Nicholas “Nick” Pickard was born 16 April 1975 in Surrey and is an English actor, best known for his role as Tony Hutchinson on soap opera Hollyoaks. He is currently the longest serving cast member and appeared in the very first episode in 1995. Since then the character of Tony has developed and viewers have seen him with numerous girlfriends and run-ins with the local students.
In his 1987 movie debut, Nicolas played Mio, the lead role in Mio in the Land of Faraway, alongside Christian Bale and Christopher Lee. There he is credited as Nicholas Pickard. In 1994, he also played a minor role in EastEnders, appearing as a young homeless boy, who was burnt to death when Phil Mitchell torched Frank Butcher’s car-lot in an insurance scam. He also appeared in music videos for Mike + The Mechanics (“Over My Shoulder”) and Roxette (“Almost Unreal”).
He studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and Corona Theatre School worked extensively in the theatre before joining Hollyoaks.
In addition to his Filmography part, he appeared as well in other TV shows including Us Girls and If You Were Me.
Nicolas has also trodden the boards with stage parts that include Richard II, An Enemy of the People and Edward II.
He landed the role of Tony Hutchinson in Hollyoaks in 1995 and has been playing him ever since.