Nicholas Bond-Owen

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Nicholas Bond-Owen
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Born (1968-11-13) 13 November 1968 (age 49)
Ashford, Surrey
Spouse(s) Heidi Bond-Owen (?-present)
Children 2
Parent(s) Diane Owen
Sid Owen

Nicholas Bond-Owen (born 13 November 1968) (sometimes billed as Nick or Nicholas Owen) is a child actor of the 1970s and 1980s best known for playing Tristram Fourmile in all five series of the popular comedy George and Mildred and in the film of the same name.

Biography[edit]

Born in Ashford, Surrey in 1968 as Nicholas Owen to Diane and Sid Owen, he got into acting by accident after his older brother signed with a child model agency.[1] As there were already several Nicholas Owens registered as actors with Equity, he needed to pick a new name. As a fan of James Bond he chose 'Bond' and so became Bond-Owen. He went to school at Abbotsford County Secondary school in Ashford from 1980 to 1984 and then on to Spelthorne College until 1986, where he studied Photography.

His first film role was as Kevin in Confessions from a Holiday Camp (1977). Other film appearances included Little Boy in Rhubarb Rhubarb (1980), Tristram Fourmile in George and Mildred (1980), and Freddie in Lassiter (1984) with Tom Selleck.[2]

His television roles included Tristram Fourmile in George and Mildred (1976–1979), Park Ranger with Richard Gibson (1979), Alan Shaw in Airline (1982), Peterkin in The Coral Island (1983), Charley Bates in Oliver Twist (1985), Graham in an episode of Dramarama (1986), First Boy in David Copperfield (1986), and Derek, a troubled teenager in an episode of the schools' series Starting Out (1986). In 2001 he was interviewed for the documentary The Unforgettable Yootha Joyce during which he reminisced about working with the actress Yootha Joyce.[2]

Bond-Owen also appeared in television adverts for McDonald's, Barclays, Halifax Building Society, Cadbury's Flake and British Gas.

In 1987 aged 19 he left acting and for nearly 17 years worked for Penguin Books in all departments from courier to Distributions Manager. For 10 months he worked in the same capacity for Pearson Books and in 2014 was the Distribution Director for the free newspaper City A.M..[1][3]

Personal life[edit]

Bond-Owen lives with his wife Heidi. He has two sons.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Confessions from a Holiday Camp Kevin
1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb Little Boy
1980 George and Mildred Tristram Fourmile
1984 Lassiter Freddie
2017 Ghetto Heaven Pete Wilkins

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1976-1979 George and Mildred Tristram Fourmile All episodes
1979 Park Ranger Jamie Dutton 1 episode
1982 Airline Alan Shaw 2 episodes
1983 The Coral Island Peterkin All episodes
1985 Oliver Twist Charley Bates 8 episodes
1986 Starting Out Derek Barnes 1 episode
1986 Comrade Dad Man (no name) 1 episode
1986 Dramarama Graham 1 episode
1986 David Copperfield 1st Boy 2 episodes

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