He attended school in Canberra, Australia.
Nicholas' partner, Claire, is a chef.
In 2003, Nicholas took up a teaching position at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. He taught an acting class.
Nicholas is an acting tutor at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art).
In 2006, Nicholas was appointed the Australia Day Ambassador.
Nicholas has one daughter whom he named Ava Lilly. Ava was born shortly after he first left Home and Away.
Nicholas has one older brother who followed in their father's footsteps and joined the army. Nicholas's mother is an artist.
His father was a Colonel in the army and was posted to Australia. After leaving the army he became a Diplomat.
In 1996 he graduated from NIDA (Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art) with a degree in Performing arts.
Nicholas, as of 22nd June, has guest stared in the Australian soap opera, Home & Away as 'Detective Peter Baker'. He is now tied with Cornelia Francis' guest starring role on Home And Away.
Nicholas: (on naming his daughter) We thought we were being different and really cool, and that it was quite a unique name. Then, after she was born, I found out that everyone under the sun is now calling their kid Ava! Apparently they did some poll recently to find out the top male and female names, and Ava is number five!
Nicholas: (on the best Christmas present he's ever received) I found out about two weeks before Christmas that I'd been accepted into NIDA. Even though it wasn't really a gift, it was a pretty amazing thing.