Actor and writer

Nick Asbury’s first book, Exit Pursued By A Badger documented life backstage and onstage as part of The Royal Shakespeare Company 'Histories’ Ensemble that won three Olivier Awards in 2009. It was listed by the Drama Bookshop in New York as one of the ‘six most inspiring books every actor should read’ and won him The Michael Meyer Award from The Society of Authors in 2011. He subsequently wrote White Hart, Red Lion which charted his journey around England in search of Shakespeare’s History Plays - asking why these plays were still so successful today. As an actor, he left the RSC and has since starred in 'Doctor Who’, ‘The Inbetweeners’ and as Winston Churchill in ’37 Days' amongst many other appearances. Last year he played the baddie - the Earl of Wessex - in 'Shakespeare in Love' in the West End for six months as well as writing his third book, a novel, due to be completed this year.