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Nicholas Courtney
Biographical Information
Born December 16th, 1929
Cairo, Egypt
Died February 22nd, 2011
London, England
Productions The Rocky Horror Show as The Criminologist
The Harry Hill Show as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Recordings Doctor in Distress
Vocal Type Baritone

Nicholas Courtney was an Egyptian born English actor.

Biography

Born William Nicholas Courtney in Cairo, Egypt, he joined the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art after doing his military services and spent several years in repertory theatre. He made his television debut in the series Escape and appeared in other such shows as The Avengers and the original Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).

Courtney's most enduring role however, was that of Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who, a role which he played on and off for several decades. He would go on to appear in such series as Minder and All Creatures Great and Small, as well as frequently returning to the stage.

Courtney passed away in 2011.

Singing

Courtney sang twice in his career, once playing The Criminologist in a production of The Rocky Horror Show, and later whilst sending up his earlier role as the Brigadier in an episode of The Harry Hill Show.

Television

The Harry Hill Show (2000)

  • Don't Leave Me This Way (contains solo lines)

Stage

The Rocky Horror Show (1985)

  • The Time Warp (recitative)
  • Eddie's Teddy (contains solo lines)
  • Super Heroes (recitative)

Albums

Doctor in Distress (1985)

  • Doctor in Distress (contains solo lines)

Gallery