George Wilson – aka George Christopher – was a regular working class boy who found fame in the hit children’s TV show Grange Hill when he was just 15. But when George’s time on the series ended things began to spiral out of control. He got into trouble with the police, witnessed first-hand the horrendous scenes at the Hillsborough disaster in 89, became unemployed, and a recluse.
It was the start of a period of ups and downs – from more television success in Brookside to ending up in a psychiatric hospital for six months. Eventually, George discovered that he had bipolar disorder, and began to rebuild his life, learning many lessons along the way.
During a very special evening George talked about his life, career and his candid autobiography From Grange Hill to Bipolar and Back.
George’s message was one of hope – yes, bipolar is scary and at times soul destroying, but you can learn to deal with it too.
George’s event at Toxteth Library was sold out and attended by an engaged and appreciative audience.
George was interviewed by Smithdown Litfest director Ian Skillicorn.