Sir Norman Wisdom 1915 – 2010
It’s hard to believe but it’s almost twent years since the great Sir Norman Wisdom died at the age of 95. There can’t be too many British Comedians that are as fondly remembered as the this great man.
Norman started his career in 1946 when he left the army at the age of 31 and his rise to comedy legend was swift to say the least. Believe it or not, Norman was the straight man to magician David Dixon as his first role but even then the flat cap and tight fitting clothes were present. Within 2 years Wisdom was in the West End and making his TV debut with fans that included the great Charlie Chaplin.
It was the movies however that Norman is perhaps best remembered for, beginning with the classic “Trouble in Store” in 1953. He continued to make successful movies into the late sixties with the likes of “The Early Bird” where he played the role of Norman Pitkin.
Norman continued to be on TV screens right through the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s up until his last role in 2007 playing a vicar in the comedy short “Expresso”.
To remind you all just how funny Sir Norman Wisdom was we’ve gathered some classic clips below for your enjoyment and we’re sure Norman is still making people laugh now wherever he is.
Heineken Advert (The one with the deck chair)
Don’t Laugh at Me (from Trouble in Store)
The London Palladium with Bruce Forsyth
Football Match (from Up In The World – 1956)