Norman Wisdom (1915-2010), Actor and comedian
Sir Norman Wisdom
Sitter in 7 portraits
After leaving the army in 1946, Wisdom embarked on a career as an entertainer, appearing in variety shows across Britain. He is most famous for his extensive film career, in which he played Norman Puckle, a willing but hopeless 'little man' who struggled valiantly in situations with which the audience could identify. His seventeen films, mostly made during the 1950s and 1960s, included Trouble in Store, The Square Peg, A Stitch in Time and The Sandwich Man. His television work included appearances in The Last of the Summer Wine, Casualty and on chat shows. He was knighted in 2000.
by Albert Clarke
bromide print, 1960