Legendary actor Richard Wilson is recovering in hospital after a heart attack.

One Foot In The Grave actor Richard Wilson has suffered a potentially life-threatening heart attack and is now reportedly recovering in hospital. The Scottish actor came out as gay in an interview with the Daily Mail in 2013.

The 80-year-old is now reportedly recovering in a hospital recovering after going into cardiac arrest yesterday afternoon (11th August). The sitcom star’s condition is reported to be “stable”. The actor’s agent confirmed to the Guardian that he is remaining in hospital.


Wilson is probably most famous for his stint as the grumpy old Victor Meldrew in the iconic BBC series One Foot In The Grave – a character he played for 10 years. He originally turned down the part – thinking the character was actually too old for him to play.

Last week he revealed to the Aled Jones show that he was bringing the character back for the Edinburgh Fringe – in a one-man show called I Don’t Believe It, one of his character’s stock phrases.

The play was meant to run from the 16th until the 24th – all performances have now seemed to have been cancelled as the ticketing website edfringe.com has pulled the page where you could purchase tickets.

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The actor is an Associate Director at the Sheffield Crucible. THEGAYUK’s Paul Szabo wrote that Wilson was an excellent director in the five star show The Nap, which the icon directed in March of this year.

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