Tim Wylton

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Tim Wylton
Born Tim Wylton
(1940-02-27) 27 February 1940 (age 77)
Bangor-on-Dee, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Years active 1964-present

Tim Wylton (born 27 February 1940 in Bangor-on-Dee, Flintshire, 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 and 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]

Wylton's son is the actor Huw Higginson, best known for his portrayal of PC George Garfield on police drama The Bill.

Selected filmography[edit]

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1969 to 1970 The Dustbinmen Eric
1989 A Bit of a Do Rodney Sillitoe
1991 Agatha Christie's Poirot Henry Delafontaine in "How Does Your Garden Grow?"
1995 Pride and Prejudice Mr Gardiner
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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