Thomas Nelstrop

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Thomas Nelstrop
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Voiceover Artist

Thomas Nelstrop (born 21 July 1980) is an English actor, comedian, and voiceover artist. He played Ben Wainright in the Doctor Who episode "Blink" and Wesley Presley in the BBC Three comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Early life[edit]

Nelstrop was born in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. He gained a B.A. degree in Actor Musicianship from Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance in 2002.[1]


Nelstrop based himself in London after graduating from Rose Bruford College to concentrate on performing arts. He received his first acting credits as the 16th and the 17th century English Poet John Donne in Channel 4's educational series Arrows of Desire[2] in 2003.

Nelstrop spent the next three years focussing on acting in theatres, most notably as Sampson/Peter in the production of Romeo and Juliet by the English Touring Theatre in 2005, while taking on a some TV and film roles from time to time.

In 2007, Nelstrop was chosen to play Ben Wainwright in the critically acclaimed Doctor Who episode Blink, alongside Carey Mulligan and Lucy Gaskell. Following this appearance, he went on to play Constable Harrison in Honest, Wesley Presley in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, and as a recurring cast member in The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson.

Aside from acting, Nelstrop is also a comedian and made his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in 2012 with his own show Thomas Nelstrop: Great (ish) Hits[3] at The Pleasance, which received favourable reviews. He is also known by his spoof musician persona, Jonni Music whose music videos are often broadcast by BBC Three and BBC Online.[4] In 2013, he was hired to create comedy clips to be broadcast between acts at the Singapore Social music festival which featured Aerosmith, Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy, and Blush.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2016-present Class Dismissed Various 12 episodes
2013 Pat & Cabbage Toby (episodes 2-4)
2010 Hotel Trubble Louie Lipinski (episode "Love Conkers All")
2010 Doctors Ed Wells (episode "How Green Is Your Home?")
2009 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Wesley Presley
2009 The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson Various
2008 Genie in the House Tour Guide
2008 The Wrong Door Various
2008 Honest Constable Harrison
2007 Living with... Kimberly Stewart Narrator
2007 Doctor Who Ben Wainwright (episode "Blink")
2004 EastEnders Best Man


  1. ^ "Doctor Who Guide: Thomas Nelstrop". Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Arrows of Desire - 4Learning". Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Nelstrop: Great(ish) Hits". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  4. ^ BBC. "Jonni Music on BBC Three". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Starcount Singapore Social 2013". Retrieved 29 August 2015.