (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Dear SarahDear Sarah (TV Movie) Warder #1  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for BrooksideBrookside (TV Series) Bobby Grant (190 episodes, 1982)  Less 1982–1988 190
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  • Primary photo for Boys from the BlackstuffBoys from the Blackstuff (TV Mini-series) Hospital Doctor (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for Play for TodayPlay for Today (TV Series) Dennis (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
Self (82 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Granada ReportsGranada Reports (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Actor / Himself - Actor, Comedian & Friend (4 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018
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  • Primary photo for ITV Evening NewsITV Evening News (TV Series) Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for KennyKenny Himself  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Celebrity Antiques Road TripCelebrity Antiques Road Trip (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for The Nightly ShowThe Nightly Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for We Have Been WatchingWe Have Been Watching (TV Series) Himself (5 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017
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  • Primary photo for Ken Dodd: In His Own WordsKen Dodd: In His Own Words (TV Movie) Himself - Friend & Actor  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Who Do You Think You Are?Who Do You Think You Are? (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Loose WomenLoose Women (TV Series) Himself (12 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000–2016
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  • Primary photo for Versus: The Life and Films of Ken LoachVersus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach Himself - Actor  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Blitz CitiesBlitz Cities (TV Mini-series) Himself - Presenter (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Liverpool (Sep 8, 2015) Himself - Presenter  Less
  • Primary photo for The British Soap Awards 2015The British Soap Awards 2015 (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Alan Davies: As Yet UntitledAlan Davies: As Yet Untitled (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Celebrity ChaseCelebrity Chase (TV Series) Himself - Contestant (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Britain's Best Loved SitcomsBritain's Best Loved Sitcoms (TV Series) Himself / Jim Royle (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Would I Lie to You?Would I Lie to You? (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Duck Quacks Don't EchoDuck Quacks Don't Echo (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Show Me the TellyShow Me the Telly (TV Series) Himself (6 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013
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  • Primary photo for Tipping Point: Lucky StarsTipping Point: Lucky Stars (TV Series) Himself - Contestant (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
    • Episode #1.5 (Jul 7, 2013) Himself - Contestant  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Secret HomesBritain's Secret Homes (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for All Star Mr & MrsAll Star Mr & Mrs (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Playhouse PresentsPlayhouse Presents (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for This MorningThis Morning (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2013
  • Primary photo for Sitcom Does...Sitcom Does... (TV Mini-series) Himself - Presenter / Himself (3 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Shooting StarsShooting Stars (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Royle Family PortraitsThe Royle Family Portraits (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Royle Family: Behind the SofaThe Royle Family: Behind the Sofa (TV Movie) Himself / Jim Royle  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Norman Wisdom: His StoryNorman Wisdom: His Story Himself - Actor and Friend  Less 2010 £150K
  • Primary photo for Dear Mr HicksDear Mr Hicks (Short) Himself (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The One ShowThe One Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Angela and FriendsAngela and Friends (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Live from Studio FiveLive from Studio Five (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Alan Titchmarsh ShowThe Alan Titchmarsh Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for A Taste of My LifeA Taste of My Life (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The Paul O'Grady ShowThe Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005–2008
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  • Primary photo for CountdownCountdown (TV Series) Himself (24 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006–2008
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  • Primary photo for The Wright StuffThe Wright Stuff (TV Series) Himself - Guest Expert (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
    • Episode #9.63 (Apr 9, 2008) Himself - Guest Expert (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Comedy ChristmasThe Comedy Christmas (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The British Academy Television AwardsThe British Academy Television Awards (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Comedy Map of BritainThe Comedy Map of Britain (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Michael Parkinson's Greatest EntertainersMichael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Viewer of the Year 2006Viewer of the Year 2006 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes TwoStrictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Disappearing BritainDisappearing Britain (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Xtra FactorThe Xtra Factor (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Late Late ShowThe Late Late Show (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003–2006
  • Primary photo for PetrolheadsPetrolheads (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for 50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Wogan Now & ThenWogan Now & Then (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Top 50 'Most Haunted' MomentsTop 50 'Most Haunted' Moments (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 29 Minutes of Fame29 Minutes of Fame (TV Series) Himself - Guest Panelist (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005
    • Episode #1.6 (Feb 25, 2005) Himself - Guest Panelist  Less
    • Episode #1.3 (Feb 4, 2005) Himself - Guest Panelist  Less
  • Primary photo for The 100 Greatest Christmas MomentsThe 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for AirlineAirline (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
    • Episode #8.7 (Dec 3, 2004) Himself (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Who Wants to Be a MillionaireWho Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Friday Night with Jonathan RossFriday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The BAFTA TV Awards 2004The BAFTA TV Awards 2004 (TV Movie) Himself - Presenter  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Britain's Best SitcomBritain's Best Sitcom (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for GMTVGMTV (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Christmas Night with the StarsChristmas Night with the Stars (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for KellyKelly (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for ParkinsonParkinson (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001–2003
  • Primary photo for The Sitcom StoryThe Sitcom Story (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Heaven and Earth ShowThe Heaven and Earth Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Ken Dodd: Another Audience with Ken DoddKen Dodd: Another Audience with Ken Dodd (TV Special) Himself - Audience Member  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Ricky Tomlinson: Laughter My Arse!Ricky Tomlinson: Laughter My Arse! (Video) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for National Television AwardsNational Television Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Never Mind the BuzzcocksNever Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for SM:TV LiveSM:TV Live (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Big BreakfastThe Big Breakfast (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for They Think It's All OverThey Think It's All Over (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The PrioryThe Priory (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for National Television AwardsNational Television Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for TFI FridayTFI Friday (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Blankety BlankBlankety Blank (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The British Soap AwardsThe British Soap Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Cinéma, de notre tempsCinéma, de notre temps (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for That's ShowbusinessThat's Showbusiness (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (2 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994–1995
  • Primary photo for The Little Picture ShowThe Little Picture Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The South Bank ShowThe South Bank Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Media ShowThe Media Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for 3-2-13-2-1 (TV Series) Himself - Guest Contestant (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987
    • Christmas Special 1987 (Dec 19, 1987) Himself - Guest Contestant (as Rick Tomlinson)  Less
Archive Footage (12 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Granada ReportsGranada Reports (TV Series) Himself - Comedian / Himself - Actor (2 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for News at TenNews at Ten (TV Series) Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for 2016: We Remember Part Two2016: We Remember Part Two (TV Movie) Jim Royle (archive footage)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for BBC North West TonightBBC North West Tonight (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at OurselvesBritish Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (TV Movie) Jim Royle (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Alan Davies: As Yet UntitledAlan Davies: As Yet Untitled (TV Series) Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for 50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases (TV Movie) Jim Royle (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for CountdownCountdown (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
    • Episode #57.91 (Nov 2, 2007) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Memoirs of a CigaretteMemoirs of a Cigarette (TV Movie) Jim Royle (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Comedy ConnectionsComedy Connections (TV Series) Jim Royle (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
    • Dinnerladies (Mar 13, 2006) Jim Royle (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The JuryThe Jury (TV Mini-series) Jim Royle (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
    • Episode #1.2 (Feb 24, 2002) Jim Royle (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Venice ReportVenice Report (TV Short) Ezra (archive footage)  Less 1997

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