Nicholas Parsons (I) (1923–2020)


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Nicholas Parsons was without doubt one of the UK's most popular and beloved television and radio personalities, and very few can claim to have had such a long entertainment career. The son of a doctor, he was raised in Lincolnshire until the age of eight, when the family moved to London. He was educated at St. Paul's School, London. He trained as ... See full bio »

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Happy Is the Bride John Royd
(1958)
Doctor Who The Rev. Mr. Wainwright
(1989)
Lady Godiva Nicholas Parsons
(2008)
Saturday Playhouse Brian Curtis / Taffy
(1958-1959)

Filmography

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 2019 Good Omens (TV Series)
Dagon, Lord of the Files
- In the Beginning (2019) ... Dagon, Lord of the Files (voice)
 2011 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
Nicholas Parsons
- Rick and Peter (2011) ... Nicholas Parsons
 2010 The Wotwots (TV Series)
Narrator (England)
- Wotter Otter (2010) ... Narrator (England)
- Trail Tail (2010) ... Narrator (England)
- Lumpy Bumpies (2010) ... Narrator (England)
- Picture Puzzle (2010) ... Narrator (England)
- True Blue (2010) ... Narrator (England)
 2010 Marple (TV Series)
Father Gorman
- The Pale Horse (2010) ... Father Gorman
 2008 Caught in a Trap (TV Movie)
TV Presenter
 2008 Lady Godiva
Nicholas Parsons
 2006 Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (TV Movie)
Nicholas Parsons
 2006 Psychic Witness (TV Series)
- Overkill (2006)
 1997 Get Fit with Brittas (TV Series)
Nicholas Parsons
- The Great Outdoors (1997) ... Nicholas Parsons
 1997 Hospital! (TV Movie)
Wheelchair Man
 1996 The 10%ers (TV Series)
Nicholas Parsons
- Table 11 (1996) ... Nicholas Parsons
 1996 Zig and Zag's Dirty Deeds (TV Series)
Nicholas Parsons
- This Party Sucks (1996) ... Nicholas Parsons
 1993 Cluedo (TV Series)
Reverend Green
- Publish & Be Damned (1993) ... Reverend Green
- Where There's a Will (1993) ... Reverend Green
- The Hanged Man (1993) ... Reverend Green
- The Word, the Flesh and the Devil (1993) ... Reverend Green
- Seven Deadly Sinners (1993) ... Reverend Green
 1992 Kappatoo (TV Series)
Presenter
- Home Time (1992) ... Presenter
- Dangerous Times (1992) ... Presenter
- Wrong Time, Wrong Place (1992) ... Presenter
- Bang on Time (1992) ... Presenter
- Bad Timing (1992) ... Presenter
 1992 Spatz (TV Series)
Nicholas Parsons
- Tango (1992) ... Nicholas Parsons
 1991 Bodger and Badger (TV Series)
The Mayor
- The Bare Mayor (1991) ... The Mayor
 1989 Doctor Who (TV Series)
The Rev. Mr. Wainwright
- The Curse of Fenric: Part Three (1989) ... The Rev. Mr. Wainwright
- The Curse of Fenric: Part Two (1989) ... The Rev. Mr. Wainwright
- The Curse of Fenric: Part One (1989) ... The Rev. Mr. Wainwright
 1989 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Nicholas Parsons
- Live from Westminster (1989) ... Nicholas Parsons
 1988 The Comic Strip Presents (TV Series)
Nicholas Parsons
- Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door (1988) ... Nicholas Parsons
 1986 Who Dares Wins (TV Series)
- Episode #3.8 (1986)
 1986 Roland Rat: The Series (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1986)
 1985 Captain Sensible: Come on Down (Music Video)
Nicholas Parsons
 1984 The Little and Large Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.4 (1984)
 1978 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Jack Valiant
- Eric & Ernie's Xmas Show 1978 (1978) ... Jack Valiant
 1976 Spy Story
Ben Toliver
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill
The Phantom Prowler / Mask Boutique Staffer / King Charles / ...
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Guy Shelmerdine
- The Rescue (1973) ... Guy Shelmerdine
 1971 Danger Point
Fisherman
 1970 I Understand (Short)
 1968-1969 The Ugliest Girl in Town (TV Series)
David Courtney
- The Track Star (1969) ... David Courtney
- The Trouble with England (1969) ... David Courtney
- The Ugliest Boy in Town (1969) ... David Courtney
- My Sister the Genius (1968) ... David Courtney
- The Paris Incident (1968) ... David Courtney
 1969 The Very Merry Widow and How (TV Series)
Francis
- How About the Patter of Tiny Feet? (1969) ... Francis
- How Are You Feeling? (1969) ... Francis
- How Far Can You Go? (1969) ... Francis
 1966 The Ghost Goes Gear
Algernon Rowthorpe Plumley
 1966 The Wrong Box
Alan Fraser Scrope
 1965 Night Train to Surbiton (TV Mini Series)
Guy Bretherton
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Guy Bretherton
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... Guy Bretherton
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... Guy Bretherton
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Guy Bretherton
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... Guy Bretherton
 1956-1965 The Arthur Haynes Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #12.13 (1965)
- Episode #12.12 (1964)
- Episode #12.11 (1964)
- Episode #12.10 (1964)
- Episode #12.9 (1964)
 1964 Seaside Swingers
Julian Goddard
 1964 Murder Ahoy
Dr. Crump
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Squifft
- He's All Yours (1964) ... Squifft
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Wolf
 1960 Four Feather Falls (TV Series)
Sheriff Tex Tucker / Telegraph Operator Dan Morse / 2nd Indian / ...
- Happy Birthday (1960) ... Sheriff Tex Tucker / Telegraph Operator Dan Morse (voice)
- Horse Thieves (1960) ... Sheriff Tex Tucker / Telegraph Operator Dan Morse (voice)
- Ambush (1960) ... Sheriff Tex Tucker / 2nd Indian (voice)
- Ride 'Em Cowboy (1960) ... Sheriff Tex Tucker (voice)
- Fancy Shooting (1960) ... Sheriff Tex Tucker / Telegraph Operator Dan Morse / Buck Reevers (voice)
 1960 Mess Mates (TV Series)
- The New Broom (1960)
 1960 Doctor in Love
Dr. Hinxman
 1960 Let's Get Married
R.A.F. Officer
 1959 Calling All Lovers Eva (Short)
 1959 Man in a Cocked Hat
Rodgers
 1959 Too Many Crooks
Tommy
 1958-1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Taffy / Brian Curtis
- Trilby (1959) ... Taffy
- French Without Tears (1958) ... Brian Curtis
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
John Royd
 1957 Just a Little Cuckoo (TV Movie)
Roger
 1957 Brothers in Law
Charles Poole
 1954-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Ronnie / Steve Brown
- Crown of the Andes (1956) ... Ronnie
- The Relative Truth (1954) ... Steve Brown
 1956 Eyewitness
Dr. Bright - House Surgeon
 1956 The Third Key
Police Constable Bates
 1956 The Adventures of the Big Man (TV Series)
Harry
- Baby Sitter (1956) ... Harry
 1956 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Sir Walter of the Glen
- Trial by Battle (1956) ... Sir Walter of the Glen
 1955-1956 Here and Now (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1956)
- Episode #1.7 (1956)
- Episode #1.6 (1956)
- Episode #1.5 (1956)
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
News Interviewer (uncredited)
 1955 Simon and Laura
T.V. Producer
 1955 Look at It This Way (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.6 (1955) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1955) ... Various Roles
- The Shores of Britain (1955) ... Various Roles
- Take Transport (1955) ... Various Roles
- Take Industry (1955) ... Various Roles
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Passport Official (uncredited)
 1951-1953 The Eric Barker Half-Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1953)
- Episode #3.5 (1953)
- Episode #3.4 (1953)
- Episode #3.3 (1953)
- Episode #3.2 (1953)
 1953 Nor Care Beyond Today (TV Movie)
Tom
 1951 The Passing Show (TV Series)
Robert MacKay
- 1910-1920: The Years of Change (1951) ... Robert MacKay
- 1900-1910: The Years of Plenty (1951) ... Robert MacKay
 1951 Spring at Marino (TV Movie)
Arkady
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Edgar Fuller
- March Hares (1950) ... Edgar Fuller
 1947 The Master of Bankdam
Edgar Hoylehouse
 1947 The Princess and the Woodcutter (TV Movie)
The Woodcutter
 1946 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
Sandy Tyrell
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Other Works:

He acted in David Heneker and John Taylor's musical, "Charlie Girl", at the Victoria Palace in London, England with Dora Bryan, Paul Nicholas, Cyd Charisse, Mark Wynter and Lisa Hull in the cast. Stewart Trotter was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Nicholas Parsons OBE

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Ann Reynolds  (his death) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[speaking in 2004] Oh, we're an ageist society all right. You can say what you like about the old. If you made similar remarks about race or disability it would be embarrassing ... I have three comedy shows and lots of after dinner speaking engagements. I just think I'm so lucky to be working at my age. See more »

Trivia:

He was offered a posting in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War, but he did not join the service due to ill health. See more »

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