Date of Birth: December 25th 1946
Wilson was born in Guildford, Surrey, to an RAF family, and consequently had a varied educational history. Having relocated to London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and got his first big break when chosen for the leading role of Johann Strauss II in the 1972 ITV costume drama The Strauss Family.
Wilson subsequently made many appearances on British television, his credits including Space: 1999, I, Claudius, The Sweeney, Return of the Saint, The Professionals, Tales of the Unexpected, The Old Men at the Zoo, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, Hot Fuzz and Spooks. His biggest success was as Alan Stewart in the 1979 thriller serial Running Blind.