Lesley Nicol

Active - 1999 - Present  |   Born - Jan 1, 1953 in Manchester, England  |   Genres - Comedy Drama

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  • The daughter of a Scottish doctor and Welsh actress.
  • Belonged to a Richard Chamberlain fan club when she was 13.
  • Although very shy, became enamored of acting while attending school. One of her earliest roles: the midshipman in a 1968 school production of HMS Pinafore.
  • Acting became a priority while studying for her A levels at a Manchester, England, technical college. She discovered the nearby Manchester Library Theatre Company and eventually scored her first professional role with it; she played a 12-year-old boy in George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion.
  • Appeared in the first British production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
  • Starred in a series of U.K. commercials for Tetley Tea.
  • Is a patron of Jemima's Place Animal Trust in South Wales, England.