Jeremy Nicholas is an actor, writer, broadcaster and musician. He was born in Wellington, Shropshire, raised in Stafford and educated in Gloucestershire (Wycliffe College, 1957-64). For some reason, his first job was as a trainee manager in a Wolverhampton department store, He was, quite justifiably, given the sack after nine months. and then trained for three years at the Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art.
His early stage career included Edward II and Richard II (with Ian McKellen) and two years at the famed Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow. He won an Olivier Award nomination for his acclaimed solo performance of his own adaptation of Three Men In A Boat at London’s May Fair Theatre which subsequently toured the UK, was filmed for Channel 4, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and recorded for Argos Spoken Word. He has starred in national tours of Beyond the Fringe, Relatively Speaking, Canaries Sometimes Sing and An Ideal Husband among others.
On television, he has played leading roles in series (The Pickwick Papers, The Good Companions, Wish Me Luck, Outside Edge), sit-coms (The Upper Hand, Birds of a Feather), a soap (Crossroads), and popular dramas such as London’s Burning and Heartbeat. He has also appeared in two of the worst films in the history of cinema: Turtle Diary and Ishtar.