|Born||Nigel George Planner|
22 February 1953
Nigel George Planer (born 22 February 1953 in London) is an English actor, novelist and playwright. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. He was educated at Westminster School, the University of Sussex at Brighton, and LAMDA. The Royal College of St Peter in Westminster, almost always known as Westminster School, is one of Britain 's leading boys' Independent schools with The University of Sussex is a British Campus university which is situated next to the East Sussex village of Falmer, and is from Brighton The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art ( LAMDA) founded 1861, is a leading British Drama school in west London.
Planer is perhaps best known for his role as Neil, the hippie housemate of Vyvyan (Adrian Edmonson), Rick (Rik Mayall) and Mike (Christopher Ryan) in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones, which ran from 1982-1984. The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world Adrian Charles "Ade" Edmondson (born 24 January 1957 is an English Actor, Comedian, director and Writer Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall (born 7 March, 1958) is an English Actor, Writer and Comedian. Christopher Ryan (born 1942 in Bristol, England, UK) is an British Actor who trained at East 15 Acting School The Young Ones was a popular British sitcom, first seen in 1982, on BBC2. Planer was one of the original cast of the The Comic Strip team, pioneers of the alternative comedy movement in the UK. Alternative comedy is a style of Comedy that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and 1980s which would eventually go on to become mainstream in the Originally a nightclub stage show, he appeared with its creator Peter Richardson as part of the double act The Outer Limits. Peter Richardson, born 15 October 1951 in Devon, is an English Actor, Comedian, director, and Planer and Richardson also wrote the That's Life! parody on Not The Nine O'Clock News. That's Life! was a magazine-style Television series on BBC between 1973 and 1994, presented by Esther Rantzen Not the Nine O'Clock News is a Comedy Television programme shown on the BBC from 1979 to 1982
His first break in the theatre was understudying David Essex as Che Guevara in the original West End run of Evita. David Essex OBE, was born David Albert Cook 23 July 1947, in Plaistow, County Borough of West Ham within Essex. Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14 Following the Cuban revolution,Guevara reviewed West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of London 's "Theatreland" Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Nigel was in the original London cast of Chicago, as Amos Hart. Chicago is a Kander and Ebb musical set in prohibition era Chicago. He was a member of the original West End cast of Ben Elton's Queen musical We Will Rock You. West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of London 's "Theatreland" Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959 is an English Comedian, writer and director. Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist We Will Rock You (abbreviated as WWRY) is a Jukebox musical, based on the songs of Queen and named after their hit single of From 10-15 July 2006 he played the part of the Narrator in "The Rocky Horror Show" taking on the role in Manchester and Bromley. The Rocky Horror Show is a long-running British stage musical, opening in London on 19 June 1973 He most recently starred as The Wizard in the West-End production of Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theatre. The Wizard of Oz (or simply The Wizard) is a Fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L Wicked is a musical with songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. He ended his run on June 7, 2008 and was replaced by Desmond Barrit. Desmond Barrit (born October 19, 1944 in Morriston, Swansea, Wales) is a Laurence Olivier Award winning British He recently appeared on a BBC 4 programme under the guise of 'Nicholas Craig' to be interviewed by Mark Lawson.
Nigel was one of the 4 members of the 1980s spoof rock band, Bad News, playing Den Dennis. Bad News are a spoof rock band, created for the Channel 4 Television series The Comic Strip Presents As Neil from The Young Ones, Nigel gained a number two hit single in 1984 in the form of "Hole in My Shoe", (originally a hit for sixties band Traffic). The Young Ones was a popular British sitcom, first seen in 1982, on BBC2. Hole In My Shoe is a song by Traffic which as a single release reached #2 in the UK charts in 1967 Traffic were an English rock band formed in 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. A cover of Tomorrow's "My White Bicycle" was a less successful follow up, only reaching number seventeen in the charts. Tomorrow (previously known as The In Crowd and before that as Four Plus One) were a 1960s Psychedelic rock band After that, an album was produced, entitled Neil's Heavy Concept Album. Neil's Heavy Concept Album is a 1984 recording of songs and spoken comedy routines by British actor Nigel Planer, in character as the long-suffering hippie Neil from Nigel also took Neil's stage act on the road in that year as Neil in the "Bad Karma in The UK" tour. This culminated in a month long run at St. Mary's Hall at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Edinburgh Fringe (officially the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, commonly just The Fringe) is the world’s largest Arts festival. The Young Ones also appeared on Cliff Richard's 1986 charity rerecording of "Living Doll", which spent three weeks at number one in the UK. Sir Cliff Richard, OBE, (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940 is an English Singer, Actor and Businessman.
Nigel is the reader for the audiobook editions of many of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948 is an English fantasy, Science fiction, and children's author. Discworld is a comedic Fantasy Book series by the British author Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat He also appeared in the television adaptations of both Terry Pratchett's Hogfather and The Colour of Magic, as well as performing as a voice artist in the game Discworld Noir. Terry Pratchett's Hogfather is a two-part Television adaptation of the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett, produced by The Mob Discworld Noir is a Computer game based on Terry Pratchett 's Discworld comic Fantasy novels and unlike the previous Discworld Audiobooks narrated by Nigel Planer include (with number in parentheses indicating order of the book in the Discworld series):
Nigel Planer and Toyah Wilcox are credited for an original cast recording of Cabaret. The Colour of Magic is a 1983 Comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, and is the first book of the Discworld series The Light Fantastic is a Comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series MoRT (an acronym for "Metamorphosis of Realistic Theories" Mort is also the French word for death) is an Avant-garde metal Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988 Wyrd Sisters is Terry Pratchett 's sixth Discworld novel published in 1988 and re-introduces Granny Weatherwax of Equal Guards! Guards! is the 8th Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989 Moving Pictures is the name of the tenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1990 Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1991 it is the 11th Discworld novel and the second to focus on Witches Abroad is the twelfth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991 Small Gods is the thirteenth of Terry Pratchett 's popular Discworld Novels, published in 1992 Lords and Ladies is the fourteenth Discworld book by Terry Pratchett. Men at Arms is the 15th Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett first published in 1993 Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Interesting Times is the seventeenth Novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Maskerade is the eighteenth novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Feet of Clay is the nineteenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, and a parody of detective novels Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. The Hogfather is also a character in the book representing something Jingo is the twenty-first novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his Discworld series The Last Continent is the twenty-second Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. Carpe Jugulum is a Comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty third in the Discworld series
He has two sons from previous marriages - Stanley, with Anna Leigh, married from 19 August 1988 - 1995 and Harvey, with Frankie Park (April 1999-?). Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar)
He is arguably best known in Britain for his work in television comedy and satire, including:
He has published several books including novels - The Right Man (2000) (ISBN 0-09-927227-X) and Faking It (2003) (ISBN 0-09-940986-0). Flood is a Disaster film directed by Tony Mitchell. It features Robert Carlyle, David Suchet and veteran British actor Tom The Colour of Magic is a two-part television adaptation of the bestselling novels The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic by A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story , Nigel wrote A Good Enough Dad (1992) (ISBN 0-09-929661-6), after his first son was born, talking about coping with becoming a father.
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|Adrian Edmondson — Dawn French — Rik Mayall — Nigel Planer — Peter Richardson — Jennifer Saunders|