Nick Blood

Actor Biography

British actor, writer and director Nick Blood was born in London and trained at LAMDA. Nick made his professional stage debut in 2009 in The Priory, at The Royal Court Theatre. In the same year he set up his own theatre company, called WE. BUY. GOLD, with debut show Inches Apart, winning the Old Vic New Voices Theatre 503 Award. In 2010, he went on to perform in the modern adaptation of the Jacobean tragedy Women Beware Women at The National Theatre, directed by award-winning Marianne Elliott.

In 2010, Blood was featured in BBC Three's Stanley Park opposite Holliday Grainger and Antonia Thomas. He also played the gay fashion assistant in BBC One's drama series Material Girl, alongside Dervla Kirwan and Lenora Crichlow. Following this, he starred in the BBC's critically acclaimed three part TV series Combat Kids, and in 2011 he played the guest lead in the BAFTA winning E4 series, Misfits. He then went on to star in the first three series of SKY ONE's Trollied, co-starring Jane Horrocks.

In October 2011 Blood played the lead, 'Stuart Sutcliffe,' in the West End musical Backbeat, which told the story of the formation and early years of The Beatles, which ran at the Duke of York's theatre until March 2012. In January 2012, he was seen in the three-part drama Public Enemies, created by multi-award-winning writer Tony Marchant and directed by Dearbhla Walsh for BBC One. 2012 also saw him land the role of 'Dave Famous' in the film Spike Island, which received a nomination at the 2012 British independent Film Awards. Following this, Blood went on to feature in the final series of the BAFTA Award-winning BBC Three comedy, Him & Her, and was most recently seen in the second series of ITV's mystery drama, The Bletchley Circle.

Last February, Blood starred in Channel 4's feature-length pilot for the comedy-drama series Babylon, written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle. The six-part series starring Brit Marling, James Nesbitt, Daniel Kaluuya, Adam Deacon, Bertie Carvel and Jill Halfpenny will return this autumn.