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20th June 2008

Celebrity Shoe Auction!

Richard has donated a pair of shoes to the Celebrity Shoe auction, due to take place on October 12th 2011 at Royal Society of Medicine in London. This will feature a new film screening, a photography exhibition, drinks and canapés and much more! To find out about this and event and to see which other celebrities have donated follow the link below:

http://www.smallstepsproject.org/london-celebrity-shoe-auction/

To get tickets to this event please contact Small Steps Project at the link below:

info@smallstepsproject.org

The event will also continue online after the event so get bidding!


8th March 2011

Gnomes...

Gnomeo & Juliet. Richard Wilson voices Mr Capulet in this action adventure for the whole family.


7th March 2011

Richard on Trains...

Richard in Cattle Class. Richard Wilson is in Train Journeys From Hell, Channel 4, March 21, 8pm.


21st November 2010

Retirement?...

Richard vows never to retire. Richard on his feelings regarding retirement.


22nd December 2009

Richard on Stage...

Richard plays Malvolio. London Evening Standard article on Richard Wilson as Malvolio in Twelfth Night .


7th July 2009

Richard to play Malvolio...

National Theatre News. Richard is to play Malvolvio in a new RSC production of William Shakespeares Twelth Night


6th July 2009

New Merlin Clip...

A Remedy to Cure All Ills

Edwin, the new court physician, executes his plan of revenge on Uther for burning his sorcerer parents at the Stake.


21st June 2009

NBC to show MERLIN...

US viewers - Watch out for Richard in Merlin on NBC Sundays 8/7c. Also check out the official Facebook page and the Twitter blog


On the Set

The series' actors and creators discuss the magic and mythmaking of Merlin.


Serpent's Shield

A knight seeks an enchanted shield to win Camelot's annual tournament.


A King's Castle

The cast discusses the real-life castle that serves as Camelot.


11th Oct 2008

Merlin

Now four episodes in, the new fantasy drama from the BBC has taken off with a big thumbs up!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/merlin

Your chance to watch again on the BBC iplayer service: http://www.bbc.co.uk/merlin/#/episodes/

Watch an interview with Richard about his part in the new series: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article1691776.ece

Read an interview from Digital Spy: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a130073/richard-wilson-merlin.html

Read an interview from the mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv-entertainment/tv/tv-land/2008/09/22/fatherly-richard-wilson-goes-prime-time-115875-20748150/

And don't forget to visit the official site for more information on the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/merlin/

 


20th June 2008

Merlin coming this autumn

Richard is currently on set filming 13 part fantasy drama 'Merlin' alongside newcomers Colin Morgan (Merlin) and Bradley James (Arthur).  Richard plays Gauis, a court physician and mentor to Merlin.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/03_march/17/merlin.shtml

Britains Best Drives

Also coming this autumn is 'Britains Best Drives' where Richard explores some of the more picturesque parts of Britain behind the wheels of several classic cars.  For more information please visit the BBC site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/content/articles/2008/04/28/richard_wilson_gaydon_feature.shtml


21st May 2007

Whipping it UP by Steve Thompson

The play is still on at the New Ambassadors till June 16th....  So get in while you can.  But no fear.  It is scheduled to tour in the autumn (see image below for dates)


2nd Nov 2006

Whipping it UP by Steve Thompson

Black ties; cigar smoke; whiskey in cut glass. Westminster runs the country, but the Whips run Westminster'

It's a week before Christmas, and the new Tory government is facing dissent over its latest Bill. With a majority of only three, the Whip's office is out in full force, and they'll stop at nothing to keep the strays in line.

But they're in for a long night: boy scouts are rioting in Whitehall, the PM's golfing with the President, five Tory rebels are on the loose and the Chief Whip's playing at Santa - could this be the beginnings of a leadership challenge?

From the writer of The Bush Theatre's hit show Damages (2005 Meyer-Whitworth Award winner), Steve Thompson's scandalously funny new play blows the lid off the Despatch box and reveals the true secrets locked in the Whips' safe.


'The Bush has really hit the topical jackpot here'
The Evening Standard on Damages

With Robert Bathurst, Fiona Glascott, Lee Ross, Nick Rowe, Helen Schlesinger and Richard Wilson
 

Writer Steve Thompson
DirectorTerry Johnson
Set and Costume Designer Tim Shortall
Lighting Designer Simon Corder
Sound Designer Fergus O'Hare
Associate Director Tamara Harvey
Deputy Stage Manager Nicole Keighley
Costume Supervisor Caroline Waterman


7th Sept 2006

Whipping it UP by Steve Thompson

The Bush Theatre have just announced Richard Wilson as the lead in their production of Whipping It Up by Steve Thompson. A new political satire directed by Terry Johnson, the play runs at The Bush from 8 November – 16 December.

For full details visit www.bushtheatre.co.uk

The Acid Test

Richard is also set to play Arthur Connan Doyle in a TV play called The Acid Test - more news on this to follow!

PRIMO...

Expect more news on PRIMO in January!


11th August 2006

New film release... PRIMO...

Richard Wilson is working with Anthony Sher to create a film release of the adapted play PRIMO. 

Based Primarily on the National Show, Primo will be a one man act with the same tension and emotion of the original play.  Keep your eyes peeled for this...


25th May 2006

Royal Court celebrates its 50th...

Patrick Marber devised and directed a show called "I Remember the Court" to celebrate the courts 50th Anniversary.   


13th April 2006

More 4 Series coming soon...

Thursday 20th of April - 9.00pm The True Voice of Prostitution More4 to 10.00pm
Three dramatic monologues telling the stories of real people in their own words.
Richard Wilson plays a successful businessman in his 60s who uses high-class escorts and prostitutes with the full knowledge of his wife; Lesley Sharp plays a prostitute who used to make up to £1000 per evening but realises age is against her; and Nikki Amuka-Bird plays a Ugandan girl who came to the UK after seeing her parents murdered and turns to prostitution to survive.

Rainbow Kiss receives thumbs up by The Times and The Guardian.  More news on reviews to follow - Watch this space!


12th April 2006

Fans of Richard Wilson can get their hands on his hat after he donated a Vivienne Westwood cap to the Celebrity Mad Hatter eBay Auction in aid of the charity DebRA.

DebRA is the only charity for people affected by EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa), a genetic skin blistering condition which was brought to the public’s attention by the documentary The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off.

The auction, which is taking place on eBay, will also include hats from stars including Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Dame Maggie Smith, Graham Norton, Nell McAndrew, Anthea Turner, Uri Geller, Emma Thompson, Ronnie Corbett, Rolf Harris, Bob Holness, Chris Tarrant, Ant and Dec, Jill Halpenny and many more.

It runs from Thursday April 27 to Sunday May 21 and will raise vital funds for DebRA.

Visit www.debra.org.uk now and click on the Mad Hatter logos or visit www.ebay.co.uk from April 27 to make a bid.


13th March 2006

Richard Wilson is the eight most eligible bachelor in Scotland in the year 2005 according to a recent panel of judges for Scotland on Sunday: -

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com

and for the other eligible men: -

http://news.scotsman.com


20th February 2006

Richard Wilson is supporting a new campaign to raise awareness for pneumococcal disease.

Did you know... Every year about 18,000 people over the age of 65 are hospitalised because of pneumococcal pneumonia and for 10%-20% of these, the disease proves fatal?
... The Department of Health recommends that people aged 65 and over and those with certain medical conditions should be immunised against pneumococcal disease?
Nearly 70% of people in a recent survey had never heard of pneumococcal disease... don't be like one of them...

http://www.aboutpneumo.com/


18th February 2006

New Play

JERWOOD THEATRE UPSTAIRS
RAINBOW KISS
Written by Simon Farquhar
5 April - 6 May

Direction: Richard Wilson
Design: Dick Bird
Lighting: Johanna Town


In his Aberdeen flat, a young man stakes everything on a one-night stand. But does she give a fuck?
RAINBOW KISS is a play about life in the Granite City, a world where work is meaningless and emasculating, where drink an drugs are the only painkillers, and where cheap sex can cost you everything.
This is Simon Farquhar's first play for the Royal Court.
 


Supported by JERWOOD NEW PLAYWRIGHTS

 

 


24th December 2005

Panto News...

"The whole evening is a joy", "Richard Wilson is also a bumbling delight as a Caledonian Baron Hardup".  For the whole review follow this link:

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/10951/cinderella

Hurry up for your chance to see Richard live!  The panto runs until 15th January 2006.  For tickets sales call 0870 060 6646.  Alternatively call ticketmaster on 0870 060 1827 (24hr) or visit the New Wimbledon Theatre:

www.newwimbledontheatre.co.uk


27th October 2005

TV Appearances...

Watch out for Richard appearing as a guest on Richard and Judy on the 11th November and also as a guest at The F Word Restaurant with Gordon Ramsey on 26th November.


26th October 2005

Buy a celebrity watch and support LEPRA!


Here is your chance to own a celebrities watch whilst supporting LEPRA at the same time! Richard Wilson along with many other celebrities including Jude Law, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson are supporting the "Race Against Time" appeal which is backed by Mel Smith. Your support will help to provide treatment and care to people with HIV/AIDS, Leprosy, Malaria, TB and Lymphatic Filiarisis this Christmas. On 18th November LEPRA will launch its fourth annual celebrity auction on ebay's charity site. Don't delay, have a look at what's up for grabs and get your bidding finger ready...

The following global statistics illustrate the enormous scale of the problems faced by LEPRA and their international partners:

• Leprosy. Although widely thought of as a biblical disease, there are still around 400,000 new cases every year.
• TB is the leading cause of death for people infected with HIV/AIDS. Approximately 2 million die annually
• Malaria is estimated to kill one and a half million people every year including one child every 30 seconds
• HIV. It is thought that there are around 40 million people living with the disease worldwide. A staggering 700,000 children under 15 were infected in 2004.

www.lepra.org.uk


26th September 2005

Exclusive Site Interview with Richard Wilson!

Interview Part Deux!

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