After training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Nicola’s first professional role was playing the American companion Peri in Doctor Who opposite both Peter Davison and Colin Baker; a part she played for 3 years. Other TV credits include Black Adder’s aChristmas Carol; Casualty; Cravings; Wild Seed; Animal Ark; Doctors; Holby City;Love in Hyde Park;My Family (twice); the award winning comedy 10% ers,and 3 series of The Biz.
West End theatre includes Killing Jessica (Karen-lead) (Savoy) and the award winning productions of both Strive (Girl-lead) (Duke of York’s) and Tom Stoppard’s Award winning Rock ‘n’ Roll (Candida) (Duke of York’s).
Other leading theatre roles include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf(Honey), Twelfth Night (Olivia); Skin Deepand Come on Jeeves, (Chester Gateway) Secret Garden (Martha) (Leicester) Spring’s Awakening and Absurd Person Singular (Eva), (Vienna’s English Theatre); The Ride Down Mount Morgan(Leah) (Derby Playhouse) and touring in lead roles in So Long on Lonely Street; The Great Gatsby(Daisy Buchanan); Dinner With George; Home Truths; A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Hermia); Don’t Look Now (Laura) and various Pantomime leads.
Acclaimed fringe productions include: Lost in Exile (Etcetera); Taboos (Hampstead) and Purple Politics (Greater London Tour) in which Nicola played twenty different characters ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Margaret Thatcher.
Film includes, Parting Shots;Stargazer, Summoned by Shadows; More than a Messiah; The Airzone Solution; Just Another Page;The Theory of Everything; The Telegram Boy; The Untold Story; The Wager; and the controversial drama documentary on Princess Diana’s inquest, There are Dark Forces.
Audio recordings include too many works to name for Radio and Big Finish Productions, for whom she also directed episodes of Judge Dreddand Unit (with David Tennant).
This year Nicola was also seen on the quiz show Pointless Celebrities.