Nicholas Young

Nicholas Young

Jun. 11th, 1949
Born in
London, England, UK

Nicholas Young's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Tomorrow People (UK) TV Show
The Tomorrow People (UK)
Kessler (UK) TV Show
Kessler (UK)
Prospects (UK) TV Show
Prospects (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Educated at preparatory school followed by The Corona Stage School, Nicholas Young was already in his early 20s when he auditioned for the role of "John" in "The Tomorrow People". Prior to landing the role, he appeared in The Children's Film Foundation production Eagle Rock, the little remembered television series The Flying Swan and Front Page Story, Upstairs Downstairs and a number of one-off television plays including The Connoisseur, directed by Waris Hussien (whose credits include the first ever Dr. Who). In addition, while working on The Tomorrow People he featured in the two-part Space 1999 story The Bringers of Wonder (the first broadcast on August 4, 1977) as Peter Rockwell, and, in the same year, played alongside Jon Pertwee (the 3rd incarnation of Dr. Who) as a young gangster called Legs Luigi in the film Adventures of a Private Eye.

Young was the only cast member to stay with the series for its entire 6 year run. After its conclusion in 1979, he appeared in numerous other programs including the series Kessler, and Cymbelene (part of the BBC Shakespeare series); perhaps more famously he appeared as a Jeremy Beadle stooge in over 40 sketches for Game for a Laugh and Beadle's About. More recently, he has worked as a theatrical agent, representing, among others, Philip Gilbert. The two were reunited once again in 2001, as they reprised their roles as John and TIM for the new Tomorrow People audio adventures released by Big Finish Productions.

  • After the Tomorrow People wrapped production, he became a talent agent. One of the clients he represented was actor Philip Gilbert, who played the voice of "TIM" on the Tomorrow People. He is still a talent Agent to this day who represents some of the most presigious British and International actors.
  • Has 2 children. A daughter born in 1990 and one son born in 1992.
  • He was one of the first people in the UK to own a VCR. In 1973 he paid GBP 450.00 for a Phillips video recorder (today that amount would be GBP 4,500). He said he used it to impress the ladies by popping in video cassettes of himself on TV shows to get "some action" and it worked!

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