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NEWS

Yet To Be Released;

Recently finished filming as the Psychopathic killer in 'The List' a horror thriller by Klaus Huettmann, and, 'I Give It a Year' by comedy great, Dan Mazer, playing Rafe Spall’s embarrassing dad. Both films for cinema release.

Recent Releases;

Dual role of Barmaid/Police Inspector in the Comic Strip Presents film 'Famous Five go to Rehab' with original comic strip cast members, as well as interviews in character in the '30 Years of Comic Strip' documentaries on UK Gold.

Two new radio series, the hugely praised 'Gloomsbury' which is repeated on Radio 4 extra, and a new series of the doctor comedy 'Polyoaks'. Also recently on radio I was in one episode of the fascinating history strand 'The Long View' where l read from the 16th century 'Parnassus Plays'.

Played Matt le Blanc’s lawyer, Stan Shamiro, in 'Episodes' (BBC). "A note perfect cameo from Nigel Planer" Radio Times, 30/06/12.

Played Peter Mandelson in Comic Strip’s 'The Hunt for Tony Blair'. "Nigel Planer gives the best comic performance I’ve ever seen." Mark Lawson on Front Row, BBC Radio4, 12/10/11.

'The Magnificent Andrea' my play for radio aired on 09/02/11, starring myself and Roger Allam. "Nigel Planer’s first original radio drama and it’s, well, magnificent". Radio Times 02/11.

Other News;

November 2012 - The second ever Robert Louis Stevenson day in association with Edinburgh Napier univeristy. I gave a talk on Stevenson the travel writer, and hosted John Sessions to talk about Stevenson on film and TV

July 2012 - Tutored my writing course 'Creating Comic Characters' for the third time at the Arvon Foundation, this time with Alexis Zegerman and Sally Phillips.

April 2012 - Wrote and presented a short film about Robert Louis Stevenson for 'The Book Programme' at Sky Arts. Read more