Nicholas is a versatile character actor, with an essence of sophistication and intelligence, coupled with soft blue eyes and a welcoming smile. Often cast as the consummate aristocrat or rich, evil lawyer, he is, by nature, a comic actor with impeccable timing and a range of accents at his disposal. His broad skill-set and emotional range have led him to be compared to an equally broad sweep of well-known actors; from Rik Mayall and Hugh Laurie to Daniel Craig and Clint Eastwood.
Having a background in classical singing, Nicholas can also belt out the occasional tune, such as his notable performance of Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, but he is best known for his (double) award-winning characterisation of Guy Burgess in An Englishman Abroad. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Theatre People stated that, “Nicholas Barker-Pendree’s hilarious portrayal of Algernon was a highlight of the show”, and Canberra Entertainment wrote, of his role in Porcelain, that he “...shows his skills as a character actor, slipping effortlessly from one accent to the next, and delivering an emotional and authentic monologue as John Lee’s traditional Chinese Father…and the resulting performance is stunning…”
* Best Actor Award (x2): Victoria Drama League One Act Drama Festival 2009 for An Englishman Abroad (Guy Burgess)
* Bronze Palm Award, Mexico International Film Festival, 2014 for Hiding Places (Nazi Gestapo Officer)
* Audience Choice Award: Revelation Perth International Film Festival, 2014 for No Company (Nazi Officer)
* Best Thriller: Hollyshots Film Festival, 2014 for No Company (Nazi Officer)
* Best Animation: Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Holywood, 2014 for Toby & the Runaway Kite (Narrator)
* Best Voice Over: Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival, 2013 for Toby & the Runaway Kite (Narrator)
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