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Bernard Wrigley

Biography

b. 25 Feb 1948, Bolton, Lancashire, Britain. Wrigley under no circumstances quite produced the commercial discovery towards the same level as various other comedian/folk artists, such as for example Billy Connolly, Richard Digance and Mike Harding. He was a self-taught guitarist who ‘uncovered’ folk night clubs due to the Bob Dylan increase through the 60s. As half a duo known as Dave And Bernard, he quit being a Traditions and Excise Official and proceeded to go professional in 1969 to supply a documentary, The Bolton Massacre, on the Octagon Theater, Bolton. By 1970, the duo got split, therefore Wrigley joined the initial Ken Campbell roadshow, where time he had written the live favourites ‘Ballad Of Knocking Nelly’, ‘Aged Costs’ and ‘Cement Mixer’. Professional Bob Hoskins was also an associate from the roadshow at that time. Through the 70s, Wrigley documented many albums for this issue Information and Transatlantic brands that mixed his humour and deep like of folk music. In the beginning of the pursuing decade he founded the Loofy Information label, the store for a reliable stream of studio room, concert and spoken term albums. In 1991, Wrigley made an appearance as Estragon in LOOKING FORWARD TO Godot in the Octagon Theater, alongside Mike Harding who performed Vladimir. He in addition has done significant amounts of tv and film function, including looks in the favorite UK series Coronation Road, Last Of THE SUMMERTIME Wines, Emmerdale, Dinnerladies, Chilly Ft, Heartbeat, Phoenix Evenings and Shameless, and functions in various Alan Bennett movies. On radio, he offers appeared in a number of takes on on Radio 4 and offered displays for BBC Radio Lancashire.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bernard Wrigley
Profession Actor, Singer, Comedian
Nationality English
Spouse Mary Wrigley
Music Songs Ballad of Knocking Nelly, Dixie's Dog, The Secret Life Of Walter's Mittens, Edie's Last Ride, Plastic Pies, The Molecatcher, Nelly the Elephant, Manchester Recruits, The Man Who Was Eaten by His Own Bum, The Treadmill Song, Haul Away for Rosie, Haul Away the Bowline, I Can't Believe It's Not Beef Dripping, Our Bill, Heave Away, My Johnny, Bungereye, Other Folk's Childer, Balance a Straw, Bobbing Joan, The Five Gallon Jar, The Indian Lass, The Rigs of London Town, A Drop of Good Beer, Along the Rossendale, Campanero, Bonny Kate of Aberdeen/Lord Carmarthen's March, Gee Whoa, Dobbin/Jack the Horse Courser, The Fire In Nan's Front Room, Owt For A Duck?, Old Man & His Wife, The Wassall Song, Bertie's Fancy
Albums Fairly Truthful Tales, The Phenomenal B. Wrigley
Movies Strumpet, My Son the Fanatic
TV Shows Terry Pratchett's Soul Music, Home and Away (UK)


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#Fact
1 Starring as Jim in the stage production of 'Brassed Off', in Bolton. [August 2008]
2 He is currently playing Baron Hardup at Bolton Albert Halls in the Christmas Pantomime of Cinderella. [December 2009]
3 Is a renowned folk singer and performer, and has released 11 albums to date.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moving On 2016 TV Series John
In with the Flynns 2011 TV Series Brian
South Riding 2011 TV Mini-Series Percy
Z Cars: A Lot of Fuss About Light 2010 Short Sergeant Osgood
SoulBoy 2010 Mr. Livingstone (uncredited)
Massive 2008 TV Series Glynn
It's Adam and Shelley 2007 TV Series Irate Hotel Manager
Tanner 2007 Larry Webb
Shameless 2006 TV Series Russell
Heartbeat 2000-2005 TV Series George Costello / Brown
10:96: Training Night 2005 TV Movie Customer
Fat Friends 2005 TV Series Tristrum
The Royal 2003 TV Series Albert
Phoenix Nights 2001-2002 TV Series Dodgy Eric
Harold Shipman: Doctor Death 2002 TV Movie Market Trader (uncredited)
Barbara 2002 TV Series Cashier
The Parole Officer 2001 Bike Group Leader
Strumpet 2001 TV Movie
Harbour Lights 2000 TV Series Martin Blade
Dinnerladies 1998-1999 TV Series Bob / Man
Coronation Street 1976-1999 TV Series Harry the breadman / Chauffeur / Compere / ...
Cold Feet 1998 TV Series Cabbie
Stanton Blues 1998 TV Series John Dixon
Emmerdale 1983-1998 TV Series Barry Clegg / Customer / Hank Johnstone
My Son the Fanatic 1997 Drunk man
Soul Music 1997 TV Mini-Series Asphalt
Brassed Off 1996 Chapman
Coogan's Run 1995 TV Series Tony the Receptionist
New Voices 1995 TV Series MC
Last of the Summer Wine 1993 TV Series Duane
Packing Them In 1992 TV Series Injured Man
Children's Ward 1989 TV Series Bernard
Rita, Sue and Bob Too! 1987 Teacher
Hideaway 1986 TV Mini-Series Darts champion
Screen Two 1986 TV Series Workmen
A Private Function 1984 Painter
Strangers 1982 TV Series Det. Sgt. Kevin Rignall
Wood and Walters 1982 TV Series Various Characters
Crown Court 1981 TV Series Rex Meredith
The Glamour Girls 1980 TV Series Customer
Mersey Pirate 1979 TV Series
Afternoon Off 1979 TV Movie Vic
Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf 1978 TV Movie Mr. Trickett
Yanks Go Home 1976 TV Series Al Jolson
Village Hall 1975 TV Series Reg
Play for Today 1973-1975 TV Series Milkman / Art Master
Second City Firsts 1974 TV Series Tommy
Home and Away 1972 TV Series Office Clerk
A Day Out 1972 TV Movie Ernest
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1972 TV Series David

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pickersgill People 1978 TV Series
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1969 TV Series 1 episode
Nice Time 1968 TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1969 TV Series musician - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC North West Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
3 Minute Wonder 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings 2000 TV Special documentary Various Characters
Day to Day 1991 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary undetermined role
Victoria Wood: Seen on TV 2009 TV Movie documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
The South Bank Show 1996-2007 TV Series documentary Comedy Role / Performer
Comedy Connections 2006 TV Series documentary Various Characters
Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute 2005 TV Movie Bob (uncredited)
Best of British 1998 TV Series Singer & Accordian Player

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#Trademark
1 raucous voice with a strong Lancashire accent

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