Andrew Sachs

  1. Richard Wilson, One Foot in the Grave, TV, 1990-2001.   The third hit show that Ronnie Baker  bypassed  made a surprise star out of Wilson at age 54.  He had kept refusing it, feeling too young to play a grumpy  60-year-old!  The retired pensioner Victor Meldrew was then offered to grumpy Northern comic Les Dawson and the suave Sachs (Manuel in Fawlty Towers). As Meldrew would say and (too) often did: “I don’t believe it!”

 Birth year: 1930Death year: 2016Other name: Casting Calls:  1