Nicholas Blane

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Nicholas Blane is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the Spice King in HBO series Game of Thrones.

Career[edit]

He is best known for his roles in stage productions such as Year of the Rat,[1][2] See How They Run[3][4] and Democracy.[5]

He has appeared in numerous British television and film projects, including Coronation Street (1993–2010), Heartbeat (1993–1998), Trial & Retribution (1997–2002), Dalziel and Pascoe (1997), Sharpe's Challenge (2006) and The Great Fire (2014).[5][6] He played the role of Wopsle in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations (1999) and he appeared in minor roles in The Illusionist (2006) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).[5][7]

In 2012 he starred as the Spice King in the second season of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Some Kind of Life Mr. Rawlings TV film
1999 Great Expectations Wopsle TV film
2005 Pierrepoint Governor of Strangeways
2005 Kinky Boots [5]
2006 The Illusionist Herr Doebler [5]
2006 Sharpe's Challenge Crosby TV film
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Bob [5]
2007 The Shadow in the North Mr. Harkness TV film
2009 Glorious 39 Vicar [5]
2012 National Theatre Live: The Magistrate Mr. Bullamy
2013 In Secret Chemist [7]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993–1998 Heartbeat Bank Manager / Mr. Hepplewhite / Mr. Handley 3 episodes
1993–2010 Coronation Street Mr. Stapleton / Neville Green / Judge 9 episodes
1996 The Bill Roly 1 episode ("Bounds of Decency")
1997 Dalziel and Pascoe Sir William Pledger 1 episode ("Exit Lines")
1997–2002 Trial & Retribution Derek Waugh 6 episodes
2008 Little Dorrit Lawyer 4 episodes
2009–2014 Law & Order: UK Coroner Oswald Spear 5 episodes
2010 The Tudors Sidwell 1 episode ("Natural Ally")
2010 Whitechapel Lord Hessel 1 episode ("Episode 2.2")
2012 Game of Thrones The Spice King 3 episodes
2013 Spies of Warsaw Papa Heiniger 2 episodes
2014 The Great Fire Mayor Bludworth 2 episodes
2015 The Musketeers Duc De Barville 1 episode ("A Marriage of Inconvenience")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spencer, Charles (14 March 2008). "Year of the Rat: A wasted opportunity to get to the heart of George Orwell". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Brennan, Clare (23 March 2008). "Year of the Rat". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Billington, Michael (30 June 2006). "See How Thet Run". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Benedict, David (9 July 2006). "Review: See How They Run". Variety. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Nicholas Blane". National Theatre. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Rahim, Sameer (16 October 2014). "The Great Fire review, ITV: 'historical hokum'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Nicholas Blane". New York Times. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  8. ^ Lyttelton, Oliver (8 May 2012). "Recap: 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes 5 & 6 See Season Two Somehow Get Bloodier & Grimmer". Indiewire.com. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 

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