Nick Moran

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Nick Moran
Moran in France, October 2010
Born (1969-12-23) 23 December 1969 (age 54)
Occupation(s)Actor, filmmaker
Years active1989–present
  • (m. 1997; div. 2000)

    Jasmine Piran
    (m. 2015)

Nick Moran (born 23 December 1969)[1] is an English actor and filmmaker, best known for his role as Eddie the card sharp in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He appeared as Scabior in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.

Early life[edit]

Moran was born in the East End of London, to a hairdresser mother and an Automobile Association worker father.[2] He grew up on the South Oxhey council estate near Watford and the Greater London boundary.[3]



Moran's first hit film appearance was in 1990 alongside Roger Daltrey and Chesney Hawkes, in Buddy's Song (1990). His first lead role was later that year, in Vera Neubauer's Don't Be Afraid (1990). He then went on to star with Britpack waifs Hans Matheson and Samantha Morton in a Coky Giedroyc short, The Future Lasts a Long Time (1996). In Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), he shared the screen with Jason Statham, Dexter Fletcher, Jason Flemyng, Vinnie Jones and British singer Sting, who played the role of his father, JD.

Moran co-starred with John Hurt in New Blood (1999), and also starred with Joseph Fiennes, Sadie Frost and Tara FitzGerald in Rancid Aluminium (2000). In 2001, he played the role of Aramis in The Musketeer, a film loosely based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic novel, The Three Musketeers. The film co-starred Catherine Deneuve, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea and Bill Treacher, with Justin Chambers in the role of D'Artagnan.

After his directorial début in Telstar: The Joe Meek Story, Moran went on to film The Kid, an adaptation of Kevin Lewis's book of the same name. The film was released in 2010 and stars Rupert Friend, Ioan Gruffudd, Natascha McElhone and Liam Cunningham.[4]

He appeared as Scabior, a snatcher in Fenrir Greyback's gang, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.[5]


Moran has also made a number of stage appearances; his first job was understudying the lead in Blood Brothers in London's West End. He was in the original cast of Nick Grosso's Real Classy Affair at the Royal Court Theatre. Subsequent appearances include Paul Webb's Four Nights in Knaresborough,[6] Look Back in Anger both in 2001, Alfie in 2003, The Countess in 2005, and from November 2013 until March 2014, as 'Juror 7' in Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre.[7]

Moran co-wrote the play Telstar with James Hicks. It is a dramatisation of the life of Joe Meek, one of Britain's early independent record producers, who had a massive worldwide hit with the Tornados' 1962 Telstar single.

The play was directed by Paul Jepson and was staged at the New Ambassadors Theatre, London, from 21 June to 12 September 2005. This was the play's West End début after a successful small-scale National Tour that featured stars such as Linda Robson, Adam Rickitt and Con O'Neill.

A screen adaptation of the play, directed by Moran, was released in 2009. Con O'Neill reprised his stage role as Meek; Kevin Spacey played his financier, Major Banks.

Moran also starred in the lead role of 'Roaring Trade' at Park Theatre in October 2015.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Moran fronts his own Frank Sinatra tribute band, often appearing at London's Café de Paris and various charity events.[9]

In Moran's spare time, he practises karate.[10]


Feature films[edit]



  1. ^ Register, Orange County Register | Orange County (23 December 2012). "Dec. 23 celebrity birthdays". Orange County Register. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Nick Moran Biography (1968–)". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  3. ^ McGrath, Nick (8 February 2013). "Nick Moran: My family values". Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ Jaafar, Ali (2 February 2009). "'The Kid' unveils key cast". Variety. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Deathly Hallows Casting News: Ciaran Hinds to Play Aberforth Dumbledore, More on Nick Moran". 23 March 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Nick Moran". BBC News. 3 November 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  7. ^ Fiona Mountford (12 November 2013). "Twelve Angry Men, Garrick Theatre - review". London Evening Standard. ESI Media. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Roaring Trade". Park Theatre. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Artists details, Ken McReddie Associates Ltd". Ken McReddie Associates Ltd. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Film hardman Nick mugged at knife point". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  11. ^ Wilkinson, Amber. "'Creation Stories': Glasgow Review". Screen. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Creation Records' Alan McGee: 'A film producer taking me to a crack house? Never! I found them myself!'". 22 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  13. ^ Hodgkinson, Will. "Creation Stories review — an authentic capturing of a chaotic world". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Richard Osman's House of Games, Series 5, Week 19 – BBC Two". BBC. Retrieved 24 March 2022.

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