Nigel Plaskitt

Puppeteer, Film actor

1950 –

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Who is Nigel Plaskitt?

Nigel Plaskitt is an English actor, puppeteer, producer, and both stage and television director.

His voice and puppetry talents have appeared on television shows such as Pipkins, Spitting Image and Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet. He has also contributed to films, such as Muppet Treasure Island and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Plaskitt appeared as Unstoffe in the four-part Doctor Who science-fiction serial The Ribos Operation in 1978.

In British television advertisements, Plaskitt appeared as the character Malcolm, a young man suffering from a heavy cold, in a series of commercials for Vicks Sinex nasal spray during the mid-1970s and again during the 1990s. He was also the puppeteer behind the ITV Digital/PG Tips Monkey.

He has also been involved with in the British Theatre, staging the UK tour of Doctor Dolittle, resident puppet consultant on the West End production of Avenue Q, and director of several showsincluding Spitting Image colleague Louise Gold's cabaret act.

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Born
Jul 27, 1950
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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on July 23, 2013

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