Nicholas graduated from RADA in 1957 and has since worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio.
His theatre work includes Portrait of a Queen (Vaudeville Theatre/ Broadway), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), The Mikado (Prince of Wales Theatre), Ten Little Indians (Granville Theatre, Ramsgate), Doctor in the House (EB Productions Tour), My Fair Lady (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham), Romeo and Juliet (Ludlow Festival), Who Dunnit? (Gallery Productions), The Plain Dealer (RSC), The Plantagenets (RSC), School for Scandal (Holland Park Theatre), The Relapse (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre), How the Other Half Loves (CCP Productions/ Tour), Me and My Girl (Pola Jones/ Noel Gay/ Tour), As You Like It (Open Air Theatre, Canizzaro Park), Aladdin (Alhambra Theatre, Bradford), Lloyd George Knew My Father (Watermill Theatre), I Have Been Here Before (Middle Ground Theatre Company), Charles Milverton in The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Middle Ground Theatre Company), Major General in Pirates of Penzance (UK Productions), Baron Hardup in Cinderella (Paul Holman Associates), and Alderman Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (UK Productions), Stanley in Sylvia’s Wedding (Mill at Sonning) Baptisa in Taming of The Shrew and Doctor in Macbeth (Theatre Unbound Ltd) Baron Hardup in Cinderella (UK Productions). He is about to play The Butler in Murdered To Death (UK Productions).
Nicholas played Mr Rumbold in ten series of Are You Being Served (BBC), and two series of Grace and Favour (BBC). Other TV credits include A Tale of Two Cities (3eps), A Man Like That, The Frost Report, The Big Man Coughed and Died, The Fiction Makers, Danger Island (Series), Softly Softly, Another Day Another Dollar, Champion House – Man Running, The Scriblerus Club, The Flaxton Boys, The First Churchills, Up Pompeii, Doctor in the House, The Liver Birds, Act of Betrayal, Budgie, Zingalong, Kindly Leave the Kerb, Paul Temple – Death Sentence, Them, Ace of Wands – The Eye of Ra (4 eps), The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes – A Message From the Deep Sea, Crime of Passion – Lina, In For a Penny – Dan & The Steps of El Cid, Z-Cars (several eps), Harriet’s Back in Town, Sir Yellow, Whodunnit? – A Knife in the Back, 30 Minute Theatre – Bad Day at the Office, Dr in Charge, Village Hall, The Sweeney, And Mother Makes Five, Top Town, Wings of Song, The Brain of Trevor, Worzel Gummidge, Who’s Baby, and Kelly. He played Mr Spottletoe in Martin Chuzzlewit (BBC), George IV in Victorian Values. He recently filmed the new series Revolver (BBC Choice).
Nicholas’s film work includes Salt and Pepper, A Walk With Love and Death (20th Century Fox), The Twelve Chairs, The Canterbury Tales, Baxter, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (Hammer Films), Tea and Bullets (Simon Hunter Productions), Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Aram Films), The Smarter Brother of Sherlock Holmes (20th Century Fox), Federico Fellini’s Casanova, and the Chaplain in the British comedy film What Rats Won’t Do (Rat Productions for Working Title).