Nick is really looking forward to being back in Basingstoke this Christmas in his fourteenth pantomime for UK Productions, and his twenty-second consecutive year playing Dame (he was Nurse Nelly in Sleeping Beauty at The Anvil in 2010).
After reading Drama and English at Kent University, he spent two years working in Stage Management before making his professional acting debut in the 1980 revival of the Whitehall farce Simple Spymen, directed by Brian Rix, and later went on to play opposite Brian in Dry Rot in the West End. In 1982 he won the Perrier Award at Edinburgh with the revue group, Writers Inc.
Other stage appearances include: Cash on Delivery, The Sloane Ranger Revue and News Revue in the West End; Guys and Dolls in Chichester; Two Into One at the Meniere Chocolate Factory; national tours of Oklahoma!, Outside Edge, Run for Your Wife, Brief Encounter, The Railway Children and as Samuel Pepys; Middle & Far East tours of Bedroom Farce, Funny Money, Out of Order, A Bedful of Foreigners and No Sex Please, We're British; Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Salisbury), Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Southampton), Roy in Neville's Island (Watford), Sir Percy in Habeas Corpus (Bromley, Exeter and Farnham), Humphrey in See How They Run (Salisbury and Windsor), Kenneth in The Woman Who Cooked her Husband (Hornchurch), Lawrence in Chimps (Ipswich), Sven in Joking Apart and Dennis in One for the Road (Mill at Sonning); and Out of Order and It Runs in the Family with Ray Cooney on two P&O World Cruises.
Nick's television series include Carrott's Nib, Hello Mum, Fast Forward, Playaway, Number 73, WYSIWYG and Jackanory, all of which he also wrote for; other writing credits include sketches for Not the Nine O'clock News, 3 of a Kind, Spitting Image and Smith & Jones.
Other TV appearances include Close to the Enemy, Doc Martin, Doctors, Casualty, The Bill, Heartbeat, Justin's House, Nuzzle & Scratch, Scoop; since 2008 he has played the Market Inspector, Mr Lister in EastEnders.
On radio Nick has made hundreds of recordings and was in three series of Son of Cliché and In One Ear, which both won Sony awards for best comedy.