Thomas Nelstrop

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Thomas Nelstrop
Born (1980-07-29) 29 July 1980 (age 38)
OccupationActor, comedian, voiceover artist

Thomas Nelstrop (born 29 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]



Year Title Role Channel Notes
2004 EastEnders Best Man BBC One 2 episodes
2007 Doctor Who Ben Wainwright 1 episode
Comedy: Shuffle Dr. Gustav Grippenschaaft BBC Three 3 episodes; also writer
Living... with Kimberly Stewart Narrator TV4 6 episodes
2008 Honest Constable Harrison ITV 6 episodes
The Wrong Door Various BBC Three 3 episodes
2009 Genie in the House Tour Guide/Curator Nickelodeon 2 episodes
The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson Various BBC One 4 episodes
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Wesley BBC Three 7 episodes
2010 Doctors Ed Wells BBC One 1 episode
Hotel Trubble Louie Lipinski CBBC 1 episode
2011 Little Howard's Big Question Fake Big Howard 1 episode
2013 Pat & Cabbage Toby ITV 3 episodes
2016 Mr Selfridge Michael 1 episode
2016–2017 Class Dismissed Various CBBC 24 episodes
2016 To Walk Invisible Dr John Wheelhouse BBC One TV Movie
2018 Damned Garston Channel 4 1 episode


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Chemical Wedding Jones
2014 Knight Rusty Prince Novel/Bernie Flame/Various Voice
2016 Love Meet Hope Jack

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Dying Light Tolga/Rocket/Faraj Voice


  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.