The understudy

David Nicholls (author)
The understudy
David Nicholls 1966-
London: Hodder, 2014 | Other editions
406 p.
9780340935217 (paperback)
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About David Nicholls

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David Alan Nicholls (born 30 November 1966) is an English novelist and screenwriter.

Early life and education

Nicholls is the middle of three siblings. He attended Barton Peveril College at Eastleigh, Hampshire, taking A-levels in Drama, English Literature, Physics and Biology.

He also took part in college drama productions, playing a wide range of roles. He went onto study at the University of Bristol, graduating with a BA in Drama and English in 1988.

He later trained as an actor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.

First career

Throughout his 20s, he worked as an actor, using the stage name David Holdaway. He played small roles at various theatres, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse and, for a three-year period, at the Royal National Theatre. He struggled as an actor and has said "I’d committed …Read more on Wikipedia