Latest news – March 2015

theroyale-image-400Nicholas is currently treading the boards and taking punches in the ring for The Royale, currently on at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush. The play is written by Marco Ramirez and directed by Madani Younis, the theatre’s artistic director. The play is on until 18th April and previews started on Friday 13 March. Some reviews are already in…

The Guardian, Michael Billington, Thursday 19 March

“Madani Younis’s production – the best he has done at the Bush – faithfully follows Ramirez’s stage directions, and evokes the world of the slugfest with a bare boxing-ring stage, rhythmic pounding and quasi-balletic movement.”

“Nicholas Pinnock captures perfectly Jackson’s mix of physical self-assurance and consciousness of the heavy burden he carries as an African-American hero…”

Time Out, Andrzej Lukowski, Thursday 19 March

“Bam! ‘The Royale’ is a real knockout, a relentlessly gripping boxing drama that sees Bush Theatre boss Madani Younis really flex his directorial muscles.”

“With the excellent –  funny, moody, menacing, stacked – Pinnock at the centre of it, ‘The Royale’ unfolds like a dreamy dance.”

The Telegraph, Ben Lawrence, Thursday 19 March

“Nicholas Pinnock as Jackson moves around the stage with a balletic grace and physical confidence that never makes you doubt that you’re in the presence of a champion, and he spits Ramirez’s short, sharp dialogue with a curtness that is emotionally piercing.”

The Stage, Natasha Tripney, Thursday 19 March

“Ramirez’s play is an elegant evocation of its time, but it’s also a piece of writing with long arms, it touches so much – what it means to be visible, what it continues to mean – and Younis’ production is a thing of strength, atmospheric and very well-choreographed, finding a workable visual language for the boxing scenes. Nicholas Pinnock is impressive in his physicality as Jackson…”

Get your tickets from the Bush Theatre by calling 020 8743 5050 or visiting


Latest news – January 2015

10931313_10152845162158644_3811128593826003652_nFortitude airs on Sky Atlantic from 29th January. Nicholas plays Frank Sutter, Fortitude’s chief search and rescue pilot, who gets involved in the drama surrounding a mysterious death in the Arctic town.

Fortitude features a stellar cast that includes Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Sofie Grabol, Richard Dormer, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadaway, and Johnny Harris, and has been gaining lots of press attention the past few weeks. Visit the Fortitude website to find out more about the show:

Nicholas will be also featuring on the big screen this year in Monsters: Dark Continent (released February 2015) and The Keeping Room (released September 2015 in the US), as well as taking to the stage in The Royale at the Bush Theatre from 13th March – 18th April.


MONSTERS Dark Continent Trailer

Nicholas stars in Monsters Dark Continent as Sergeant Forrest. Check out the new trailer below to see him in action! The film is due out September 29th.

Latest news – March 2014

Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston, Sofie Grabol, Richard Dormer, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadaway, Nicholas Pinnock and Johnny Harris will star in the 12 episode drama, which is centered on a mysterious death in the Arctic Circle and will be filmed in Iceland and the UK.

Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. In such a close-knit community a murder touches everyone and the unsettling, mysterious horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.

The local Chief of Police, Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Dormer), has to investigate alongside DCI Morton (Tucci), the detective who has flown into Fortitude so fast that questions are being asked about how much he knew, and when. As these two cops try to make sense of the killing, each finds compelling reasons to mistrust and suspect the other.

The murder is a catastrophe for Hildur Odegard (Grabol), the town’s Governor. It threatens her ambitious plans to transform Fortitude from a mining town into a site for high-end tourism. And for Henry Tyson (Gambon), a wildlife photographer who only has weeks left to live, the murder is the catalyst to unearthing Fortitude’s darkest secret.

Also key to the story are Charlie Stoddart (Eccleston), an English scientist who heads up the Arctic Biology department at the Fortitude Arctic Research Centre, talented young scientist Vincent Rattrey (Treadaway), the newest member of Burke’s team, and Jules Sutter (Raine), who is married to Frank Sutter (Pinnock), Fortitude’s chief search and rescue pilot.

As the cold Arctic darkness gives way to endless summer nights, this apparently idyllic community struggles to make sense of the murderous horror that has been let loose in its heart.

Julia Barry, Director, Sky Atlantic HD added: “Our audience loves great, world-class story-telling and so Fortitude is a perfect fit for Sky Atlantic. We’re thrilled to welcome Stanley – in his first British television role – and the rest of this amazing group of actors to the channel.”

Created and written by Simon Donald, Fortitude will air exclusively on Sky Atlantic HD in late 2014.

Latest news – December 2013

This past year, Nicholas has filmed two Hollywood movies due for cinema release in 2014 – Monsters: Dark Continent, where he plays the role of Forrest, and The Keeping Room in which he plays Bill. He is also due to be seen in the ITV docudrama Words of Mandela, where he portrays a young Nelson Mandela. Nicholas starts filming for a new Sky Atlantic television drama in January 2014.Nicholas has also put together a book of poetry which includes work that among other topics will feature, due to his support of and work in raising awareness & putting an end to the stigma of mental health with the mental health charity Mind UK, honest and frank thoughts & feelings on his personal relationship with depression.

The book is as yet untitled and is due for release next autumn which will accompany a series of three poetry short films, directed by himself & his co-director Gary Wallis, one of which is completed and two that are currently in pre production with his production company, Big Smile Pictures.


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This is Nicholas’ new website, and the best place to find out what Nicholas is up to, and when you can next see him on screen.

Latest news…

March and April this year found Nicholas on location in the deserts of Jordan filming the role of Forrest in next year’s summer box office release of Monsters: Dark Continent. You can find information and a trailer online on Empire Online.

Since the successful airing of The Ice Cream Girls (adapted from the book by Dorothy Koomson of the same name) where Nicholas plays Evan alongside Lorraine Burroughs (Serena) and Jodhi May (Poppy), Nicholas has filmed a docudrama for ITV called Words of Mandela which sees him playing a young Mandela during his time just before and in prison. Transmission date is yet to be confirmed.

Earlier on this year, Nicholas was on location in eastern Europe filming a Hollywood independent film called The Keeping Room starring Brit Marling, Sam Worthington and Hailee Steinfeld.

Watch this space for more details about the projects above, and more to come in the future.