01 October 2020 12:33
Nicholas Lyndhurst's son Archie was following in his dad's footsteps before his tragic death last week at the age of 19. Archie Lyndhurst was found unconscious at the family home in Fulham. His family has now confirmed his death, with mum Lucy Lyndhurst telling Archie's friend Samuel Small: "He will love you and watch over you forever. Love you dearly." The Only Fools and Horses actor and son Archie Lyndhurst starred in So Awkward together (Credit: CBeebies) Who is Nicholas Lyndhurst? Nicholas Lyndhurst, now 59, is most famous for playing hapless Rodney in the dysfunctional Trotter family in Only Fools and Horses.
In real life, Nicholas was a devoted family man and dad. Nicholas married Lucy Smith in 1999, and the pair welcomed their first – and only – child Archie in 2000. Nicholas, also a child actor like his son, starred as Gary Sparrow in Goodnight Sweetheart and Adam Parkinson in Butterflies. In 2013, he joined the cast as a regular of series 10 of New Tricks. How did Archie Lyndhurst die?
CBBC head of content Cheryl Taylor told BBC News he was "such a talented young actor", adding: "All of us at BBC Children's are devastated. "He will be greatly missed by us all and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends at this time." Archie Lyndhurst – far right – and co-stars on So Awkward (Credit: CBeebies) What is Archie famous for? Archie starred as Ollie Coulton on CBBC's So Awkward, a series which follows the lives of a group of socially awkward friends as they go through secondary school. He joined the cast in 2015 and appeared in 75 episodes. Archie even got to act beside his own dad, when Nicholas guest starred on the show.
The young actor first starred in Little Cracker when he was just 11. He went on to star in Bad Education as young Alfie, and Max in Our Ex-Wife. Archie was believed to be dating his So Awkward co-star Nethra Tilakumara before his death. Nicholas with his wife Lucy and son Archie (Credit: Can Nguyen/Shutterstock) Who is Nicholas Lyndhurst's wife? Lucy Lyndhurst née Smith is a former ballet dancer. Does Nicholas Lyndhurst have other children? Archie was Nicholas and Lucy's only child together. Lucy described her son as a "sweetheart" when he turned 18. Writing on Facebook, she said: "Not sure where 18 years went. "We are so lucky to have Archie. Our time with him has been a wonderful journey so far." What has Nicholas Lyndhurst said about his son Archie? Nicholas Lyndhurst described how parenthood had changed him in an interview in August 2015. He said: "I became a different person overnight when I had my son – terrified. "You could call me a helicopter parent, but now Archie's 14, I'm learning to back off. "I knew how to make a television programme, but didn't know about fatherhood, so I took three years off. When I went back to work, I thought: it's not fatherhood, is it?" Discussing his son's career, Nicholas said: "I wish I'd been as good as him at his age." Our condolences go out to the Lyndhurst family. Read more: Nicholas Lyndhurst's son Archie dies aged 19 Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story. Archie Lyndhurst - the son of Nicholas - has died at the age of just 19. Teenager Archie has sparked a flurry of tributes this morning on social media. He was discovered dead last week. Archie was found at his family home in west London. The circumstances of his death are said to be "non-suspicious" after the discovery of his body on September 22. Archie's mum Lucy said in an emotional tribute: "He will love you and watch over you forever." Another tribute read: "Very sad to hear that Archie Lyndhurst, the son of Only Fools & Horses actor Nicholas Lyndhurst has died at just 19. Himself an actor too of course, best-known for playing Ollie in 'So Awkward' on CBBC. Thoughts go out to his family and friends." A friend wrote: "Dear Archie, It feels impossible for me to be writing this, I'm still waiting for you to call me and tell me it's a horrible joke. "You were one of the funniest, most aspirational people I've ever met, but also the cringiest and most irritating, and that's precisely why I love you. I'm so thankful that I have nothing but happy memories of us to look back on. It's true, things won't be the same without you, but while you were here you did nothing but your best to make people happy. "The biggest heart I've ever known, thank you so much for changing my life in the 7 years we had together. Actor, who starred in sitcom So Awkward, was son of Only Fools and Horses' Nicholas Lyndhurst The CBBC actor Archie Lyndhurst, who is the son of Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst, has died after a short illness. The 19-year-old, who was best known for starring as Ollie Coulton in the comedy show So Awkward, was described by CBBC's head of content, Cheryl Taylor, as "such a talented young actor". Taylor added: "All of us at BBC Children's are devastated. The independent production company that makes So Awkward, Channel X North, said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the news. "He was an incredibly talented performer and his contribution to So Awkward, on and off-screen, will not be forgotten," it said. "As well as hilarious, he was a generous, kind-hearted young man who we had the honour to work with on the show for seven years. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time." Archie began his acting career at the Sylvia Young Theatre School at the age of 10. His father, Nicholas, told the BBC in 2013 that his son had inherited the acting gene. The young actor appeared in So Awkward, a sitcom that shows the lives of a group of friends in secondary school, from its first series in 2015. Archie's father also appeared in an episode in 2019. The circumstances of his death are said to be "non-suspicious" and an inquest into Archie's death will be held next week. The Game of Thrones actor Samuel Small wrote a tribute to his friend, saying: "To my brother Archie. "My heart aches all day and everyday thinking about you and I just wish I could talk to you just one more time so you could know how much I loved you. Love you from now until infinity. He added: "Archie loved his friends and family so so dearly and we hope he knows how much he truly was loved." Archie's mother, Lucy, shared her own tribute beneath the post, saying: "He will love you and watch over you for ever." Archie Lyndhurst, the star of CBBC sitcom So Awkward, has died aged 19. The BBC reports he passed away at home last week after a short illness. Archie, the son of Only Fools And Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst, played Ollie Coulton in five series of the school-based sitcom So Awkward. Following in his father's footsteps as an actor, Archie began his acting career at the Sylvia Young Theatre School at the age of 10. He first appeared as Ollie in So Awkward in 2015, and has since appeared in over 70 episodes of the popular comedy. His other TV comedy roles include appearing in Jack Whitehall's sitcom Bad Education; playing a young version of Michael Gambon in Harry And Paul's Story Of The 2s; and appearing in 2016 sitcom pilot Our Ex-Wife. CBBC's Cheryl Taylor says: "All of us at BBC Children's are devastated. He will be greatly missed by us all and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends at this time." The team at Channel X, the production company which makes So Awkward, say: "He was an incredibly talented performer and his contribution to So Awkward, on and off screen, will not be forgotten. As well as hilarious, he was a generous, kind-hearted young man who we had the honour to work with on the show for seven years. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time." The Daily Mail reports that police officers and paramedics were called to his family home in Fulham on 22nd September following reports of a "concern for welfare". Archie was declared dead at the scene in an "unexplained but not suspicious" death. Series 5 of So Awkward is currently airing with, at the time of writing, a new episode scheduled to go out at 5pm today. Like Archie Lyndhurst