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EastEnders' Nigel Harman looks totally different now!

The actor famously played Dennis Rickman in the BBC soap

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
April 26, 2018
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Nigel Harman has undergone something of a transformation since his days on EastEnders. The actor, who starred as Dennis Rickman on the BBC soap between 2003 and 2005, looked markedly different as he stepped out for a performance of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall on Wednesday. The 44-year-old was dressed down for the event in a denim shirt and brown chinos. But it was his hair that really stood out. Gone was Dennis' short crop, with Nigel now sporting a much longer style that sits just above his shoulders.

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Nigel Harman looks different from his EastEnders character, with shoulder-length hair

Nigel left EastEnders just before Christmas in 2005, in dramatic scenes that saw his character stabbed to death in the street. Since then he has enjoyed a very successful career, both on-screen and on the stage. Most recently, he took on the TV role of Bradley Dawson in Sky One's Mount Pleasant. His West End credits, meanwhile, include a starring role in a revival of Guys and Dolls, and playing Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical – for which he won an Olivier Award. He has also been making a name for himself as a theatre director, having overseen the London premiere for the 2017 stage production of Big Fish, starring Kelsey Grammer.

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Nigel played Dennis Rickman on EastEnders from 2003 untl 2005

Nigel was involved in some major storylines during his time in EastEnders. The son of Dirty Den, Dennis was a lovable rogue, who proved popular with most of Albert Square's leading ladies – but crossed a number of the men; he famously managed to floor Phil Mitchell with just one punch. Dennis also controversially found love with Sharon – Den's adopted daughter – and died in her arms in the Square after being murdered by Danny Moon, at the behest of gangster Johnny Allen.

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