Ricky Tomlinson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Eric Tomlinson (born 26 September 1939), known by his stage name Ricky Tomlinson, is an English actor and comedian, best known for his roles as Bobby Grant in Brookside, DCI Charlie Wise in Cracker and James "Jim" Royle in The Royle Family. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ricky Tomlinson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)

Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. Dek loves Shirley so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Meadows
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Vanessa Feltz  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Kathy Burke

Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene: her daughter by the delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. Dek loves Shirley so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shane Meadows
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Vanessa Feltz  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Kathy Burke

Preaching to the Perverted (1997)

Henry Harding MP, a British government minister on a moral crusade, hires an inexperienced young computer whizzkid, Peter Emery who works for a Christian computer company called Holy Hardware, to infiltrate the United Kingdom BDSM scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Urban
CAST:  Christien Anholt  •  Guinevere Turner  •  Tom Bell  •  Ricky Tomlinson

Henry Harding MP, a British government minister on a moral crusade, hires an inexperienced young computer whizzkid, Peter Emery who works for a Christian computer company called Holy Hardware, to infiltrate the United Kingdom BDSM scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Urban
CAST:  Christien Anholt  •  Guinevere Turner  •  Tom Bell  •  Ricky Tomlinson

The 51st State (2001)

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Nigel Whitmey  •  Emily Mortimer

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Nigel Whitmey  •  Emily Mortimer

Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)

After England's football (soccer) manager has a heart attack, Mike Bassett is hired as the new manager and promptly announces the team will win the World Cup.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Amanda Redman  •  Philip Jackson  •  Robbie Gee

After England's football (soccer) manager has a heart attack, Mike Bassett is hired as the new manager and promptly announces the team will win the World Cup.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Amanda Redman  •  Philip Jackson  •  Robbie Gee

Life Is All You Get (1997)

After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Becker
CAST:  Jürgen Vogel  •  Christiane Paul  •  Christina Papamichou  •  Meret Becker

After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Becker
CAST:  Jürgen Vogel  •  Christiane Paul  •  Christina Papamichou  •  Meret Becker

Hillsborough (1996)

Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium. This movie follows three Liverpudlian families ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles McDougall
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Maurice Roëves  •  Mark Womack

Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium. This movie follows three Liverpudlian families ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles McDougall
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Maurice Roëves  •  Mark Womack

Dockers (1999)

Jimmy McGovern's depiction of the mid 90s Liverpool dockers strike. Featuring script contributions from Irvine Welsh and the real dockers themselves  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Ken Stott  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Crissy Rock  •  Michael Ryan

Jimmy McGovern's depiction of the mid 90s Liverpool dockers strike. Featuring script contributions from Irvine Welsh and the real dockers themselves  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Ken Stott  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Crissy Rock  •  Michael Ryan

Mojo (1997)

The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jez Butterworth
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Aidan Gillen  •  Andy Serkis

The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jez Butterworth
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Aidan Gillen  •  Andy Serkis

Bob's Weekend (1996)

Robert Askew goes to Blackpool to prepare an extraordinary end to his extra ordinary life. But this is no ordinary weekend and a succession of magical events conspire to turn a journey of despair into a voyage of discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jevon O'Neill
CAST:  Bruce Jones  •  Charlotte Jones  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Brian Glover

Robert Askew goes to Blackpool to prepare an extraordinary end to his extra ordinary life. But this is no ordinary weekend and a succession of magical events conspire to turn a journey of despair into a voyage of discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jevon O'Neill
CAST:  Bruce Jones  •  Charlotte Jones  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Brian Glover

Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire (2000)

Robbie the Reindeer (voiced by Ardal O'Hanlon) arrives at the North Pole, ready to take his place as navigator on Santa's Christmas sleigh team. However, Robbie is soon plagued by doubt regarding his ability, and sets out to regain his self-respect and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Starzak
CAST:  Robbie Williams  •  Ardal O'Hanlon  •  Paul Whitehouse  •  Jane Horrocks

Robbie the Reindeer (voiced by Ardal O'Hanlon) arrives at the North Pole, ready to take his place as navigator on Santa's Christmas sleigh team. However, Robbie is soon plagued by doubt regarding his ability, and sets out to regain his self-respect and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Starzak
CAST:  Robbie Williams  •  Ardal O'Hanlon  •  Paul Whitehouse  •  Jane Horrocks

Nativity! (2009)

Martin Freeman is lovelorn teacher Mr Maddens, a former am-dram star whose girlfriend (Ashley Jensen) dumped him over Christmas five years ago and upped sticks, inexplicably, to La-La Land. Yuletide cheer is not his forte, but he's forced to drum some up when Pam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Isitt
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Ashley Jensen  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Pam Ferris

Martin Freeman is lovelorn teacher Mr Maddens, a former am-dram star whose girlfriend (Ashley Jensen) dumped him over Christmas five years ago and upped sticks, inexplicably, to La-La Land. Yuletide cheer is not his forte, but he's forced to drum some up when Pam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Isitt
CAST:  Martin Freeman  •  Ashley Jensen  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Pam Ferris

The Fix (1997)

The story of the British betting scandal of 1964, uncovered by journalist Mike Gabbert which saw a number of British professional footballers were jailed and banned from football for life for conspiring to fix the results of matches. Prominent among those jailed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Maggie O'Neill  •  Michael Elphick

The story of the British betting scandal of 1964, uncovered by journalist Mike Gabbert which saw a number of British professional footballers were jailed and banned from football for life for conspiring to fix the results of matches. Prominent among those jailed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Maggie O'Neill  •  Michael Elphick

The Greatest Store In The World (1999)

Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London. When their van blows up, they must find an alternative place to stay. At first, they live in temporary housing, but the conditions are unbearable. Geraldine reacts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Prowse
CAST:  Dervla Kirwan  •  Elizabeth Earl  •  Holly Earl  •  Peter Capaldi

Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London. When their van blows up, they must find an alternative place to stay. At first, they live in temporary housing, but the conditions are unbearable. Geraldine reacts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Prowse
CAST:  Dervla Kirwan  •  Elizabeth Earl  •  Holly Earl  •  Peter Capaldi

Raining Stones (1993)

This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him into trouble as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Bruce Jones  •  Julie Brown  •  Gemma Phoenix  •  Ricky Tomlinson

This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him into trouble as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Bruce Jones  •  Julie Brown  •  Gemma Phoenix  •  Ricky Tomlinson

Riff-Raff (1991)

Stevie, fresh from prison in Scotland, finds a job on a London construction site. The working conditions are poor and most of the men are working under aliases, due to immigration status and to not conflict with their "signing on" for unemployment benefits. Some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Emer McCourt  •  George Moss  •  Jimmy Coleman

Stevie, fresh from prison in Scotland, finds a job on a London construction site. The working conditions are poor and most of the men are working under aliases, due to immigration status and to not conflict with their "signing on" for unemployment benefits. Some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Emer McCourt  •  George Moss  •  Jimmy Coleman

Grimsby (2016)

Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Annabelle Wallis  •  Mark Strong

Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Isla Fisher  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Annabelle Wallis  •  Mark Strong

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

A surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of the career of Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers, as he prepares to release his final major film I, Daniel Blake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Tony Garnett  •  Nell Dunn  •  Tony Selby

A surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of the career of Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers, as he prepares to release his final major film I, Daniel Blake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louise Osmond
CAST:  Ken Loach  •  Tony Garnett  •  Nell Dunn  •  Tony Selby

Northern Soul (2014)

Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine Constantine
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Antonia Thomas  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  James Lance

Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine Constantine
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Antonia Thomas  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  James Lance

The Virgin of Liverpool (2003)

An unwanted statue of the Virgin Mary affects an entire community after an apparent miracle in a chip shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Donaldson
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Imelda Staunton  •  Johnny Vegas  •  Katie Ellen Jones

An unwanted statue of the Virgin Mary affects an entire community after an apparent miracle in a chip shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Donaldson
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Imelda Staunton  •  Johnny Vegas  •  Katie Ellen Jones

Al's Lads (2002)

Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Standeven
CAST:  Marc Warren  •  Kirsty Mitchell  •  Al Sapienza  •  Richard Roundtree

Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Standeven
CAST:  Marc Warren  •  Kirsty Mitchell  •  Al Sapienza  •  Richard Roundtree
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