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Jeff Nuttall
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“I determined then, and kept to it, that I would run the project as I had painted and played jazz, within the capacity of my earnings as a teacher, utterly independently…”    Bomb Culture, 1968

When he appeared in The People Show’s Whistlestop in 1987, Nuttall became a member of Equity.  Taking character parts in films and television series enabled him to earn sufficient to support his writing and painting, and gave him the time to do the work.

“Latterly as a… bit-part TV actor, including a perfectly cast Friar Tuck in Robin Hood, and in films such as The World Is Not Enough and Scandal, he married free creative expression with the basic need to earn a crust.”
Neil Cooper
in The Glasgow Herald, 2004

In discussion with Robert Bank, speaking of film and television work, he once said: “I’m a Method Actor.  I learn my lines, I turn up on time, I do the work and I pick up the cheque.  That’s my method”

… he was a fine character actor… “   John Calder in The Independent, 2004

In the early 1990s he appeared twice in theatrical productions.  At Liverpool Everyman he played the lead in a dramatisation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5, which ran for some five weeks; at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds in May and June 1993, he was in Trevor Griffiths’ The Comedians with Peter Postlethwaite, directed by Jude Kelly. This play later transferred to the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.  Repeating the same performance night after night did not suit his temperament; he was unhappy with both experiences.

The following is an incomplete list of his film and television performances.

Title

Film/TV

Year

Character

Fungus the Bogeyman

Television

2004

Patterson

Shipman

Television

2002

Mr. Justice Forbes

Holby City

Television

2002

Ken McMahon

Auf Wiedersehn, Pet

Television

2002

Lord Wharfdale

Octopus

Film

2000

Henry Campbell

In Defence

Television

2000

Geoff Wheelan

The World is Not Enough

Film

1999

Dr. Arkov

Plunkett & Macleane

Film

1999

Lord Morris

Inspector Morse

Television

1998

Mr. Justice Benham

Monk Dawson

Film

1998

Sir Hugh Stanten

Wycliffe

Television

1998

David Miller

Men Behaving Badly

Television

1997

Mr. Wadey

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

Television

1997

Bernie Pryde

"Chef!"

Television

1996

Gustav LaRoche

Beaumarchais, l'insolent

Film

1996

Benjamin Franklin

"She's Out"

Television

1995

Tommy Malin

Pie in the Sky

Television

1995

Jimmy Burgess

Paparazzo

Television

1995

Lionel

The Browning Version

Film

1994

Lord Baxter

Minder

Television

1994

Rossitor

The Baby of Macon

Film

1993

The Majordomo

Damage

Film

1992

Trevor Leigh Davies MP

Boon

Television

1992

Darts MC

The House of Eliott

Television

1991

Raymond Hamilton

Robin Hood

Film

1991

Friar Tuck

All Creatures Great and Small

Television

1990

Mr. Wilson

Bergerac

Television

1990

Doctor

Scandal

Film

1989

Percy Murray, Club Owner

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