Nicholas Lyndhurst Joins Frasier Reboot
Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst will join the Frasier reboot, his agent has confirmed.
The 61-year-old actor will star alongside Kelsey Grammer, who reprises his role as Frasier Crane, in a new revival of the 1990s hit comedy Frasier.
Grammer, who was previously announced to return, will also serve as executive producer on the series in production for the Paramount+ streaming service.
The character Frasier appeared in three shows: Cheers, Wings, and the show that bears his name, which ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004.
A spokesperson for Lyndhurst confirmed to the PA news agency that he will star alongside Grammer.
Paramount+ later tweeted that he would be playing Frasier’s old college friend, Alan Cornwall.
Joining the cast is also Deception actor Jack Cutmore-Scott as Freddy Crane, Frasier’s son who grows up to be a firefighter.
In the classic BBC sitcom Only Fools And Horses, Lyndhurst played Rodney Trotter, the less wise brother of market trader Sir David Jason Derek Trotter (Del Boy).
The show, written by John Sullivan, first aired on the BBC in 1981 and lasted seven regular episodes until 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials airing until the episode. The program ended in 2003.
Last month, it topped a poll as the nation’s favorite BBC TV show of all time by viewers of The One Show.
Lyndhurst is also known for the time travel sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart, which ran for six series on BBC One between 1993 and 1999 and then returned in 2016 with the special and crime series New Tricks.
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