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Phoenix NightsRay Von star Neil Fitzmaurice looks unrecognisable these days

TWENTY years have almost passed since the beloved Phoenix Nights first appeared on our screensand some of its cast look completely unrecognisable since filming.

渠道 4 sitcom, which centred around a working men’s club in Bolton, first aired in 2001 and only lasted for two seriesbut its characters will never be forgotten.

Neil Fitzmaurice portrayed Ray Von in Phoenix Nights almost two decades ago

Neil Fitzmaurice portrayed Ray Von in Phoenix Nights almost two decades ago
The 52-year-old looks completely unrecognisable since appearing on the show

The 52-year-old looks completely unrecognisable since appearing on the show

尤其是, Ray Vonportrayed by Neil Fitzmauricewho is completely unrecognisable since appearing on the show inspired by Peter Kay.

Neil, 现在 52, played the lovable DJ Ray Von and later went on to enjoy widespread success on Channel 4 while acting on the hugely popular Peep Show.

从 2003 到 2015, Fitzmaurice featured alongside the likes of David Mitchell, 罗伯特·韦伯Olivia Coleman as Jeff, the love rival and enemy of Mark Corrigan.

The 52-year-old recently starred in the hit Sky comedy Brassic alongside Joseph GilgunMichelle Keegan and in the BBC Three comedy The First Team.

He has also just featured in the pilot for a new comedy called Semi-Detached on BBC Two.

Phoenix Nights cemented itself as a cult classic that still has legions of fans to this day and won the People’s Choice Award at the British Comedy Awards in 2002.

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The standout star from the series was Peter who, as well as writing and directing episodes, also played three different characterswith some even appearing in the same scenes.

The main focus was on wheelchair-user Brian Potter’s attempts to make the club a success despite his bumbling staff and rough punters, as well as his clashes with rival club owner Den Perry.

Peter wrote the show along with Neil and Dave Spikey, who also played major characters, but this led to a bitter feud once the show ended.

Neil played the lovable DJ and later went on to enjoy widespread success on Channel 4

Neil played the lovable DJ and later went on to enjoy widespread success on Channel 4
从 2003 到 2015, Fitzmaurice featured on the hugely popular Peep Show

从 2003 到 2015, Fitzmaurice featured on the hugely popular Peep Show