Nick Moran

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Nick Moran
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Moran in France, October 2010
Born Nicholas James Moran[1]
(1969-12-23) 23 December 1969 (age 44)
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.

Personal life[edit]

Moran was born in the East End of London, to a hairdresser mother and an Automobile Association worker father.[2] He grew up on the South Oxhey council estate near Watford and the Greater London boundary.[3] In Moran's spare time he practices karate.[4]

Moran fronts his own Frank Sinatra tribute band, often appearing at London's Cafe De Paris and various charity events.[5]

Film career[edit]

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.

He appeared as Scabior, a snatcher in Fenrir Greyback's gang, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.[6]

Stage career[edit]

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,[7] Look Back in Anger both in 2001, Alfie in 2003, The Countess in 2005, and from November 2013 until March 2014, as 'Juror 7' in Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre.[8]

Telstar[edit]

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.

A screen adaptation of the play, directed by Moran, was released in 2009. Con O'Neill reprised his stage role as Meek; Kevin Spacey played his financier, Major Banks.[9]

Directing[edit]

After his directorial début in Telstar, Moran went on to film The Kid, an adaptation of Kevin Lewis's book of the same name.

The film stars Rupert Friend, Ioan Gruffudd, Natascha McElhone and Liam Cunningham.[dated info][10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Moran at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Nick Moran Biography (1968–)". Filmreference.com. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  3. ^ McGrath, Nick (8 February 2013). "Nick Moran: My family values". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Film hardman Nick mugged at knife point". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Artists details, Ken McReddie Associates Ltd". Ken McReddie Associates Ltd. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Nick Moran in Harry Potter
  7. ^ "Nick Moran". BBC News. 3 November 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Fiona Mountford (12 November 2013). "Twelve Angry Men, Garrick Theatre - review". London Evening Standard (Alexander Lebedev/Evgeny Lebedev/Daily Mail and General Trust). Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Telstar at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ Jaafar, Ali (2 February 2009). "'The Kid' unveils key cast". Variety. Retrieved 16 September 2009. 
  11. ^ The Kid at the Internet Movie Database

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