Nicholas Gleaves

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Nicholas Gleaves
Born(1969-01-01) 1 January 1969 (age 46)
Bolton, Lancashire, England
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Lesley Sharp (married 1994)
Children2
 
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Nicholas Gleaves
Born(1969-01-01) 1 January 1969 (age 46)
Bolton, Lancashire, England
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Lesley Sharp (married 1994)
Children2

Nicholas Gleaves is a British actor and playwright.

Originally from the Halliwell area of Bolton, England he attended Sharples School from 1980-1985.[1] [2] After completing his schooling his mother made him attend a play and this sparked his interest in acting.[1] He is a fan of The Smiths and long time supporter of the Bolton Wanders Football Club.[3] He is married to Lesley Sharp. They have two sons and reside in London.[3][4]

Career[edit]

His first theatre part was as an extra in Don Carlos at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. He did several plays there including the lead in Macbeth. When interviewed about this play he said he never had the superstition that surrounded it, "...all that spitting and spinning round — it all seems like quite hard work".[1]

Gleaves has been in many television shows since 1992.[5] he was Rick Powell in the television drama series Playing the Field. He had the role of Ray Fairburn in Conviction. Conviction was filmed at Salford Lads' Club which delighted Gleaves because of the building's connection to The Smiths.[3] In The Chase he was the father Tom Bedford. In 2009 he said the idea for Survivors, in which he played the scientist Whitaker, was "great".[1] He played DS Andy Roper in the first two series of Scott & Bailey. Of this role he said " I’ve done quite a few cop shows and as much as I enjoy testosterone, shouting at villains and all that, I really fell in love with this. As soon as I read it I saw something new and original. That was one of the reasons why I wanted to be involved because it was so different and very believable."[6]

Gleaves has also started to write shows for radio.[7]

List of credits[edit]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotes
1992
BoonCarl
ITV
Series 7, Episode 5
1992
CasualtyGeorge Reynolds
BBC One
Series 7, Episode 6
1993
HeartbeatEric Doubleday
ITV
Series 2, Episode 8
1994
FaithAndy Morgan
ITV
1994
Soldier SoldierNicholas Pope
ITV
Series 4, Episode 4
1995
99-1PCSeries 2, Episode 6
1995
HarryDean Hawkins
BBC One
Series 2, Episode 7
1995
Moving StorySamSeries 2, Episode 6
1995
Capital LivesPhilSeries 2, Episode 3
1996
EllingtonBradley StokesSeries 1, Episode 5
1996
MadsonPhil Hartigan
BBC
Series 1, Episode 6
1996
PoldarkStephen CravensonTV Movie
1997
WokenwellRudy Whiteside
ITV
1997
Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film ChallengeChalky
Channel 4
Short film: Ajax
1998
The BillDanny Charlton
ITV
Tainted Love: 3 Episodes.
1998-2002
Playing the FieldRick Powell
BBC One
14 Episodes
2000
My Fragile HeartJoe Macavoy
2001
In DeepBradley Sullivan
BBC
Romeo Trap: 2 Episodes
2001
PerfectMikeTV Movie
2001
Now You See HerPaul
Sky 1
TV Movie
2001
Linda GreenCarl Williamson
BBC One
Series 1, Episode 8
2002
Being AprilEddie
BBC
6 Episodes
2003
The Queen's NoseDuncan
CBBC
5 Episodes
2004
Dalziel and PascoeSam Mattis
BBC One
Series 8, Episode 4
2004
Down to EarthSteve Benson2 Episodes
2004
DoctorsPete Preston
BBC One
Series 6, Episode 1
2004
ConvictionRay Fairburn6 Episodes
2005
HeartbeatBarry Calder
ITV
Series 14, Episode 15
2005
Silent WitnessPhil Elliot
BBC One
2 Episodes
2006
The Inspector Lynley MysteriesSimon Wilson
BBC One
Series 5, Episode 1
2006-2007
The ChaseTom Bedford
BBC One
2007
City LightsGary Tate
ITV
6 Episodes
2008
FalloutMatt RyderTV Movie
2008-2010
SurvivorsJames Whitaker
BBC One
2009
Robin HoodThornton
BBC One
Series 3, Episode 9
2009
MurderlandOliver
ITV
2010
Foyle's WarLarry Haines
ITV
Series 6, Episode 2
2010
Ashes to AshesJeff Bevan
BBC One
Series 3, Episode 5
2010
ReunitedAndrewTV Pilot
2011
Twenty TwelveAnthony Preston
BBC Four
Series 1, Episode 1
2011
Waterloo RoadRichard Whitman
BBC One
6 Episodes
2011-2012
Scott & BaileyAndy Roper
ITV
Series 1 and 2
2012
Public EnemiesTrevor Brotherton
BBC One
2013
JoMaurice Langlois
TF1
Series 1, Episode 1
2013
VeraTim Hopkins
ITV
Series 3, Episode 1
2014
MarvellousRev Mark
BBC Two
TV Movie
2014
Chasing ShadowsAlex wernley
ITV
2 Episodes

Film[edit]

YearTitleRole
1993CenturyDaniel
1994FeverJo
1999Safer
2006Half LightRobert Freedman
2006Starter for 10Speaker for Nuclear Disarmament
2006Mysterious CreaturesRichard Nicholas
2008IncendiaryLenny
2009A Congregation of GhostsEllis Baxter
2010ChatroomPaul
2014United PassionsHenri Delaunay

Theatre[edit]

His theatre credits include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dibbits, Kat (23 February 2009). "Nicholas' Exchange "homecoming"". The Bolton News. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Alumni". Sharples School. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nicholas Gleaves Cops a Dream Role". Manchester Evening News. 19 February 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Kevan, Paul (19 October 2009). "Lesley Sharp gives voice to the quieter life". Metro. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nicholas Gleaves". IMDb. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nicholas Gleaves - Series 2 Interview". www.scottandbailey.com. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nicholas Gleaves". Knight Hall Agency Ltd. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Butler, Robert (21 December 1997). "The Critics: Theatre: Peter Pan really takes off". The Independent. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Front Page". Chase Side. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Wolf, Matt (8 June 2005). "Review: ‘On the Shore of the Wide World’". Variety. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Ansdell, Caroline (15 November 2005). "MEN Names 2005 Manchester Award Nominees". What'sOnStage. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Kirwan, Peter (12 March 2009). "Macbeth @ The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  13. ^ Waites, Aline (22 June 2010). "Dr Faustus". What'sOnStage. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  14. ^ Lawson, Christopher. "Chair". Plays to See. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  15. ^ Jones, Helen (23 March 2013). "The Saga of Noggin the Nog (Tour - Salford)". What'sOnStage. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 

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