TV commercial for Castrol motor oil (as Neil) (Australia) (1996-present)
1 Interview |
Bad News | The Outer Limits | Mr. Nigel Planer
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
[on The Young Ones
(1982)] There's only 12 episodes of it, that's what's extraordinary. 12 episodes and it seems to have had a long-term effect. And at the time I was in a show called Shine on Harvey Moon
(1982), the Neil thing with a wig over the top of an RAF haircut. There was one night, very, very cold, one Friday night, and Shine on Harvey Moon
(1982) had, I think, 17 million viewers, and
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".
Gloomy, hangdog expression