How old is Nigel Havers? The Corrie actor hosts the BBC One’s Bidding Room

Nigel Havers returns to our television screens as the host of The Bidding Room on BBC One. But how old is Nigel Havers and is he married?

He is more famous for his successful acting career, but popular stints as a presenter on This Morning have earned him more presentation jobs.

Here’s everything you need to know about the BAFTA nominated star.


The bidding room returns, but how old is Nigel Havers and is he married? (Image credit: BBC One)

Who is Nigel Havers?

Nigel is an actor and presenter who has appeared on our television screens since his first role in 1970.

Because of his charm and series of popular TV roles, he’s firmly anchored as the British television royalty.

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His first acting job was on the radio series Mrs Dale’s Diary and he went on to work in theater and television.

How old is Nigel Havers?

Nigel Allan Havers was born on November 6, 1951 in Edmonton, North London.

He is currently 69 years old.

Nigel is the second son of Sir Michael Havers (later Baron Havers), a lawyer who became Attorney General for England and Wales and briefly Lord Chancellor in the Conservative government in the 1980s.

Indeed, many of Nigel’s immediate family had prominent legal careers.

When Nigel took part in BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are? In 2013 he explored his ancestors from an Essex businessman on his father’s side and a Cornish Miller on his mother’s side.

Nigel Havers hosts the Bidding Room
Nigel Havers survived I’m a Celebrity for The Bidding Room (Image credit: BBC One)

What is Nigel Havers famous for?

Nigel’s role as Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire earned him a BAFTA nomination.

He also portrayed Dr. Rawlins in the 1987 Steven Dramaberg war drama Empire of the Sun and Ronny in the 1984 David Lean epic A Passage to India.

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Nigel’s TV roles include Tom Latimer in the British comedy series Don’t Wait Up and Lewis Archer on Coronation Street.

In recent years he’s started to showcase more, including stints on This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Posh Hotels with Sally and Nigel, and Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh.

He now hosts The Bidding Room on BBC One.

Why did Nigel quit, I’m a celebrity?

In 2010, Nigel took part in I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here! but only lasted 10 days.

He quit the show after a series of electric shocks and admits that he still has “nightmares” about the experience.

He said, “I just thought that’s it, I’m going. I will kill [Lembit Opik]. It will be a prison or I’ll go. “

Nigel was in the jungle with eventual winner Stacey Solomon and runner-up Shaun Ryder.

The other participants were Jenny Eclair, Dom Joly, Kayla Collins, Aggro Santos, Linford Christie, Gillian McKeith, Britt Ekland, Alison Hammond, Lembit Opik, and Sheryl Gascoigne.

Nigel Havers Corrie
Nigel portrayed the seedy Conman Lewis Archer in Corrie (Image credit: ITV)

Is Nigel Havers a Lord?

Nigel is not a lord, although his father was.

Lord Michael Havers served in the highest legal positions in Great Britain and pursued two controversial bomb attacks in which the Irish Republican Army was involved.

Unfortunately, he died in 1992 at the age of 69.

Is Nigel Married?

Nigel is currently married to his third wife.

His first marriage was to Carolyn Cox, from 1974 until their divorce in 1989.

In the mid-1980s, Nigel began an affair with Polly Williams, the daughter of actor Hugh Williams and the sister of his friend, actor Simon Williams.

He admits that he had several affairs during his first marriage.

He has spoken openly about feeling torn between his wife, Carolyn, and their 1977 daughter, Kate, and his lover.

Nigel eventually left his wife and married Polly in 1989 until she tragically died of ovarian cancer in 2004.

Nigel is now married to Georgiana Bronfman, whom he married in 2007.

Nigel Havers and Georgiana Bronfman are seen arm in arm out shopping in Kensington.
Nigel Havers and his third wife Georgiana Bronfman take a stroll in the London borough of Kensington (Credit: Splash News)

Does Nigel have children?

Nigel has a daughter, Kate, from his first marriage.

Kate Yannaghas, formerly Havers, is now 47 years old.

She is a professional voice actress and has her own children – which makes Nigel a proud grandpa.

What’s Nigel Havers Next?

Nigel portrays Roger in the upcoming ITV drama Finding Alice.

He plays the father of Keeley Hawes’ surviving widow Alice.

His wife on the screen? Joanna Lumley.

That’s a dream right there!

What is The Bidding Room on BBC One?

Nigel Havers presented the show in which five vendors bid against each other to buy unusual items from members of the public.

The Bidding Room is in an old mill deep in the Yorkshire hills.

Next to the five professional dealers stands the expert Simon Bower, who tries to help the hopeful seller.

Items included a unique piece of agricultural history, a fascinating tribal mask, and a piece of Edwardian-era photo kit.

Think of a cross between Dragon’s Den, the Antiques Roadshow, Bargain Hunt, and Dickinson’s Real Deal (but with less fake tan)!

The first series aired in June 2020.

The Bidding Room is broadcast every weekday at 4.30 p.m. on BBC One. Reruns can be viewed on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

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