But later, Nigel married his current wife Georgiana Bronfman, who the actor credits with helping him to overcome his grief.
Georgiana had been a mutual friend of the couple, and they married three years after Polly’s death.
Tearing up, Nigel explained to Piers: “She had been single for a long time, I was fairly newly single and we just rocked on so well and I’m so happy.
“Very happy… She is fantastic. I’m very lucky.”