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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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The Young Ones Neil / Dino / E.T. Fairfax / Famine / Fly #2
(1982-1984)
(2016)
Episodes Sanford Shamiro
(2012-2015)
(2006)

Filmography

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 2018-2020 There She Goes (TV Series)
Gandalf
- Marmalade Chunks (2020) ... Gandalf
- President's Day (2020) ... Gandalf
- Ben (2018) ... Gandalf
 2020 Father Brown (TV Series)
Ronnie Grunion
- The Queen Bee (2020) ... Ronnie Grunion
 2018 Upstart Crow (TV Series)
Egeus
 2018 Marcella (TV Series)
Reg Reynolds
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Reg Reynolds
- Episode #2.5 (2018) ... Reg Reynolds
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... Reg Reynolds
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Reg Reynolds
- Episode #2.2 (2018) ... Reg Reynolds
 2018 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Frank
- Tempting Fate (2018) ... Frank
 2018 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Eugene Sutton
- The Stakes Are High (2018) ... Eugene Sutton
 2017 The Apple Picker
Narration
 2017 Ratburger (TV Movie)
Headmaster
 2017 Seven Days in Never
The Voice (voice)
 2017 Sleigh (Short)
Gerald
 2017 Timewasters (TV Series)
Langley
- Mo Money Mo Problem (2017) ... Langley
 2017 Loaded (TV Series)
Mr. Young
- Leon's Teacher (2017) ... Mr. Young
 2017 The Dumping Ground (TV Series)
Professor
- One Giant Leap (2017) ... Professor
 2014-2016 Boomers (TV Series)
Mick
- Mick's Return (2016) ... Mick
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Mick
 2016 Grantchester (TV Series)
Giles Montgomery
- Episode #2.2 (2016) ... Giles Montgomery
 2016 The Comic Strip Presents Redtop (TV Movie)
Rupert Murdoch
 2016 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (TV Series)
Gilfroy Deacon McStannahorse
- The Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Part 1 (2016) ... Gilfroy Deacon McStannahorse
 2015/II Man's Best Friend (Short)
Lost Property Officer
 2015 Hank Zipzer (TV Series)
Crazy Ed
- Last Day (2015) ... Crazy Ed
- Hank's New School (2015) ... Crazy Ed
 2015 Burn Burn Burn
Henry
 2012-2015 Episodes (TV Series)
Sanford Shamiro
- Episode One (2015) ... Sanford Shamiro
- Episode Two (2014) ... Sanford Shamiro
- Episode Nine (2012) ... Sanford Shamiro
- Episode Eight (2012) ... Sanford Shamiro (uncredited)
 2015 Cockroaches (TV Series)
Stevie
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Stevie
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Stevie
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Stevie
 2013 The List
Ted Rove
 1997-2013 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Franklin Tartikoff / Shelford
- The Clue of the Savant's Thumb (2013) ... Franklin Tartikoff
- The Reconstituted Corpse (1997) ... Shelford
 2000-2013 Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (TV Series)
Narrator
- Cats Eyes (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
- Old Macdonalds Farm (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Nuclear Wart (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Wrap Man (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Undertaker (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
 2013 I Give It a Year
Brian
 1983-2012 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Stan / Den Dennis / Barmaid / ...
- Five Go to Rehab (2012) ... Barmaid / Inspector
- The Hunt for Tony Blair (2011) ... Peter Mandelson
- Sex Actually (2005) ... Graham
- Four Men in a Plane (2000) ... Tim Goodman
- Four Men in a Car (1998) ... Tim
 2012 Hacks (TV Movie)
Oliver
 2011 This Is Jinsy (TV Series)
Man With No Nameworm
- Nameworm (2011) ... Man With No Nameworm
 2010 Marple (TV Series)
Mr. Venables
- The Pale Horse (2010) ... Mr. Venables
 2009 How to Be Old (TV Movie)
Nicholas Craig
 2009 M.I.High (TV Series)
Prime Minister
- The Visit (2009) ... Prime Minister
 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 Mini-Series)
Arch Astronomer
- Part 1: The Colour of Magic (2008) ... Arch Astronomer
 2008 The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury (TV Series)
Great Uncle Crawford
- I'm Not Scared (2008) ... Great Uncle Crawford
 2007 Virgin Territory
Uncle Bruno
 2007 How to Be Edwardian (TV Movie)
Nicholas Craig
 2007 Flood
Keith Hopkins
 2007 Mark Lawson Talks to... (TV Series)
Nicholas Craig
- Nicholas Craig (2007) ... Nicholas Craig
 2007 Franny's Feet (TV Series)
Canadian Hunter
- Swamp Thing/Franny's Manners (2007) ... Canadian Hunter
 2006 Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (TV Movie)
Mr. Sideney
 2006 How to Be Eighteenth Century (TV Movie)
Nicholas Craig
 2006 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Dr. Marmalade
- Chimps Ahoy/Ghost Host (2006) ... Dr. Marmalade (voice)
 2006 The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Bainbridge
- Requiem for a Dove (2006) ... Robert Bainbridge
 2005 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Gerry Jameson
- Three Steps to Hendon (2005) ... Gerry Jameson
 2003 Bright Young Things
Taxi Driver
 1999-2001 The Grimleys (TV Series)
Baz Grimley
- The Grimley Curse (2001) ... Baz Grimley
- Forbidden Fruit (2001) ... Baz Grimley
- An Inspector Calls (2001) ... Baz Grimley
- Ecce Homo (2001) ... Baz Grimley
- Death and the Maiden (2001) ... Baz Grimley
 2001 Baddiel's Syndrome (TV Series)
Undertaker
- Dead Grandma (2001) ... Undertaker
 2000 Boheme (TV Movie)
Benoit
 1999 Discworld Noir (Video Game)
Gaspode / Count Henning Von Uberwald / Malaclypse / ... (voice)
 1999 The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV Movie)
Lord Cardigan
 1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Colin Boswell
- Look Again (1999) ... Colin Boswell
 1998 You Are Here (TV Movie)
Sheldon Cohen
 1998 The Land Girls
Gerald
 1997 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (TV Series)
Gavin
- I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds (1997) ... Gavin
 1997 Diana & Me
Taxi Driver
 1997 The Grimleys (TV Movie)
Baz Grimley
 1996 Cuts (TV Movie)
Jocelyn Pride
 1996 Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (Video Game)
Albert / Bursar / Foul Ole Ron / ... (voice)
 1996 Romuald the Reindeer (TV Series)
Romuald the Reindeer
- Knitting Patterns (1996) ... Romuald the Reindeer (voice)
 1996 Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
The Car Salesman
 1982-1995 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Lou Lewis
- Episode #5.12 (1995) ... Lou Lewis
- Episode #5.11 (1995) ... Lou Lewis
- Episode #5.10 (1995) ... Lou Lewis
- Episode #5.9 (1995) ... Lou Lewis
- Episode #5.8 (1995) ... Lou Lewis
 1995 Clockwork Mice
Parkey
 1994 The Marriage of Figaro (TV Mini-Series)
Antonio
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Antonio
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Antonio
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Antonio
 1994 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Inspector Hopkins
- The Golden Pince-Nez (1994) ... Inspector Hopkins
 1993 Bonjour la Classe (TV Series)
Laurence Didcott
- I Love Lucy (1993) ... Laurence Didcott
- Herring's Magnificat (1993) ... Laurence Didcott
- Old Dogs (1993) ... Laurence Didcott
- Vive la Revolution (1993) ... Laurence Didcott
- Red Card (1993) ... Laurence Didcott
 1992 Santa's First Christmas (TV Short)
Romuald the Reindeer (voice)
 1992 Unnatural Pursuits (TV Series)
George Pepperly
- I'm the Author (1992) ... George Pepperly
 1992 Carry on Columbus
The Wazir
 1990-1992 The Nicholas Craig Masterclass (TV Series)
Nicholas Craig
- Blow Winds and Crack Your Cheeks (1992) ... Nicholas Craig
- Adam the Performer (1992) ... Nicholas Craig
- Classical Cooking (1992) ... Nicholas Craig
- A Roving Commission (1992) ... Nicholas Craig
- Question Time (1992) ... Nicholas Craig
 1991 Santa and the Tooth Fairies (TV Short)
Romuald the Reindeer (English version, voice)
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
John Peel
- The Trials of Oz (1991) ... John Peel
 1990 Oh, No! Not THEM! (TV Movie)
Neil
 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)
Andy
- Dangerous Liasons (1990) ... Andy
 1989 Blackeyes (TV Mini-Series)
Jeff
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Jeff
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Jeff
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Jeff
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Jeff
 1988 Bad News: Cashing in on Christmas (Video short)
Den Dennis
 1988 Number 27 (TV Movie)
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 Bad News: Bohemian Rhapsody (Video short)
Den Dennis
 1987 Bad News: Warriors of Ghengis Khan (Video short)
Den Dennis
 1987 Blackadder the Third (TV Series)
Lord Smedley, fop
- Nob and Nobility (1987) ... Lord Smedley, fop (as Mr. Nigel Planer)
 1987 Eat the Rich
DHSS Manager
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Ralph Filthy
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Ralph Filthy
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Ralph Filthy
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Ralph Filthy
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Ralph Filthy
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Ralph Filthy
 1985 The Supergrass
Gunter
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Barman
- Madeleine (1985) ... Barman
 1985 Storyboard (TV Series)
David Castle
- King & Castle (1985) ... David Castle
 1985 Roll Over Beethoven (TV Series)
Nigel Cochrane
- Episode #1.12 (1985) ... Nigel Cochrane
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... Nigel Cochrane
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Nigel Cochrane
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Nigel Cochrane
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Nigel Cochrane
 1985 Brazil
Charlie - Dept. of Works
 1984 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
 1982-1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Neil / E.T. Fairfax / Famine / ...
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Neil
- Sick (1984) ... Neil
- Time (1984) ... Neil / E.T. Fairfax
- Nasty (1984) ... Neil
- Cash (1984) ... Neil
 1983 Yellowbeard
Mansell
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
Boring Friend
 1982 Saturday Superstore (TV Series)
Neil from the Young Ones
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Neil from the Young Ones
 1981 The Comic Strip (TV Short)
Paul
 1981 Doctors' Daughters (TV Series)
Constable
- Needle Match (1981) ... Constable
 1980 How's Your Father? (TV Series)
Sissie
- Help! (1980) ... Sissie
 1977 A Roof Over My Head (TV Series)
Rodney
- Another Fine Mess (1977) ... Rodney
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (76 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Castrol motor oil (as Neil) (Australia) (1996-present) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Nigels own official website

Alternate Names:

Neil | Bad News | The Outer Limits | Mr. Nigel Planer

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Has narrated numerous Discworld audiobooks, voiced characters in the computer games Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996) and Discworld Noir (1999), played roles in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006) and The Color of Magic (2008) and was also in the audience in Terry Pratchett's Richard Dimbleby Lecture on assisted death. See more »

Trademark:

Gloomy, hangdog expression

Star Sign:

Pisces

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