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Andy Nyman  (born 13 April 1966) 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.

Acting

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


Other Roles

2018Ghost Stories - Director
2018Ghost Stories - Screenplay
2016Derren Brown: Miracle - Director
2014Derren Brown: Infamous - Director
2007Magicians - Author
2006Derren Brown: The Heist - Writer


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