Tim Wylton

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Tim Wylton
Born Tim Wylton
(1940-02-27) 27 February 1940 (age 74)
Bangor-on-Dee, Wales, UK
Years active 1964-present

Tim Wylton (born 27 February 1940 in Bangor-on-Dee, Wales) is a British actor best known for his television roles Stanley Dawkins in My Hero and Lol Ferris in As Time Goes By.[1]

As a stage actor he appeared in Zeffirelli's noted 1961 Old Vic production of Romeo and Juliet and was a "mainstay" of the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1963 and 1977.[2]

His real name is Higginson and he attended Strathallan School, Perthshire[3] and RADA.[2] He has been acting on British television since 1964, when he made an appearance on The Comedy of Errors.[1] Other early appearances include The Liver Birds, The Sweeney, Maybury, The Dustbinmen, On Giant's Shoulders and Juliet Bravo.[1] Wylton also had a role in the BBC's 1979 adaptation of Henry V, playing the rather lovable Fluellen.[1]

During the 1980s he acted on programmes such as Bergerac, To Serve Them All My Days, Campion, The Citadel, and A Bit of a Do (as Rodney Sillitoe).[1] In 1983, he appeared in the film Curse of the Pink Panther.[1] During the 1990s, he starred in All Creatures Great and Small, Agatha Christie's Poirot, Lovejoy, Rumpole of the Bailey, A Touch of Frost, The Darling Buds of May, French & Saunders, Peak Practice, Annie's Bar, Cadfael, C.A.T.S. Eyes, Wycliffe.[1] In 1995, he appeared as Elizabeth Bennet's Uncle Gardner in the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.[1]

In 1996, he appeared in As Time Goes By as Lol Ferris, and continued in this role until 2002.[1] From 2000, he has appeared in My Hero as Stanley Dawkins.[1] Since 2000, he has appeared in Absolutely Fabulous, Coronation Street, Casualty, Heartbeat and The Royal.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Television Roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1969 to 1970 The Dustbinmen Eric
1989 A Bit of a Do Rodney Sillitoe
1996 to 2002 As Time Goes By Lol Ferris
2000 to 2006 My Hero Stanley Dawkins


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Tim Wylton". DigiGuide. 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Trowbridge, Simon (2010). "Tim Wylton". The Company: A biographical dictionary of the Royal Shakespeare Company (2 ed.). Oxford, England: Editions Albert Creed. ISBN 9780955983023. 
  3. ^ TV Times staff (1970). Who's Who on Television. Independent Television Publications Ltd. 

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