Nicholas Phipps was a British actor and screenwriter who appeared in more than thirty films during a career that lasted between 1938 and 1970. He was born in London in 1913. He made his screen debut in the 1938 television film Hands Across the Sea. He appeared mainly in British comedy films, often specialising in playing military figures. He was also a regular screenwriter. sometimes working on the script for films in which he acted. He retired from acting in 1970.
His script for the 1954 film Doctor in the House was nominated for a BAFTA.