Gregor Fisher

About Gregor Fisher

Who is it?: Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
Birth Day: December 22, 1953
Birth Place:  Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Other names: Rab C. Nesbitt
Occupation: Actor, comedian
Years active: 1977–present
Spouse(s): Vicki Burton
Children: 3

Gregor Fisher

Gregor Fisher was born on December 22, 1953 in  Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, is Actor, Soundtrack, Writer. Gregor Fisher, born Gregor McKenzie, was raised in Neilston by adoptive parents Cis and John Leckie. His first regular television appearance was in 1979 when he appeared alongside Rikki Fulton in the BBC sketch show 'Scotch & Wry'. As he became more recognized, he was in demand for more television work. In 1986, he was cast in 'Naked Video' ( which itself started as a radio show entitled 'Naked Radio' ) alongside the likes of Andy Gray, Elaine C. Smith and Tony Roper among others. This show saw the creation of some of his finest characters such as string vested drunkard 'Rab C. Nesbitt' and 'The Baldy Man', the vain half wit with an unconvincing comb over. His talent for visual comedy was not unnoticed by the production team, particularly not by writer Phil Differ, who wrote for him 'The Man In The Photo Booth' ( which was a direct life from the 'photo booth' sketch in 'Naked Video' featuring 'The Baldy Man' ). Incidentally, the 'Rab C. Nesbitt' character became so popular that in 1988 he was awarded his own show which has since notched up ten series, with a special episode ending in 2014. The well loved Scottish actor currently lives in France with his wife, actress Vicki Burton.
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Popular As Gregor Fisher
Occupation Actor
Age 67 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 22, 1953 ( Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom)
Birthday December 22
Town/City  Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Gregor Fisher’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Gregor Fisher was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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Biography/Timeline

1979

Fisher worked with Scottish Comedian Rikki Fulton on his hit Sketch series Scotch and Wry (whose broadcast was mainly restricted to BBC One Scotland). Another Scottish Comedian he worked with was Hector Nicol, in the BBC drama Just a Boys' Game (1979).

1984

Later, he appeared in Michael Radford's 1984 film Nineteen Eighty-Four as Winston Smith's neighbour Parsons. In 1988, he had a leading role in Silent Mouse, a dramatised television documentary telling the story of the creation of the Christmas carol Silent Night. In the same year he had a cameo (as a Victorian policeman) in the Michael Caine/Ben Kingsley vehicle, Without a Clue.

1994

In 1994/95, he played the title role in the BBC series The Tales of Para Handy, in which he was reunited with Rikki Fulton. Fisher had also appeared in the 1999 sitcom Brotherly Love and in the 2002 sitcom Snoddy. He also appeared with Iain Glenn in the BBC Masterpiece theatre version of Kidnapped.

2000

Fisher appeared in the 2000 BBC adaptation of Gormenghast. Fisher starred as a main character in the drama Missing, made by SMG Productions in 2006. However, the two-part thriller was not broadcast on STV until November 2008. In November 2006, he starred as Grandpa Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, in a three-month run of the show in Edinburgh. Most recently he has starred in the BBC's adaption of Oliver Twist, in the role of Mr Bumble.

2003

In 2003, he appeared in the romantic comedy film Love Actually, where he played the role of the manager to fading music star, Billy Mack (Bill Nighy). In 2004, he played the role of Solanio in the Michael Radford film, The Merchant of Venice.

2008

Empty, a comedy series starring Fisher, began on BBC2 on 28 February 2008. On BBC2, on 23 December 2008, he reprised his role as Rab C Nesbitt in a Christmas special.

2010

Fisher is best known for his portrayal of his character Rab C. Nesbitt in the sitcom of the same name, this itself was a spin-off from the BBC2 Sketch comedy Naked Video, where the Nesbitt character originated, along with The Baldy Man who also obtained his own eponymous spin-off series, and is particularly associated with two Hamlet adverts involving photography, the first of which where he cannot get a satisfactory passport photo from a photobooth and Lights up a cigar to calm himself down; the second of which where he cannot get a satisfactory family portrait and Lights up a cigar to calm himself down. Johnny Depp based his Glaswegian accent for the role of Tarrant Hightopp, The Mad Hatter in the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland, on that used by Fisher’s Rab C. Nesbitt character.

2015

Fisher's autobiography, The Boy from Nowhere, was published in 2015. To coincide with the publication, BBC One Scotland broadcast a documentary, In Search of Gregor Fisher, which followed Fisher and ghostwriter Melanie Reid during part of their research for the book.

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