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Nigel Havers - My charming heroes

Features | By Nigel Havers

Nigel Havers praises his most charming pin-ups, from David Niven to Roger Moore

‘Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the charmer himself…’ ‘The charmer’ – these words have preceded my entrance to absolutely everything for the last 35 years, thanks to my appearance in the TV show of that name, which started in 1987. Every actor complains of being typecast – sexy, baddie, mother-in-law, you name it. Actors constantly have a beef about some description or other. So I suppose being known for being charming isn’t really such a bad rap. But what exactly is charm? Is it hereditary? Can you manufacture it? Can it be turned on and off like a hot tap? ...

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