Born...8 November 1927
Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England, UK
He's played Malvolio in Shakespeare's Twelth Night and is one of the biggest box-office stars in the history of the theatre. A comic genius whose humour has made him Britain's best loved comedian. His fertile imagination has given birth to his famous Diddymen, the Jam-butty mines and the black-pudding plantations of his native Knotty Ash.