Paul Nicholas has joined a group of fellow well-known senior celebrities for a new series of The Real Marigold Hotel, which hits screens tonight, Wednesday 15 Feb at 9pm on BBC One.
He joins entertainer Lionel Blair; actress Amanda Barrie, snooker champion Dennis Taylor; TV personality Rustie Lee; Doctor Miriam Stoppard; presenter Bill Oddie and singer Sheila Ferguson, embarking on the journey of a lifetime.
Inspired by, but otherwise unrelated to the blockbuster film, the series documents the authentic experience of eight characters in their golden years as they head to India on an experimental adventure to see if they would consider retiring to the other side of the world. The new four part series will see the group travel thousands of miles from home and this time land in Kochi, a city in the southwest Indian state Kerala, to test whether they can set up a more rewarding retirement than in the UK.
The Real Marigold Hotel series on BBC One is a Twofour production. It is Executive Produced by David Clews and Andrew MacKenzie and David Vallance is the Series Editor. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, and Clare Sillery, Acting Head of Commissioning, Documentaries.
Paul Nicholas is perhaps best known for rocking Albert Square as Gavin Sullivan in Eastenders. He is also well known for playing the role of Vince Pinner in the celebrated British sitcom Just Good Friends opposite Jan Francis, which won the BAFTA award for Best Comedy Series. Paul also played series regulars in Sunburn and Two Up Two Down, both for BBC TV. In the cult film classic, Tommy (based on the stage musical of the same name), he played the role of Cousin Kevin.
On stage, Paul originated the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Claude in the London premiere of Hair, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and Danny Zuko in the original West End cast of Grease. His other leading theatre credits include the eponymous role in Jekyll & Hyde, PT Barnum in Barnum, Claudio in The Young Vic's Much Ado About Nothing, Innocent Bystander and Richard O'Brien's T-Zee both for The Royal Court.
Most recently he has starred in the no 1 UK tour of And Then There Were None and Cheltenham Everyman's UK Tour Quartet.About Sainou
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