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Nicholas Lyndhurst is an English actor. He began his career as a child actor and became best known for his role as Rodney Trotter in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003). He also had major roles in other sitcoms including Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–1999, 2016) (as Gary Sparrow), Going Straight (1978), Butterflies (1978–1983), The Two of Us (1986–1990), The Piglet Files (1990–1992) and After You’ve Gone (2007–2008).
Lyndhurst starred in the comedy-drama series Rock & Chips (2010–2011) and co-starred in the procedural crime drama series New Tricks (2013–2015). Lyndhurst won two National Television Awards for his role in Goodnight Sweetheart, as well as being nominated for a British Comedy Award and three British Academy Television Awards for his role in Only Fools and Horses.
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Nicholas Simon Lyndhurst was born on April 20, 1961 (age 61 years) in Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom. He was raised by his parents Joe Lyndhurst and Liz Long. Nicholas is the grandson of Francis Lyndhurst, a theatrical scenery painter and film director, who set up an early film studio at Shoreham Fort, Shoreham-by-Sea. He attended East Wittering Primary School. He also attended Corona Theatre School in Hammersmith, London.
Nicholas Lyndhurst appeared in various television adverts and children’s films in the 1970s, before winning the starring role of Tom Canty/Prince Edward in a BBC Television version of The Prince and the Pauper, directed by Barry Letts and transmitted in January 1976.
Lyndhurst gained increased national recognition two years later in two BBC sitcom roles, Raymond Fletcher, the teenage son of Ronnie Barker’s Norman Stanley Fletcher in Going Straight, and Adam Parkinson, a son of Wendy Craig and Geoffrey Palmer in Carla Lane’s Butterflies. This was followed by playing Dobson in the BBC drama series To Serve Them All My Days in 1980–81.
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He achieved national stardom in another BBC sitcom, Only Fools and Horses, in which he played Rodney Trotter, the younger brother of the main character Derek “Del Boy” Trotter, played by David Jason. Only Fools and Horses first aired in 1981 and increased in popularity until it reached its peak in 1996 with its Christmas Day show in the UK. In a BBC poll in 2004, it was voted Britain’s Best Sitcom by television viewers. Lyndhurst appeared in the show from the very start, right up to its final airing at Christmas 2003.
In 1986, Nicholas Lyndhurst had a minor part in the film Gunbus/SkyBandits. The film went straight to video and was never seen in British cinemas. During the mid-1980s and 1990s, Lyndhurst also played Ashley Phillips in ITV’s The Two of Us which co-starred Janet Dibley and MI5 agent Peter “Piglet” Chapman in The Piglet Files, as well as in a number of stage performances.
He played the lead character of Gary Sparrow in the time travelling sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart from 1993 to 1999. At around the same time, he was the face and voice of the TV and radio commercials for the telecommunications chain People’s Phone. Lyndhurst also admits declining an opportunity to play the lead role of Gary in the 1997 British film The Full Monty.
From 1997 to 1999, Lyndhurst was the public face of the stationery chain store WH Smith, starring in their adverts as all four members of one family. He won a BAFTA for his acting in the adverts. In 1999, he played the villainous Uriah Heep opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Dame Maggie Smith in David Copperfield. In 2006, he appeared as Cruella de Vil’s chauffeur, Reg Farnsworth, at the Children’s Party at the Palace.
Nicholas Lyndhurst returned to the BBC in 2007 with his first new sitcom in fourteen years, After You’ve Gone, in which he plays a divorced dad moving back into the marital home to look after his daughter (Dani Harmer) and son (Ryan Sampson) together with his mother-in-law, played by Celia Imrie, after his ex-wife goes to work as a recovery nurse on a third world disaster relief mission.
Lyndhurst played Freddie Robdal, the 1960s gangster father of Rodney Trotter, in Rock & Chips, the prequel to Only Fools and Horses. The show centres on Del Boy, Robdal and Joan Trotter in early 1960s Peckham. It was the first broadcast on 24 January 2010, with another special transmitted on 29 December 2010, and the final episode at Easter 2011.
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In 2013 he joined the cast as a regular of Series 10 of New Tricks. In 2014 Lyndhurst revived his Only Fools and Horses character Rodney Trotter in a return Sport Relief Special, which aired on 21 March 2014. In 2016, Lyndhurst revived his Goodnight Sweetheart character Gary Sparrow in a one-off special episode, which aired on 2 September 2016. The episode was supposed to lead into a new series as Marks and Gran had written a new series however BBC passed on idea, a decision that really upset the fans of the show and the general public.
Nicholas Lyndhurst played the role of Star Keeper in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at the English National Opera in 2017. In 2019 he played the Governor/Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha for English National Opera at the London Coliseum opposite Kelsey Grammer as Cervantes/Quixote, Danielle de Niese as Aldonza/Dulcinea and Peter Polycarpou as Sancho.
Nicholas Lyndhurst is married to Lucy Smith, they had their wedding in 1999. His wife is a former ballet dancer. The couple married in Chichester, West Sussex, in 1999. Their son, Archie Lyndhurst was an actor and appeared in So Awkward. On 22 September 2020, Archie died from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. In a statement, Lyndhurst said he and his wife were “utterly grief-stricken and respectfully request privacy”. Lyndhurst’s hobbies include underwater diving, beekeeping and piloting his own airplanes. Nicholas Lyndhurst and his wife Lucy are still married and they live in West Wittering, West Sussex.
Nicholas Lyndhurst net worth
How much is Nicholas Lyndhurst worth? Nicholas Lyndhurst net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor. Nicholas Lyndhurst’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1 million annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in the United Kingdom. Nicholas Lyndhurst stands at an appealing height of 1.88m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.