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Paul Nicholas

Biography

Few vocalists have been through as much permutations within their career in well-known music in the way of Paul Nicholas. Most widely known as a vocalist, Nicholas started his profession in professional music in the key pad at age group 19, playing piano with Screaming Lord Sutch and his support music group, the Savages, in 1964. He didn’t stay with the music group too long, nevertheless, choosing to stop playing full-time and only studying episode and developing his performing skills. Nicholas continuing to record sometimes, but despite his usage of early compositions by Pete Townshend (“Sign up for My Gang”) and David Bowie (“On the Wall structure We Proceed”), he didn’t chart an individual with some of his function. In 1968, Nicholas became a member of the British solid from the musical Locks, which was taken to London in 1968 by Robert Stigwood within the business lead part of Claude. Both years he spent within the component marked Nicholas’s first-time crossing paths appropriately with the manufacturer, and he was afterwards cast in Stigwood’s productions of Jesus Christ, Superstar and Grease. Nicholas also made an appearance within the rock-related films Tommy, Lisztomania, and Stardust. Nicholas’s intensive credits in Stigwood’s productions and his ensuing popularity inevitably resulted in his recording many singles for the producer’s RSO Information, mostly within a disco-pop vein, but his achievement was largely restricted to the level, where he continuing to gain leading jobs in main productions, including Barnum, the Pirates of Penzance, Jesus Christ, Superstar’s 20th wedding anniversary concert tour, as well as the 1995 creation of Singin’ in the torrential rain. He also started functioning behind the moments in theater through the 1990s, creating the 1993 Western world End revival of Grease with respect to the Stigwood firm.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul Nicholas
Height 1.76 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality English
Spouse Linzi Beuselinck, Susan Beuselinck
Parents Marjorie Beuselinck, Oscar Beuselinck
Music Songs Heaven on the 7th Floor, Dancing With the Captain, Grandma’s Party, I Want You, You Never Give Me Your Money, Good Morning, Good Morning, The Least of My Troubles, Magical Mr. Mistoffelees, Where Do I Go?, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Close Every Door, Run Shaker Life, Cousin Kevin, Reggae Like It Used to Be, Colours of My Life, The Way You Love Me, If You Leave Me Baby, Life, Love, Hopes & Dreams, Could We Start Again, Please?, All I Ask of You, Jellicle Songs, Mr Mistoffelees, You Don't Bring Me Flowers, Isn't Love, I Don't Know What It Is, My Favourite Occupation, High Flying Adored, Lamp Lighter, Close Every Door, Eyes Look You Last / Ain't Got No / The Flesh Failures / Let The Sunshine In, Hosanna, Strange Thing Mystifying, Sometimes When We Touch
Albums Colours of My Life (Highlights), Remember Me Forever, Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Ultimate Lovers Collection, Just Good Friends, Paul Nicholas
Nominations Mastercard Best New Musical, Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance
Movies Tommy, Lisztomania, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Jazz Singer, What Became of Jack and Jill?, Yesterday's Hero, Cannabis, See No Evil, Three for All, Gridiron UK, Nutcracker, Alice, Invitation to the Wedding
TV Shows Two Up, Two Down, Just Good Friends, Creepy Crawlies, Sunburn, Burnside, The Royal Today, Only Fools on Horses, The Adventures of Spot, Close to Home, Bust


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#Fact
1 Will soon be playing the dual title role in the UK tour of Frank Wildhorn's musical, "Jekyll & Hyde". [May 2004]
2 Plays piano.
3 Announced he would be auditioning for the title role, in the Russell T. Davies scripted, BBC Relaunch of the classic Sci-Fi TV Series Doctor Who, in January 2004.
4 Played Rum Tum Tugger in the original London cast of the musical Cats (1981).
5 Changed careers successfully from pop singer to actor.
6 Had big Top 10 hit in USA with "Heaven On The 7th Floor" on RSO records in 1977. Follow up song in USA was "On the Strip". It failed to continue his chart streak.
7 He had hits between 1975 and 1979
8 Had 2 Top 10 hits in the UK between 1977 and 1979
9 Singer, actor and producer.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Masaryk 2017 post-production Neville Chamberlain
EastEnders 2015-2016 TV Series Gavin Sullivan
The Gridiron 2016 Council Guy
Doctors 2000-2012 TV Series Pete Power / Terry / Martin Stockton
Missing 2010 TV Series Eddie Broad
Consuming Passion 2008 TV Movie Alan Boon
The Royal Today 2008 TV Series Mr Woods / Mr. Woods
Heartbeat 2006 TV Series Sven Larson
Everything But the Kitchen in Sync 2006 Short Dr. Heinrich Vandoor (voice)
Holby City 2006 TV Series Rob Logan
The Bill 2003 TV Series Julian Walker
Burnside 2000 TV Series Ronnie Buchan
Sunburn 2000 TV Series David Janus
Spot's Magical Christmas 1995 Video short Sam (UK version, voice)
Close to Home 1989-1990 TV Series James Shepherd / James
Bust 1987-1988 TV Series Neil Walsh
The Adventures of Spot 1987 TV Series Narrator
Just Good Friends 1983-1986 TV Series Vince Pinner
Creepy Crawlies 1985 TV Series Narrator / Various Characters
Lyrics by Tim Rice 1985 Video Blondel (segment "The Least of My Troubles")
Nutcracker 1983 Mike McCann
Doubting Thomas 1983 TV Movie
Invitation to the Wedding 1983 David Anderson
Alicja 1982 Cheshire Cat Caterpillar
Plays for Pleasure 1981 TV Series Sam
The Jazz Singer 1980 Keith Lennox
Lady Killers 1980 TV Series Frank Hogg
CHiPs 1980 TV Series Malcolm
Yesterday's Hero 1979 Clint Simon
Two Up, Two Down 1979 TV Series Jimmy
The World Is Full of Married Men 1979 Gem Gemini
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 Dougie Shears
Play for Today 1976 TV Series Kevin
Lisztomania 1975 Richard Wagner
Three for All 1975 Gary
Tommy 1975 Cousin Kevin
Stardust 1974 Johnny
Softly Softly: Task Force 1974 TV Series Slim
What Became of Jack and Jill? 1972 Johnnie Tallent
See No Evil 1971 Jacko
Die Weibchen 1970 Mann (uncredited)
French Intrigue 1970 Paul
The Wednesday Play 1970 TV Series Jake

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bust 1987 TV Series vocalist - 1 episode
Just Good Friends 1983-1986 TV Series singer - 22 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nutcracker 1983 performer: "Time To Love You"
Alicja 1982 performer: "Face in the Mirror"
Yesterday's Hero 1979 performer: "Yesterday's Hero", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Let's Work It Out", "We've Got Us"
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "I Want You She's So Heavy", "Good Morning, Good Morning", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
Top of the Pops 1976-1977 TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Adventures of a Private Eye 1977 as Nicholas, "Private Eye"
Lisztomania 1975 performer: "Excelsior Song"
Tommy 1975 performer: "Cousin Kevin" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grease: You're the One That I Want! 2006 TV Series producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World 2016 Documentary Himself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2013 TV Series Himself - Co-star, Cats
The Wright Stuff 2003-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist / Himself
Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel 2012 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2004-2012 TV Series Himself
The Story of Musicals 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Sitcom Does... 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Breakfast 2003-2011 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
The Comedy Genius of John Sullivan 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The One Show 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Beyond a Joke 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
That's What I Call Television 2007 TV Series Himself
The Sunday Programme 2007 TV Series Himself
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Sport Relief 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself
Happy Birthday, Peter Pan 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
I'm Dreaming of a TV Christmas 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Greasemania 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Today with Des and Mel 2003 TV Series Himself
When Snooker Ruled the World 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Snooker Fan
This Is Your Life 1991-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
What a Performance! 2000 TV Series Himself
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh 1998 TV Special documentary
Joy to the World 1994 TV Movie Himself
Challenge Anneka 1992 TV Series Himself
Guest Night 1992 TV Series
A Royal Gala 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 1989 1989 TV Movie Himself
A Night of Comic Relief 2 1989 TV Special Himself
BAFTA British Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Himself
Des O'Connor Tonight 1987 TV Series Himself
Saturday Superstore 1983-1986 TV Series Himself
Aspel & Company 1986 TV Series Himself
Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly 1985 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Starburst 1983 TV Series Himself
Pop Quiz 1981 TV Series Himself
Star Games 1980 TV Series Himself
Seaside Special 1978 TV Series Himself
Paul 1978 TV Series Himself - Host
Lena Zavaroni on Broadway 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Vocalist
New American Bandstand 1965 1977 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1976-1977 TV Series Himself
Get It Together 1977 TV Series Himself - Guest
Arrows 1976 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Basil Brush Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Till Death Us Do Part 1972 TV Series Himself playing Jesus

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of the Royal Variety 2006 TV Series Himself
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey 1993 Documentary Cousin Kevin (uncredited)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance Just Good Friends (1983)


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