Richard Wilson OBE

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.

In 1994 Richard was awarded the OBE for services to drama as a director and actor. Richard’s numerous theatre credits include: Forty Years On (Chichester Festival Theatre), An Evening with Richard Wilson (Sheffield Crucible Theatre), Krapp’s Last Tape (Sheffield Crucible Theatre), A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath), Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company/West End), Whipping It Up (The Bush, West End), Waiting for Godot (Manchester Exchange), What the Butler Saw (National Theatre), Uncle Vanya and Waiting for Godot (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh).

Recent television credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BBC), Trollied Christmas Special (Sky One), Danny and the Human Zoo (BBC1), Playhouse Presents: Space Age (Sky), Merlin (BBC1/NBC), New Tricks (BBC1), Demons (ITV), Kingdom (ITV), Reichenbach Falls (BBC4/BBC Scotland), The True Voice of Prostitution (More 4/Channel 4), Dr Who (BBC1), Born and Bred (BBC1) and High Stakes (ITV). Richard is also a well-regarded director. He is a former associate for Sheffield Theatres and the Royal Court Theatre. His extensive 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.

His work at Sheffield Crucible Theatre includes: The Nap, starring Jack O’Connell, Blasted (Sarah Kane Season), Love Your Soldiers, Straight (also at Bush Theatre), Lungs (co-production by Paines Plough), The Pride and That Face. His other directing credits include: Smack Family Robinson (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Rainbow Kiss, The Woman Before, Under the Whaleback, A Day in Dull Armour/Graffiti, Where Do We Live, Nightingale and Chase, I Just Stopped by to See the Man, Mr Kolpert (Royal Court) and most recently Fracked! or: Please Don’t Use The F-Word (Minerva, Chichester).

In 2013 Richard was presented a BAFTA Scotland Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Television and Film.