Andy Nyman

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Andy Nyman
Born (1966-04-13) 13 April 1966 (age 48)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Residence London
Nationality British

Andy Nyman (born 13 April 1966) is an English actor and magician.

Life and career[edit]

Nyman was born in Leicester, Leicestershire. He first came to note with his performance as a hard-nosed director in Musical! and then as Keith Whitehead in the film of the Martin Amis novel, Dead Babies. He has played lead roles in Jon Avnet's Emmy award winning film Uprising (NBC) as a Polish freedom fighter and in Coney Island Baby as a gay French gun dealer. In 2006, he played Gordon in Severance, and in 2008 appeared as Patrick, a sleazy reality show producer in Charlie Brooker's E4 horror satire Dead Set, and suffers the most violent death in the series, being decapitated and disembowelled.[1]

Nyman had four films due for release over 2006–2007: London-based romantic comedy Are You Ready for Love?; Wild Romance, a bio-pic of 1970s Dutch musician Herman Brood; and improvised gangster thriller Played where he stars opposite Vinnie Jones, Val Kilmer and Gabriel Byrne. The film was released by Lionsgate Entertainment in 2007. Nyman appeared as one of the leads in the latest Frank Oz film, Death at a Funeral. He stars opposite Matthew Macfadyen, Ewen Bremner and Keeley Hawes. The film was released by MGM in 2007.[1]

In 2002, he featured in one episode of The League of Gentlemen, during its third series.[1]

Nyman is also a magician and the co-creator and co-writer of the Derren Brown TV shows Derren Brown – Mind Control and Trick of the Mind. He and Brown wrote Russian Roulette, Séance, and Messiah, as well as three series of Trick of the Mind. He also co-wrote and co-directed four of Brown's stage shows,[2] all of which have toured and played the West End. For Something Wicked This Way Comes they were awarded the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. Their fourth show Enigma was also nominated for Olivier Award 2010.[1]

Nyman won the award for best actor at the 2006 Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film for his role as Colin Frampton in Shut Up and Shoot Me. He was nominated for the Lew Grade Award at the 2007 BAFTA Awards for his work on Derren Brown: The Heist. He shared the nomination with fellow collaborators Derren Brown, Simon Mills and Ben Caron.[1]

In December 2008 he appeared in BBC Four's supernatural drama series Crooked House.[1]

In February 2010 he co-wrote (with Jeremy Dyson), directed and starred in the horror play Ghost Stories.[1]

In April 2011 he starred in a new British sitcom, Campus.[1] Also in 2011, Nyman starred in a limited-release film, The Glass Man, alongside James Cosmo and Neve Campbell, written and directed by Cristian Solimeno.

Since February 2013 he has voiced several roles in the British animated children's series, Sarah & Duck.

In August 2014, Nyman was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.[3]



Television work includes:


Film work includes:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Andy Nyman on IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Actor". Andy Nyman. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories | Politics". 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 

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