Ricky Tomlinson Biography
(Actor Known for His TV Roles in the Series: ‘Brookside’, 'Cracker', and 'The Royle Family')
Birthday: September 26, 1939 (Libra)
Born In: Bispham, Blackpool, England
Ricky Tomlinson is an English actor, political activist and an author who has appeared in many popular television shows and films since the 1980s. He won a British Comedy Award and a National Television Award for his role of ‘Jim Royle’ in the sitcom ‘The Royle Family’. The veteran actor, who has appeared in many popular television shows, is also known for his work in shows like ‘Brookside’, ‘Cracker’, and ‘Playing the Field’. Ricky Tomlinson has been featured in a few good films as well, most notably portraying the character of ‘Mike Bassett’ in the comedy film ‘Mike Bassett: England Manager’. He has been a dedicated political activist since his early 30s. Interestingly, Tomlinson’s political views changed drastically from right-wing to left-wing politics after being inspired by Robert Noonan’s novel ‘The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists.’ For his socio-political activism, Tomlinson spent two years imprisoned in the 1970s. He has also worked for the betterment of underprivileged children and has donated thousands of pounds to charities like Human Milk Bank of Cheshire and North Wales.