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Willie Ross

The Bishop Auckland-born entertainer began as a comic on the North-East club circuit, teaming up with Peter Lambert to become Lambert and Ross, a duo that became nationally known. When the partnership folded in the 1980s, Willie became a successful actor, with hits in film, TV and on stage. His big break was as the foul-mouthed father in the film Rita, Sue and Bob Too. He went on to acclaimed roles in Ken Loachs Riff Raff and Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. On TV he was seen in Our Friends In The North, and One Foot In The Grave, to name but a few. He died in 2000, following an accident at home. He was 62.

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Jan 1, 1938 In Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Bill 1984-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie Bodywork 2001-09-04
Known For
Poster of The End
Poster of Tales from the Crypt
Poster of The Storyteller
Poster of The Bill
Movie Bodywork Homeless Man 2001-09-04
Movie Blow Dry Louis's Volunteer 2001-03-01
Movie Honest Woodbine 2000-05-26
Movie Purely Belter Ginga 2000-11-03
Movie Secret Society Mr Swanley 2000-10-29
Series Badger Unknown 1999-07-11
Movie Doomwatch: Winter Angel Mr Fulton 1999-12-07
Movie The End Unknown 1998-01-02
Series The Ice House Wally Ferris 1997-04-05
Movie Loop Geordie Trucker 1997-09-19
Series Our Friends in the North Gordon Peacock 1996-01-15
Movie Hillsborough Additional Cast 1996-09-11
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Movie Restoration Man with Visible Heart 1995-12-29
Movie A Pinch of Snuff Johnnie Hope 1994-04-09
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Movie Riff-Raff Gus Siddon 1991-06-21
Series One Foot in the Grave Unknown 1990-01-04
Movie And a Nightingale Sang Harold, the Communist 1989-04-17
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Roy 1989-10-13
Movie Dealers Anna's Doorman 1989-11-03
Series The Storyteller Unknown 1988-05-15
Movie Rita, Sue and Bob Too Sue's Father 1987-05-20
Movie Treacle First Man 1987-12-12
Movie Road Dad 1987-10-07
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16