Nicholas Lyndhurst

Nicholas Lyndhurst (born April 21, 1961) is a British actor born in Emsworth, Hampshire.

A child student at Corona Stage Academy, he appeared in a succession of commercials and children's films in the early 1970s, and first gained national recognition at the age of seventeen through the sitcom (Adam) Butterflies. He then played the teenage son of lag Fletch in Going Straight before achieving stardom in the series Only Fools and Horses in which he played Rodney Trotter, the younger brother of the main character Del Boy.

This programme started as a small comedy in 1981 and rapidly grew in popularity until it reached its peak in 1996 with its Christmas Day episode gaining the largest audience ever obtained by a fictional TV show in the UK. During this period, Lyndhurst also starred in ITV sitcoms The Two Of Us and The Piglet Files, as well as a number of stage shows.

In 1993 he played the lead character of Gary Sparrow in science fiction sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart. At around the same time, he was also the face and voice on the TV and radio commercials for the telecommunications chain People's Phone.

In between 1997 and 1999 Nicholas Lyndhurst was the public face of the stationery chain store WH Smith, starring as all four members of a family in their adverts. He won a BAFTA for his acting in the adverts.

He is married and has a passion for outdoor activities, including flying aeroplanes, surfing and deep-sea diving.

TV

  • Anne of Avonlea
  • The Burt Bacharach Show
  • David Copperfield
  • The Dick Emery Show
  • Fairies
  • Father's Day
  • Going Straight
  • Goodnight Sweetheart
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Heidi
  • The Kenny Everett Christmas Show
  • The Lenny Henry Show
  • Losing Her
  • Only Fools and Horses
  • Our Show
  • Peter Pan
  • The Piglet Files
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • Spearhead
  • Stalag Luft
  • To Serve Them All My Days
  • The Two Of Us
  • Wilderness Challenge

Films

  • Bequest to the Nation
  • Bullshot
  • Endless Nights
  • Gunbus

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He is married and has a passion for outdoor activities, including flying aeroplanes, surfing and deep-sea diving. Robert Hartley from The Bob Newhart Show. He won a BAFTA for his acting in the adverts. On July 27, 2004, the American cable television network TV Land unveiled a statue of Newhart on the Magnificent Mile in his native Chicago, depicting Dr. In between 1997 and 1999 Nicholas Lyndhurst was the public face of the stationery chain store WH Smith, starring as all four members of a family in their adverts. In 2002 he won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. At around the same time, he was also the face and voice on the TV and radio commercials for the telecommunications chain People's Phone. On January 6, 1999 Newhart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1993 he played the lead character of Gary Sparrow in science fiction sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart. The show, which co-starred Judd Hirsch, was cancelled by the network before it really had much of a chance to succeed. During this period, Lyndhurst also starred in ITV sitcoms The Two Of Us and The Piglet Files, as well as a number of stage shows. In 1997, Newhart returned again with George and Leo on CBS. This programme started as a small comedy in 1981 and rapidly grew in popularity until it reached its peak in 1996 with its Christmas Day episode gaining the largest audience ever obtained by a fictional TV show in the UK. But it did not develop a strong audience and went off the air two years later. He then played the teenage son of lag Fletch in Going Straight before achieving stardom in the series Only Fools and Horses in which he played Rodney Trotter, the younger brother of the main character Del Boy. In 1992, Newhart made an attempt to come back to television with a series called Bob.

A child student at Corona Stage Academy, he appeared in a succession of commercials and children's films in the early 1970s, and first gained national recognition at the age of seventeen through the sitcom (Adam) Butterflies. When this was attempted by the writers of The Bob Newhart Show in one episode, Newhart's response to the writers about the initial script was "Suzanne and I love the script, but who are you going to get to play Bob?". Nicholas Lyndhurst (born April 21, 1961) is a British actor born in Emsworth, Hampshire. The two were married on January 12, 1963 and have four children together (Robert, Timothy, Jennifer, and Courtney), although Newhart has an informal rule that he never be a father of a young child in his television shows. Gunbus. The idea for that last show came from Newhart's wife, Virginia Quinn. Endless Nights. The premise of the final show has come to be referred to as "breaking the fifth wall" - the fifth wall being that no two television characters could possibly be the same person.

Bullshot. When the show went off the air in 1990, it ended with a surreal episode where Newhart wakes up in the morning on the set of his 1970s show and realizes that the entire Newhart series had been a dream. Bequest to the Nation. In 1982, Newhart returned to primetime with a new sitcom, Newhart, on CBS, co-starring Mary Frann. Wilderness Challenge. Newhart guest hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson a total of 87 times. The Two Of Us. From 1972 to 1978, Newhart starred in the popular Bob Newhart Show on CBS in which he played a Chicago psychologist and husband of co-star, Suzanne Pleshette.

To Serve Them All My Days. In the mid 1960s, Newhart appeared on The Dean Martin Show 24 times, and the Ed Sullivan Show 8 times. Stalag Luft. Button Down Mind received the 1961 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Spearhead. His 1960 comedy album, The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart, went straight to number one on the charts, beating Elvis Presley and the soundtrack to The Sound of Music. The Prince and the Pauper. Newhart, a former accountant, began his comedy career as a popular stand up comedian in the 1950s.

The Piglet Files. A native of Chicago, Illinois and graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Newhart is known for his deadpan delivery and his slight stammer. Several of his funniest acts involve hearing him talk as one half of a conversation, often over the phone. Peter Pan. George Robert Newhart, famously known as Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929), is an American actor, comedian and writer. Our Show. "Who's Your Caddy: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf". Only Fools and Horses. Reilly, Rick.

Losing Her. Martin's, 1988. The Lenny Henry Show. New York: St. The Kenny Everett Christmas Show. Bob Newhart. Heidi. Sorenson, Jeff.

Gulliver's Travels. "The Most Inconspicuous Hit on Television: A Case Study of Newhart." Washington, DC: Journal of Popular Film and Television, 1989. Goodnight Sweetheart. Mayerly, Judine. Going Straight. Father's Day.

Fairies. The Dick Emery Show. David Copperfield. The Burt Bacharach Show.

Anne of Avonlea.

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