He studied acting at LAMDA. Nigel played Den Dennis, one of the four members of the 1980s spoof rock band, Bad News who made two albums produced by Brian May. Planer also took Neil's stage act on the road in that year as Neil in the "Bad Karma in The UK" tour. Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids , Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids , Fearsome… …   Wikipedia, We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Nigel is the reader for the audiobook editions of many of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. He was educated at King's House preparatory school in Richmond-upon-Thames,[1] and from the age of 13 at Westminster School. He also appeared in the television adaptations of both Terry Pratchett's Hogfather and The Colour of Magic, and performed as a voice artist in the games Discworld 2 and Discworld Noir. He was a member of the original West End cast of Ben Elton's Queen musical We Will Rock You as Pop. ISBN… …   Wikipedia, List of Britannia documentaries — The Britannia series is a critically acclaimed[1][2] series of documentaries from BBC Four that began in 2005. In 2003, Planer played Professor Dumbledore in a Harry Potter parody, Harry Potter and the Secret Chamber Pot of Azerbaijan. Planer's guest appearances include programmes such as The Bill, French and Saunders, Jonathan Creek, Blackadder III, The Last Detective, The Paul Merton Show, The Lenny Henry Show, Death in Paradise (TV series) and Gary Wilmot's Songs from the Shows. He took over the role of Wilbur from Ian Talbot in the West End production of Hairspray on 2 February 2009.[6]. He won a BRIT award in 1984 and has been nominated for Olivier, TMA, WhatsOnStage and BAFTA awards. Nigel Planer, who has two brothers, was born in London. This culminated in a month-long run at St. Mary's Hall at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He took over the role of Wilbur from Ian Talbot in the West End production of Hairspray on 2 February 2009.[6]. The Young Ones also appeared on Cliff Richard's 1986 charity rerecording of "Living Doll", which spent three weeks at number one in the UK. Planer is perhaps best known for his role as Neil Pye in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones. From 10-15 July 2006 he played the par… OK, Planer after receiving his Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University in 2011. Nigel — For other uses, see Nigel (disambiguation). Nigel also took Neil's stage act on the road in that year as Neil in the "Bad Karma in The UK" tour. He also narrates the children's TV show, Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids. View our online Press Pack. Planer's father’s Hungarian-Romanian family left Nazi Germany in 1933 and settled in Mortlake, London. The court bailed him until next month while a report was prepared before his sentencing. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. He narrated as a thirty-something Adrian Mole in the radio adaptation of Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years. Planer is the main reader for the audiobook editions of many of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. He also narrated two short surreal monologues on the album In A Strange Slumber, by Dodson and Fogg, Chris Wade's progressive folk rock project. parody on Not the Nine O'Clock News. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Planer and Richardson also wrote the That's Life! Stanley, 29, was held after turning “aggressive” at the bash and being thrown out. The show opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 27 September 2006. Nigel also wrote A Good Enough Dad (1992) (ISBN 0-09-929661-6) after his first son was born, talking about coping with becoming a father. His television comedy and satire work includes: Planer after receiving his Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (musical), We Will Rock You (The Original London Cast Recording), "Edinburgh Napier University News: Young Ones star among honorary graduates", "Something Funny is Happening in Stripland", "French and Saunders: Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan", "Mark Lawson talks to ... Nicholas Craig", "Ball and Jones Extend Run in London Hairspray; Planer and Rushworth to Join Cast", "Cast of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory", Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nigel_Planer&oldid=982759742, Alumni of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, People educated at Westminster School, London, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 05:02. Other leading roles on TV include Shine on Harvey Moon, Filthy, Rich and Catflap, The Grimleys, King & Castle, Bonjour La Classe and Roll Over Beethoven. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. He has two sons from previous marriages: Stanley, with Anna Leigh (married 19 August 1988–95); and Harvey, with Frankie Park (married April 1999–2003). A cover of Tomorrow's "My White Bicycle" was a less successful follow up, only reaching No.97 in the charts. also known as Anna Lea; Marriage with Nigel Planer between 19 August 1988 and 1995 (6 years) parent of Stanley Planer; Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Anna Leigh. The band performed at the Hammersmith Apollo as well as the Donington and Reading Rock Festivals. Anna Leigh (1988–95) Frankie Park (1999–2003) Nigel George Planer (kelahiran 22 Februari 1953) adalah seorang aktor, pelawak, novelis dan pengarang drama Inggris. He also appeared in Michael Palin's Number 27, Simon Gray's Two Lumps of Ice, Emma Tennant's Frankenstein's Baby and Blackeyes by Dennis Potter. He then starred as The Wizard in the original West End production of Wicked alongside Idina Menzel. He also featured in Doctor Who: Live touring the UK, as Vorgenson The Inter-Galactic Showman, before appearing in Pantomime as Captain Hook at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including Evita, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Wicked and Hairspray. Nigel Gender Male Origin Word/Name Niall > Njáll > Neel, Niel, Nihel > Nigellus > Nigel Region of origin Normandy, England …   Wikipedia, The Comic Strip — This article is about a group of British comedians. As they tried to stop him Planer — 65-year-old Nigel’s eldest son from his marriage to first wife Anna Leigh — pulled out the 3ins blade. The court heard he could not remember being arrested and denied having the knife, although in court he pleaded guilty to carrying the weapon without lawful excuse. "Me and my school photo". Planer played Den Dennis, one of the four members of the 1980s spoof rock band Bad News, which made two albums produced by Brian May. 1 in the iTunes comedy album chart. parody on Not The Nine O'Clock News. He studied at the University of Sussex before leaving to become an actor. Planer has written books, stage plays, TV shows, radio plays and newspaper articles as well as penning 105 episodes of The New Magic Roundabout. It has particular significance for me since, forty years ago, I flunked out of my university education after one year, for reasons probably best forgotten. Nigel hit fame playing hippy student Neil in anarchic 1980s sitcom The Young Ones. Planer is best known for his role as Neil, the hippie housemate of Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson), Rick (Rik Mayall) and Mike (Christopher Ryan) in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones, which ran from 1982–84. Leading roles followed in other productions at the Bush Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, the Traverse, the Young Vic, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Regent's Park Open-Air Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Plymouth Drum and the Hampstead Theatre. Planer has also been the narrator of many of BBC Four's Britannia series of documentaries, including Prog Rock Britannia, Blues Britannia and Heavy Metal Britannia. The original TV series was based on the award winning collections of cautionary tales by Jamie Rix. Anna Leigh is the ex-wife of Nigel Planer. In 1990, he replaced Michael Gambon in Alan Ayckbourn's Man of the Moment in the West End. As Neil from The Young Ones, Planer gained a number two hit single in 1984 in the form of "Hole in My Shoe" (originally a hit for 1960s band Traffic). Discworld Audiobooks narrated by Planer include (with number in parentheses indicating order of the book in the Discworld series): Other voice roles include the narrator of Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (and the audiobook narrator for Fearsome Tales for Fiendish Kids), the title character of Romuald the Reindeer, and Dr. Marmalade in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants (alongside Young Ones co-stars Christopher Ryan and Rik Mayall). This culminated in a month-long run at St. Mary's Hall at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this. Leading roles followed in other productions at the Bush Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, the Traverse, the Young Vic, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Regent's Park Open-Air Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Plymouth Drum and the Hampstead Theatre. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Edinburgh Napier University in June 2011.[1]. In 2010, Planer returned to the role of the Narrator in the UK Tour of The Rocky Horror Show, playing in Cambridge and Northampton, before also reprising the role of Wilbur in Manchester and Leeds. He was a narrator in a direct-to-video version of Val Biro's Gumdrop book series in 1994. Nigel was in the original London cast of Chicago, as Amos Hart. His first break in the theatre was understudying David Essex as Che Guevara in the original West End run of Evita. A cover of Tomorrow's "My White Bicycle" was a less successful follow up, only reaching No.97 in the charts. Nigel Planer, pictured, found fame in anarchic 1980s sitcom The Young Ones, Nigel, far left, played hippy student Neil on the popular show, The actor's son revealed a 3in knife after becoming aggressive at a house party, Nigel, far right, has a home near his former co-stars Rik Mayall, second from left, and Adrian Edmondson, second from right, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The Comic Strip Nationality British Years active 1982 2011 Genres Comedy …   Wikipedia, The Young Ones (TV series) — Infobox Television show name = The Young Ones format = Comedy (sitcom) runtime = 35 minutes (approximate) creator = Rik Mayall Lise Mayer Ben Elton Additional material from Alexei Sayle starring = Adrian Edmondson Rik Mayall Nigel Planer… …   Wikipedia, Neil's Heavy Concept Album — Studio album by Neil Released 1984 …   Wikipedia, Death (Discworld) — Death Death as illustrated by Paul Kidby in The Art of Discworld.