Nicola is best known to Australian audiences as a lead cast member in all four series of the award-winning Thank God You’re Here, as well as ABC Television’s AFI and Logie winning The Hollowmen.
Nicola appeared in series 4 of Rake (ABC) in 2016 and performed on stage in Senior Moments at the Glen Street Theatre in 2016 and the Riverside and Concourse Theatres in 2017.
Nicola’s other television credits include How Not to Behave (ABC/Screentime), Here Come The Habibs (Jungle Boys/Ch9), both series of the award-winning ABC drama Time of Our Lives, (ABC), Mystery of a Hansom Cab (ABC), This is Your Laugh (Ch 7), The Librarians (ABC), Swift and Shift Couriers (SBS), Sleuth 101 (ABC), Australia Versus (Ch 7), and Slideshow (Ch 7).
Nicola also devised, wrote and appeared in the BBC /UKTV/Freehand production of Some Say Love.
On stage Nicola has starred in the sell-out production 160 Characters, which toured nationally and internationally, playing the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival, Adelaide Festival and Singapore International Arts Festival. Her other stage credits include the Cracker Comedy Festival’s This is Your Laugh as well as Tabloid Musical, Twelfth Night, As You Like It and many improv theatre seasons at Sydney’s Belvoir Street and Enmore Theatres. Nicola has also won the Australian National Improv championships as part of the NSW team, and directed the award-winning comedy band The Axis of Awesome for the Melbourne and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals.
As a voice-over artist, Nicola has worked for most of Australia’s major commercial stations, as well as a multitude of corporate clients. She’s also appeared in several television commercials.
In addition to her performing credits, Nicola has been General Manager of Actors Centre Australia, Associate Director of the UK’s Bush Theatre, and a Resident Director at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA, UK)
RAKE (Series 4)
Role: Ellie. Dir: Peter Duncan, Rake 4 Pty Ltd 2016
HERE COME THE HABIBS
Role: ASIO Officer Karen. Dir: Darren Ashton, HABIBS TV Pty Ltd 2016
HOW NOT TO BEHAVE
Role: Ensemble Sketch Cast (Regular). Dir: Craig Anderson, ABC / Screentime Pty Ltd 2015
DR FEELGOOD (Pilot)
Role: Samantha Matthews. Dir: Vanessa Alexander, Seven Network 2014
TIME OF OUR LIVES (Series 2)
Role: Andrea (Semi-Reg). Dir: Various, ABC / Time Productions 2014
Guest. Shine Australia, Network 7, 2013
TIME OF OUR LIVES
Role: Andrea (Semi-Reg). Dir: Various, ABC / Time Productions 2013
Role: Core Cast. SBS / Freehand Productions 2012
THE MYSTERY OF HANSOM CAB (Telemovie)
Role: Julia Featherweight. Dir: Shawn Seet / ABC TV 2012
SOME SAY LOVE
Role: Various. Dir: Andrew Garrick, BBC / UKTV / Freehand Productions 2011
THE LIBRARIANS (Series 3)
Role: Beverly. The Librarians Pty Ltd 2010
Role: Various. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC / Hoodlum Entertainment
Guest. Seven Network / Fremantle Media 2010
Role: Holly (Series Regular). Dir: Rob Sitch, ABC / Working Dog
THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE
Role: Core Cast. Working Dog / Channels 7 & 10 2006-2009
THIS IS YOUR LAUGH
Role: Core Cast. Dir: Michael Gregory / Network Seven 2008
SWIFT AND SHIFT COURIERS
Role: Karen (Series Regular). Dir: Paul Fenech / SBS
SHHH PASS IT ON (Pilot)
Role: Presenter. Core 3 Entertainment, Philippa Whitfield 2007
NATIONAL IMPROV CHAMPIONSHIPS
Role: Various. Comedy Channel, John Knowles 2006
THE WEDGE (Pilot)
Role: Various. Ch 10, Cornerbox 2005
Role: Various. Comedy Channel, Julie Dunsmore 2003
Role: Krystal / Belinda / Jen. Dir: Angus FitzSimons, Return Fire Productions Pty Ltd 2016 & 2017
“THIS IS YOUR LIFE”
Various. Cracker Comedy Festival Michael Gregory 2007
Various. National and International Tour: MICF, Adelaide Festival, Old Fitzroy Theatre, Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival, Sydney Big Laugh Comedy Festival, Singapore Arts Festival (6 sell-out seasons)2004-2007
NATIONAL IMPROV CHAMPIONSHIPS
Improviser. Impro Australia, John Knowles 2005-2006
A FAMILY AFFAIR
Director. Company B Belvoir – B Sharp Lyn Wallis 2005
Role: Olivia. S. Carter Productions Fiona Pulford 2003-2004
A REGULAR ONE NIGHT STAND
Various. Footbridge Theatre EM Productions 2004
Host. Enmore Theatre Andrew O’Keefe 2004
Regular Cast. National Touring Grant Davies 2002
WINNER OF THEATRESPORTS
Cranston Cup Belvoir Street / Enmore Theatres 2002-2005
Role: Fritha. Darlinghurst Theatre Adam Gelin 2002
OPEN STAGE PRODUCTIONS
Improviser. National Touring Dan Cordeaux 2001-2002
ANY QUESTIONS FOR BEN?
Role: Denise. Dir: Rob Sitch, Working Dog Project 2010
WORKING IT OUT (Short)
Role: Amanda. Dir. Ed Wightman, Ruby Films 2007
Cast. Taiyo Films, Akmal Saleh 2006
PRINCE OF THE PANTRY (Short Film)
Role: Catriona. Dir. Angus Pitt, Foxtel/Qantas 2003
Girl (Lead) Dir. A Bishop, Freelunch 2002
Guest performer- Lonely Hearts, Dir: Angus Sampson, Radio National 2010
Guest presenter – Drive Time The Akmal Show, NOVA RADIO 2007
Various – Thank God You’re Here, Radio Campaign 2006
Denise – Tropfest/SMH Campaign, Hope Agency/SMH 2005
Voice Over Artist – Rob Carlton Productions, Shadowfax 2004
Voice Over Artist – Comedy Pilot, Silent Partners/Basement Studios 2004
Nicola is an experienced voice-over artist, having recorded campaigns for most major commercial stations and many corporate clients.
Nicola has written for a large number of corporate clients in the form of film scripts, voice- overs, speeches and presentations. Most recently Nicola wrote and produced a series for BBC Worldwide, as well as a series of branded entertainment short-films for Bayer. She also specialises in teaching presentation skills to corporate clients. Clients have included: Ricoh, Commonwealth Bank, JB Were Goldman Sachs, Sonafi Aventis, Johnson and Johnson, Telstra, Zocor, Clearview, Fuji Xerox, AMP, Apple Computers, Nutimetics, Elli Lilly, Macquarie Bank, Ernst and Young, Swiss Re, Pharmacia, Optus, Visy, IBM, Coca Cola Amatil, Samsung, NRMA, Nestle Peters, Mortgage Choice, Telstra Business and Citibank. Nicola has hosted for Kimberly Clarke, NRMA, Telstra Business, Dick Smith, Be Learning, Coles and Coca Cola Amatil Conferences.