Nicholas Lyndhurst is filming the ‘Frasier’ revival this week.
The 'Only Fools and Horses' legend is going to appear in two episodes of the Paramount+ return of the US sitcom - which was a 'Cheers' spin-off - as Alan, a friend of Kelsey Grammer’s character Dr Frasier Crane.
The 61-year-old actor - who played Rodney Trotter in 'Only Fools and Horses' opposite Sir David Jason as his older brother Del Boy - will film his scenes in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles, and Kelsey, 67, is delighted to have Nicholas onboard after they become friends from starring together in The 2019 West End production of 'The Man of La Mancha'.
A rep for 'Frasier' said: “Frasier Crane in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge and an old dream or two to finally fulfill. Frasier has re-entered the building!”
The new series will also feature the actress Toks Olagundoye as Olivia, a co-worker of Frasier, and Jack Cutmore-Scott as the psychotherapeutic radio presenter’s son Freddy Crane.
Freddy is described as a mixture of his father and his grandfather, Marty Crane, a role played by John Mahoney, who passed away in 2019 aged 77 from complications from throat cancer.
The offspring of Frasier’s character description reads: “Years ago, Freddy rejected following in his father’s footsteps—dropping out of college to become a fireman—and he’s never looked back until now, when recent troubles have left him with no one to turn to in his life."
News of the series - which will not involve his ex co-stars David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, and Peri Gilpin - was confirmed last month after speculation dating back to 2021.
Jack - who is best known for his work in the TV series ‘Deception’ - quipped about his casting as reason to break his nearly five year Instagram hiatus.
The 35-year-old actor wrote on the social media platform in January: “‘Frasier’ is coming back!!! That’s got to be worth an Instagram post after almost five years. Also hi! I know it’s been a while, but I hope you are doing well."