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Occupation  Actor
Spouse  Lesley Sharp (m. 1994)
Role  Actor
Name  Nicholas Gleaves
Years active  1992–present

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Born  1 January 1969 (age 46) (1969-01-01) Bolton, Lancashire, England
Children  Gabriel Gleaves, Zachary Gleaves
Movies and TV shows  Scott & Bailey, Incendiary, Half Light, Survivors, Chatroom
Similar People  Lesley Sharp, Amelia Bull, Sharon Maguire, Suranne Jones, Sally Wainwright

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Nicholas Gleaves is an English actor and playwright.


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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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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".

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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.


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.
  • References

    Nicholas Gleaves Wikipedia