Nicholas Farrell

Nicholas Farrell

Born in
Essex, England, UK

Nicholas Farrell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Criminal Justice (UK) TV Show
Criminal Justice (UK)
The Diary of Anne Frank (UK) TV Show
The Diary of Anne Frank (UK)
Talk To Me (UK) TV Show
Talk To Me (UK)
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (UK) TV Show
Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (UK)
Casualty 1907 (UK) TV Show
Casualty 1907 (UK)
Casualty 1909 (UK) TV Show
Casualty 1909 (UK)
Persuasion (UK) (2007) TV Show
Persuasion (UK) (2007)
Lipstick on Your Collar (UK) TV Show
Lipstick on Your Collar (UK)
The Riff Raff Element (UK) TV Show
The Riff Raff Element (UK)
Mansfield Park 1983 TV Show
Mansfield Park 1983
Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (UK) TV Show
Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Nicholas Farrell (born Nicholas Frost, in 1955) is an English stage, film and television actor. His early screen career included the role of Aubrey Montague in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. In 1983, he starred as Edmund Bertram in a television adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park. In 1984, he appeared in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and The Jewel in the Crown.
Since then, his film and television work has included several screen adaptations of Shakespeare's works, including Kenneth Branagh's 1996 Hamlet , in which he played Horatio, a role he had played previously with Branagh for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also appeared in film adaptations of Twelfth Night (1996), Othello (1995) and In the Bleak Midwinter (1995). He provided the voice of Hamlet for the animated television adaptation Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992).
Other television appearances have included two Agatha Christie's Poirot movies, Sharpe's Regiment, To Play the King, Torchwood and Collision. He has also appeared in episodes of Lovejoy, Foyle's War, Absolute Power, Spooks, Midsomer Murders, Drop the Dead Donkey and Casualty.
Farrell's theatre work includes performances of The Cherry Orchard, Camille, and The Crucible as well as Royal Shakespeare Company productions of The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet.
He is married to Scottish actress Stella Gonet.

Selected film and television appearances

Film credits include:
Amazing Grace (2007)
Driving Lessons (2006) as Robert Marshall
Bloody Sunday (2002) as Brigadier Maclellan
Charlotte Gray (2001) as Mr. Jackson
Pearl Harbor (2001) as RAF Squadron Leader
Legionnaire (1998) as Mackintosh
Hamlet (1996) as Horatio
The Treasure Seekers (1996)
Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1996) as Antonio
Othello (1995) as Montano
In the Bleak Midwinter (US title A Midwinter's Tale) (1995) as Tom Newman (Laertes, Fortinbras, and messengers)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) as Sir Hugh Belcher
Chariots of Fire (1981) as Aubrey Montague
Television credits include:
Collision (2009) as Guy Pearson
Torchwood (2009) as Prime Minister Brian Green
Casualty 1909 (2009) as Chairman Sydney Holland
The Diary of Anne Frank (2009) as Mr. Dussell
Casualty 1907 (2008) as Sydney Holland
Persuasion (2007) as Mr. Musgrove
Casualty 1906 (2006) as Sydney Holland
Agatha Christie's Poirot- The Mystery of the Blue Train (2005) as Major Knighton
Jericho, To Murder and Create (2005) as Charles Hewitt
Trial & RetributionVIII: Blue Eiderdown (2004) as Jonathan Southwood MP
Foyle's War, The Funk Hole (2003) as Chief Inspector James Collier
Absolute Power, Mr Fox (2003) as Simon Wellington
Spooks, The Rose Bed Memoirs (2002) as Richard Maynard
The Jury (2002) as Jeremy Crawford (Juror #5)
Sparkhouse (2002) as Paul Lawton
Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll" (1999) as Howard Brookes
Midsomer Murders, Strangler's Wood (1999) as John Merrill
The Choir (1995) as Leo Beckford
Drop the Dead Donkey, Dave and Diana (1996) as Martin Jones
Sharpe's Regiment (1996) as Lord Fenner
Bramwell (1995) as Major Stuart Hyde
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994) as Paul Moran
To Play the King (1993) as David Mycroft
The Riff Raff Element (1993)
Lipstick on Your Collar" (1993) as Maj. Church
Agatha Christie's Poirot- The ABC Murders (1992) as Donald Fraser
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Hamlet (1992) as Hamlet (voice)
Casualty, Facing Up (1991) as Phil Byron
Lovejoy, The Italian Venus (1991) as Douglas Holden
The Jewel in the Crown (1984) as Teddy Bingham
Mansfield Park(1983) as Edmund Bertram
The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1981) as Edward Robinson
Matador (1978) as Jim Donaldson

  • Plays the clarinet.

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