Nick Stringer

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For the English rugby player, see Nick Stringer (rugby player).

Nick Stringer (born 10 August 1948 in Torquay, Devon) is an English actor.

In a thirty year career, Stringer has appeared in numerous well-known British television shows, including The Bill, Open All Hours, Only Fools and Horses, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Coronation Street, Family Affairs, Minder, Johnny Jarvis, Butterflies, My Family and The Professionals. He also had a small part in the film, The Long Good Friday. He appeared in the British police drama, The Sweeney, episode 'One of our own', as gang boss 'Tommy Kearney'.

In The Bill he played PC Ron Smollett from 1990-1993 who was a likeable, hard working and honest cop.

Stringer appeared in the first two series of The New Statesman as the fictional Member of Parliament Bob Crippen, a Labour opponent of the Conservative Alan B'Stard.

Other roles have included a cameo role in Goodnight Sweetheart in the episode "You're Driving Me Crazy" as an undercover detective, and as a deputy headmaster Mr Sullivan in Press Gang (mainly appearing in the first two seasons). He appeared in the BBC drama Holby City, in an episode entitled "Doctor's Dilemma", on 18 June 2008.

Stringer has also made two guest appearances in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, in the episodes Go West Young Man, he plays an Australian and in Who Wants to be a Millionaire, he plays Del's old business partner, Jumbo Mills. He is also noted for his strong performance alongside Zig Byfield in the Minder episode 'The Old School Tie' from Series 2 in 1980 in which they play heavies in what is often claimed to be the most violent episode of the entire ten series.

Stringer lives in Swansea, Wales, and is married with two children.

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