Born in 1952 Nick grew up in Kent and was educated at Gravesend School for Boys and Christ Church, Oxford where he read English, obtaining an M.A., 2nd Class Hons.
He moved to London to begin his career at the BBC as a Studio Manager in Radio, soon moving to Television as an Assistant Producer in Presentation.
In 1983 he took a year out to work as a Flotilla Skipper in the Sporades Islands of Greece before returning to the BBC to take a Producer job in Presentation.
In 1986 he left again to pursue his other love – the theatre, and moved to the West Country to attend the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on a Director’s Attachment. For the next 24 years he worked freelance in both television and theatre before beginning an academic career on a part-time basis for both Bournemouth and Aberystwyth Universities. In September 2010 he took up a full-time post as Senior Lecturer in Television Production at Bournemouth University
Throughout his career Nick has continued to pursue his interest in creative and dramatic writing with 2 stage plays and 3 screenplays to his name.
He is currently developing his UK/Thai feature Bangkok Butterfly with Christopher Granier-Deferre at Poisson Rouge Pictures, and he was recently commissioned to write the screenplay for CLP Productions' Free to Be (W/T).
His beginner’s guide to TV production - Directing Television: A Professional Survival Guide - was published by Bloomsbury in May 2012. It is available in paperback and on Kindle. And his chapter on creating Bangkok Butterfly has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan in Queer Adaptation. His academic research has led to 5 published international conference papers