Roger De Courcey

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Roger De Courcey
Born (1944-12-10) 10 December 1944 (age 74)
London, England
OccupationBritish ventriloquist, actor, writer
Spouse(s)Cheryl McCandless (1 Child)

Roger De Courcey (born 10 December 1944 in London, England) is a British ventriloquist, best known for performing with Nookie Bear. He was the winner of the 1976 New Faces televised talent competition grand final.


De Courcey has performed on the West End stage, in productions of musicals Sweet Charity, Two Cities and Company. He has appeared at the London Palladium many times including the 1976 Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

A freemason, he is a member of Chelsea Lodge No. 3098, the membership of which is made up of entertainers.[1] De Courcey is also a member and former "King Rat" of the Grand Order of Water Rats which is the oldest theatrical fraternity in the world.[2] De Courcey is also an agent, and represents musician Rick Wakeman, and broadcaster David "Kid" Jensen.

On 27 December 2009, it was revealed that Roger and Nookie Bear had been formally invited to take part in the Celebrity Big Brother 7 in January 2010.

De Courcey is also a fan of Crystal Palace Football Club.[3]


  1. ^ "Chelsea Lodge No.3098". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Biography". Roger De Courcey. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Celebrity Palace fans". Holmesdale Online. Retrieved 26 December 2014.

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