has had extensive experience in audio drama, as actor, writer,
director, producer, script editor, sound designer and composer.
In his work for Big Finish Productions, he has been responsible
for some of the company's most successful releases. He has directed
Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann. Last
year, he directed Sir Derek Jacobi in Robert Shearman's audio
play Deadline. His proudest achievement has been the critically
acclaimed Dalek Empire, for which he is just finishing
work on the third series. He has also directed, script-edited
and sound designed for the 2000 AD range, working on Judge
Dredd and Strontium Dog.
Back in his youth, Nick set out to be an actor.
He went to Rose Bruford College, learnt how to act, got an honours
degree and left college intending to be an actor. What actually
happened was that he ended up working in publishing (editing Film
Review) and learning the black arts of tv marketing at the
Sci-Fi Channel. Luckily, somewhere along the way, former Doctor
Who Colin Baker gave him a leg-up into the theatre. As a result,
Nick found himself doing rep, panto and tours in theatres throughout
the country. Favourite roles include Rochester in Jane Eyre,
Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, Tom in The Norman Conquests,
Karl in Verdict, Sherlock Holmes in The Speckled Band
and Larry in Closer. In 2004, he directed Little Voice
in Chesterfield and Middlesborough and played Dracula in the Theatre
Royal Nottingham's summer thriller season.
A significant part of Nick's work with Big Finish
has been giving voice to the dreaded Daleks, as a result of which
he was recently hired to provide a Dalek voice for the latest
series of the award-winning sitcom Coupling.
Nick has also written for the Channel 5 soap
opera Family Affairs. He has directed theatre productions
of Wait Until Dark, Private Lives, Woman in Mind,
Murder with Love, Deadly Nightcap, House Guest
and Night Must Fall.
Last year, Nick directed and sound designed the
radio sitcom pilot Nebulous for Baby Cow Productions (starring
The League of Gentleman's Mark Gatiss and internationally
renowned movie actor David Warner). Nebulous has now been
picked up for a six-part series on Radio 4, which Nick will be
directing and sound designing.
Nick and Noise Monster producer John Ainsworth
have had a long, fruitful and fun working relationship over the
years, which is why Nick is keenly looking forward to working
on the many exciting Noise Monster productions to come.