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BIRTHDAY

September 25, 1999

BIRTHPLACE

Burnley, Lancashire

AGE

24

BIRTH SIGN

Libra

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FIRST NAME NICKI

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About Nicki James Shepherd

Nicki James Shepherd is an English, Burnley born, film and television actor. He is best known for his portrayal of the character ’Ted’ (2018) in the British television soap Emmerdale. Prior to his appearances on the soap, Nicki was cast in several smaller roles, in TV, Film and Ad campaigns – including ‘Phil Folelmere’ in CBBCs The 4 o’Clock Club.

Nicki James Shepherd Before Fame

Growing up in Burnley, Nicki showed an early interest in acting. Despite the challenges posed by Cerebral Palsy, his determination and passion for the arts were evident. He honed his skills at the Carol Godby Theatre School in Bury, where he trained in screen acting. This training was complemented by his participation in various youth theatre productions, laying a solid foundation for his future career.

Before making his way into television acting, Nicki trained in screen acting at the Carol Godby Theatre School in Bury. He also appeared in several small youth theatre performances.

Trivia

He was one of the actors named in the Emmerdale 2018 British Soap Award nomination for Best Storyline.

Diverse Roles and Contributions 

Nicki’s career is marked by a range of roles across various genres and formats. He has been involved in commercials, like the Alton Towers advertisement in 2015, and has appeared in educational and entertainment TV shows. His appearance as a Maths Student in CBBC’s ‘Flunked’ and as a supporting artist in ‘So Awkward’ are testaments to his adaptability and range as an actor.

Nicki James Shepherd Family Life

He spent has spent the entirety of both his childhood and early adult life in Burnley, Lancashire. His father’s name is also Nicki and his mother’s name is Kirsty.

Associated With

He is associated with Gaynor Faye and Chris Bisson after his work on Emmerdale.

Credits

Title Date Production Type Role Company
Dave Fishwick : How to get rich quick 2018 Television Appeared as Self Little Gem Productions/Channel 4
Flunked 2018 Television Maths Student CBBC
So Awkward 2018 Television Supporting Artist So Awkward Series Limited
Emmerdale 2017 Television Ted ITV
Alton Towers 2015 Commercial Walk On TBWA Manchester
So Awkward 2014 Television Supporting Artist So Awkward Series Limited
The 4 O’Clock Club 2013 Television Phil Fowelmere BBC
Totally Square (Pilot) 2013 Television Supporting Artist CBBC

Clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOtK2tU7U3w&ab_channel=Emmerdale

Sources: Wikipedia, Emmerdale Fandom Wiki, Starnow,

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Editors Notes

 

Nicki James Shepherd is a rising star with a compelling screen presence and a robust acting portfolio. His ability to adapt to different roles and his dedication to his craft make him a valuable asset to any production. While he is relatively new to TV soaps, his talent and potential are undeniable. His work on Emerald has been noteworthy, but there’s room for his character to be developed further.

In addition to his rising career in the entertainment industry, Nicki James Shepherd is also recognized for his passionate advocacy for disability rights. His personal experiences living with Cerebral Palsy have fueled his commitment to raising awareness and promoting inclusivity within the arts and beyond. Nicki actively engages in various initiatives and public speaking events, aiming to break down barriers and challenge misconceptions about disabilities. His efforts extend beyond the screen, as he utilizes his growing platform to be a voice for positive change and empowerment in the disabled community. This aspect of his life not only highlights his resilience but also his dedication to making a meaningful impact in society.