David Nobbs

British author and scriptwriter

David Gordon Nobbs (13 March 1935 – 9 August 2015[1]) was an English comedy writer and humanist. He was best known for writing the 1970s series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, adapted from his own novels.

David Nobbs
BornDavid Gordon Nobbs
(1935-03-13)March 13, 1935
Petts Wood, London, UK
DiedAugust 9, 2015(2015-08-09) (aged 80)
OccupationAuthor, novelist, scriptwriter
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
EducationMarlborough College
St. John's College, Cambridge
Notable worksThe Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
A Bit of a Do

Nobbs was married twice, firstly to Mary in 1968,[1] from whom he was divorced sometime after the success of 'Perrin' [1] and secondly to Susan in 1998.[1]

Nobbs died on 9 August 2015 aged 80. He was survived by his second wife and four step-children.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hawtree, Christopher (10 August 2015). "David Nobbs obituary". theguardian.com. Retrieved 11 August 2015.