Having arrived in his early fifties, Nicolas now can enjoy the zenith years of his craft. It's a journey that started over 30 years ago beginning with tuition with June Percival. There was the early treading of community theatre boards and in 1990 he travelled to do a summer course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Upon his return to Australia he was successful in gaining a place at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts to embark on there 3 year drama course, graduating with a Diploma of Performing Arts in Drama. He then spent close to ten years in Melbourne doing a variety of work with the most notable being a series of episodes in "Blue Heelers" playing the recurring role of the pathologist Dr Richard Longman for Channel 7. He returned to Perth in early 2001 and continued to pursue his career. In 2009 his biggest role would arrive with the birth of his daughter with fatherhood dominating the pursuant years. Now with his daughter at a suitable age, he once again has the freedom to work unrestricted as an actor. 2013 saw Nicolas win best actor award at both Dramafest and the Hills festival and a best supporting actor award in Garrick Theatre's production of Project Macbeth.