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Playing Hammersmith was Thrilling, Exciting, and Frighting - Nigel Planer 2023



Nigel Planer is an English actor, comedian, and writer best known for his role as Neil in the British comedy series "The Young Ones." Born on February 22, 1953, in London, England, Planer began his career in the entertainment industry in the late 1970s.

In 1982, Planer gained widespread recognition and acclaim for his portrayal of Neil Pye in "The Young Ones," a groundbreaking sitcom depicting four anarchic, dysfunctional students sharing a house. The show became a cult classic and helped launch Planer's career.

Following the success of "The Young Ones," Planer continued to work in television, film, and theatre. He appeared in several other notable television series, including "Shine on Harvey Moon," "The Grimleys," and "Murder Most Horrid." He also had roles in films such as "Brazil" (1985) and "Nicholas Nickleby" (2002).

In addition to acting, Planer is a talented writer and musician. He co-wrote and co-starred in the BBC comedy series "Filthy Rich & Catflap" 1987 and wrote several episodes of the animated series "The Comic Strip Presents." He has also written novels, plays, and children's books.

Planer's theatrical career has been extensive and varied. He has appeared in numerous stage productions, including musicals like "Chicago" and "We Will Rock You." His portrayal of the character of the Emcee in the London production of "Cabaret" earned him critical acclaim.

Nigel Planer has demonstrated his versatility as an actor throughout his career, excelling in comedic and dramatic roles. He has become a respected figure in British entertainment and has left a lasting impact on the comedy and acting scenes.


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