David Nunn (actor)

David Nunn

David Nunn as the Messenger in The Black Adder (1983)
Born (1962-08-04)4 August 1962
Died 26 April 2012(2012-04-26) (aged 49)
Lister Hospital in Stevenage
Occupation Actor

David Nunn (4 August 196226 April 2012[1]) was a British actor perhaps best known for playing the Messenger in The Black Adder in 1983.[2]

Nunn attended Clissold Park School in Hackney. His television appearances included Gang Member in Shades of Greene (1975), Mark Valenta in A Place to Hide (1976), Headmaster (1977), Sid in Television Club (1978), Graham's Gang (1977-79), Charlie in Maggie and Her (1979), Tim in Metal Mickey (1981), Brookdale Boy in Grange Hill (1981), Kid in Educating Marmalade (1982), Messenger in The Black Adder (1983),[3] Joe in The Pickwick Papers (1985), Enormous Orphan in Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) and Starting Out (1989).

When his acting career dried up he began to train as a taxi-driver in London before becoming a van driver in Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. After a period as a driving instructor from 2004, Nunn was an ambulance transport driver from 2006/7[4] until his death in 2012 of a heart attack aged 49 at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.[1]


  1. 1 2 Nunn on the 'Blackadder Hall' website
  2. Nunn's Profile on Aveleyman.com
  3. The Black Adder on the British Film Institute website
  4. 'Blackadder Actor Dies at Lister' - The Comet (Stevenage Edition) - 3 May 2012

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