Nicholas Lyndhurst Career, Family, Wife, Height and Net Worth.

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Who is Nicholas Lyndhurst?

Nicholas Simon Lyndhurst is a famous English actor. He began his career as a child actor and became best known for his role as Rodney Trotter in the sitcom Only Fool and Horses from 1981 to 2002. He also had major roles in other sitcoms such as Goodnight Sweetheart as Gary Sparrow (1993 to 1999, 2016), Going Straight in 1978, and Butterflies from 1978 to 1983. The Two of Us (1986 to 1990), The Piglet File from 1990 to 1992, and After You’ve Gone from 2007 to 2008. He starred in the comedy-drama series Rock and Chips from 2010 to 2011. Later, he co-starred in the procedural crime drama series New Tricks from 2013 to 2015.

Lyndhurst victory 2 National Television Awards for his role in Goodnight Sweetheart, as well as being nominated for a British Comedy Award and three British Academy Television Awards for his role in Only Fools and Horses.

Nicholas Lyndhurst Career

Lyndhurst appeared in various television adverts and children’s films in the 1970s, before winning the starring role of Tom Canty/Prince Edward in a BBC Television version of The Prince and the Pauper, directed by Barry Letts and transmitted in January 1976. He gained increased national recognition 2 years later in 2 BBC sitcom roles, Raymond Fletcher, the teenage son of Ronnie Barker’s Norman Stanley Fletcher in Going Straight, and Adam Parkinson, a son of Wendy Craig and Geoffrey Palmer in Carla Lane’s Butterflies.

Lyndhurst achieved national stardom in another BBC sitcom, Only Fools, and Horses, in which he played Rodney Trotter, the younger brother of the main character Derek “Del Boy” Trotter, played by David Jason. Only Fools and Horses 1st aired in 1981 and increased in popularity until it reached its peak in 1996 with its Christmas Day show in the UK. In a BBC poll in 2004, it was voted Britain’s Best Sitcom by television viewers. Lyndhurst appeared in the show from the very start, right up to its final airing at Christmas 2003.

Lyndhurst had a minor part in the film Gunbus/SkyBandits in 1986. The film went straight to video and was never seen in British cinemas. During the mid-1980s and 1990s, Lyndhurst also played Ashley Phillips in ITV’s The Two of Us which co-starred Janet Dibley and MI5 agent Peter “Piglet” Chapman in The Piglet Files, as well as in a number of stage performances.

1993 to 1999

He played the lead character of Gary Sparrow in the time-traveling sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart from 1993 to 1999. At around the same time, he was the face and voice on the TV and radio commercials for the telecommunications chain Peoples Phone. Lyndhurst also admits declining an opportunity to play the lead role of Gary in the 1997 British film The Full Monty.

1997 to 1999

Lyndhurst was the public face of the stationery chain store WH Smith, starring in their adverts as all four members of one family from 1997 to 1999. He victory a BAFTA for his acting in the adverts. He played the villainous Uriah Heep opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Dame Maggie Smith in David Copperfield in 1999.


He attends the cast as a regular in the BBC Police procedural series New Tricks alongside Dennis Waterman and Tamzin Outhwaite in 2013.

2016 to 2019

Lyndhurst revived his Goodnight Sweetheart character Gary Sparrow in a one-off special episode, which aired on 2 September 2016 in 2016. Lyndhurst played the role of Star Keeper in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at the English National Opera in 2017. He played the Governor/Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha for English National Opera at the London Coliseum opposite Kelsey Grammer as Cervantes/Quixote, Danielle de Niese as Aldonza/Dulcinea and Peter Polycarpou as Sancho in 2019.


Variety reported that Lyndhurst would be attending the cast of the Frasier revival in January 2023.

A photo of Nicholas Lyndhurst
A photo of Nicholas Lyndhurst

How old is Nicholas Lyndhurst?

Lyndhurst is aged 61 years old as of 2023, having been born on April 20, 1961, in Emsworth, England. He shares his birthdate with celebrities people such as Felix Mallard, Kay Flock, Shemar Moore, Meech da Peach, Jeremy, and many more.

Nicholas Lyndhurst Family

Who are Nicholas Lyndhurst’s Parents?

Lyndhurst was born and raised in Emsworth, England to his parents Joe Lyndhurst and Liz Long. His parents separated when he was young, then got back together only to later separate permanently.

Does Nicholas Lyndhurst have Siblings?

He has not shared any information about his family with the media, and his siblings are not known.

Nicholas Lyndhurst Education

He joined East Wittering Primary School. He also attended Corona Theatre School in Hammersmith, London.

Nicholas Lyndhurst Wife

Lyndhurst is currently married to his beautiful wife Lucy Smith. The couple married in 1999, in Chichester, United Kingdom, and have one child together in their marriage.

Nicholas Lyndhurst Children

The couple has one child together in their marriage, a son Archie Lyndhurst. He died of a brain hemorrhage, on September 22, 2020, in Fulham, London, United Kingdom.

Nicholas Lyndhurst Height

Lyndhurst has a built, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.87 m) and a weight of 75 kg (165 lbs).

Nicholas Simon Lyndhurst is a famous English actor. He began his career as a child actor and became best known for his role as Rodney

Nicholas Lyndhurst Net Worth

He is an English professional actor who has been active from 1973 to the present. Lyndhurst has been able to gather a net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2023.



Year(s) Title Role Notes
1973 Bequest to the Nation Shot cabin Boy
1983 Bullshot Nobby Clark
1986 Sky Bandits Chalky
2005 Lassie Buckle
2016 A United Kingdom George williams


Year(s) Title Role Notes
1974 Heidi Peter
1975 Anne of Avonlea Davy Keith
1976 The Prince and the Pauper Prince Edward/Tom Canty
Peter Pan Tootles
1978 The Tomorrow People Karl Brandt 1 episode: “Hitler’s Last Secret”
Going Straight Raymond Fletcher 4 episodes
Play of the Week: Fairies Brian Grant
1978–1983, 2000 Butterflies Adam Parkinson 4 series and 1 special
1979 Father’s Day Philip Television film
1980 To Serve Them All My Days Dobson 4 episodes
1981 Spearhead Private Wilson 4 episodes
1981–2003 Only Fools and Horses Rodney Trotter 7 series and 15 specials
1982 Play for Today: A Mother Like Him Young Police Constable
1983 The Michael Barrymore Show Supporting actor 6 episodes
1986–1990 The Two of Us Ashley Philips 4 series
1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself Television special
1988 Ariel Liquid Mr H Television advertisement
1990–1992 The Piglet Files Peter Chapman 3 series
1993 Stalag Luft Chump Cosgrove
1993–1999, 2016 Goodnight Sweetheart Gary Sparrow 6 series and 1 special
1996 Gulliver’s Travels Clustril
1999 David Copperfield Uriah Heep Miniseries
2000 Thin Ice Dr. Graham Moss One-off BBC drama
2002 The Life and Times of Aly Martin-Smith Aly Martin-Smith
2003 Murder in Mind Alan Willis 1 episode: “Landlord”
2007–2008 After You’ve Gone Jimmy Venables 3 series
2010–2011 Rock & Chips Freddie Robdal 3 episodes
2013–2015 New Tricks Dan Griffin  3 series
2013 Peter Panzerfaust Significant cast member
2017 The Story of Only Fools and Horses Himself 6 episodes
2019 So Awkward Johnny 1 episode: “Awardatarian”