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Derek Nimmo

Nimmo was born in Liverpool, Lancashire,[1] and was educated at Booker Avenue Infants and Junior School as well as Quarry Bank High School and began his stage career at the Hippodrome Theatre in Bolton, Lancashire.[1][2] It was during this time that he made a cameo appearance in the Beatles' film, A Hard Day's Night (in which he appeared as "Leslie Jackson", a magician with doves). He appeared in a number of British films and television series, as aristocrats, including starring roles in the television comedy series The World of Wooster (as "Bingo Little"),[2] and in the comedy film One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing[1] (as "Lord Southmere"), as well as appearing in the James Bond spoof film Casino Royale.[2] Derek Nimmo made his name as the Reverend Mervyn Noote in the British sitcom All Gas and Gaiters (1966). At the time it was considered rather controversial because the main characters were senior churchmen (the Bishop, his chaplain Noote and the Archdeacon) who got into various scrapes as a result of their general incompetence. By the time the series finished, Nimmo was identified with the stereotype of a traditional British clergyman and he went on to play a bungling monk in another BBC clerical sitcom, Oh, Brother! and its sequel series Oh, Father! (now a Roman Catholic priest).[3] Another sitcom in which he appeared in a starring role as a clergyman, many years later, was Hell's Bells (by now promoted to a dean).[2] He also appeared as the Reverend Jonathan Green in a television production of Cluedo. He became so well known for his clerical parody that, in the 1975 The Goodies' episode "Wacky Wales", a "team of Derek Nimmos" played in a spoof "Ecclesiastical Rugby Sevens" competition.

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Sep 19, 1930 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Buccaneers 1956-09-19
Latest Project:
Movie The Bruce McMouse Show 2019-01-02
Known For
Poster of Wogan
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of The Bed-Sit Girl
Poster of A Hard Day's Night
Movie The Bruce McMouse Show Swot McMouse (voice) 2019-01-02
Series Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Mr. Smiley (voice) 1996-04-02
Series Plunder Unknown 1990-03-05
Series Cluedo Reverend Green 1990-07-25
Series Hell's Bells Unknown 1986-06-09
Series Neighbours Unknown 1985-03-18
Series Wogan Self 1982-05-04
Series Countdown Unknown 1982-11-02
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Series Life Begins at Forty Unknown 1978-06-13
Series My Honourable Mrs Unknown 1975-07-14
Movie One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Lord Southmere 1975-07-09
Series Oh, Father! Unknown 1973-08-12
Movie Sunstruck Unknown 1972-12-22
Series Oh, Brother! Unknown 1968-09-13
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Series Blandings Castle Unknown 1967-02-24
Movie Mister Ten Per Cent Tony 1967-01-01
Series Sorry I'm Single Unknown 1967-08-08
Movie Casino Royale Hadley 1967-04-13
Series All Gas and Gaiters Unknown 1966-05-17
Movie The Liquidator Fly 1965-01-01
Movie Joey Boy Lt Hope 1965-01-01
Series The Bed-Sit Girl Unknown 1965-04-13
Series The World of Wooster Unknown 1965-05-30
Movie Hot Enough for June Fred 1964-01-01
Movie The System James 1964-04-12
Movie The Bargee Dr. Scott 1964-01-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night Leslie Jackson 1964-07-07
Movie Coast of Skeletons Tom Hamilton 1964-12-01
Movie The Small World of Sammy Lee ‘Rembrandt’ 1963-04-20
Movie Heavens Above! DG Assistant 1963-05-20
Movie Tamahine Tim Clove 1963-07-30
Series The Scales of Justice Diner 1962-01-11
Movie It's Trad, Dad! Head Waiter 1962-03-30
Movie The Amorous Prawn Pvt. Willie Maltravers 1962-11-26
Movie Go to Blazes Fish Fancier 1962-04-18
Movie The Millionairess 3rd Secretary (uncredited) 1960-10-18
Series The Buccaneers Unknown 1956-09-19