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Nicholas Ball (actor)

Nicholas Ball (born John Nicholas Ball,[1] 11 April 1946 in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire) is an English actor. He is best known for playing the title role in the television series Hazell.

Nicholas Ball
John Nicholas Ball

(1946-04-11) 11 April 1946 (age 72)
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)Pamela Stephenson (divorced)

He portrayed the violent gangster Terry Bates in EastEnders between 2007 and 2009. He played Garry Ryan in series five of Footballers' Wives and both series of its spin-off programme Footballers' Wives: Extra Time. The voice of Nicholas Ball can be heard as well on various audio books offered via the internet; he has narrated books from such authors as Christopher Hitchens and James Maybrick. He can currently be seen in an advert for Premier Inn, playing the part of Lenny Henry's manager.


Personal lifeEdit

He was married to psychologist and former actress/comedian Pamela Stephenson until her affair, and eventual elopement, with Billy Connolly.[2]

Selected TV and film rolesEdit


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  2. ^ Milsom, Rosemarie (10 November 2012). "Pamela Stephenson's unflinching autobiography". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 27 August 2018.

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