Nigel Planer is an English comedian,
actor and writer who first came to fame as the character,
Neil in the cult BBC series, The Young Ones.
Planer played Neil the Hippie alongside other emerging
comedians Rik Mayall and Ade Edmonson, who he later
collaborated again with on Filthy, Rich and Catflap.
After The Young Ones, Planer went on to play various
other TV roles and venture into movies, including such
diverse titles as Alan Parker's Brazil and Carry On