Who is Nick Moran?
Nick Moran was born on 23 December 1968, in London, England, and is an actor as well as a filmmaker, best known for his role in “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”, in which he played Eddie the card sharp. He also had a role in the final two films of the “Harry Potter” film series, playing the character Scabior.
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The Riches of Nick Moran
Nick has a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a career as an actor since 1989, doing work on numerous feature films as well as television projects.
Early Life and Acting Beginnings
Nick was born in the East End of London, but grew up near Watford at the northern boundary of Greater London, and was raised by his parents – his mother worked as a hairdresser while his father was a worker for the Automobile Association. At a young age, he showed a strong interest towards acting which would lead him to pursue the craft as a career.
In 1990, he made his first film appearance in “Buddy’s Song” alongside Roger Daltrey – lead singer of to rock band The Who – and Chesney Hawkes. This would lead him to a starring role in “The Future Lasts a Long Time”. In 1998, he was cast in what would be his career defining role, in “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” appearing in the film alongside Jason Statham. The film was directed by Guy Richie, and follows the story of a young card sharp who loses a huge sum of money to a crime lord.
Further Acting Projects and Rise to Fame
In 1999 Moran starred in “New Blood” alongside John Hurt, and a year later worked with Joseph Fiennes in “Rancid Aluminum” – the film is based on the novel of the same name by James Hawes, though it received negative reviews, with many marking it as one of the worst films of all time. He managed to bounce back in 2001, playing Aramis in “The Musketeer”, which is a loose adaptation of “The Three Musketeers” novel written by Alexandre Dumas.
While working on films, he also made a string of stage productions, first working as an understudy in “Blood Brothers” in London’s West End. Subsequently, he made appearances in “Four Nights in Knaresborough” and “The Countess”, a play written by novelist Gregory Murphy. It tells the story of the one of the greatest scandals of Victorian era Britain – the end of the marriage of John Ruskin and Elfie Gray. He then did a bit of background work, co-writing the play entitled “Telstar”, which is a dramatized version of the life of independent record producer Joe Meek, and it was a success.
In 2009, he directed a screen adaptation of “Telstar” – the stage actor Con O’Neill would reprise his role as Meek in the film, while his financier was played by Kevin Spacey. The project was his directing debut, and afterwards he directed another film – “The Kid”, which starred Rupert Friend. The biographical film is based on the autobiography of the same name, following the story of Kevin Lewis. He then had another notable role in the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” as Scabior, a member of Fenrir Greyback’s gang.
The film is the first of two films based on the 2007 novel of the same name written by JK Rowling, and is the seventh and penultimate installment of the films series, with main characters reprising their roles. The film was the third highest grossing film of the series, and the third highest grossing of the year, trailing behind “Toy Story 3” as well as “Alice in Wonderland”. He reprised his role in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” which was released the following year and was a commercial success, plus being one of the top reviewed films of the year – the cast and crew won numerous Academy Awards as a result.
Moran married actress Sienna Guillory in 1997, but their marriage only lasted for three years. She is best known for her work in the “Resident Evil” film series, in which she portrayed Jill Valentine. She also played the role of Arya Drottningu in “Eragon”, and the titular “Helen of Troy”. Following the divorce, Nick didn’t marry again until 15 years later, when it was confirmed that he tied the knot with Jasmine Piran. Nick is a big fan of the music of Frank Sinatra, and is the frontman of his own tribute band.
He often performs at charity events in the country, or appears as a part of the line-up for London’s Café de Paris, a nightclub located at West End. He is also a practitioner of karate, and spends his free time honing his skills in the martial art. He has two younger brothers who both stand at a towering height of six feet five inches compared to him. He has also stated his desire to have children in the near future – he doesn’t have any yet. While he’s worked on several projects which failed, he believes that even bad ones can be a good learning experience, as much as good films are.