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Nigel Planer

Nigel Planer was born in London and educated at the prestigious Westminster School. He then went to Sussex University to study African and Asian Studies. However, he left after a year and decided to pursue his love of theatre. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Planer performed at The Comedy Store in a ... See full bio »
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  Burn Burn Burn (filming)
 2014 Boomers (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Mick
 2012-2014 Episodes (TV Series)
Sanford Shamiro
 2013 The List
Ted Rove
 1997-2013 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Franklin Tartikoff / Shelford
- The Reconstituted Corpse (1997) ... Shelford
 2013 I Give It a Year
 1983-2012 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Stan / Den Dennis / Barmaid / ...
- Five Go to Rehab (2012) ... Barmaid / Inspector
- Sex Actually (2005) ... Graham
- Four Men in a Plane (2000) ... Tim Goodman
- Four Men in a Car (1998) ... Tim
 2012 Hacks (TV Movie)
 2011 This Is Jinsy (TV Series)
Man With No Nameworm
- Nameworm (2011) ... Man With No Nameworm
 2009 How to Be Old (TV Series)
Nicholas Craig
 2009 Let's Dance for Sport Relief (TV Series)
Wilbur Turnblad
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Wilbur Turnblad
 2008 Mumbai Calling (TV Series)
Lonely Guy
- My Mate Mumbai (2008) ... Lonely Guy (voice)
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Movie)
Arch Astronomer
 2008 M.I.High (TV Series)
Prime Minister
- The Visit (2008) ... Prime Minister
 2008 The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury (TV Series)
Great Uncle Crawford
- I'm Not Scared (2008) ... Great Uncle Crawford
 2007 Flood
Keith Hopkins
 2007 Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (TV Series)
- Scabi (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 Hogfather (TV Movie)
Mr. Sideney
 2006 The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Series)
Robert Bainbridge
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Robert Bainbridge
 2005 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Gerry Jameson
- Three Steps to Hendon (2005) ... Gerry Jameson
 2003 Bright Young Things
Taxi Driver
 2001 Baddiel's Syndrome (TV Series)
- Dead Grandma (2001) ... Undertaker
 2000 Boheme (TV Movie)
 1999 Discworld Noir (Video Game)
Count Henning Von Überwald / Rhodan / Malaclypse / ... (voice)
 1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Colin Boswell
- Look Again (1999) ... Colin Boswell
 1998 You Are Here (TV Movie)
Sheldon Cohen
 1998 The Land Girls
 1997 Diana & Me
Taxi Driver
 1997 The Grimleys (TV Movie)
Baz Grimley
 1997 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (TV Series)
- I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds (1997) ... Gavin
 1996 Cuts (TV Movie)
Jocelyn Pride
 1996 Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (Video Game)
Albert / Bursar / Foul Ole Ron / ... (voice)
 1996 Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
The Car Salesman
 1995 The Marriage of Figaro (TV Mini-Series)
 1995 Clockwork Mice
 1994 Wake Up with Libby and Jonathan (TV Movie)
Jonathan Hughes
 1992 Santa's First Christmas (TV Movie)
Romuald the Reindeer (voice)
 1992 Unnatural Pursuits (TV Series)
George Pepperly
- I'm the Author (1992) ... George Pepperly
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
John Peel
 1991 Comic Relief (TV Movie)
Den Dennis (as Bad News)
 1991 Santa and the Tooth Fairies (TV Short)
Romuald the Reindeer (English version, voice)
 1990 The Magic Roundabout (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Paul Hocking
- Frankenstein's Baby (1990) ... Paul Hocking
 1990 French and Saunders (TV Series)
- Dangerous Liasons (1990) ... Andy
 1990 Oh, No! Not THEM! (TV Movie)
 1989 Blackeyes (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Jeff
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Jeff
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Jeff
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Jeff
 1988 Number 27
Andrew Veitch
 1986-1988 King & Castle (TV Series)
David Castle
- Cons (1988) ... David Castle
- Class (1988) ... David Castle
- Floppy Discs (1988) ... David Castle
- Hams (1988) ... David Castle
- Dim Sums (1988) ... David Castle
 1987 Black Adder the Third (TV Series)
Lord Smedley, fop
- Nob and Nobility (1987) ... Lord Smedley, fop (as Mr. Nigel Planer)
 1985 The Supergrass
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
- Madeleine (1985) ... Barman
 1985 Storyboard (TV Series)
David Castle
 1985 Roll Over Beethoven (TV Series)
Nigel Cochrane
 1984 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
 1982-1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Neil / Dino
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Neil
- Sick (1984) ... Neil
- Time (1984) ... Neil
- Nasty (1984) ... Neil
- Cash (1984) ... Neil
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
Boring Friend
 1981 Doctor's Daughters (TV Series)
- Needle Match (1981) ... Constable
 1981 The Comic Strip (TV Short)
 1980 How's Your Father? (TV Series)
- Help! (1980) ... Sissie
 1977 A Roof Over My Head (TV Series)
- Another Fine Mess (1977) ... Rodney
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Reader of the ISIS unabridged audio books for the following "Discworld" novels by Terry Pratchett: "The Colour of Magic", "The Light Fantastic", "Mort", "Sourcery", "Pyramids", "Guards! Guards!", "Moving Pictures", "Reaper Man", "Witches Abroad", "Small Gods", "Lords and Ladies", "Men at Arms", "Soul Music", "Interesting Times"... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bad News | The Outer Limits | Mr. Nigel Planer


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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I'm old enough to remember the very first episode of Doctor Who (1963) ever. I was very scared, I was quite young. They went back to the dawn of man as I remember it, to caveman and Neanderthals. And as it landed, that was the end of the episode. And I remember ... the first time the TV scared me. Patrick Troughton was my favourite 'cos he brought that sense of humour to it. See more »


Planer was present, in character as Neil from The Young Ones (1982), at the recording of Band Aid's legendary single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in November 1984. He is captured in a making-of documentary performing an impromptu acoustic performance of "Rocking All Over The World" with Rick Parfitt from Status Quo, as well as addressing Phil Collins to his face as "Joan". See more »


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