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Andy Nyman

Andy Nyman is an English actor and magician. Nyman first came to note with his performance as a hard nosed director in Musical! and then as Keith Whitehead in the cult film of the Martin Amis novel, Dead Babies. He has played lead roles in Jon Avnet's Emmy award winning film Uprising (NBC) as a Polish freedom fighter and in Coney Island Baby as a gay French gun dealer. In 2006, he played Gordon in the cult hit Severance. Most recently he played Patrick, a sleazy reality show producer in Charlie Brooker's E4 horror satire Dead Set, and suffers the most violent death in the series, being decapitated and disembowelled. Nyman currently has four films due for release over the next 18 months: London-based romantic comedy Are You Ready for Love?; a bio-pic of 70s Dutch rock group Herman Brood, Wild Romance; and improvised gangster thriller Played where he stars opposite Vinnie Jones, Val Kilmer and Gabriel Byrne. The film was released by Lionsgate Entertainment in 2007. Nyman appeared as one of the leads in the latest Frank Oz movie, Death at a Funeral. He stars opposite Matthew Macfadyen, Ewen Bremner, and Keeley Hawes. The movie was released by MGM in 2007. Nyman is also a magician and the co-creator and co-writer of the Derren Brown TV shows Derren Brown - Mind Control and Trick of the Mind. He and Brown wrote "Russian Roulette", "Séance", and "Messiah", as well as three series of the "Trick of the Mind" series. He also co-wrote and co-directed four of Brown's stage shows, all of which have toured and played the West End. For "Something Wicked This Way Comes" they were awarded the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. Their fourth show Enigma was also nominated for an Olivier Award. Nyman won the award for best actor at the 2006 Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film for his role as Colin Frampton in Shut Up and Shoot Me. He was nominated for Lew Grade Award at the 2007 BAFTA Awards for his work on "Derren Brown: The Heist". He shared the nomination with fellow collaborators Derren Brown, Simon Mills, and Ben Caron. In December 2008 he appeared in BBC Four's supernatural drama series Crooked House. In February 2010 he co-wrote (with Jeremy Dyson), directed and starred in the horror play Ghost Stories. In April 2011 he starred in a new British sitcom, Campus.

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Apr 13, 1966 In Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Woman in Black 1989-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Jungle Cruise 2021-07-28
Known For
Poster of Why Horror?
Poster of Olly The Little White Van
Poster of Campus
Poster of Chuggington
Movie Jungle Cruise Sir James Hobbs-Coddington 2021-07-28
Movie A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Nuts (voice) 2019-09-26
Movie Judy Dan 2019-09-27
Movie The Commuter Tony 2018-01-11
Movie Ghost Stories Professor Goodman 2018-01-20
Movie Despicable Me 3 Clive the Robot (voice) 2017-06-15
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jail Guard 2017-12-13
Series Power Monkeys Gerry 2016-06-08
Movie National Theatre Live: Hangmen Syd 2016-03-03
Movie Shaun the Sheep Movie Nuts (voice) 2015-02-05
Movie Bone in the Throat Ronnie the Rug 2015-03-16
Movie The Eichmann Show David Landor 2015-01-20
Series Unforgotten Dean Barton 2015-10-08
Movie Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas Additional Voices 2015-11-13
Movie Minions Additional Voices (voice) 2015-06-17
Series Ballot Monkeys Gerry 2015-04-21
Movie Why Horror? 2014-10-03
Movie Automata Ellis 2014-10-09
Movie Kick-Ass 2 The Tumor 2013-07-17
Series Peaky Blinders Winston Churchill 2013-09-12
Movie Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains Himself 2012-10-31
Series Campus Jonty De Wolfe 2011-04-05
Movie The Glass Man Martin Pyrite 2011-08-26
Series Olly The Little White Van Bazza 2011-06-26
Movie Black Death Dalywag 2010-06-07
Movie Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape Himself 2010-08-30
Movie The Tournament Tech Eddie 2009-05-01
Series You Have Been Watching Unknown 2009-07-07
Movie The Brothers Bloom Charleston 2008-09-09
Series Chuggington Unknown 2008-09-29
Series Dead Set Patrick 2008-10-27
Series Crooked House Unknown 2008-12-22
Movie This Is What It Is Chris 2007-01-01
Movie Death at a Funeral Howard 2007-08-17
Movie Severance Gordon 2006-05-19
Movie Wild Romance Leo Leitner 2006-11-09
Movie Are You Ready for Love? 2006-12-09
Movie Shut Up and Shoot Me Colin Frampton 2005-12-01
Movie Uprising Calel Wasser 2001-01-01
Series Big Brother's Little Brother Unknown 2001-05-29
Movie Dead Babies 2000-09-07
Series The League of Gentlemen Unknown 1999-01-11
Movie The Criminal Forensic Scientist 1 1999-10-01
Movie The Woman in Black Jackie 1989-12-24