Nicholas Rowe (actor)

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Nicholas Rowe
BornNicholas James Sebastian Rowe
(1966-11-22) 22 November 1966 (age 48)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Nicholas Rowe
BornNicholas James Sebastian Rowe
(1966-11-22) 22 November 1966 (age 48)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Nicholas James Sebastian Rowe (born 22 November 1966) is a Scottish actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rowe was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of English parents Alison, a singer, and Andrew Rowe, a Member of Parliament and editor.[2] He attended Eton and received a BA in Hispanic Studies from Bristol University.


He has appeared in numerous movies, television programmes and theatre plays, though he is most recognised as Sherlock Holmes in Steven Spielberg's production Young Sherlock Holmes, having read for the part while a pupil at Eton. The film's director Barry Levinson felt Rowe's performance was closest to a young Basil Rathbone.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Rowe was the partner of Lou Gish until her death in February 2006.



Another Country1984
Young Sherlock Holmes1985
True Blue1996
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels1998
Hit List2000
All Forgotten2000
Lover's Prayer2001
Nicholas Nickleby2002
Girl on a Cycle2003
Verborgen gebreken2004
Seed of Chucky2004
Anton Chekhov's The Duel2010
Mr. Holmes2015


The Lawrenceville Stories1987
Sharpe's Enemy1994
A Dance to the Music of Time1997
The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells2001
Outside the Rules2002
La Femme Musketeer2004
World's Worst Century (TV documentary)2004
Princes in the Tower2005
The Fugitives (Series)2005
Space Race (TV documentary)2005
A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets2005
Beau Brummell: This Charming Man2006
The Complete Guide to Parenting (Series)2006
A Harlot's Progress2006
Sold (Series)2007
Stockwell (TV documentary)2009
Doctor Who: Dreamland (mini-series)2009
National Theatre Live: Nation2010
Loving Miss Hatto2012
Da Vinci's Demons2013

TV guest appearances[edit]

SeriesCharacterEpisodeBroadcast date
Pie in the SkyKevin Wright"Lemon Twist" (episode # 2.10)19 March 1995
Dalziel and PascoeGervase Butt"An Autumn Shroud" (episode # 1.3)30 March 1996
Kavanagh QCCharles Beaufort"Blood Money" (episode # 3.2)10 March 1997
Kavanagh QCCharles Beaufort"Diplomatic Baggage" (episode # 3.4)24 March 1997
DangerfieldDan Spearill"The Long Weekend" (episode # 5.2)18 September 1998
Let Them Eat CakeJulian Desire"Murder" (episode # 1.2)16 September 1999
Relic HunterPeter Graham"The Last Knight" (episode # 1.18)24 April 2000
Holby CityNathan Cairns"Desperate Measures" (episode # 5.29)22 April 2003
Midsomer MurdersDavid Heartley-Reade"The Fisher King" (episode # 7.3)11 January 2004
Hotel BabylonJonah Slaughter"The Faith Healer" (episode # 3.8)8 April 2008
KingdomRobert Morston"Kingdom" (episode # 3.6)12 July 2009
The BorgiasBaron Bonadeo"The Lucrezia's Wedding" (episode # 1.4)17 April 2011
The BorgiasBaron Bonadeo"The Borgias in Love" (episode # 1.5)25 April 2011
Midsomer MurdersEdward Stannington"The Sicilian Defence" (episode # 15.5)9 January 2013
Inspector George GentlyChief Supt Martin Langham"Gently Going Under" (episode # 6.4)27 February 2014


  1. ^ "Nicholas Rowe". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Nicholas Rowe Biography (1965-)". Retrieved 2014-01-10. 

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