Ricky Tomlinson came to act late in life and made the most of it.
A role in channel 4’s Brookside as trade unionist Bobby Grant showed that this former builder with no drama training could make such an impact on the small screen.
Soon he was being offered roles on the big screen by the great director Ken Loache. One of many key players in the film industry who respect this larger -than-life actor.
Ricky has always said how much going to what he calls the flicks shaped the way he is. He loves supporting youngsters who want to make it in the industry and has been a inspirational voice in Maureen Sinclairs Clapperboard project.
He says in that distinctive voice “cinemas mean escapism – and god knows we need it these day”.
“Give me the old fashioned silver screen”