Andy Nyman



Place of birth:

Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK:


Andy Nyman is an English actor and magician. Nyman first came to note with his performance as a hard nosed director in Musical! and then as Keith Whitehead in the cult film of the Martin Amis novel, Dead Babies. He has played lead roles in Jon Avnet's Emmy award winning film Uprising (NBC) as a Polish freedom fighter and in Coney Island Baby as a gay French gun dealer. In 2006, he played Gordon in the cult hit Severance. Most recently he played Patrick, a sleazy reality show producer in Charlie Brooker's E4 horror satire Dead Set, and suffers the most violent death in the series, being decapitated and disembowelled. Nyman currently has four films due for release over the next 18 months: London-based romantic comedy Are You Ready for Love?; a bio-pic of 70s Dutch rock group Herman Brood, Wild Romance; and improvised gangster thriller Played where he stars opposite Vinnie Jones, Val Kilmer and Gabriel Byrne. The film was released by Lionsgate Entertainment in 2007. Nyman appeared as one of the leads in the latest Frank Oz movie, Death at a Funeral. He stars opposite Matthew Macfadyen, Ewen Bremner, and Keeley Hawes. The movie was released by MGM in 2007. Nyman is also a magician and the co-creator and co-writer of the Derren Brown TV shows Derren Brown - Mind Control and Trick of the Mind. He and Brown wrote "Russian Roulette", "Séance", and "Messiah", as well as three series of the "Trick of the Mind" series. He also co-wrote and co-directed four of Brown's stage shows, all of which have toured and played the West End. For "Something Wicked This Way Comes" they were awarded the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. Their fourth show Enigma was also nominated for an Olivier Award. Nyman won the award for best actor at the 2006 Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film for his role as Colin Frampton in Shut Up and Shoot Me. He was nominated for Lew Grade Award at the 2007 BAFTA Awards for his work on "Derren Brown: The Heist". He shared the nomination with fellow collaborators Derren Brown, Simon Mills, and Ben Caron. In December 2008 he appeared in BBC Four's supernatural drama series Crooked House. In February 2010 he co-wrote (with Jeremy Dyson), directed and starred in the horror play Ghost Stories. In April 2011 he starred in a new British sitcom, Campus.

Film Credits

Jungle Cruise (2021)
as Sir James Hobbs-Coddington
Judy (2019)
as Dan
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)
as Nuts (voice)
Ghost Stories (2018)
as Professor Goodman
The Commuter (2018)
as Tony
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
as Jail Guard
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
as Clive the Robot (voice)
National Theatre Live: Hangmen (2016)
as Syd
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas (2015)
as Additional Voices
Minions (2015)
as Additional Voices (voice)
Bone in the Throat (2015)
as Ronnie the Rug
Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
as Nuts (voice)
The Eichmann Show (2015)
as David Landor
Autómata (2014)
as Ellis
Why Horror? (2014)
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
as The Tumor
Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains (2012)
as Himself
The Glass Man (2011)
as Martin Pyrite
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
as Himself
Black Death (2010)
as Dalywag
The Tournament (2009)
as Tech Eddie
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
as Charleston
Death at a Funeral (2007)
as Howard
This Is What It Is (2007)
as Chris
Are You Ready for Love? (2006)
Wild Romance (2006)
as Leo Leitner
Severance (2006)
as Gordon
Shut Up and Shoot Me (2005)
as Colin Frampton
Uprising (2001)
as Calel Wasser
Dead Babies (2000)
The Criminal (1999)
as Forensic Scientist 1
The Woman in Black (1989)
as Jackie

Production Credits

Derren Brown: Miracle (2018)
Ghost Stories (2018)
Ghost Stories (2018)
Derren Brown: Infamous (2014)
Magicians (2007)
Derren Brown: The Heist (2006)