Ricky Tomlinson

Active - 1988 - 2016  |   Born - Sep 26, 1939 in Bispham, Blackpool  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama

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  • Is a qualified plasterer, and worked as one before getting into politics in the late 60's.
  • Was sentenced to two years in prison in 1973 for picketing building sites.
  • Had his autobiography published in 2003, and it stayed at the top of the UK best selling new books chart for 5 weeks.
  • Had to turn down a role in Spielberg's Minority Report since he had already signed to star in another film.
  • Plays the banjo and harpsichord as can be seen on various episodes of the comedy seriesThe Royle Family.
  • In 2007 he had major heart surgery and underwent a quadruple heart bypass.