Lesley Nicol

Inside Biography

English actress and three-time SAG Award-winner, Lesley Nicol is best known for her portrayal of Berryl Patmore in the ITV and PBS drama TV series Downtown Abbey. She is also known for her roles as Mrs. Beaver in the 1988 BBC adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and as the Queen Giant in The Silver Chair (1990). 

Early Life And Education Of Lesley Nicol

Lesley Nicol was born on the September of 1953 in Manchester, England. She was born as the second out of two daughters born to Suzie and Harrell Nicol. Her mother was a Cop who had also played in some small TV series while her father used to run a pet shop in Manchester.

She is a Christian by religion although her mother was a Jew and her father a Protestant. Growing up with her sister, Lesley attended the St. Elphin's Boarding School in Derbyshire.

As a child, she talked to her mother to go out and see the world and experience things; like kissing a boy, which was strange for a 7-year-old to ask. However, after completing her school, she went to Manchester and studied A-levels at the Manchester College of Technical Science.

During her time there, she came across the Manchester Library Theatre where there would be many dramas and rehearsals. With not much of her interest into acting, she was paid about a one pound per week to play the role of a 12-year-old boy in a play named 'Androcles and the Lion'.

She played the part and thought about never acting on stage again, but after finishing her education there, was encouraged to apply for drama course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

She graduated in 1973 with her drama degree. Raised in England, she is a British by nationality and belongs to a white ethnicity.

Lesley Nicol's Career

Lesley Nicol started her acting career after landing a couple of roles in theatres, where she would do side roles that were not very noticed by the viewers. Then in 1976, her first major role in theatre came in Shakespeare’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet”, where she played the role of Juliet.

She was also able to sing as according to her characters and didn’t perform badly in vocals too. With her theatre days in the hype, she started to get offers for films too and the first one she did was in East Is East (1999). 

In the year 2000, she signed a contract with West End productions to play in the TV series named Mama Mia. Appearing in some other hit series like Shameless, Downton Abbey, and Sarah and Duck. She had established herself as a prominent and hardworking actress.  

Lesley Nicol's Net Worth And Salary

Lesley Nicol's net worth is expected to be around $2 million at present. She has been very successful in her career and as a result, she has maintained such a good net worth in her life.

She has been nominated for, and also won different awards for her roles in different shows, and recently won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2013). 

Lesley's film career is small but beautifully formed – the multi-award winning the UK feature East is East, the sequel West is West and a voice for the forthcoming animated feature Free Birds with Owen Wilson.

Lesley Nicol's Personal Life

After being so popular, information on her personal life is not available adequately and it is quite strange. She is married to David Keith Heald and is living very happily as husband and wife. She is not having an extramarital affair as she is fully committed to her husband. There are no rumors of her divorce till now. 

by sanjeet, 04 Dec, 2015

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