After reading Drama & English at Kent University Nick 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 NEWSREVUE in the West End; GUYS & DOLLS in Chichester; TWO INTO ONE at the Menier 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 BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS and NO SEX, PLEASE-WE’RE BRITISH; Rosencrantz in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (Salibury), 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 FAMLY with Ray Cooney on two P&O World Cruises.
Nick has performed as Pantomime Dame every Christmas since 2000.
Nick’s television series include CARROTT’S LIB, 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, and since 2008 in EASTENDERS as Mr Lister.
Later this year Nick can be seen in the film SAMARIA, part of the Hakan Nesser Intrigo trilogy.
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.