Nicholas Gleaves is an English actor and playwright.
|Spouse(s)||Lesley Sharp (married 1994)|
His first theatre part was as an extra in Don Carlos at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. He did several plays there including the lead in Macbeth. When interviewed about this play he said he never had the superstition that surrounded it, "...all that spitting and spinning round — it all seems like quite hard work".
Gleaves has been in many television shows since 1992. he was Rick Powell in the television drama series Playing the Field. He had the role of Ray Fairburn in Conviction. Conviction was filmed at Salford Lads' Club which delighted Gleaves because of the building's connection to the Smiths. In The Chase he was the father Tom Bedford. In 2009 he said the idea for Survivors, in which he played the scientist Whitaker, was "great". He played DS Andy Roper in the first two series of Scott & Bailey. Of this role he said " I’ve done quite a few cop shows and as much as I enjoy testosterone, shouting at villains and all that, I really fell in love with this. As soon as I read it I saw something new and original. That was one of the reasons why I wanted to be involved because it was so different and very believable."
Gleaves has also started to write shows for radio.
List of creditsEdit
|1992||Boon||Carl||ITV||Series 7, Episode 5|
|Casualty||George Reynolds||BBC One||Series 7, Episode 6|
|1993||Heartbeat||Eric Doubleday||ITV||Series 2, Episode 8|
|Soldier Soldier||Nicholas Pope||ITV||Series 4, Episode 4|
|1995||99-1||PC||Series 2, Episode 6|
|Harry||Dean Hawkins||BBC One||Series 2, Episode 7|
|Moving Story||Sam||Series 2, Episode 6|
|Capital Lives||Phil||Series 2, Episode 3|
|1996||Ellington||Bradley Stokes||Series 1, Episode 5|
|Madson||Phil Hartigan||BBC||Series 1, Episode 6|
|Poldark||Stephen Cravenson||TV Movie|
|Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge||Chalky||Channel 4||Short film: Ajax|
|1998||The Bill||Danny Charlton||ITV||Tainted Love: 3 Episodes.|
|1998-2002||Playing the Field||Rick Powell||BBC One||14 Episodes|
|2000||My Fragile Heart||Joe Macavoy|
|2001||In Deep||Bradley Sullivan||BBC||Romeo Trap: 2 Episodes|
|Now You See Her||Paul||Sky 1||TV Movie|
|Linda Green||Carl Williamson||BBC One||Series 1, Episode 8|
|2002||Being April||Eddie||BBC||6 Episodes|
|2003||The Queen's Nose||Duncan||CBBC||5 Episodes|
|2004||Dalziel and Pascoe||Sam Mattis||BBC One||Series 8, Episode 4|
|Down to Earth||Steve Benson||2 Episodes|
|Doctors||Pete Preston||BBC One||Series 6, Episode 1|
|Conviction||Ray Fairburn||6 Episodes|
|2005||Heartbeat||Barry Calder||ITV||Series 14, Episode 15|
|Silent Witness||Phil Elliot||BBC One||2 Episodes|
|2006||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Simon Wilson||BBC One||Series 5, Episode 1|
|2006-2007||The Chase||Tom Bedford||BBC One|
|2007||City Lights||Gary Tate||ITV||6 Episodes|
|2008||Fallout||Matt Ryder||TV Movie|
|2008-2010||Survivors||James Whitaker||BBC One|
|2009||Robin Hood||Thornton||BBC One||Series 3, Episode 9|
|2010||Foyle's War||Larry Haines||ITV||Series 6, Episode 2|
|Ashes to Ashes||Geoff Bevan||BBC One||Series 3, Episode 5|
|2011||Twenty Twelve||Anthony Preston||BBC Four||Series 1, Episode 1|
|Waterloo Road||Richard Whitman||BBC One||6 Episodes|
|2011-2012||Scott & Bailey||Andy Roper||ITV||Series 1 and 2|
|2012||Public Enemies||Trevor Brotherton||BBC One|
|2013||Jo||Maurice Langlois||TF1||Series 1, Episode 1|
|Vera||Tim Hopkins||ITV||Series 3, Episode 1|
|2014||Marvellous||Rev Mark||BBC Two||TV Movie|
|Chasing Shadows||Alex Wernley||ITV||2 Episodes|
|2016||Cold Feet||Trevor Green||ITV||Series 6, Episodes 2 & 3|
|Coronation Street||Duncan Radfield||ITV||Regular role|
|The Split||Mr Graham|
|2019||The Demon Headmaster||The Headmaster||CBBC||Title role|
|2006||Half Light||Robert Freedman|
|2006||Starter for 10||Speaker for Nuclear Disarmament|
|2006||Mysterious Creatures||Richard Nicholas|
|2009||A Congregation of Ghosts||Ellis Baxter|
|2014||United Passions||Henri Delaunay|
|2019||Spider-Man: Far From Home||Guterman|
His theatre credits include:
- The Front Page. This Sam Mendes production at the Donmar in 1997 had Gleaves as the newshound Wilson.
- Alan Jeffcote in Hindle Wakes by Stanley Houghton at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.Directed by Helena Kaut-Howson. (1996) and (1998)
- On the Shore of the Wide World. In 2005 Gleaves portrayed the father Peter, first at the Royal Exchange Theatre and then at the Royal National Theatre. He was nominated for a MEN Theatre Award in the category of best actor in a leading role.
- Macbeth. He played the lead in 2009 production at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
- Dr Faustus. 2010 saw him take on the role of Mephistophilis.
- Chair. In this 2012 production Gleaves part is that of a soldier. Lyric Theatre Studio, Hammersmith.
- The Saga of Noggin the Nog. Gleaves got to be the nasty Uncle Nogbad in the spring of 2013.
Originally from the Halliwell area of Bolton, Lancashire, England he attended Sharples School from 1980-85. After completing his schooling his mother made him attend a play and this sparked his interest in acting. He is a fan of the Smiths and long time supporter of Bolton Wanderers. He is married to Lesley Sharp. They have two sons and reside in London.
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- "The Front Page". Chase Side. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- Wolf, Matt (8 June 2005). "Review: 'On the Shore of the Wide World'". Variety. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- Ansdell, Caroline (15 November 2005). "MEN Names 2005 Manchester Award Nominees". What'sOnStage. Archived from the original on 28 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- Kirwan, Peter (12 March 2009). "Macbeth @ The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- Waites, Aline (22 June 2010). "Dr Faustus". What'sOnStage. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- Lawson, Christopher. "Chair". Plays to See. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- Jones, Helen (23 March 2013). "The Saga of Noggin the Nog (Tour - Salford)". What'sOnStage. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
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