Nick Mohammed

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Nick Mohammed
Born Nicholas George Mohammed
(1980-10-04) 4 October 1980 (age 33)[1]
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 2007 - Present
Website
http://www.nickmohammed.com/

Nick Mohammed (born 4 October 1980) is a British comedian, actor and writer.

Early life[edit]

Mohammed was educated at Abbey Grange High School. He turned down an offer from Cambridge University and chose Durham University, where he was a member of St Aidan's College[2] and played violin in the university orchestra.[3] He had auditioned for the Durham Revue twice but failed to get in and instead frequented the local comedy circuit.[4] After graduating with a first in geophysics, he commenced doctoral studies in seismology at Magdalene College, Cambridge and had a job for an oil company lined up.[5][6] His interest in comedy prompted him to audition for the Footlights, which he did successfully.[7] Following a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he was contacted by a BBC producer. He then left Cambridge without finishing his PhD to pursue a career in comedy.

Career[edit]

Mohammed has featured in the second series of BBC One’s Reggie Perrin and was a co-presenter in BBC Three comedy series The King Is Dead alongside Simon Bird and Katy Wix. He has made guest appearances in Pete & Dud: The Lost Sketches, Miranda, How Not to Live Your Life and Life's Too Short.

Following his hit BBC Radio 4 debut (Quarters), Mohammed’s second series Nick Mohammed in Bits attracted further critical acclaim.[8]

Mohammed was a cast member of BAFTA-nominated CBBC sketch show Sorry, I've Got No Head and supported Angelos Epithemiou (as one of his radio show characters, Mr. Swallow) on his 2010 national tour.

Mohammed is also developing The Making of Mr. Swallow for BBC Television and is writing and starring in an original comedy-drama Magic for Channel 4 as part of the Coming Up Scheme. He also appears in the new CBBC show 'Hank Zipzer' as Mr.Love.

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