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Date of Birth 19 September 1930Liverpool, England, UK
Date of Death 24 February 1999Chelsea, London, England, UK  (pneumonia)
Birth NameDerek Robert Nimmo
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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Derek Nimmo was born on September 19, 1930 in Liverpool, England as Derek Robert Nimmo. He was an actor, known for All Gas and Gaiters (1966), Just a Nimmo (1974) and One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975). He was married to Patricia Brown. He died on February 24, 1999 in Chelsea, London, England.

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Patricia Brown (1955 - 24 February 1999) (his death) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

He had a rich plummy voice

Trivia (12)

Following a fall down stairs at his home on 2 December 1998, he spent the last few weeks of his life in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, initially in a coma.
He was so convicing as a monk on Oh Brother! (1968) that he was once arrested on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica, by the Vatican Police after being seen with his arm around a girl by a shocked nun.
Derek went to Quarry Bank School in Liverpool, later to be better known due to John Lennon.
Received a special mention in "The Goodies" episode: 'Wacky Wales', where there was a special team comprised exclusively of 'Derek Nimmos' in the Rugby Union (football) game of Ecclesiastical Sevens - emphasising his special religious-oriented roles in television programs such as "Oh Brother!", "Oh Father!" and "All Gas and Gaiters" among others.
Father of Amanda, Timothy and Piers.
First job was at the Hippodrome at Bolton in England, UK
He has appeared in many West End plays.
When struggling to earn a living as an young actor, he and his new wife Patricia found themselves living in a caravan that was parked in a car park just off the Edgware Road in London's West End. However, when he was touring he was able to drive a 1937 Buick car he had bought for just £37.
Was for over two decades a regular on BBC radio 4 in "Just a Minute".
One of the thirty-plus founders of the Theatre of Comedy in 1983.
Played his first clergyman in the play "See How They Run" at the West End.
An aficionado of fine wine and an avid gardener.

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