Please introduce yourself to the readers:
Hello everyone, my name is Nicholas Ward from the UK and I moved to Los angeles 5 years ago. I met a director on the set of Day of the Triffids and he mentioned I had a special talent as an actor and to pursue this as a career, so I did and have never looked back
How and when did you first get into performing?
I always loved acting but never followed it as I had a career in wake boarding but a car accident ended that, so I decided to give acting a go! A family friend who was a makeup artist in England mentioned for me to be an extra on a film she was doing and as soon as I stepped on set I knew that was what I wanted to do.
Who were some of your biggest inspirations?
I grew up with my best friend who's mother was Susan Hanson who played Miss Diane on Crossroads, so I was always surrounded by entertainers. Also, another friend of mine, who's father was Richard O'brien from the Rocky Horror Show, are the ones that showed me how hard and how fun it can be. Lately my inspirations have been Tom Hardy, Jim Carrey, Ray Winston and Christian Slater.
What kind have training have you done?
I studied at the New York Film Academy for a year in the Film program. After that, I continued training with an amazing teacher Caitlin Meulder. I just recently finished attending a 2 year Conservatory program at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in LA and it taught me so much.
What is your favorite type of role to play?
I have two favorite roles, either the charming funny Brit (Hugh Grant) or the gangster bad boy (Ray Winstone)
What projects do you have coming up?
I have just done a music video for an Austrian band where I got to kill his girlfriend with a butchers knife ha ha! I now have a short film starting in a few weeks, where we are doing a funny take on a gangster film, so I'm very excited to start that
Who would be your ideal co-star and why?
Tom Hardy. I think we would have a great connection on camera as we love the same type of roles and he is one amazing actor!
What are your plans for the future?
I would love to keep busy until the day I die! This is my passion and my life and I wouldn't want to do anything else
What is your advice to other actors, wanting to get into the business?
Follow your dreams, remember it's better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. If you want it bad enough you will get it. It's one of the hardest jobs but the most rewarding