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Norman Lovett

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Norman Lovett
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Norman Lovett in 2005
Birth name Norman Lovett
Born (1946-10-31) 31 October 1946 (age 70)
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Nationality British
Years active 1976–present

Norman Lovett (born 31 October 1946) is an English stand-up comedian and actor, best known for the role of Holly in Red Dwarf during the first, second, seventh (as a guest star) and eighth series. His comedy has a quiet, dead-pan surrealism, and in 2000 he made a successful stand up tour, co-headlining with Chris Barrie, who played Rimmer in Red Dwarf.[1] Lovett was born in Windsor, Berkshire.

In 1989, he appeared in his own surreal BBC2 sitcom called I, Lovett, in which he played a character called Norman. Seven years later, he played Dr. Lovett in the short-lived sitcom Asylum which spawned many other successful careers.

He has made a number of acting appearances such as the Ghost of Christmas Past in a TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Mr Follett in The History of Tom Jones, the film The Criminal, as well as the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, and a cameo appearance in The Young Ones in the episode "Summer Holiday". He has been in The Bill and three episodes of the Scottish sitcom Rab C Nesbitt. In 2006, he appeared in the low-budget British horror film Evil Aliens.[2]

In 2009, Lovett said he would not take part in any further Red Dwarf productions, after a disagreement.[3]

However, in November 2012, following the success of Red Dwarf X, he stated that he has begun speaking with Doug Naylor again.[4]

In 2016, he performed as part of the "Keep Corbyn" tour in support of the successful campaign to re-elect Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.[5]


  1. ^ North, Madeleine (28 April 1999). "Chris Barrie and Norman Lovett". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
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  3. ^ Hill, John (20 May 2009). "Norman Lovett takes Red Dwarf's male Holly offline". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Hall, Amanda (1 November 2012). "Red Dwarf star Norman Lovett talks about his new show". Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Burke, Darren (1 August 2016). "TV star comedians line up for Jeremy Corbyn rally in Doncaster". Doncaster Free Press. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 

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