Nimmo, Derek

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Nimmo, Derek Gender: M
Derek Robert Nimmo
born on 19 September 1930 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Liverpool, England, 53n25, 2w55
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 25°34' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 10°14 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 26°13'

Derek Nimmo (Portrait by Allan Warren)
photo: Allan warren, license gfdl


English character actor, producer and author, who was particularly associated with upper class "silly-ass" roles, and clerical roles. Nimmo made his name as the Reverend Mervyn Noote in the British sitcom All Gas and Gaiters (1966).

He appeared in a number of British films and television series, as aristocrats, including starring roles in the television comedy series The World of Wooster (as "Bingo Little"), and in the comedy film One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (as "Lord Southmere"), as well as appearing in the James Bond spoof film Casino Royale.

Having been away from television for some time, he made an appearance in the Australian television series Neighbours in 1990, playing Lord Ledgerwood alongside Madge and Harold Bishop.

As a theatrical impresario, he took his own touring production (Intercontinental Entertainment) to 30 countries.

He married Patricia Brown in 1955; they had three children, Amanda, Timothy and Piers.

Nimmo's hobbies included gardening and collecting walnut furniture, porcelain and paintings. He was also a wine expert and wrote several books on the subject as well as a number of books on the theatre. Another interest was after dinner speaking, for which he was always in demand.

In late 1998, Nimmo accidentally fell down a stone staircase, suffering head injuries and coma. While still recovering in a Chelsea, London hospital, Nimmo contracted pneumonia and died around 5 pm on 24 February 1999.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Disease 24 February 1999 at 5:00 PM in London (Pneumonia, age 68)
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Source Notes

Frank Clifford in his "British Entertainers" has 7am, 19 Sep. 1933, citing BBC North’s LifeLines, 24 February 1982, original source not known.

Sy Scholfield notes that 1930 is given (no time) in the England and Wales Birth Registration Index: Oct-Nov-Dec quarter, Liverpool, Lancashire.


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Walnut furniture, porcelain, paintings)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Gardening)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage and screen)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Manager/ Agent (Impresario)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Alcohol business (Wine expert)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Books on wine and theatre)