Nigel Whitmey

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Nigel Whitmey
Born (1963-02-23) 23 February 1963 (age 55)
Alberta, Canada
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Abigail Thaw

Nigel Whitmey (born 23 February 1963[1]) is a British-Canadian actor who has appeared in TV series and films. He is also the husband of the actress Abigail Thaw, whom he met while training at RADA.

Early life[edit]

Whitmey was born in Canada as his family emigrated there from Liverpool, England, where his father had been employed as a medical officer of health. He came to London in the mid-1980s to study drama at RADA.


His television credits include Streetwise, Josie, Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Jeeves and Wooster, The 10th Kingdom, Attila, Casualty, and Walking the Dead.

In 2005, he played the role of Simmons, a scientist working for the billionaire Henry van Statten (Corey Johnson) who makes the Dalek talk at the Metaltron Cage in the Doctor Who episode of the first series of the revived British programme, "Dalek".

Personal life[edit]

At RADA, Whitmey met actress Abigail Thaw whom he married in 1986 and has had two children with since – Molly Mae Whitmey (1997) and Talia Whitmey (2003). He has worked chiefly in Britain but did return to Canada to make the 1997 film 'Twilight of the Ice Nymphs' for Guy Maddin.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Streetwise Louis Episodes unknown
1990 Agatha Christie's Poirot Luigi Valdarno Episode: "The Adventure of the Cheap Flat"
1991 Josie Episode: #1.6
1992 Kissing the Gunner's Daughter Thanny Hogarth
1993 Jeeves and Wooster George Episode: "Lady Florence Craye Arrives in New York"
1996 Over Here Rayner
1996 X Yuto Voice (English version)
2000 The 10th Kingdom The SWAT Team Mini TV series
2000 Too Much Sun Jack Episode: "Real Men Cry a Lot"
2001 Attila Grachia
2001 People Like Us Episode: "The Actor"
2001 Where the Heart Is Conrad Walker Series 5, unknown episodes
2002 Shackleton William Bakewell
2003 Helen of Troy Odysseus
2004 Carrie's War Major Cass Harper
2004 Mad About Alice Vicar Episode: "School Craze"
2004 Casualty Dan Wilder 10 episodes: "Second Best – Taking Care" (Some filmed in 2003)
2004 Keen Eddie Anton Levy Episode: "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité"
2005 Broken News Lawrence Frenzel Episode: "Bolivian Crisis"
2005 Hustle Chip Lacey Episode: "Old Acquaintance"
2005 Doctor Who Simmons Episode: "Dalek"
2005 The Secretary Who Stole £4 Million Ron Beller
2005 Murphy's Law Atwell Episode: "Strongbox"
2006 The Booze Cruise III Ben
2007 Waking the Dead Mervyn Simmel Episodes: "The Fall: Part 1&2"
2008 Kingdom Brad Johnson Episode: #2.3
2009 Moonshot Deke Slayton
2009 Midsomer Murders Clinton Finn Episode: "The Glitch"
2010 The Deep Lowe Episode: "All"
2012-2017 Fireman Sam Moose Roberts (voice)
2013 Death of a Pilgrim CIA Chef 2 episodes
Television miniseries
2013 Jo Viel Episode: "Place Vendome"
Credited as Nigel Withmey
2014 The Assets Callan Grayson Episode: "Trip to Vienna"
2018 Death in Paradise Bobby Rodrigues Episode: #7.2
2018 Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators Clive Brenton Credited as Nigel Whitney
Episode: "O Brave New World"
Year Film Role Notes
1991 The Lost Language of Cranes Winston Penn
1992 Shining Through 1st G.I. in canteen
1995 Jefferson in Paris John Trumbull
1996 Surviving Picasso Pierre
1996 La Lengua asesina / The Killer Tongue Chip
1997 Twilight of the Ice Nymphs Peter Glahn Uncredited
1998 Girls' Night Tyrone
1998 Saving Private Ryan Private Boyd
1999 The Criminal Voice
2001 Formula 51 L.A. Highway Patrol
2001 The 51st State/Formula 51 (USA) L.A. Highway Patrol
2002 Muffin Ed
2003 Octane Detective Ned Stephens
2005 The Jacket Lieutenant
2006 Land of the Blind Anchorman
2007 The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island Al Crenshaw
2012 Dark Shadows Hard Hat #1
2013 The Fifth Estate General Thomason
2015 Never Let Go Clark Anderson
2016 London Has Fallen Prime Minister Robert Bowman (Canada)
Video Games
Year Game Role Notes
2006 Killzone: Liberation Jan Templar
2008 Haze
2008 Battlefield: Bad Company Haggard
2008 Crysis Warhead Marine
2010 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Haggard
2012 Far Cry 3 Leonard (Voice)


  1. ^ "Nigel Whitmey". Retrieved 23 August 2014. 

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