Nicholas has worked in film, television and theatre in Australia, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Spain. His first feature film role in Rolf De Heer’s acclaimed Bad Boy Bubby won him the Australian Film Industry Award for Best Actor. More recently he played in Storm Ashwood’s debut feature The School, to be released later this year, and was a series regular in Foxtel’s Picnic at Hanging Rock and Erin Goode’s Jade of Death, for which he won Best Actor at the Denver Series-Fest 2018.
Nicholas made his writer/director debut with the play Little Gods in 2013. He directed the sell-out production of Joel Drake Johnson’s Four Places for Outhouse Theatre in July 2014, and his own play Five Properties of Chainmale for Griffin Independent, 2015. He directed the short film Like Gold for The Hub Studio (2017), and is producing Peter Hanlon’s The Reckoning of Christian Spencer in late 2018.
Nicholas has taught master-classes in acting and directing around the world, from the Helsinki School of Arts to Los Unidos Artistas (Portugal), to The Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney.
Nicholas was awarded a PhD in Performance Studies in 2011.