He’s best known in the UK for his role in Skins as Tony ‘preening fool rescued from his own wankiness by being hit by a bus’ Stonem (a role which he handled with aplomb).
However, his most impressive performances to date have come in his breakthrough role as Marcus in About A Boy, providing a much better foil for Mr Grant than Bullock, Roberts, McDowell or Barrymore ever could, and in the BBC drama Coming Down The Mountain. In this Mark Haddon-scripted teleplay he managed to evoke empathy for his character, David, whose main pastimes included abusing his Down’s syndrome suffering brother and trying to kill him. This may not be quite as big an achievement as making Hugh Grant seem likeable, but it’s impressive all the same.
Following minor roles in Clash Of The Titans and Adulthood and a stellar performance in A Single Man, he looks to have hit the big time in the movies, cast as Hank McCoy in the upcoming X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class. His agent must watch About A Boy on his HDTV in his penthouse apartment bought with his fifteen percent thinking, “thank God he got so handsome!”
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scott on February 4th, 2011
Nick has the most beautiful nose I have ever seen..