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Born in Scarborough, Nick began his theatre career working with both the Scarborough and Manchester youth theatres. His growing interest in the theatre led to him working at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the round, home of playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Whilst there he gained experience in all aspects of theatre including front of house and bar work, theatre management, stage crewing and also technical aspects such as lighting and sound.
After a short stint with the Yorkshire Theatre Company on a T.I.E. tour of Leeds and Bradford, Nick took up a two year acting training at the Poor School in London.
To support himself whilst training he worked in a variety of jobs including working front of house at the Polka theatre for Children and the National theatre and also working as a solo street entertainer in Covent Garden, which he continues to do between acting jobs to this day.
Since his graduation in 1996 he has built up a number of Theatre, Television, and film credits including:
Theatre: 'Twelfth Night' (Regents Park), 'Strangers on a Train' (Gielgud Theatre), 'The Captain of Kopenick', 'Nation', 'Her Naked Skin', 'Shoot/Get treasure/Repeat ‘The Odyssey’, 'The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other' and 'Present Laughter' (all National Theatre), 'The Prisoner of Windsor'(Leicester Square Theatre), 'The Tin Horizon' (503),‘A Verse and a Chorus’ (Hen and Chickens); ‘Waiting at the waters edge’ (tour); ‘Stig of the Dump’ (West Yorkshire playhouse); ‘Mojo’; ’Octopus pie’ (London fringe & Edinburgh Festival) and ‘The Government Inspector’ (Almeida)
TV: 'Chasing Shadows', 'Katherine Jenkins Christmas special', 'Dr Who Christmas special', 'Paradox', 'Lewis', 'Summerhill', 'Macbeth', 'Midsummer Night’s Dream', 'The Bill', 'Clitheroe',‘Silent Witness‘; ‘Keen Eddie‘; ‘Casualty‘; ‘Where the heart Is‘; ‘Sunburn‘; ‘Hetty Wainthrop investigates‘; ‘Dinnerladies‘; ‘Heartbeat‘ and ‘Scold’s Bridle’; ‘Big Women’
Film: 'Suspension of Disbelief', 'Lady Godiva', 'Fat Slags',’Grim’; ‘Catch it‘; ‘Girl on a moped’ and ‘Fat Slags‘.
He has appeared in a number of television adverts and a recording of ‘Sergeant Musgrave’s dance’ for radio 3.