English Actor

Norman Wisdom

  • Feb 04, 1915 - Oct 04, 2010 (age 95)
  • 5' 2" (1.57 m)
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2010
Norman Wisdom
PersonalOctober 2010

Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom passed away.
2008
Evil Calls: The Raven
MovieFeb 12, 2008

Evil Calls: The Raven

In 1752, Lenore Selwin was …
In 1752, Lenore Selwin was branded a Witch and burned at the stake. As she struggled against the flames she cursed the very land that her ashes were left to scatter upon. Some say she never left and that if you call her name when near her abandoned house, she will appear. When a group of students investigate the disappearance of a famous horror novelist in the same area, they are forced to confront nefarious forces in the woods on a weekend of sheer horror. "Turns Blair Witch on its Head" - Starburst "Highly entertaining and Hella Scary" - Awesome Mag "Loved the twists and turns in this unique production" - UMN
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2007
Expresso
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MovieSep 1, 2007

Expresso

A gentle comedy based around one day at a café and all its …
A gentle comedy based around one day at a café and all its different visitors - including a vicar being attacked by a fly, a deceitful businessman, an arguing couple, a fed up builder and a lady on detox - all in a days work for the two serving waiters.
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2004
Five Children and It
MovieSep 11, 2004

Five Children and It

Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine …
Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.
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2003
Between the Sheets
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TV ShowNov 17, 2003

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets is a 2003 British television miniseries. …
Between the Sheets is a 2003 British television miniseries. This dramedy depicts the romantic and sexual challenges of several different couples who are all linked in some way. Hazel Delany walks out on her husband, owner of a stripclub, hours after their daughter's wedding; she's upset with him because he has had a string of affairs, and he is dismayed by her disinterest in sex (and exasperated that his mother has a better relationship with her boyfriend than he and his wife do). Hazel and Peter eventually go to a sex therapist to overcome their difficulties. Peter is hiding a secret about one of his ex-mistresses, and Hazel has a sexual awakening in the arms of a younger man.
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1996
Dalziel and Pascoe
TV ShowMar 16, 1996

Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime …
Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell") and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team."
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1992
Double X: The Name of the Game
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MovieJun 5, 1992

Double X: The Name of the Game

While taking a holiday in …
While taking a holiday in Scotland, American traveller Michael Cooper pulls elderly man Arthur Clutten into his car following an explosion at a hotel. Cooper discovers Clutten's back story, and learns why people are our to kill him.
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1988
Countryfile
TV ShowJul 24, 1988

Countryfile

Countryfile is a British television programme which airs …
Countryfile is a British television programme which airs weekly on BBC One and reports on rural, agricultural, and environmental issues in the United Kingdom. The programme is currently presented by John Craven, Adam Henson, Matt Baker, Tom Heap, Ellie Harrison, Paul Martin, Anita Rani, Helen Skelton, Steve Brown, Charlotte Smith, and Sean Fletcher.
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1986
Casualty
TV ShowSep 6, 1986

Casualty

Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama …
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama series that airs weekly on BBC One. It is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, and the most enduring medical drama shown on prime time television in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 6 September 1986. The original producer was Geraint Morris.
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1981
Bergerac
TV ShowOct 18, 1981

Bergerac

Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which …
Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which ran from 18 October 1981 to 26 December 1991. Produced by the BBC in association with the Seven Network, and first screened on BBC1, it stars John Nettles as the title character Jim Bergerac, who initially is a detective sergeant in Le Bureau des Étrangers ("The Foreigners' Office", a fictional department dealing with non-Jersey residents), within the States of Jersey Police, but later leaves the force and becomes a private investigator.
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1978
The South Bank Show
TV ShowJan 14, 1978

The South Bank Show

The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine …
The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine show. It was originally produced by London Weekend Television and broadcast on ITV between 1978 and 2010. A new version of the series began on Sky Arts from 27 May 2012. Conceived, written and presented by former BBC arts broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, the show aims to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience.
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1973
Last of the Summer Wine
TV ShowJan 4, 1973

Last of the Summer Wine

Three old men from …
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
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1969
What's Good for the Goose
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MovieMar 21, 1969

What's Good for the Goose

A middle aged banker picks …
A middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker's convention and falls head over heels for one of them.
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1968
The Night They Raided Minsky's
MovieDec 21, 1968

The Night They Raided Minsky's

A naive Amish young woman …
A naive Amish young woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.
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1967
Androcles and the Lion
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MovieNov 15, 1967

Androcles and the Lion

The story of Androcles, the …
The story of Androcles, the simple-hearted Christian tailor whose friendship with a lion saves himself and his friends from martyrdom in the Roman Colosseum.
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Nomination1967

Best Actor in a Musical

Nominated for "Walking Happy".
Tony Award
1966
Press for Time
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MovieDec 8, 1966

Press for Time

The British P.M.'s grandson, Norman, becomes a reporter …
The British P.M.'s grandson, Norman, becomes a reporter for a provincial newspaper where he causes hilarious chaos.
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The Sandwich Man
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MovieJul 15, 1966

The Sandwich Man

A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around …
A man with a sandwich-board (advert) wanders around London meeting many strange characters.
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1965
The Early Bird
MovieNov 30, 1965

The Early Bird

Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned …
Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the ...
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1964
Robinson Crusoe
MovieDec 25, 1964

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe released.
1963
A Stitch in Time
MovieDec 1, 1963

A Stitch in Time

An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr …
An accident in the butcher's shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn't spoken or smiled since her parents were killed in an aeroplane accident. Norman decides to help.
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1962
On the Beat
MovieDec 11, 1962

On the Beat

Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he …
Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level of chaos that only Norman could cause.
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The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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The Girl on the Boat
MovieAug 5, 1962

The Girl on the Boat

The zany Wisdom, put in charge of his aunt's cottage during an …
The zany Wisdom, put in charge of his aunt's cottage during an English summer in the roaring twenties, decides to invite several of his friends to his posh new digs. Among the invitees is the title character, played by the delightful comedienne Millicent Martin. All sorts of slapstick chaos ensues, but Wisdom manages to save the day before things get hopelessly out of hand. Like Jerry Lewis, Norman Wisdom is an acquired taste, but he's worth sampling at least once.
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1960
The Bulldog Breed
MovieDec 13, 1960

The Bulldog Breed

When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle …
When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.
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Coronation Street
TV ShowDec 9, 1960

Coronation Street

Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap …
Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford. In the show's fictional history, the street was built in 1902 and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII.
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There Was a Crooked Man
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MovieAug 31, 1960

There Was a Crooked Man

When a law-abiding …
When a law-abiding demolition expert is duped by a gang of criminals into helping them he is caught and jailed. When he is released he notices a leading citizen in his town is cheating his neighbors.
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1959
Follow a Star
MovieDec 15, 1959

Follow a Star

Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. …
Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself.
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1958
The Square Peg
MovieDec 4, 1958

The Square Peg

A British road repairman gets into a feud with the Army, gets …
A British road repairman gets into a feud with the Army, gets drafted and is mistakenly parachuted into Nazi occupied France where his physical resemblance to the local German commandant triggers a hilarious chain reaction.
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1957
Just My Luck
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MovieNov 14, 1957

Just My Luck

Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) works in a jewellers …
Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but calculates it will take him over one hundred years to save up for it. He is talked into betting a pound on a six horse accumulator at the Goodwood races with a slightly shady bookmaker. When he has won on the first five races, the bookie owes him over sixteen thousand pounds sterling and everyone begins to worry. Everyone's future depends on a single race. What can be done?
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1956
Up in the World
MovieDec 6, 1956

Up in the World

A friendly window cleaner works at an English country estate …
A friendly window cleaner works at an English country estate where he saves the owner's son from kidnappers.
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1955
Man of the Moment
MovieNov 24, 1955

Man of the Moment

Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a …
Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.
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Crackerjack!
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TV ShowSep 14, 1955

Crackerjack!

Crackerjack is a British children's television series that aired on …
Crackerjack is a British children's television series that aired on the BBC Television Service from 14 September 1955 until 21 December 1984 (except during 1971). On 11 February 2019, it was announced that Crackerjack would return in 2020, 35 years after it was last aired. It is now hosted by Sam & Mark and is aired on CBBC since 17 January 2020.
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One Good Turn
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MovieJan 4, 1955

One Good Turn

Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home …
Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property developer (boo hiss) who is also the chairman of the orphanage board wants to close the orphanage and build a factory on the site. The children are sent to Brighton for the day and Norman is very excited because he's "Never seen the Sea". When they get back they discover the plan to close the orphanage and have to decide what to do.
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1954
Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Award1954

Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Fil…

Won award for "Trouble in Store".
BAFTA Award
Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Nomination1954

Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Fil…

Nominated for "Trouble in Store".
BAFTA Award
1953
Trouble in Store
MovieDec 14, 1953

Trouble in Store

Norman (Norman Wisdom) is working in the stock room of …
Norman (Norman Wisdom) is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always?). He wants to be a window dresser making up the public ...
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Nicholas Wisdom
ChildMarch 1953

Nicholas Wisdom

Nicholas Wisdom (born 18 March 1953) is a former English …
Nicholas Wisdom (born 18 March 1953) is a former English cricketer, turned businessman. He was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. The son of Sir Norman Wisdom, the comedian, singer-songwriter and actor, he was born at Edmonton, Middlesex.
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1949
Cuckoo College
MovieMay 13, 1949

Cuckoo College

Cuckoo College released.
1948
A Date with a Dream
MovieSep 30, 1948

A Date with a Dream

Four war-time performers known for their concert parties, have …
Four war-time performers known for their concert parties, have a reunion. They decide they are still good together and form a successful nightclub act.
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The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1947
Freda Simpson
MarriageOctober 1947

Freda Simpson

Married Freda Simpson.
1944
Michael Wisdom
Child1944

Michael Wisdom

Michael Wisdom born.
1941
Doreen Brett
Marriage1941

Doreen Brett

Married Doreen Brett.
1915
Norman Wisdom
BirthFebruary 1915

Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom was born.
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