Richard Wilson

SCOTTISH ACTOR, THEATRE DIRECTOR & BROADCASTER WHO PLAYED VICTOR MELDREW IN THE BBC SITCOM 'ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE'

Richard Wilson is a man of many talents; acting, directing and broadcasting. His most notable role was as Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, a highly successful show on the BBC. As a celebrity event host, Richard is popular amongst audiences for his charismatic, eloquent speaking style and relaxed composure. Richard is a true joy to witness perform, both on the screen and on stage, due to his passion and dedication for entertaining audiences.

Before performing, Richard served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Singapore as well as worked as a research assistant in a laboratory. Aged 27, he turned his hand to acting instead, training at RADA before performing in theatres. From there, he first appeared on the screen in Crown Court in the 70s. Richard earned critical acclaim, so it is no surprise that the rest of the decade consisted of highly successful television shows. Throughout his career, Richard has appeared in several popular shows including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 1984, Emmerdale in 1986, Mr Bean in 1992, Doctor Who in 2005 and Merlin in 2008 to 2012 for 67 episodes.

Richard found success on both the small screen and the big screen, having featured in films since 1983. Over two decades, he starred in 13 feature films, most recently, Sherlock Gnomes in 2018. As a reflection of Richard’s varied acting ability, he has fans of all ages from all over the world – due to this, booking Richard ensures that all audiences are entertained.

This event host is perfect for charity fundraisers, because of his ongoing dedication to several charities, including Sense and Scene & Heard. Additionally, Richard is a patron of Manchester United Supporters Trust and is an advocate for homosexual rights, appearing at gay rights charity events as the celebrity figure. At charity events, Richard is eloquent and sensitive, capable of perfectly reflecting the theme and the atmosphere of the event.

To book Richard Wilson to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

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