Inspirations at NLS: Nigel Planer

Nigel Planer
Nigel Planer.
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Actor, comedian and writer, Nigel Planer will draw our 'Inspirations' series to a close in 2014 discussing among other topics, his passion for a great Scot — Robert Louis Stevenson.

Planer has enjoyed a glittering career spanning over 30 years in theatre, television, film and music and is also a writer of novels, plays, and poetry and travel articles.

Memorable roles

Some may fondly remember him as hippie housemate Neil in the cult BBC comedy 'The Young Ones', while others will associate him with memorable roles in West End hits such as 'Chicago', 'Evita', 'We will rock you', 'Wicked' and most recently 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

With so many strings to his bow (including a Brit award!) we have to ask ourselves: what inspired him to take the career paths that he did?

Find out at this special event and see items from the national collection related to each inspiration.


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Sponsored by Baillie Gifford & Co.

12 November

Tickets: £10 per person. Refreshments included.
Book online or phone 0131 623 3734.


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