Nicola Bryant

Nicola Bryant

Oct. 11th, 1960
Born in
Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
5' 3

Nicola Bryant's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Doctor Who (UK) (1963) TV Show
Doctor Who (UK) (1963)
Animal Ark (UK) TV Show
Animal Ark (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Nicola Bryant was born the daughter of a heating engineer, in 1960, in Surrey, England. She began her training in dance and music at the age of three, studying classical ballet, then jazz and tap dance, the piano, flute and guitar, and finally acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Here, apart from developing her acting skills, she continued her hobbies of golf and music. It was also during her time at drama school that Nicola married the Broadway singer, Scott Kennedy, although they later separated. Her final production at Webber Douglas was "No, No, Nanette", in which she played the lead. She was spotted by an agent, Terry Carney (William Hartnell's grand-daughter's husband), and asked to audition for the part of Peri in "Doctor Who" (1963), which she got. On leaving Doctor Who, Nicola appeared in Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988), Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993) - a Doctor Who Special, the highly successful three "Stranger" videos, and "The Airzone Solution" with Colin Baker. In 1992, she went to Los Angeles for several months before returning to the UK. In 1995, she appeared as Martine in "The Biz", a children's series, which ran for three series. She also has sung with Colin Baker, Anthony Ainley, Nicholas Courtney and a number of British pop stars on the "Doctor In Distress" record. Nicola currently lives in Surrey Hills, England with her two dogs, Harvey and Marnie.

  • She has appeared in three different productions with 'Colin Baker (I)' (qv) in which she played a companion of his with the surname Brown: _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv) (Peri Brown), The Stranger series (Miss Brown) and _The Airzone Solution (1993) (V)_ (qv) (Elenya "Ellie" Brown).
  • Studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
  • Considered going to university, reading law and becoming a barrister.

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