Les Dawson

  1. Richard Wilson, One Foot in the Grave, TV,  1990-2001.  The third hit show that Ronnie Baker had to pass on made a star 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 Dawson and the suave Andrew Sachs (Manuel in Fawlty Towers). As Meldrew would say and (too) often did: “I don’t believe it!”

 Birth year: 1931Death year: 1993Other name: Casting Calls:  1