Nick (I) Harvey filmography and biography
Date of birth: 17 August 1955, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Nick (I) Harvey biography
Nick Harvey was born Nicholas Stuart Harvey at Gosford, New South Wales,
Australia on the 17th of August 1955, his father was a French pastry
cook and baker of Cornish decent who travelled to Australia to work in
the Gold mines at Hill End, NSW. His mother was born on a Sheep
property at Hill End. When he was 3 years old his parents separated and
Nick went to live with his grandparents on the same farm where his
mother was born and so his love of nature, hunting and fishing was
born. Both his grandparents were musically talented and sang and played
piano, ukulele, and fiddle. Because this was the era before TV and the
batteries in the wireless only lasted for a short time, Nick spent his
night time reading, singing and trying to learn to play guitar. Once a
week they would all sit around the wireless and listen to the Country
music hour which featured both Australian and US artists.
Nick went to a number of primary schools before attending Echuca Technical college in Victoria where his mother had re-married, but at 14 and a half, he'd had enough of school, where he'd be mugged for his lunch money and anything else of value, so he ran away and got a job as a roustabout in the sheep shearing sheds and added boxing, drinking and chasing women to his CV.
A run in with the law over a fight lead to a stint in the Australian Army and a tour of Vietnam. Nick then went to London and as he said "put on the greatest Act and told the biggest lies ever told to get into RADA."
Nick (I) Harvey filmography
|The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake||2009|
|Twenty Good Years||1979|