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Gregor Fisher (born 22 December 1953) is a Scottishmarker comedian and actor.

Biography

Fisher was born in Glasgowmarker, raised in Neilstonmarker and attended Barrheadmarker High School. He is best known for his portrayal of his character Rab C. Nesbitt in the sitcom of the same name. He starred in the TV show Naked Video, where the Nesbitt character originated, along with the Baldy Man who also obtained a spin-off series. Baldy Man is also particularly associated with the Hamlet advert in which he cannot get a satisfactory passport photo from a photobooth and lights up a cigar to calm himself down. Fisher also worked with the late Scottish comedian Rikki Fulton on the hit sketch show Scotch and Wry. Another Scottish comedian he worked with was Hector Nicol in the 1979 BBC drama Just a Boys' Game.

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 a dramatised television documentary telling the story of the creation of the Christmas carol Silent Night, called Silent Mouse. In 2004, he played the role of Solanio in another Michael Radford film, The Merchant of Venice.

In 1994/5, he played the title role in the BBC series The Tales of Para Handy. 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). 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.

He also 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 Edinburghmarker. Most recently he has starred in the BBC's adaption of Oliver Twist, in the role of Mr Bumble.

In an interview in The Metro on 20 February 2008 he stated that he is no longer recognised as Rab C. Nesbitt and rather is more likely to be stopped by fans of Oliver Twist for his recent role as Mr Bumble.

Empty, a comedy series starring Fisher, began on BBC 2 on 28 February 2008. On BBC 2 on 23 December 2008, he reprised his role as Rab C Nesbitt in a Christmas special.

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