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Nigel PlanerNigel Planer
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Northampton, Cambridge

Nigel is a founder member of the Comic Strip group, trained at LAMDA and has worked extensively in theatre, film and television as an actor and writer.

His theatre credits include: Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray (Stage Entertainment Ltd); the Wizard of Oz in Wicked (Apollo Victoria, London): the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show (Churchill Theatre, Bromley and Opera House, Manchester); Wilberforce in Darwin in Malibu (Hampstead Theatre); Pop in We Will Rock You (Phil Mclntyre Productions); Nicholas Craig in /, An Actor (Richard Temple Productions); Jack McCracken in A Small Family Business (Chichester Festival Theatre); George in Feel Good (Hampstead Theatre and West End); Donny in High Life (Bush Theatre); Amos in Chicago (Adelphi Theatre); Ait's Well That Ends Well (Open-Air Theatre, Regent's Park); Frosch in Die Fledermaus (English National Opera); Nicholas Craig (one-man show at Hampstead Theatre); Douglas Beachey in Man of the Moment (West End); Che in Evita (Robert Stigwood); Neil (international tour and Edinburgh); Outer Limits (tour and London); Comic Strip (Comedy Store and international tour) and Den Denis in Badnews Live (tour and London).

His television credits include: Mr Venables in Miss Marple: the Pale Horse (ITV); Nicholas Craig in How to Be Sci-Fi and How to Be 18th Century (both BBC 4); Mr Sydeney in Hogfather(BSB/Sky One); Robert Bainbridge in Gil Mayo, Two Lumps of Ice, two series of The Naked Actor/Masterclass, Frankenstein's Baby. Jeff in Blackeyes, Andrew Veitch in Number 27, Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich and Catflap, Neil in two series of The Young Ones, Lord Topper in Blackadder III, The Lenny Henry Show. French and Saunders, John Peel in The Trials of Oz, Songs From the Shows and Boom Boom Out Go the Lights (all BBC); Gerry James in The Last Detective and three series of The Grimleys (both Granada); Colin Boswell in The Bill and David Castle in two series of King and Castle (both Thames); Jocelyn Pride in Cuts (YTV); Lou Lewis in three series of Shine on Harvey Moon and Nigel Cochrane in two series of Roll Over Beethoven (both Alamo); Wake Up With (pilot for Elephant); Laurence Didcott in Bonjour la Classe (Talkback); Narrator and all voices in The New Magic Roundabout, five series of The Comic Strip Presents (both Channel 4) and a guest appearance in Saturday Night Live (LWT).

His film credits include: Hoskins in Flood (Power TV); Uncle Bruno in Angels and Virgins (Zephyr Films); Taxi Driver in Bright Young Things (Bright Young Films Ltd); Darly Worthone in Thunder Pants (Dragon Pictures); the Car Salesman in The Wind in the Willows (Walt Disney); Parkey in Clockwork Mice (Metrodome); the Wazir in Carry On, Columbus (Tony Garnet); More Bad News/Strike (Comic Strip); Charlie in Brazil (Universal); Supergrass (Comic Strip) and Mansell in Yellowbeard.

His radio credits include: Maurice in Jazz Dads, Nicholas Craig's Acting Masterclass, Narrator and all voices in Adrian Mole, Lord of the Rings, I, An Actor and Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit (all BBC); Gruesome Tales for Grizzly Kids and guest on Griff Rhys-Jones Radio Show.


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