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Derek Nimmo

1930-09-19 Liverpool, England, UK

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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.


Paul McCartney and Wings in The Bruce McMouse Show Swot McMouse (voice) 2019-01-02
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing Lord Southmere 1975-07-09
Sunstruck 1972-12-22
Casino Royale Hadley 1967-04-13
Mister Ten Per Cent Tony 1967-01-01
Joey Boy Lt Hope 1965-01-01
The Liquidator Fly 1965-01-01
The System James 1964-04-12
Coast of Skeletons Tom Hamilton 1964-12-01
A Hard Day's Night Leslie Jackson 1964-07-07
The Bargee Dr. Scott 1964-01-01
Hot Enough for June Fred 1964-01-01
Murder Ahoy Sub-Lt. Eric Humbert 1964-09-22
Tamahine Tim Clove 1963-07-30
Heavens Above! DG Assistant 1963-05-20
The Small World of Sammy Lee ‘Rembrandt’ 1963-04-20
Go to Blazes Fish Fancier 1962-04-18
It's Trad, Dad! Head Waiter 1962-03-30
The Amorous Prawn Pvt. Willie Maltravers 1962-11-26
The Millionairess 3rd Secretary (uncredited) 1960-10-18