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Nigel Planer Biography (1955?-)
Born February 22, 1955 (some sources say 1953), in London, England; son of George Victor and Margaret Lesley (maiden name, Weeden) Planer; brother of Roger Planer (a writer); married Anna Lea, August 19, 1989 (divorced, 1994); married Frankie Park (an actress), April 3, 1999 (some sources cite 2000); children: (first marriage) Stanley; (second marriage) one son. Addresses: Agent: Maureen Vincent, Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 RussellSt., London WC2B 5HA, England.
- Actor, writer
- Birth Details
- February 22, 1955?
- London, United Kingdom
- Mansell, Yellowbeard, Orion, 1983
- Charlie, Brazil, Universal, 1985
- Gunter, The Supergrass (also known as The Comic Strip Presentsthe Supergrass), New Line Home Video, 1985
- DHSS Manager, Eat the Rich, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1987
- Den, More Bad News, 1987
- Bernard, old man, and first camp actor, The Strike, 1987
- Grand Wazir, Carry On Columbus, Lauren Films, 1992
- Parkey, Clockwork Mice, 1995
- Car salesperson, The Wind in the Willows (also known as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride), Columbia, 1997
- Taxi driver, Diana & Me, 1997
- Gerald, The Land Girls (also known as Trois Anglaises en campagne), Gramercy, 1998
- Appeared as Darly Worthorne, Thunder Pants, Dragon Pictures.
- Member of ensemble, The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1983-1984, 1988-1990, and 1992-1993
- Neil Pye, The Young Ones, MTV, 1985
- Nigel Cochrane, Roll Over Beethoven, 1985-1986
- David Castle, King & Castle, BBC, 1986
- Ralph Filthy (Filthy Ralph), Filthy, Rich, and Catflap, BBC, 1987
- Title role, Nicholas Craig, the Naked Actor (also known as TheNicholas Craig Masterclass), 1990
- Narrator and other voices, The Magic Roundabout (also known as The New Magic Roundabout), Channel 4, beginning 1990
- Member of ensemble, The Comic Strip, BBC-2, 1990-1998
- Voice, Romuald the Reindeer, Fox Family Channel, 1998-1999
- Also appeared as Laurence Didcott, Bonjour la classe; narrator, Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids; and Lou Lewis, Shine On Harvey Moon.
- Andrew Veitch, Number 27, BBC, 1988
- Paul Hockings, Frankenstein's Baby, BBC, 1990
- Himself, The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything, BBS,1999
- Jeff, Blackeyes, BBC, 1989
- Antonio, The Marriage of Figaro, 1995
The Lenny Henry Show, 1984
- Bartender, "Madeleine," Happy Families, 1985
- Lord Smedley, Madame La Guillotine, and the Scarlet Pimpernel, "Nob and Nobility," Blackadder the Third (also known as The Black Adder),BBC-1, 1987
- "Dangerous Liaisons," French and Saunders, 1990
- Inspector Hopkins, "The Golden Pince-Nez," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (also known as Sherlock Holmes), Granada, 1994
The Good Sex Guide, 1994
- Shelford, "The Reconstituted Corpse," Jonathan Creek, 1997
- Gavin, "I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds," Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's..., 1997
- Tim Goodman, "Four Men in a Car," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1998
- Colin Boswell, "Look Again," The Bill, ITV1, 1999
- Tim Goodman, "Four Men in a Plane," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 2000
- Undertaker, "Dead Grandma," Baddiel's Syndrome, 2001
- Himself, Breakfast, BBC, 2001
- Himself, "New Years Compilation," I Love 1980's, BBC2, 2001
- Himself, "West End Theatre Special," The Weakest Link, BBC, 2002
- Dumbledore, "Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan," French and Saunders, 2003
- Guest on Saturday Night Live, LWT.
- "A Night of Comic Relief 2," Comic Relief, 1989
- "Red Nose Day 3: The Stonker," Comic Relief, 1991
Party in the Park 2002, Channel 5, 2002
Wake Up With..., 1994
- Baz Grimley, The Grimleys, ITV, 1997
- Himself, Boom Boom, Out Go the Lights, BBC, 1981
- Neil, Comic Relief (also known as The Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live), 1986
- John Peel, The Trials of Oz, BBC, 1991
- Jocelyn Pride, Cuts, YTV, 1996
- Sheldon Cohen, You Are Here: Whatever Happened to Baby Jo?, 1998
- Himself, Top Ten Comedy Records, 2000
- Also appeared in Two Lumps of Ice, BBC.
- Amos Hart, Chicago (musical), Adelphi Theatre, London, 1997
- Pop, We Will Rock You (musical), Dominion Theatre, London, 2002
- Also appeared in All's Well That Ends Well, Regents Park Theatre,London; in Angry Old Men; as Den Denis, Badnews Live, London production; as Che, Evita (musical); as George, Feel Good, London; as Frosch, Die Fledermaus, English National Opera; as Donny, HighLife, Bush Theatre, London; as Nicholas Craig, I, an Actor; as Douglas Beachey, Man of the Moment, London; and in Nicholas Craig(solo show), Hampstead, England; appeared in productions at Globe Theatre, London; Leeds Playhouse, Leeds, England; Lyric Theatre, London; Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England; and Young Vic Theatre, London; also performed at Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, Australia.
- Toured as Den Denis, Badnews Live, and with the company of Comic Strip, international cities.
- Directed Neil, Edinburgh, Scotland, and tour of international cities; and Outer Limits, London production and touring production.
- Performed as narrator and other voices, Adrian Mole, BBC (England); in Gruesome Tales for Grizzly Kids; as Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, BBC Radio 4; in I, an Actor, BBC Radio 4; in Lord of the Rings, Radio 5; and in Nicholas Craig's Acting Masterclass, BBC; also guest on the Griff Rhys-Jones Radio Show.
- Voices, Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (also known as DiscworldII: Missing Presumed...!?), 1996
- Voice of zombie, Discworld Noir, Perfect Entertainment, 1999
- Recorded two comedy albums.
- (With Doug Lucie) "Funseekers," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel4, 1988
- Also writer for King & Castle, BBC, and Not the Nine O'Clock News.
Comic Relief (also known as The Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live), 1986
Neil's Book of the Dead, 1983
I, an Actor, 1987
A Good Enough Dad, 1992
Let's Get Divorced, 1994
Therapy and How to Avoid It, 1996
Unlike Buddha, 1997
The Right Man, 1998
Faking It (novel), 2001
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