Date of Birth : May 18th 1962
Graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as the star pupil of the year. He went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1986. His Theatre career includes a season at Theatre Clwyd, Mold playing Captain Brazen in “The Recruiting Officer” and Lusby in “Claw”. He played Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet” at the Young Vic and the title role in Macbeth with the National Youth Theatre. With the RSC Nat played Oliver in “The Kiss” at the RSC Festival, Florizel in “The Winter’s Tale”, Wellbred in “Every Man in His Humour”, Don Pedro in “The Rover”, Hotspur in “Richard II”, Kudryash in “The Storm” and Lysander in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
After leaving the RSC in 1987, Nat went on to appear in the film “War Requiem” playing the part as the poet Wilfred Owen. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer ‘Flash’ Gordon in the LWT mini-series “Piece of Cake”, followed by the roles of Desmond Thane in “Never Come Back” in 1989 and Ivan Lyon in “Heroes II: The Return” in 1990. He then appeared as Laertes in the film “Hamlet”, with Mel Gibson in the title role and as Alcibiades in “The War That Never Ends” in 1991. In 1992 he appeared as Miles in the TV mini series “Look at it this Way” and as Clive Healy in the film “The Bodyguard” with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.
His next film in 1993 was “Wide Sargasso Sea” in which he played Edward Rochester. In that year he also appeared on television in the “Rik Mayall Presents…” series as Nigel in “Dancing Queen”. Nat made two films in 1994: “A Village Affair” and “Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale”. He also appeared on TV as Thomas Cranmer in “Dangerous Games”. In 1995 he appeared as Cassio in “Othello” with Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh and in 1997 he was David in the made-for-TV film “David”, Martin Tanley in the film “Beverly Hills Ninja” and Rob Hall in “Into Thin Air: Death on Everest”. In 1998 Nat appeared on our television screens as Gabriel Oak in Thomas Hardy’s “Far from the Madding Crowd”, Rawdon Crawley in Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair” and Dr. Dan Gallagher in “McCallum: Beyond Good and Evil”.
When Nat was offered the role of Rawdon Crawley in “Vanity Fair” he wasn’t certain whether to accept the part of a randy dandy soldier – but his wife Anna soon put him straight, pointing out that the character was actually just like Nat – he starts as a rake, makes money from gambling, falls in love and becomes obsessed with their baby!