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Nicholas Brown is an Australian actor, singer, songwriter, and screenwriter. He is an acting graduate from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA – the same acting school that produced Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett and Baz Luhrman). Nicholas has starred in Anurag Basu's and Rakesh Roshan's Bollywood blockbuster ‘Kites’ opposite Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan and will appear in Hollywood film ‘Mumbai Direct produced by Sooni Tareporewala, the British film ‘Quick Slip Me A Bride’ and the Australian Indian co-production ‘The Test.’  


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  Nicholas recently returned to Australia from Mumbai to appear in an episode of Channel 7's ‘City Homicide’, the short film ‘Bani Ibrahim’ and a Channel 7 comedy pilot called ‘Lucky Dragon’. Nick has appeared in Australian films ‘The Characters’, ‘Temptation’ and ‘A Man's Gotta Do’. His television credits include ‘Home And Away’, ‘White Collar Blue’, ‘Heartbreak High’, ‘Drama School’ and ‘The Cooks’ on Channel Ten and Foxtel.

Acting in many international theatre festivals, Nicholas recently performed in three new plays at the National Play Festival in Brisbane, in Rehaan Engineer's ‘Seven Jewish Children’ by Caryl Churchill in Project 88 Art Gallery in Mumbai and 'Doctrine: How To Survive Under Siege' in Brussels, Belgium for the Kunsten Festival Des Arts. Nicholas also represented the NIDA company at the UNESCO 2007 drama schools festival in Transylvania Romania, playing Orestes in Aeschylus’s Ancient Greek tragedy ‘The Oresteian Trilogy.’ He also played the villain Nikhil Madhvani opposite Shilpa Shetty in ‘Miss Bollywood’ which toured Germany and the UK including London’s West End. Other theatre credits include ‘There Is No Need To Wake Up’ at the Sydney Opera House directed by Barrie Kosky; Kurt Weill’s ‘Berlin to Broadway’ directed by Jim Sharman; ‘Spunks’ at the Stables Theatre; ‘Frozen’ for Company B Belvoir St Theatre directed by Kate Gaul; Toad in the Australian Shakespeare Company's productions of ‘Wind in the Willows’ and Martin Crimp’s ‘Fewer Emergencies’ at The Old Fitzroy Theatre.

In 2004 Nicholas was a recipient of The Mike Walsh Fellowship and travelled to India, Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris and Rome studying multiculturalism in theatre, film and television. In London he had an internship with the British Indian Theatre Company Tamasha Theatre and began honing his writing skills. In 2005 he was the male understudy for the children’s pop group Hi-5 on their world tour.

Having recently completed writing an Aussie Bollywood Musical screenplay called ‘Fair + Lovely’, Nicholas also wrote the plays ‘Rain Supreme’ and ‘The Glass Soul’ - both were performed at Australia’s premiere international short play festival, Short and Sweet. Currently Nicholas is creating a graphic musical film of contemporary fairy tales called ‘Blue Fairy’. A singer/songwriter, Nicholas also recorded the album ‘Big Score’ with his disco funk band Modernists in 2004 and performed at Australian venues such as The Basement and The Metro (the album is available in all good Australian record stores). Go to www.myspace.com/modernistsfeaturingnickbrown to hear song samples. Nicholas was also invited to perform at ‘Raise the Roof’ at Sydney’s State Theatre in a special concert to raise funds for the Tsunami Appeal in 2006. Nick also wrote and recorded an album with the electro rock outfit ‘Listen Like Thieves’ and is planning a solo release in 2010. His new original songs can be heard at www.myspace.com/nicholasbrownmusic .
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