Nicola's first professional role was playing the American companion Peri in Doctor Who opposite both Peter Davison and Colin Baker; a part she played for 3 years. Other TV credits include Black Adder's a Christmas Carol; Casualty; Cravings; Wild Seed; Animal Ark; Doctors; Holby City; Love in Hyde Park; My Family (twice); the award winning comedy 10% ers, and 3 series of The Biz. Last year Nicola was seen on the quiz show Pointless Celebrities. Film credits include Parting Shots; Stargazer, Summoned by Shadows; More than a Messiah; The Airzone Solution; Just Another Page; The Theory of Everything; The Telegram Boy; The Untold Story; The Wager; and the controversial drama documentary on Princess Diana's inquest, There are Dark Forces.
Nicola is regularly featured in Big Finish Productions, for whom she also directed episodes of Judge Dredd and Unit (with David Tennant). Nicola has particularly enjoyed the challenge of recording "Piscon Paradox", her companion chronicle and in 2013 she was thrilled to record the award winning novel "The Emergence of Judy Taylor" by Angela Jackson. This year Nicola is very excited to be recording a new trilogy of stories involving Peri and the Sixth Doctor.