Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst has amassed a massive £3million bank balance, the latest accounts reveal.
Actors The business, Enigmania Limited, has seen its balance sheet surpass the £3 million mark for two consecutive years – a far cry from his alter ego, Rodney Trotter’s modest lifestyle in Peckham’s fictional Nelson Mandela home.
The National Treasure also boasts a stunning home on the West Wittering waterfront and an apartment in central London.
Only fools Rodney and Del Boy [Sir David Jason] can only dream of becoming as rich and successful as the men who play them.
Sir David did not slow down in later life. Follow Star, he’s earned £2.3m over the past few years from dub work and royalties on previous shows.
Over the weekend, Nicholas was forced to deny he had retired from acting.
A close friend claims the 60-year-old took a step back after his son Archie was killed by a brain hemorrhage aged 19 in 2020 – but his agent insists he still gets offers and will continue to work.
Longtime friend and writer Laurence Marks said the actor is unlikely to return to the limelight.
“Nicholas went through a tragedy,” he said.
“It must have broken his heart. It would have broken anyone’s heart.
“He has always kept to himself and now he will do it more than ever. Now that he has lost his son, it will never appear again.
“I doubt we’ll see him act again.”
He added Daily Star Sunday: “I’d say we’ll see him act again, but I don’t think we will.
“We will have to live in visual memories of him and we have a lot of them. We have to be grateful for that.”
However, a person representing Nicholas later denied the report saying that “he continues to receive offers repeatedly.”
They added Metro: “Of course he and his wife are heartbroken over the sudden passing of their young son, but Mr. Lyndhurst will continue his career with whatever part and script appeals to him.”
Nicholas’ other notable role was as Gary Sparrow in Goodnight Sweetheart in the ’90s.
He also played Dan Griffin in the BBC TV series New Tricks and Adam Parkinson in the Carla Lane series Butterflies in the 70s and 80s.
Last year, his wife Lucy paid tribute to Archie on her first Mother’s Day following his untimely death.
She shared a collage of photos of her son as a boy.
Snapshots show him in a child growing up on the steps by the sink, Archie by the rainbow, as well as the boy posing with his mother.
The heartbroken mother wrote: “My dearest son. To get to this day without you was the hardest thing ever. I miss you every minute of every day. I will never stop. I love you, never.
“Thanks for making me a mummy. It was the best adventure I’ve ever had. You never stopped me from smiling.
“Thank you for all those beautiful happy times. I will forever be in your debt. You teach me every day to be a better person. Love mom today, tomorrow and always. All my love is your devoted Mother. 💔🕊🤍💫🐻XxX”
Lucy revealed last January that Archie had passed away from leukemia/acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
This is a rare condition that kills 800 people a year.
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