Nick Blood is a talented British actor who rose to prominence through his portrayal of Lance Hunter in Marvel’s thriller Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He can also be remembered for his role as Kieran in the British sitcom Trollied and comedy-drama Babylon, where he portrayed Warwick. Having started his acting career in 2009, this thespian has made an impressive mark on television as well as film and theatre. He has starred in a handful of blockbuster movies and TV series to date. Interestingly, he is not just an actor; Nick also works as a scriptwriter and producer. He has been credited for his works such as Good, Best, Better and other miniseries. It will be nice to find out more about this British actor; read on as we bring you everything you need to know about Nick Blood below.
Who is Nick Blood?
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star was born as Nick Blood on the 20th day of March 1982 and his birth took place in Aylesbury, a town located in Buckinghamshire, England. Nick was born into a middle-class English family, however, the names of his parents are currently not known. Also, it is not certain if he is the only child of his parents or not. Meanwhile, it is already known that he spent his early years in England where he attended a local school called Wingrave C&E. At the time, he also joined a local drama club and that was where his knack for acting originated.
From Wingrave, the actor proceeded to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School after which he went on to acquire a bachelor’s degree from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. While he was there, he participated in several theatre productions organized by the school.
Things To Know About His Acting Career
Soon after his graduation, Nick Blood kicked off his acting career in 2009 with his first acting role in the TV series, The Bill. There, he portrayed the role of Mick Jones appearing in two episodes of the series. He followed this up with his first major role in the 2010 romantic comedy series, Material Girl. Later in the same year, he appeared as the main cast in Stanley Park alongside Sharon Horgan and Holliday Grainger, as well as Combat Kids. Later on, he made a guest appearance in the sci-fi drama Misfits in 2011 and also played the recurring role of Kieran in Trollied from 2011 to 2013.
Nick made his big screen debut in 2012 when he starred in the comedy film Spike Island with Emilia Clarke and Eliott Titlensor. The following year, he appeared as Lee in a few episodes of the BAFTA-winning British television sitcom, Him & Her. In 2014, he starred in four films including Commitment, Red Lobster, Between Places and X Moor, as well as TV series such as Babylon and The Bletchley Circle.
He earned his breakthrough when he joined the cast of ABC action series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2014. There, he played the role of Lance Hunter alongside Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Adrianne Palicki from 2014 to 2016. He also made a guest appearance in the series in 2017. Amazingly, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful series raked several accolades and awards nominations; thus, bringing the actor into the limelight. His next project is the 2016 Marvel’s Most Wanted; unfortunately, the pilot was not picked up.
Just like we mentioned above, Nick Blood has also done well in the theatre. He formed a theatre company named WE. BUY. GOLD along with his friend Tom McCall in 2009. Their first production, Inches Apart which Nick co-wrote and also starred in, won an Old Vic New Voices Theatre 503 Award. He made his first Broadway appearance in The Priory which aired at the Royal Court Theatre. His other notable performances include Women Beware Women (2010) at the National Theatre and The Beatles (2011) which aired at Duke of New York’s Theatre.
Interesting Facts About Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Actor
1. Nick Blood possesses British nationality and also belongs to white ethnicity
2. Asides from being an actor, he is also a film director and scriptwriter
3. The actor’s financial value is said to be $3 million as of 2019
4. Nick is very tall, standing at a towering height of 5 feet 10 inches.
5. He portrayed the role of a gay character (Alex) in the 2010 TV series, Material Girl.
6. Nick has been secretive about his personal life; the little we know is that he was previously linked to being in a relationship with a fellow movie star named Claudia Mirallegro. However, it is not certain for sure if these two are still together to date.
7. He has provided a voice for various video games including Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) and Vampyr (2018).