Adam Matthew Nagaitis (//; born 7 June 1985) is a British actor best known for his roles as Caulker's Mate Cornelius Hickey in the AMC television series The Terror and firefighter Vasily Ignatenko in the HBO miniseries Chernobyl. Nagaitis is a graduate of the Stella Adler Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Adam Matthew Nagaitis
7 June 1985
Chorley, Lancashire, England
|Education||Stella Adler Studio of Acting|
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Early life edit
Adam Nagaitis was born in 1985 in Chorley, Lancashire to Barry Nagaitis, a quantity surveyor and chartered engineer, and Susan (née Doran), who subsequently divorced. He has an older sister, Kate. In 2002, his father died after being struck by a bus while shopping in Manchester.
At age 19 he left the UK to study acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York, from which he graduated in 2007. Following this, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He graduated from RADA with a BA in Acting in 2012.
At the age of 14, he began his acting career in 2000 when he played a minor character in the television series Children's Ward.
|2008||The Local||Jack Lord|
|2014||Snow in Paradise||Gravesy|
|2014||The Inbetweeners 2||Pete|
|2014||Peterman (original title In The Blood)||Dave|
|2017||The Man with the Iron Heart||Karel Čurda|
|2018||The Commuter||Conductor Jimmy|
|2021||The Last Duel||Adam Louvel|
|2000||Children's Ward||Delboy||1 episode|
|2004||The Courtroom||Kevin Hoad||Episode: "Dicky Heart"|
Credited as Adam Negaitis
|2004||Outlaws||Dean Small||Episode: "A Dying Breed"|
|2013||Law & Order: UK||William Braxton||Episodes: "Tracks" and "Tremors"|
|2014||Happy Valley||Brett McKendrick||3 episodes|
|2015||Code of a Killer||Ian Whenby||1 episode|
|2015||Banished||Private Buckley||7 episodes|
|2015||You, Me and the Apocalypse||Todd Jr.||Television miniseries|
Episode: "Right in the Nuts"
|2016||Houdini & Doyle||George Gudgett||4 episodes|
|2016||To Walk Invisible||Branwell Brontë||TV movie|
|2018||The Terror||Cornelius Hickey||10 episodes|
|2019||Chernobyl||Vasily Ignatenko||4 episodes|
|2019||A Christmas Carol||Fred||Episode: "The Human Beast"|
|2022||Red Rose||Rick Bennett||8 episodes|
|2023||The Gold||Micky McAvoy||4 episodes|
|2023||The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon||Quinn||6 episodes|
|2012||Une Vie||Julien||BBC Radio 4|
|2012||The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman||Derek / Coach Driver||BBC Radio 4|
|2012||55 and Over||Sam||BBC Radio 4|
|2012||The Christmas Diaries||Joseph||BBC Radio 4 Extra|
|2017||The Archivist||Ben||BBC Radio 4|
- "60 seconds With... Adam Nagaitis". BAFTA Guru. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
- Kroll, Justin (23 May 2018). "'Terror' Breakout Adam Nagaitis Joins HBO Miniseries 'Chernobyl'". Variety. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
- "For the love of it – Glass talks to rising star British actor Adam Nagaitis". The Glass Magazine. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
- "Rebecca Doran, b: -". s126831022.websitehome.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
- "Second tragedy for family - brother". www.chorley-guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 22 September 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
- "ADAM NAGAITIS". www.nuitmagazine.com. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
- "ADAM NAGAITIS ('07) STARS IN HBO MINISERIES "CHERNOBYL"". Stella Adler Studio of Acting. 6 May 2019. Archived from the original on 22 September 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
- "Adam Nagaitis — RADA". www.rada.ac.uk. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
- "Adam Nagaitis". 1883 Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
- Otterson, Joe (7 November 2022). "'Walking Dead's' Daryl Dixon Spinoff Casts Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis". Variety. Retrieved 9 November 2022.