Nicholas McGaughey is a Welsh television actor best known for playing the character of Brandon Monk in the Welsh soap Pobol y Cwm. He has appeared on a number of top English television programmes such as Casualty in 1998. He also appeared as Praetorian Officer in the 2000 Hollywood blockbuster, Gladiator, among actors such as Russell Crowe and Oliver Reed. He also appeared in Sharpe's Gold in 1995 from the TV series Sharpe starring Sean Bean.
His character, Brandon Monk was killed off on 23 September 2011 after suffering a heart attack in hospital following the fire in the flat above the chip shop (Y Sosban Chips.)