Nick Blood

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Nick Blood
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Blood at the MCM London Comic Con in 2015
Born (1982-03-20) 20 March 1982 (age 37)
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Years active2009–present

Nick Blood (born 20 March 1982) is an English actor.[1] He is known for his roles as Kieran in Trollied and Lance Hunter in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Blood is also co-creative director, founder and writer for "Good, Best, Better" and is developing a short film and television series.[2]

Early life[edit]

Blood was born in Aylesbury, England. He joined his local drama club at the age of 7 and soon realized that he wanted to become an actor.[3] Blood went to local school Wingrave C&E before he was a pupil at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury. Blood subsequently attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[4]


Film and television[edit]

Blood's first acting role came in the 25th series of The Bill in a two-episode story of an armed robbery at a toy shop.

He had a role as Alex, Ali's gay flatmate who works as a designer, in the BBC drama Material Girl (2010).[5][6]

In 2011, he appeared in the Channel 4 drama Misfits as the coma victim, Dom, Jen's boyfriend.[7] In 2011, he was announced to play the role of Kieran, a butcher, in fictitious "Valco" in the Sky1 sitcom Trollied.[6][8][9][10] Blood left the show in the finale of Season 3.

In 2012, Blood gained his first feature film role as Davy Famous in Spike Island.

In 2013, he appeared in the final season of Him & Her as Becky's ex-boyfriend, Lee. Him & Her appears on BBC Three. Lee is a charming young lad which Becky's parents adore very much and prefer to be Becky's boyfriend more than Steve, who is played by Russell Tovey, and is Becky's fiancé. In 2014, Blood appeared in ITV's mystery drama The Bletchley Circle, as Ben, a police officer. Blood also appeared in the Channel 4 police comedy-satire Babylon. He also provides a voice in the video game Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Blood became a regular on the second season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Lance Hunter, a mercenary whom Coulson turns to for help and who agrees to join S.H.I.E.L.D. His character is later forced to retire from S.H.I.E.L.D. prior to the season 3 finale.[11]


In 2009, Blood formed a theater company called "WE. BUY. GOLD" with his friend at LAMDA, Tom McCall.[4]

WE. BUY. GOLD.'s debut show, Inches Apart, which was co-written and starred Blood, was entered into the Old Vic New Voices Theatre 503 Award, which it subsequently won. The Old Vic then produced a full professional production at the theatre503, it opened 12 May and closed 13 June 2009.[12]

Blood made his professional stage debut in 2009 in The Priory as Adam, at the Royal Court Theatre which ran from 19 November 2009 to 16 January 2010.[13] In 2010, he went on to perform as Sordido in the modern adaptation of the Jacobean tragedy Women Beware Women at The National Theatre, directed by award-winning Marianne Elliott.[3]

In 2011, he appeared in Backbeat which told the story of the formation and early years of The Beatles.[4] It ran in the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October 2011 to 18 February 2012, and Blood played the lead role of the "fifth Beatle" Stuart Sutcliffe. Due to the musical nature of the role he has learned to play bass guitar, and also subsequently joined a band, Shaaark.[3] The show was an overwhelming critical success during its West End run.[14] This success took the show to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 24 August 2012 to 31 August 2012, for a run of seven days.[14][15]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Spike Island Dave Famous
2014 X Moor Matt
2014 Between Places Christian Short film
2014 Red Lobster Himself Short film
2014 Commitment Tube Male Short film
2015 Brand New-U Johan Post-production
2015 Hero N/A Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Bill Mick Jones 2 episodes: "Smash and Grab: Part 1", "Smash and Grab: Part 2"
2010 Material Girl Alex Main cast
6 episodes
2010 Stanley Park Harry Stevens Main cast
2010 Combat Kids Paul Main cast
3 episodes
2011 Misfits Dom 1 episode: "Episode #3.5"
2011-2013 Trollied Kieran Main cast
26 episodes
2012 Public Enemies Glen Smithfield 2 episodes: "Pilot", "Episode #1.2"
2013 Him & Her Lee Recurring cast (season 4)
5 episodes
2014 The Bletchley Circle Ben Gladstone Recurring cast (season 2)
4 episodes
2014–2016, 2017 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lance Hunter Main cast (season 2-3) 35 episodes
Guest star (season 5) Episode: "Rewind"
2014 Babylon Warwick Main cast
7 episodes
2016 Most Wanted Lance Hunter TV pilot (unaired)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Additional voices (voice)
2018 Vampyr Agamemnon, Harry, Lord Hamersley, Pericles, Priwen Guard 2, Thomas (voices)


  1. ^ "Nick Blood". IMDB. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c Palme, Sandra. "Interview with Nick Blood". Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b c ABC Team. "Lance Hunter. Played by Nick Blood". Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Material Girl". BBC. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  6. ^ a b BWW News Desk. "Nick Blood, Andrew Knott And More Lead BACKBEAT At Duke of York's". Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Misfits episode 5, acting review Review of Misfit's episode 5 and Lauren Socha's acting performance". Oh no they Didn't!. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Trollied". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Trollied: Nick Blood plays Kieran". Retrieved 28 November 2011.
  10. ^ Robinson, John (3 August 2011). "Tv highlights". London: The Guardian UK. Retrieved 28 November 2011.
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  12. ^ Theatre503 team (2009). "The winner of the Old Vic New Voices Theatre503 Award delights audiences and critics alike. One of this year's boldest theatrical events". Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  13. ^ Royal Court Theatre#Productions 2008 .E2.80.93 May 2013
  14. ^ a b GoodBestBetter Team (June 2012). "June 2012". Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  15. ^ Royal Alexandra Theatre Team (2012). "BACKBEAT". Retrieved 31 December 2014.

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