The former EastEnders star is happy to strip

Nigel Harman has no qualms about doing nude scenes.

The Downton Abbey actor, who shot to fame when he played Dennis Rickman in EastEnders, once stripped off alongside Hollywood star James McAvoy on stage but it proved to be quite a distraction for the audience.

Nudity doesn’t bother me if it’s worthy of what we’re doing but not if it’s just getting your arse out for the sake of it,’ Nigel, 40, tells Metro.

There was a bit in Privates On Parade at the Donmar Warehouse where I had my junk out and James McAvoy had his junk out.

It was like watching Wimbledon. No one was listening to a word we were saying.’

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