Kelsey Grammer teases more details about ‘gifted’ Nicholas Lyndhurst’s character in Frasier reboot
Kelsey Grammer has spilled more details about the upcoming Frasier revival, including revealing Nicholas Lyndhurst’s character.
The reboot, which has been commissioned by Paramount Plus, will see the 67-year-old actor reprise his role as everyone’s favorite radio psychiatrist.
In it, Fraiser will take a new direction and ‘end up rich beyond his dreams’, Kelsey previously revealed, although little else is known about the plot.
The casting has also remained a bit of a mystery with only the Cheers actor confirmed, until last week it was announced that the Only Fools and Horses star, 61, had joined the series.
It was reported the Rodney Trotter actor would play Alan Cornwall, who is ‘Frasier’s old college buddy turned university professor,’ according to a statement confirmed to Variety.
But Kelsey, who has sung ‘gifted’ Nicholas’ praises, has elaborated more on what fans can expect from Alan.
He told BBC Radio Bristol on Wednesday: ‘We have the magnificent Nicholas Lyndhurst joining the cast. Nicholas and I met doing Man Of La Mancha about three years ago at the Coliseum and fell in love basically.
‘I adore him, he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with and I accuse him of being a bit of a sandbagger because you don’t see him coming and all of a sudden he’s getting all the laughs.
‘He’s a very, very gifted man. We’re going to start rehearses in a couple of weeks.’
Kelsey continued: ‘He’s playing an old friend. It suddenly occurred to me when we were putting the show together, we’ve never really seen Frasier in a relationship where he has a great friend.’
Speaking about the Frasier reboot, the star said the audience will see a man ‘who is still discovering himself’ which is what he finds ‘interesting to play.’
During its run, the Seattle-based comedy picked up a host of awards and won widespread critical acclaim, with Grammer winning Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his role in the show.
The sitcom, which was extremely popular among fans, ran for 11 seasons before drawing to a close in 2004.
It followed Kelsey’s Frasier as he returned to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist, reconnecting with his dad Martin Crane (John Mahoney) and brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce).
Frasier is set to return to Paramount Plus later this year.
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