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Parsons OBE, CBE

Nicholas Parsons' first acting job was as a Carroll Levis Discovery doing impersonations. He worked for two years in repertory, playing every conceivable role.

Later he worked in the West End doing sophisticated cabaret.  Nicolas has been involved in the theatre ever since.

He starred for over a year in the comedy Boeing Boeing, Uproar In the House, Say Who You Are and latterly in a number of musicals Charlie Girl, Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and more recently in two London seasons and a national tour of the cult musical The Rocky Horror Show.  He has also appeared in many pantomimes over the years playing different roles, making his biggest success playing the Dame.

Away from the West End, Nicolas has voted Radio Personality of the year in 1968, for his satirical comedy show Listen to this Space. At the same time, Just A Minute began on Radio 4 and he is still hosting this comedy game show after 48 years. A 10 part series of the show ran on BBC2 in 2012.

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He has starred in an American comedy series The Ugliest Girl in Town. He has appeared regularly in pantomime, making a speciality in the role of dame. He probably is best remembered by most people for the highly successful quiz show he hosted for a record 14 years, Sale of the Century.

He also featured alongside Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmundson for the comic strip in Mr Jolly Lives Next Door, shown in the cinema and on television. ...

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