Nick was trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and has acted in theatres throughout the UK – on tour, in panto and in rep. including many roles in the Classic Thriller Season at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 1997 to date. Favourite characters he’s played include Larry in Closer (on tour), Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes (in rep and national tour) and Inspector Pratt in Murdered to Death and Death By Fatal Murder, a role he’s reprised a number of times.
Nick has been the voice of the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Judoon and the Ice Warriors for BBC1’s Doctor Who since the new TV series started in 2005. He played Winston Churchill and various monsters in the national arena tour, Doctor Who Live (with Nigel Planer) in 2010, and has provided voices for characters and monsters in Doctor Who: The Adventure Games (BAFTA Cymru Award, 2010, for Digital Creativity and Games); as well as monsters in the Doctor Who Experience and all of the Doctor Who Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Nick will be playing the role of Peter Hawkins (the original voice of the Daleks in 1963) in An Adventure in Space and Time, a one-off drama that follows the people who brought the first episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child, to our TV screens in 1963.
Other TV credits include the role of Italian doctor Carlo Urbani in the TV drama documentary on SARS; Lewis; Torchwood; and The Sarah Jane Adventures; and he has appeared in British drama films Adulthood and 4,3,2,1, (directed by Noel Clarke, BAFTA Rising Star Award 2008); and award winning short film Cleaning Up (Best Thriller, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2011, Film of the Year, Shortcutz London 2012).
Nick has been acting in Big Finish audio productions for many years, particularly enjoying the role of Sherlock Holmes which he’s played since 2010. Nick has read many talking books for AudioGo including his own Doctor Who novel, The Dalek Generation. He has also provided voice-overs for documentaries for the BBC (Dyslexia) and Reeltime Pictures Ltd (Pier Pressure, NHS training films).