West End Boy & His East End Girls
old boy beds Queen Vic's Sharon just as Den returns
the anticipation of Dirty Den’s return wasn’t enough, the PR machines
down at Eastenders have been promising us yet more action. Former ArtsEd
student, Nigel Harman who plays smouldering Dennis Rickman, is all set
to have a steamy affair with his screen ‘sister’ Sharon (the pouting blonde
who’s married so many times, even the writers have lost track of her surname).
most loyal soap fans would be forgiven for not grasping how he could have
an affair with his sister, but apparently this is not incest due to the
fact that Sharon was adopted.
Hartman got into acting by chance when his father - a leading light in
amateur dramatics - roped him into a show when he was six years old. At
eight, he had his first TV role in an advert for Oxo Cubes and soon afterwards
he starred alongside Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman and Petula Clark in stage
plays and musicals.
At 16 he moved on to the Arts Educational School in Chiswick, to study
musical theatre. Since arriving in Albert Square six months ago, he has
managed to seduce an amazing amount of women, upset an astounding amount
of men, get himself beaten up a astonishing amount of times, murder his
one time mentor and get
himself nominated for Best Actor in the National TV Awards. Even by Soap
Land’s standards, that’s an impressive record.
September 30, 2003