Adam Matthew Nagaitis (/nəˈɡtɪs/;[1] 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.[2] Nagaitis is a graduate of the Stella Adler Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Adam Nagaitis
Nagaitis in 2018
Adam Matthew Nagaitis

(1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 38)
EducationStella Adler Studio of Acting
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active2000–present

Early life edit

Adam Nagaitis was born in 1985 in Chorley, Lancashire[3] to Barry Nagaitis, a quantity surveyor and chartered engineer, and Susan (née Doran), who subsequently divorced.[4] He has an older sister, Kate. In 2002, his father died after being struck by a bus while shopping in Manchester.[5]

At age 19 he left the UK to study acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York, from which he graduated in 2007.[6][7] Following this, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He graduated from RADA with a BA in Acting in 2012.[8][9]

Career edit

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.

In 2014, he appeared as Jimmy in Yann Demange's first feature film '71. He also appeared as Pete in The Inbetweeners 2 (2014).

In 2015, he appeared as Mr. Cummins in the period biographical film Suffragette and as Private Buckley in 7 episodes of the television series Banished.

In 2018, he appeared as Conductor Jimmy in the mystery action film The Commuter, featuring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Sam Neill.

He starred as Caulker's Mate Cornelius Hickey in the 2018 AMC television series The Terror. He appeared as firefighter Vasily Ignatenko in the 2019 HBO miniseries Chernobyl.[2]

In 2022, it was reported that Nagaitis had joined the cast of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, a spinoff of The Walking Dead.[10]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Local Jack Lord
2014 '71 Jimmy
2014 Snow in Paradise Gravesy
2014 The Inbetweeners 2 Pete
2014 Peterman (original title In The Blood) Dave
2015 Victor Frankenstein Winthrop Uncredited
2015 Suffragette Mr Cummins
2017 The Man with the Iron Heart Karel Čurda
2018 The Commuter Conductor Jimmy
2021 Gunpowder Milkshake Virgil
2021 The Last Duel Adam Louvel

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
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
Television miniseries
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

Radio edit

Year Title Role Channel
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

References edit

  1. ^ "60 seconds With... Adam Nagaitis". BAFTA Guru. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (23 May 2018). "'Terror' Breakout Adam Nagaitis Joins HBO Miniseries 'Chernobyl'". Variety. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "For the love of it – Glass talks to rising star British actor Adam Nagaitis". The Glass Magazine. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Rebecca Doran, b: -". Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Second tragedy for family - brother". Archived from the original on 22 September 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  6. ^ "ADAM NAGAITIS". Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Adam Nagaitis — RADA". Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Adam Nagaitis". 1883 Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  10. ^ Otterson, Joe (7 November 2022). "'Walking Dead's' Daryl Dixon Spinoff Casts Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis". Variety. Retrieved 9 November 2022.

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