TitleNigel Planer Collection
Name of creatorNigel Planer (1953-)
Extent0.5 metres
DescriptionNigel Planer is an actor, writer, comedian and musician. The Nigel Planer collection contains material relating to Nigel's career in comedy, television, radio, and onstage, from the 1970s to 2018.
The collection includes press coverage (magazines, photocopies, and cuttings), promotional material (programmes, flyers and posters), and audio-visual recordings (compact cassettes, vinyl, VHS cassettes, DVDs, CDs).
Admin historyNigel Planer was born in 1953 in Westminster, London. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he met and began working with Peter Richardson (British director and comedian). His career in comedy began in 1976 with a tour of a comedy rock show called Rank, which he wrote with Peter Richardson. Nigel Planer was a founding member of the London Comedy Store and an original memebr of the Comic Strip, pioneers of the Alternative Comedy scene in the 1980s. Nigel Planer is well known for the seminal TV series The Young Ones and The Comic Strip Presents. He continues to work as an actor and writer in tv, theatre, film, music and radio. Nigel Planer has also written a number of books and plays, and won a BRIT award in 1984, as well as being nominated for Olivier, TMA, WhatsOnStage and BAFTA awards.
ArrangementThe collection is arranged as follows:
1 Comedy
2 TV
3 Theatre
4 Radio and podcasts
5 Reviews, publicity and press interviews
6 Personal
Access conditionsThis collection is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. On site access at the University of Kent only.
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