Moran in France, October 2010
|Born||Nicholas James Moran
23 December 1969
East End of London, England
Nicholas James "Nick" Moran (born 23 December 1969) is an English actor, writer, producer and director, best known for his role as Eddy the card sharp in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. He appeared as Scabior in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.
Moran was born in the East End of London, to a hairdresser mother and an Automobile Association worker father. He grew up on the South Oxhey council estate near Watford and the Greater London boundary. In Moran's spare time he practices karate.
Moran first hit film appearance was in 1990 alongside Roger Daltrey and Chesney Hawkes, in Buddy's Song (1990). He then went on to star with Britpack waifs Hans Matheson and Samantha Morton in a Coky Giedroyc short, The Future Lasts a Long Time (1996). In Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), he shared the screen with Jason Statham, Dexter Fletcher, Jason Flemyng, Vinnie Jones and British rocker Sting, the last of whom played the role of his father, JD.
Moran co-starred with John Hurt in New Blood (1999), and also starred with Joseph Fiennes, Sadie Frost and Tara FitzGerald in Rancid Aluminium (2000). In 2001, he played the role of Aramis in The Musketeer, a film loosely based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic novel, The Three Musketeers. The film co-starred Catherine Deneuve, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea and Bill Treacher, with Justin Chambers in the role of D'Artagnan.
Moran has also had a number of stage appearances; his first job was understudying the lead in Blood Brothers in London's West End. He was in the original cast of Nick Grosso's Real Classy Affair at the Royal Court Theatre. Subsequent appearances include Paul Webb's Four Nights in Knaresborough, Look Back in Anger both in 2001, Alfie in 2003, and The Countess in 2005.
Moran co-wrote the play Telstar with James Hicks. It is a dramatisation of the life of Joe Meek, one of Britain's early independent record producers, who had a massive worldwide hit with the Tornados' 1962 Telstar single.
The play was directed by Paul Jepson and was staged at the New Ambassadors Theatre, London, 21 June-12 September 2005. This was the play's West End début after a successful small-scale National Tour that featured stars such as Linda Robson, Adam Rickitt and Con O'Neill.
After his directorial début in Telstar, Moran went on to film The Kid, an adaptation of Kevin Lewis's book of the same name.
- Hard Days, Hard Nights (1989) .... Rick
- Buddy's Song (1990) .... Mike
- The Future Lasts a Long Time (1996) .... Matt
- Clancy's Kitchen (1996) .... Ivan
- Miss Monday (1998) .... Jeremy
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) .... Eddie
- The Rules of Engagement (1999) .... Jimmy
- New Blood (1999) .... Danny White
- Star! Star! (1999) .... Anatol
- Rancid Aluminium (2000) .... Harry the dealer
- Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry (2000) .... Christie Malry
- The Proposal (2001) .... Terry Martin
- Another Life (2001) .... Percy Thompson
- The Musketeer (2001) .... Aramis
- White Bits (2002) .... Dave
- Ant Muzak (2002) .... Goddard
- Ashes and Sand (2002) .... Daniel
- Ten Minutes (2003) .... Andy
- Noise Control (2003) .... The Pilot (RAF Fighter jet pilot)
- Chaos and Cadavers (2003) .... Edward Taggert
- The Baby Juice Express (2004) .... Des
- Spivs (2004) .... Steve
- Soccer Dog: European Cup (2004) .... Bryan MacGreggor
- American Daylight (2004) .... Lawrence Stokowski
- The Last Drop (2005) .... Cpl Ives
- Silent Partner (2005) .... Gordon Patrick
- Puritan (2005) .... Simon Puritan
- The Pistachio Nut (2005) .... Peter Hall
- The Amazing Grace (2006) .... John Newton
- Clubbing to Death (2007) .... Mark
- Prisoners of the Sun (2007) .... Adam Prime
- Goal! 3: Taking on the World (2009) .... Nick Ashworth
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) .... Scabior
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) .... Scabior
- Heartbeat – "Keep on Running" (1992) Rick Parker
- Eldorado (1992) Jim
- Casualty – "Money Talks" (1992) Jez
- The Bill – "A Bitter Pill" (1997) .... Paul Shea, and "Picking Up the Pieces" (1995) Todd Grant
- Midsomer Murders – "Blood Will Out" (1999) Michael Smith
- CI5: The New Professionals – "Miss Hit" (1999) Tony Radelli
- Born To Shine – ITV (2011)
- Mr Selfridge – ITV (2012) Reg Towler
- The Wrong Mans – Stevens
- By Any Means – Jamie Caine
- The Great Train Robbery - Jack Slipper
- Nick Moran at the Internet Movie Database
- "Nick Moran Biography (1968–)". Filmreference.com. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010.
- McGrath, Nick (8 February 2013). "Nick Moran: My family values". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "Film hardman Nick mugged at knife point". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
- "Artists details, Ken McReddie Associates Ltd". Ken McReddie Associates Ltd. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
- Nick Moran in Harry Potter
- "Nick Moran". BBC News. 3 November 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- Telstar at the Internet Movie Database
- Jaafar, Ali (2 February 2009). "'The Kid' unveils key cast". Variety. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
- The Kid at the Internet Movie Database
- Nick Moran at the Internet Movie Database
- http://www.musicomh.com/theatre/telstar.htm "Telstar" – The play