Books by Nik - To see them all: CLICK HERE.
Nik was born in London, educated in England, and then emigrated to Australia in 1981. He has had two “careers” one as a Karate instructor, a Kick boxing and Boxing coach and the other theatre.
After studying law he decided it wasn’t for him and became a merchant seaman for three years. He managed to save enough money to see him through drama school but was fortunate enough to win a scholarship and able to put the cash saved into other things. Namely a Lotus super seven.
He was a student at the E15 Acting school in the UK for three years and after graduation took over the role of Grumio at the Oxford Playhouse when one of the actors became ill. After doing rep, making a few commercials, TV and radio roles, he landed a two and a half year stint at The National theatre.
He took over a major role when a cast member’s father died but although delighted would have preferred it to have been under more favourable circumstances.
All the while he kept up his martial arts training in Soho attending seminars and classes.
NIk obtained Australian citizenship in 1984 and appeared in many “Soapies,” several films and toured with the Sydney Theatre company.
He has written plays, directed and produced his first feature and was nominated for the best supporting actor in a previous film.
Nik went to Japan in the early nineties to study under various well known Karate instructors and fought in a couple of tournaments before returning to Australia nearly three years later.
He never considered himself to be another E.M Forster but wrote for the pleasure of it. His first book was published in the USA and came as a complete surprise. After that he has written tales of different genres. A ghost story set in Japan, a story about Dingoes, feral cats and a kid’s story about an orang-utan.
He still teaches kick boxing and does the odd acting job, lives in Sydney twenty five minutes drive from the city centre with his Japanese partner whom he met twenty three years ago and a cat called Fluffy. Still learning as a creator of novels he hopes to earn a few bob to supplement his income and become more proficient in the art of writing.