Nicholas Gleaves

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Nicholas Gleaves
Born (1969-01-01) 1 January 1969 (age 49)
Halliwell, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Lesley Sharp (married 1994)
Children 2

Nicholas Gleaves is an English actor and playwright.

Originally from the Halliwell area of Bolton, Lancashire, England he attended Sharples School from 1980-85.[1][2] After completing his schooling his mother made him attend a play and this sparked his interest in acting.[1] He is a fan of the Smiths and long time supporter of Bolton Wanderers.[3] He is married to Lesley Sharp. They have two sons and reside in London.[3][4]

Career[edit]

His first theatre part was as an extra in Don Carlos at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. He did several plays there including the lead in Macbeth. When interviewed about this play he said he never had the superstition that surrounded it, "...all that spitting and spinning round — it all seems like quite hard work".[1]

Gleaves has been in many television shows since 1992.[5] he was Rick Powell in the television drama series Playing the Field. He had the role of Ray Fairburn in Conviction. Conviction was filmed at Salford Lads' Club which delighted Gleaves because of the building's connection to the Smiths.[3] In The Chase he was the father Tom Bedford. In 2009 he said the idea for Survivors, in which he played the scientist Whitaker, was "great".[1] He played DS Andy Roper in the first two series of Scott & Bailey. Of this role he said " I’ve done quite a few cop shows and as much as I enjoy testosterone, shouting at villains and all that, I really fell in love with this. As soon as I read it I saw something new and original. That was one of the reasons why I wanted to be involved because it was so different and very believable."[6]

Gleaves has also started to write shows for radio.[7]

List of credits[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
1992
Boon Carl
ITV
Series 7, Episode 5
1992
Casualty George Reynolds
BBC One
Series 7, Episode 6
1993
Heartbeat Eric Doubleday
ITV
Series 2, Episode 8
1994
Faith Andy Morgan
ITV
1994
Soldier Soldier Nicholas Pope
ITV
Series 4, Episode 4
1995
99-1 PC Series 2, Episode 6
1995
Harry Dean Hawkins
BBC One
Series 2, Episode 7
1995
Moving Story Sam Series 2, Episode 6
1995
Capital Lives Phil Series 2, Episode 3
1996
Ellington Bradley Stokes Series 1, Episode 5
1996
Madson Phil Hartigan
BBC
Series 1, Episode 6
1996
Poldark Stephen Cravenson TV Movie
1997
Wokenwell Rudy Whiteside
ITV
1997
Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge Chalky
Channel 4
Short film: Ajax
1998
The Bill Danny Charlton
ITV
Tainted Love: 3 Episodes.
1998-2002
Playing the Field Rick Powell
BBC One
14 Episodes
2000
My Fragile Heart Joe Macavoy
2001
In Deep Bradley Sullivan
BBC
Romeo Trap: 2 Episodes
2001
Perfect Mike TV Movie
2001
Now You See Her Paul
Sky 1
TV Movie
2001
Linda Green Carl Williamson
BBC One
Series 1, Episode 8
2002
Being April Eddie
BBC
6 Episodes
2003
The Queen's Nose Duncan
CBBC
5 Episodes
2004
Dalziel and Pascoe Sam Mattis
BBC One
Series 8, Episode 4
2004
Down to Earth Steve Benson 2 Episodes
2004
Doctors Pete Preston
BBC One
Series 6, Episode 1
2004
Conviction Ray Fairburn 6 Episodes
2005
Heartbeat Barry Calder
ITV
Series 14, Episode 15
2005
Silent Witness Phil Elliot
BBC One
2 Episodes
2006
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Simon Wilson
BBC One
Series 5, Episode 1
2006-2007
The Chase Tom Bedford
BBC One
2007
City Lights Gary Tate
ITV
6 Episodes
2008
Fallout Matt Ryder TV Movie
2008-2010
Survivors James Whitaker
BBC One
2009
Robin Hood Thornton
BBC One
Series 3, Episode 9
2009
Murderland Oliver
ITV
2010
Foyle's War Larry Haines
ITV
Series 6, Episode 2
2010
Ashes to Ashes Geoff Bevan
BBC One
Series 3, Episode 5
2010
Reunited Andrew TV Pilot
2011
Twenty Twelve Anthony Preston
BBC Four
Series 1, Episode 1
2011
Waterloo Road Richard Whitman
BBC One
6 Episodes
2011-2012
Scott & Bailey Andy Roper
ITV
Series 1 and 2
2012
Public Enemies Trevor Brotherton
BBC One
2013
Jo Maurice Langlois
TF1
Series 1, Episode 1
2013
Vera Tim Hopkins
ITV
Series 3, Episode 1
2014
Marvellous Rev Mark
BBC Two
TV Movie
2014
Chasing Shadows Alex wernley
ITV
2 Episodes
2016
Cold Feet Trevor Green
ITV
Series 6, Episodes 2 & 3

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1993 Century Daniel
1994 Fever Jo
1999 Safer
2006 Half Light Robert Freedman
2006 Starter for 10 Speaker for Nuclear Disarmament
2006 Mysterious Creatures Richard Nicholas
2008 Incendiary Lenny
2009 A Congregation of Ghosts Ellis Baxter
2010 Chatroom Paul
2014 United Passions Henri Delaunay
2015 Nightstand Rob

Theatre[edit]

His theatre credits include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dibbits, Kat (23 February 2009). "Nicholas' Exchange "homecoming"". The Bolton News. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Alumni". Sharples School. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nicholas Gleaves Cops a Dream Role". Manchester Evening News. 19 February 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Kevan, Paul (19 October 2009). "Lesley Sharp gives voice to the quieter life". Metro. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nicholas Gleaves". IMDb. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nicholas Gleaves - Series 2 Interview". www.scottandbailey.com. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nicholas Gleaves". Knight Hall Agency Ltd. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Butler, Robert (21 December 1997). "The Critics: Theatre: Peter Pan really takes off". The Independent. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Front Page". Chase Side. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Wolf, Matt (8 June 2005). "Review: 'On the Shore of the Wide World'". Variety. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Ansdell, Caroline (15 November 2005). "MEN Names 2005 Manchester Award Nominees". What'sOnStage. Archived from the original on 28 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Kirwan, Peter (12 March 2009). "Macbeth @ The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  13. ^ Waites, Aline (22 June 2010). "Dr Faustus". What'sOnStage. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  14. ^ Lawson, Christopher. "Chair". Plays to See. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  15. ^ Jones, Helen (23 March 2013). "The Saga of Noggin the Nog (Tour - Salford)". What'sOnStage. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 

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