Nicholas Lyndhurst makes his return to acting with role in classic comedy

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Nicholas Lyndhurst attends the Raindance Film Festival anniversary drinks reception at The Mayfair Hotel on August 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Nicholas Lyndhurst attends the Raindance Film Festival anniversary drinks reception at The Mayfair Hotel on August 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images) /
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UK comedy fans have all missed BAFTA Award nominee Nicholas Lyndhurst on their screens, but good news comes this month as it’s been announced he’s got a new acting gig!

We last saw the 61-year-old English actor in 2019 when he appeared in the BBC sitcom So Awkward as the character Johnny in one episode. Of course, that was hardly enough for fans of the Only Fools and Horses star, and they only wanted more. Well, if you were planning on watching the upcoming Frasier sequel series you’ll be pleased to learn the Rodney Trotter actor will be part of the cast!

According to a report from Variety, Lyndhurst has joined the cast of the Frasier sequel series set to be released on Paramount+. The actor will star alongside original Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer as a character named Alan Cornwall. As the article notes, this will mark the second time Lyndhurst and Grammer have collaborated after starring in the production of “Man of La Mancha” at the London Coliseum.

Here’s a description of Lyndhurst’s character:

"“British, boozy and larger than life, Alan has an intellect on par with Frasier’s—if only he ever felt like using it. Alan’s mischievous streak might be just what Frasier could use to shake up his routine, while Frasier’s thoughtful guidance might help Alan find some of the direction he’s been missing in his own life.”"

The Frasier sequel series was announced back in early 2021, though we still don’t have many plot details just yet. As for the cast, we only know about Grammer and Lyndhurst’s involvement at this time. Of course, fans of the original series are hoping additional cast members will be reprising their roles.

The upcoming series is one of the many sequels of classic TV shows being brought into the fold. You can catch the spin-off of That ’70s Show, titled That ’90s Show, on Netflix this Thursday, Jan. 19. Fans are also looking forward to the many Walking Dead spin-offs in the works, along with the Jon Snow that may or may not actually happen.

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