Nick was born in Leeds on 4th October 1980 and on leaving school was offered a place at Cambridge university but instead chose to study geophysics at the university of Durham, graduating with a First. Whilst at Durham he became involved in the local comedy circuits but on leaving did accept an offer from Cambridge to read for a doctorate in seismology. However he never completed his course because, after joining the Footlights Revue and appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe he was spotted by a BBC producer who offered him radio work. He has since appeared in numerous sitcoms – ‘Miranda’, ‘Life’s Too Short’ and most notably as the annoying promotions manager in Jessica Knappett’s ‘Drifters’. In 2014 his persona of Mr Swallow attracted huge critical claim in a comic reworking of Dracula on stage and two years later he was similarly lauded as this time Mr Swallow took on the role of Harry Houdini, appearing nightly in a glass tank like Houdini himself, the show transferring from Edinburgh and opening in London’s Soho theatre in 2017.