TELEVISION / BRIEFING: The mood of the nation
Thursday 01 April 1993
In Don Coutts's straightforward profile, Wilson drives round his native Greenock in a white Mercedes with fellow actor Gerard Kelly and succumbs to the odd bout of the luvvies ('I've always been a pooh-pooher of awards,' he reveals at one point). His Scottish accent apparently growing stronger by the minute, he reflects on how he has progressed since a teacher reacted to his ambition to be an actor with the words: 'Don't be stupid, boy, you can't speak.'
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