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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 June 1949London, England, UK
Birth NameNicholas John Young
Nickname Nick Young

Mini Bio (1)

Educated at preparatory school followed by The Corona Stage School, Nicholas Young was already in his early 20s when he auditioned for the role of "John" in The Tomorrow People (1973). Prior to landing the role, he appeared in The Children's Film Foundation production Eagle Rock (1964), the little-remembered television series The Flying Swan (1965) and Front Page Story (1965), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) and a number of one-off television plays including The Wednesday Play: The Connoisseur (1966), directed by Waris Hussein (whose credits include the first ever Doctor Who). In addition, while working on The Tomorrow People he featured in the two-part Space: 1999 (1975) story The Bringers of Wonder (the first broadcast on August 4, 1977) as Peter Rockwell, and, in the same year, played alongside Jon Pertwee (the 3rd incarnation of Doctor Who) as a young gangster called Legs Luigi in the film Adventures of a Private Eye (1977).

Young was the only cast member to stay with The Tomorrow People (1973) for its entire six year run. After its conclusion in 1979, he appeared in numerous other programs including the series Kessler (1981), and Cymbeline (1982) (part of the BBC Shakespeare series); perhaps more famously he appeared as a Jeremy Beadle stooge in over 40 sketches for Game for a Laugh (1981) and Beadle's About (1986). More recently, he has worked as a theatrical agent, representing, among others, Philip Gilbert. The two were reunited once again in 2001, as they reprised their roles as John and TIM for the new Tomorrow People audio adventures released by Big Finish Productions.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gene Simon

Spouse (1)

Lovena (Lorna) Young (1989 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

After the Tomorrow People wrapped production, he became a talent agent. One of the clients he represented was actor Philip Gilbert, who played the voice of "TIM" on the Tomorrow People. He is still a talent agent to this day who represents some of the most prestigious British and International actors.
He was one of the first people in the UK to own a VCR. In 1973 he paid GBP 450.00 for a Phillips video recorder (today that amount would be GBP 4,500). He said he used it to impress the ladies by popping in video cassettes of himself on TV shows to get "some action" and it worked!
Has 2 children. A daughter born in 1990 and one son born in 1992.
Had a daughter [1990]
Has been working as a talent agent since he finished the series Kessler [October 2004]
Had a son. [1992]

Personal Quotes (2)

I have to be honest, I wasn't a great fan of Doctor Who (1963). The Tomorrow People (1973) was so much better.
[on The Tomorrow People (2013)] The new programme is beautifully photographed, very glossy and the special effects are stunning... The new show is a lot darker than the original but many of the concepts are still there. The principal difference is that the original series comprised complete stories told in four or so episodes. We also visited other planets and put the universe to rights with consummate ease. In many respects they are different shows but both with excellent qualities.

Salary (2)

The Tomorrow People (1973) 5,000 British Pounds Sterling per year
The Tomorrow People (1973) £5,000 per year

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