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Nick Pickard in 2007
16 April 1975
|Other names||Nicholas Pickard|
|Relatives||John Pickard (brother)|
Nicholas "Nick" Pickard (born 16 April 1975 in Surrey) is an English actor, best known for his role as Tony Hutchinson on soap opera Hollyoaks. He is currently the longest serving cast member and appeared in the very first episode in 1995. Since then the character of Tony has developed and viewers have seen him with numerous girlfriends and run-ins with the local students.
In his 1987 movie debut, Pickard played Mio, the lead role in Mio in the Land of Faraway, alongside Christian Bale and Christopher Lee. There he is credited as Nicholas Pickard. In 1994, Pickard also played a minor role in EastEnders, appearing as a young homeless boy, who was burnt to death when Phil Mitchell torched Frank Butcher's car-lot in an insurance scam. He also appeared in music videos for Mike + The Mechanics ("Over My Shoulder") and Roxette ("Almost Unreal").
In addition to his Filmography part, Pickard appeared as well in other TV shows including Us Girls and If You Were Me.
Pickard is older brother of John Pickard. Pickard is also the owner of several Sheffield restaurants in the Ecclesall Road. He has a daughter named Ellie Pickard, and he previously dated former co-star Joanna Taylor (Geri Hudson). He is a dedicated Chelsea F.C. fan. In his spare time Pickard enjoys sports, particularly football and squash. He plays regularly and runs the Mersey TV football team, taking on the roles of gaffer, manager and kitboy. He is also the captain of the Hollyoaks Team whenever there are celebrity football matches. He is supporting the School Food Trust across England, in order to encourage children to eat healthy food.
|1987||Mio in the Land of Faraway||Bosse / Mio|
|1990||You Rang, M'Lord?||Boy Factory Worker|
|1991||Now That It's Morning||Ian|
|1993||ROXETTE - Almost Unreal (video clip)||Lead role|
|1994||Mike + The Mechanics - Over My Shoulder||Schoolboy in love|
|1994||EastEnders||Young Homeless Boy|
|1999||Brookside: Double Take!||Rosco Main|
|2001||Hollyoaks: Movin' On||Tony Hutchinson|
|2007||The Weakest Link - #1019||Himself/Contestant|
|2007||the British Soap Awards 2007||Himself|
|2007||For King and Country||Captain Philip Levaul-Grimwood|
|2009||Hollyoaks: Later||Tony Hutchinson|
|2009||Hollyoaks: The Good, The Bad & The Gorgeous||Tony Hutchinson / Jack Dawson|
|2010||SING FOR ENGLAND - HOLLYOAKS (video clip)||Himself|
Pickard was cast as the star Aaron Spacehero in the satirical 24hr Sci-Fi Soap Opera. His adversary was Jeffrey M. Magnesium. Pickard left Hollyoaks in 2008 before returning shortly then ending his role late 2008, It was decided a new cast member would join Diane O'connor to be his wife, this started in 2010 and Still runs onto today.
|2001||Nominated||British Soap Award||Best Comedy Performance - Hollyoaks|
|2002||Nominated||British Soap Award||Best Comedy Performance - Hollyoaks|
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