Who is Nicholas Galitzine?
Nicholas Galitzine was born on 29 September 1994, in London, England. He is a British actor and singer, who initially gained recognition for his role in the 2014 musical drama film “The Beat Beneath My Feet”, since when he’s had major roles in popular movies such as “Cinderella”, “High Strung”, and “Purple Hearts”.
Early Life, Family and Education
Nicholas’ parents, Geoffrey and Lora, are both successful entrepreneurs and city financiers involved in the glass recycling business. Nicholas comes from a diverse background, with his mother being of Greek ancestry, while he’s also a descendant of a prominent Russian noble family Golitsyn through his father.
Nicholas had a profound interest in the performing arts from an early age, showcasing an evident fascination with storytelling. Raised in an environment that nurtured and supported his creative instincts, he was always encouraged to pursue his passion for the arts. Aside from his interest in acting, Nicholas played football and rugby as a child, and also participated in athletics competition during his high school days.
He attended Dulwich College, an independent day and boarding school in London, where he first became involved in the theater scene, joining the youth theatre company Pleasance Islington.
Roles in Movies
Nicholas made his movie debut in John Williams’s 2014 film “The Beat Beneath My Feet” in which he played the role of Tom, a troubled teenager who forms an unlikely friendship with his reclusive neighbor, revealed to be a disgraced rock star. Nicholas’s portrayal of Tom was lauded for its authenticity and depth, proving his ability to resonate with viewers from his very first major appearance.
His performance opened the door to a leading role in the 2016 dance drama “High Strung”. The movie tells the story of a classical dancer named Ruby Adams, played by Keenan Kampa, who attends a prestigious Manhattan conservatory. Nicholas portrays the character Johnnie Blackwell, a British violinist and street musician with a rebellious spirit, who is from a working-class background, and becomes romantically involved with Ruby. Together, they navigate the challenges of their different worlds, and collaborate to create a unique fusion of classical and contemporary dance and music.
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— Nicholas Galitzine (@nickgalitzine) March 2, 2017
However, it was his portrayal of Sorensen Carlisle in the 2017 supernatural thriller “The Changeover” that truly showcased Nicholas’ range as an actor. The character is a mysterious and enigmatic figure, in stark contrast to his previous roles, demanding a subtler, more nuanced performance. Nicholas embraced the challenge and received critical acclaim for his performance.
Arguably, one his most high-profile roles to date was in the 2021 musical “Cinderella”. Cast as Prince Robert, Nicholas was catapulted into international stardom, as in this film Nicholas showcased his singing abilities, adding another dimension to his talent pool.
In the following year, he starred opposite Sofia Carson in the Netflix romantic drama “Purple Hearts”, directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum. The film quickly became a hit on the streaming platform, becoming the most viewed Netflix original movie of 2022, and their 7th most popular production overall, further establishing Nicholas as a rising movie star.
In 2023, Nicholas appeared in Emma Seligman’s musical comedy “Bottoms”, centered on two queer high school students who start a fight club hoping to become more popular. Also in 2023, Nicholas is set to star alongside Uma Thurman and Sarah Shahi in the upcoming comedy “Red, White & Royal Blue”, centered on a feud between the son of the US President and a British prince. Furthermore, Nicholas is set to play one of the leads in the drama “The Idea of You”, based on the eponymous novel by Lee Robinne.
Roles in TV Series
Nicholas made his TV series debut in 2015, when he appeared in an episode of the action crime drama “Legends”, which starred Sean Bean as a deep-cover operative.
Nicholas’ only other TV series role was in the Netflix supernatural horror series “Chambers”, which aired in 2019. The story follows a young woman named Sasha Yazzie, played by Sivan Alyra Rose, who receives a heart transplant and begins experiencing strange and disturbing phenomena related to the donor. Nicholas’ character, Elliot, is the brother of the heart donor, and becomes involved in Sasha’s life as she delves deeper into uncovering the mysteries surrounding her new heart.
Love Life and Relationships
Despite being in the public eye, Nicholas has managed to maintain a relatively private personal life. As of writing, there are no public records of Nicholas being in a relationship, and he tends not to disclose details about his personal life in interviews or on social media.
Due to his secrecy regarding his personal life, Nicholas has been followed by rumors that he might be gay, which he’s denied. The rumors were also fueled by his portrayal of queer characters in “The Craft: Legacy” and “Bottoms”.
Nicholas has always emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. However, he often expresses his gratitude for the support he receives from his family and close friends.
Hobbies and Interesting Facts
Nicholas is as diverse in his interests as he is in his roles. An accomplished musician, he can play the guitar and sing, as displayed in his role in “Cinderella”. Music continues to be a major part of his life, often providing an escape from the rigors of his acting career.
He is also a dedicated sportsman, an avid fan of rugby. In his free time, he enjoys playing various sports, including rugby and soccer, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Moreover, Nicholas is a dog lover and often shares pictures of his pet dog on his social media. His love for animals extends beyond his pet, as he often uses his platform to raise awareness about animal welfare issues.
In addition to his illustrious acting career, Nicholas is very popular on social media, thanks to his on-screen charisma and good looks.
On Instagram, his account @nicholasgalitzine numbers close to four million followers, while his photos amass hundreds of thousands of likes. Nicholas often uses Instagram to promote his upcoming projects, while also giving his fans just a glimpse into his personal life.
He’s also very popular on TikTok, where his account numbers more than 2.8 million followers and 21 million likes, despite not uploading new videos regularly.
As of July 2023, Nicholas’s net worth is estimated at more than $5 million. His wealth primarily comes from his successful acting career in both film and television. His high-profile roles, coupled with his increasing popularity, have made him one of the most promising talents in the industry.