I Don’t Believe It: Richard Wilson is still alive

Is Victor Meldrew dead? Yes. He died in the final series of One Foot in the Grave.

However Richard Wilson, the actor who played Victor Meldrew, who I believed also to be long dead, is actually still alive and only 73.

The reason we’re discussing Richard Wilson this evening is because he is currently appearing onstage in the RSC’s latest production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The show has already enjoyed a sell-out run in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Do you reckon they’ll make him say his One Foot in the Grave catchphrase “I don’t believe it!”? Disappointingly they didn’t set Lenny Henry’s Othello in a Travelodge, so probably not.

Richard Wilson’s One Foot in the Grave co-star Annette Crosbie (now 76) will appear in the next episode of Doctor Who over Easter titled “The Eleventh Hour”

16-25 years olds can pick up Twelfth Night tickets for only £5

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