Original member of the Comedy Store and the Comic Strip groups – one of the founders of the ‘alternative comedy’ scene of the ‘80s – most known for the seminal TV series The Young Ones and The Comic Strip Presents.
He continues to have a successful career as an actor and writer in tv, theatre, film, music and radio. He won a BRIT award in 1984 and been nominated for Olivier, TMA, What’s on Stage, and BAFTA.
“Nigel Planer gives the best comic performance I’ve ever seen” (As Peter Mandelson in ‘The Hunt for Tony Blair’)
Mark Lawson, BBC Front Row, 2013.