Adam Nagaitis

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Adam Matthew Nagaitis (/nəˈɡtɪs/;[1]) is a British actor best known for his roles as Caulker's Mate Cornelius Hickey in the AMC television series The Terror and firefighter Vasily Ignatenko in the HBO miniseries Chernobyl.[2] Nagaitis is a graduate of the Stella Adler Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Life and studies[edit]

Adam Nagaitis was born in Chorley, Lancashire.[3] In 2002, his father died after being struck by a bus while shopping in Manchester.[4]

At age 19, he left the UK to study acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York, from which he graduated in 2007.[5][6] Following this, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He graduated from RADA with a BA in Acting in 2012.[7][8]



Year Title Role
2020 Gunpowder Milkshake Virgil
2018 The Commuter Jimmy
2017 The Man with the Iron Heart Karel Čurda
2015 Suffragette Mr Cummins
2014 Peterman (original title In The Blood) Dave
2014 The Inbetweeners 2 Pete
2014 '71 Jimmy


Year Title Role
2019 A Christmas Carol Fred
2019 Chernobyl Vasily Ignatenko
2018 The Terror Cornelius Hickey
2016 To Walk Invisible Branwell Brontë
2016 Houdini & Doyle George Gudgett
2015 Banished Private Buckley
2015 Code of a Killer Ian Whenby
2014 Happy Valley Brett McKendrick


Year Title Role Channel
2017 The Archivist Ben BBC Radio 4
2012 The Christmas Diaries Joseph BBC Radio 4 Extra
2012 55 and Over Sam BBC Radio 4
2012 The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman Derek/Coach Driver BBC Radio 4
2012 Une Vie Julien BBC Radio 4


  1. ^ "60 seconds With... Adam Nagaitis". BAFTA Guru. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (23 May 2018). "'Terror' Breakout Adam Nagaitis Joins HBO Miniseries 'Chernobyl'". Variety. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "For the love of it – Glass talks to rising star British actor Adam Nagaitis". The Glass Magazine. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Second tragedy for family - brother". Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  5. ^ "ADAM NAGAITIS". Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  6. ^ "ADAM NAGAITIS ('07) STARS IN HBO MINISERIES "CHERNOBYL"". Stella Adler Studio of Acting. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Adam Nagaitis — RADA". Fabrique, Retrieved 27 May 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "Adam Nagaitis". 1883 Magazine. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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