Nigel is a founder member of The Comedy Store and the Comic Strip group. He starred on television in The Young Ones (1981-84) and The Comic Strip Presents (1983-2012). As Neil the hippy, Nigel has twice topped the charts, won a Brit Award and gained silver and gold discs. As part of the spoof Heavy Metal band Bad News he made two albums produced by Brian May. With Christopher Douglas he created and performed the Nicholas Craig character whose book “I, an Actor” transferred to TV for three series.
Theatre includes: original London productions of Wicked, We Will Rock You, Chicago, Evita and the political satire Feelgood. London casts of Hairspray and Ayckbourn's Man of the Moment. Leading roles at the Bush, Lyric, Traverse, Young Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Regent's Park Open Air, Chichester Festival, Plymouth Drum and Hampstead Theatres.
Film includes: I Give it a Year, The List, The Flood, Virgin Territory, Bright Young Things, Hogfather, The Colour of Magic, Wind in the Willows, Land Girls, Clockwork Mice, Carry on Columbus, Brazil, Supergrass and Yellowbeard.
Television includes: Shine on Harvey Moon, Filthy, Rich & Catflap, The Grimleys, King and Castle, Bonjour La Classe, Rollover Beethoven, Number 27, Two Lumps of Ice, Frankenstein's Baby, Blackeyes, Episodes, Jonathan Creek, Blackadder III and The Last Detective.
Other work includes: All the voices in The New Magic Roundabout and Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids. He has also written books, articles, poetry, plays for the stage, radio, television and screenplays.
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