He studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked as a teacher while writing teleplays.
About Peter Nichols
Playwright who wrote comic plays dealing with serious subjects, such as A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
He has one son with his longtime wife.
Friends and colleagues
He and Oscar winner Jeremy Irons both attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
His works A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and The National Health were both nominated for Tony Awards for Best Play.