Nichola Burley

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Nichola Burley

Burley at the premiere of StreetDance 3D
BornNichola Ann Burley[1]
1986 (age 26–27)[1]
Harehills, Leeds, England[1]
Years active2005–present
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Nichola Burley

Burley at the premiere of StreetDance 3D
BornNichola Ann Burley[1]
1986 (age 26–27)[1]
Harehills, Leeds, England[1]
Years active2005–present

Nichola Ann Burley (born 1986; Harehills, Leeds) is an English actress best known for her roles in Born Equal, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Goldplated, Donkey Punch and Carly in StreetDance 3D.[2]


Early life

A former pupil of Leeds' Intake High School, Bramley[3] Burley also attended the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the city[2] as well as spending 5 years at the Walton School of Theatre Dance.


Burley's acting career began in 2005 when she appeared as Michelle in the Dominic Savage film Love + Hate.[4]

She's had guest roles in The Ghost Squad, in November 2005, and Shameless in February 2006. In September 2006 Channel 4 show Goldplated debuted with Burley playing a main role in the ensemble cast.[5] Although a second series was never commissioned due to low ratings.[6]

In November 2006 she received much praise for her role as Zoe, in Savage's improvised, one-off BBC drama Born Equal. The BBC described the show as one which "addresses social inequality in Britain today." Directed and written by Savage again, the film also starred Robert Carlyle, Anne-Marie Duff and Colin Firth. As part of her research for the show she travelled to meet young runaways in London.

She has also starred as Cathy McAleer in BBC Three show Drop Dead Gorgeous throughout its first series in 2006 and its second in 2007.

In 2010 she appeared in the dance film StreetDance3D as the lead role alongside George Sampson, Diversity and Flawless. She portrays Isabella Linton in a 2011 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights. She appeared as Witney Whitehead in the BBC drama Candy Cabs which began on 5 April 2011. She also starred in one episode of crime drama Lewis on ITV 1.

Her stage credits include the title role in Bollywood Jane at the West Yorkshire Playhouse throughout June 2007[7] and Constanza in a Sheffield revival of Peter Schaffer's Amadeus.


2005Love + HateMichelle
2008Donkey PunchTammi
2010StreetDance 3DCarly
2010SoulBoyJane Rogers
2011RValShort film
2011Guarding AngelAngelShort film
2011Supermarket GirlMichelleShort film
2011Wuthering HeightsIsabella Linton
2012Payback SeasonLisa
2012Twenty8kAndrea Patterson
2005Ghost Squad, TheThe Ghost SquadNatalieEpisode: "Heroes"
2006ShamelessChloeEpisode: "3.6"
2006GoldplatedDonnaTV miniseries
2006Born EqualZoeTV movie
2006-2007Drop Dead GorgeousCathy McAleer7 episodes
2008Spooks: Code 9LizzieEpisode: "1.3"
2009Inspector George GentlyFawn GrangerEpisode: "Gently in the Night"
2009Fixer, TheThe FixerSavanna FordEpisode: "2.1"
Episode: "2.2"
2011Inspector LewisKaren WildeEpisode: "The Mind Has Mountains"
2011Candy CabsWhitney Whiteburn3 episodes
2011Scott & BaileyHannah ConwayEpisode: "1.3"


  1. ^ a b c "Birth Registration Details" (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
  2. ^ a b Conway, Sean; "Interview: Nichola Burley", 3 February 2009 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
  3. ^ Escape to Bollywood, 5 June 2007 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
  4. ^ "Profile: Love + Hatev (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
  5. ^ Sawyer, Miranda; "Blondes as bold as brass", 24 September 2006 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
  6. ^ Busfield, Steve; "What now for Goldplated and Tripping Over?", 6 December 2006 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)
  7. ^ Berry, Kevin; "Bollywood Jane" 7 June 2007 (Retrieved: 23 July 2009)

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