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An English actor, Ricky Tomlinson is best known for his character on the BBC kitchen sink sitcom titled The Royle Family.
Tomlinson was born on 26 September, 1939 in Bispham, Blackpool. He grew up in Bipham and then relocated to Liverpool where he spent most of his life.
Before breaking into show business, Tomlinson worked as a building site plasterer for many years. He soon joined trade union politics and became involve in activism.
Ricky Tomlinson joined acting industry late in life. His first TV acting role was when Roland Joffe cast him in United Kingdom. It was shown in the BBC's Play for Today slot. As an actor, Tomlinson has earned considerable success and garnered huge acclaim.
He appeared as as Jim Royle in the sitcom The Royle Family, DCI Charlie Wise in Cracker, and as Bobby Grant in the soap opera Brookside. Tomlinson is also a keen banjo player. He has made several appearances playing the instrument in many episodes of sitcom titled The Royle Family.
In 2001, Ricky Tomlinson teamed up with fellow Brookside actor, Michael Starke and other friends for his own rendition of popular folk songs. These songs included a cover of The Pogues' Are You Lookin' At Me?, and It's A Long Way To Tipperary.
That year also saw Tomlinson releasing a CD album entitled Music My Arse. He issued a single Christmas My Arse at Christmas 2006 which went straight to occupy 25th position in the UK Singles Chart. It was not before 2002, when Tomlinson had a break through with a BBC TV Series Nice Guy Eddie. In the series, he played a role of a Liverpool private investigator.
Ricky Tomlinson has appeared in a series of commercials designed for privatizing former nationalized utility British Gas. In 2003, Tomlinson published an autobiography, titled Ricky. He has also starred in a couple of films, notably Raining Stones, Mike Bassett: England Manager, and Hillsborough.
The last one was a made-for-TV film about the families of the sufferers of the Hillsborough stadium disaster. In June 2006, Tomlinson made his debut as the guest celebrity in Dictionary Corner. It was a segment in the long-running popular UK Channel 4 game show Countdown.
Around this time, Ricky Tomlinson embarked on a tour to the big theatres across the UK with his show An Evening with Ricky Tomlinson. The last quarter of 2006 saw him presenting a program in Five's Disappearing Britain series. It was entitled When Coal was King.
In March 2007, Tomlinson hosted BBC's One Life: Guilty My Arse. It detailed his version of the Shrewsbury Two case. On One Life: Guilty My Arse, he compared his political activism as a trade unionist to the work of the suffragettes. In the end of that year, Tomlinson underwent a major heart operation.
After recovering from the surgery, Ricky Tomlinson took his Laughter Show on the road in 2008. The show also featured his fellow comedians like Pauline Daniels, Duncan Norvelle, and Tony Barton.
In November, 2008, Lace DVD released the UK home video version of Ricky's Laughter Show Live. More recent events have shown him supporting the Campaign for a New Workers' Party.
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