Burley at the premiere of StreetDance 3D
26 December 1986 |
Harehills, Leeds, England
Nichola Ann Burley (born 26 December 1986) is an English actress. She is best known for her roles in Born Equal, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Goldplated, Death Comes to Pemberley, Donkey Punch, and StreetDance 3D.
Burley was born in Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire. A former pupil of Leeds' Intake High School, Bramley Burley also attended the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the city as well as spending 5 years at the Walton School of Theatre Dance.
She's had guest roles in The Ghost Squad, in November 2005, and Shameless in February 2006. In September 2006 Channel 4 show Goldplated debuted with Burley playing a main role in the ensemble cast. Although a second series was never commissioned due to low ratings.
In November 2006 she received fame for her role as Zoe, in Savage's improvised, one-off BBC drama Born Equal. The BBC described the show as one which "addresses social inequality in Britain today." Directed and written by Savage again, the film also starred Robert Carlyle, Anne-Marie Duff and Colin Firth. As part of her research for the show she travelled to meet young runaways in London.
In 2010, she appeared in the dance film StreetDance 3D as the lead role alongside George Sampson, Diversity and Flawless. She portrays Isabella Linton in a 2011 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights. She appeared as Witney Whitehead in the BBC drama Candy Cabs which began on 5 April 2011. She also starred in one episode of crime drama Lewis on ITV 1.
|2005||Love + Hate||Michelle|
|2011||Wuthering Heights||Isabella Linton|
|2005||The Ghost Squad||Natalie||Episode: "Heroes"|
|2006||Drop Dead Gorgeous||Cathy McAleer||5 episodes|
|2008||Spooks: Code 9||Lizzie||Episode #1.3|
|2009||Inspector George Gently||Fawn Granger||Episode: "Gently in the Night"|
|2009||The Fixer||Savanna Ford||2 episodes|
|2011||Lewis||Karen Wilde||Episode: "The Mind Has Mountains"|
|2011||Candy Cabs||Whitney Whiteburn / Witney Whitehead||3 episodes|
|2011||Scott & Bailey||Hannah Conway||Episode #1.3|
|2013||Southcliffe||Sarah Gould||2 episodes|
|2013||The Syndicate||Bethany||3 episodes|
|2013||Death Comes to Pemberley||Louisa Bidwell|
- Conway, Sean; "Interview: Nichola Burley" Guardian.co.uk, 3 February 2009 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
- "Biography of Nichola Burley".
- Escape to Bollywood BBC.co.uk, 5 June 2007 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
- "Profile: Love + Hatev (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
- Sawyer, Miranda; "Blondes as bold as brass" Guardian.co.uk, 24 September 2006 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
- Busfield, Steve; "What now for Goldplated and Tripping Over?" Guardian.co.uk, 6 December 2006 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
- Berry, Kevin; "Bollywood Jane" TheStage.co.uk 7 June 2007 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
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