Ben Nicholas

Ben Nicholas (born 10 December 1987 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian actor. He is best known for playing Scott "Stingray" Timmins in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.


Raised in Adelaide, South Australia, Nicholas lives in Melbourne, Australia.[citation needed]

Nicholas played the character of Stingray Timmins on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. His final performance as 'Stingray' aired on 23 March 2007.[citation needed] Nicholas travelled from Australia to the UK to perform pantomimes over the Christmas period. In December 2006, he performed at the Marlowe Theatre, in Canterbury, Kent, as Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk.[citation needed] He performed in Cinderella in the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage from 1 December 2007 until 27 January 2008.[citation needed] He appeared in Jack and the Beanstalk once more, playing the titular role of Jack, at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage from 29 November 2008 until 25 January 2009.[citation needed] He was also involved with The Rayz, a London-based band which toured during September–October 2007, playing over 40 dates.[1]

Nicholas appeared on BBC's Celebrity Scissorhands for Children in Need 2007.[2]

Nicholas appeared in the stage version of the Disney film High School Musical in London, playing the part of Jack Scott. The shows ran from Saturday 28 June 2008 until Sunday 31 August 2008 in the Hammersmith Apollo London.[3] After moving back to Australia, he played Pepper in the Australian Tour of Mamma Mia![4]

In 2015 Nicholas' new series Footballer Wants A Wife was funded by Screen Australia. He was the Creator/Writer and Executive Producer of the series and played one of the lead roles - Steven Papakonstantinou.[citation needed]

Nicholas is engaged.[5][6]




  • 2005 Logie Awards Winner as part of the induction of Neighbours into the Logies Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Logie Awards Nomination for 'Most Popular New Talent (male)
  • 2006 Ellerton Awards Winner of 'Best stage dancer with Chris Heyes (male)


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  2. ^ "Press Office - BBC Children in Need 2007: Children in Need highlights". BBC. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
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  4. ^ "MAMMA MIA! The Global Smash Hit - Latest News - AUSTRALIAN CAST GET READY TO REHEARSE". Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  5. ^ Ben Nicholas [@benji_nicholas] (28 March 2016). "Little of some cheeky horse riding in NZ with my fiancé @stlilj" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Ben Nicholas [@benji_nicholas] (31 May 2016). "Me and the fiancé @stlilj" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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