Inside Hollyoaks Star Nick Pickard’s Off-Camera Life


Hollywood Before Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard has become a household name after an impressive 28 years on the popular soap opera. But before his time in the fictional town of Hollyoaks, Nick had already made his mark in showbiz. At just 18 years old, Nick stepped foot on the set of Hollyoaks and became one of the first leading roles in the gritty Channel 4 soap. However, his journey to stardom began even earlier when he studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and Corona Theatre School. Nick's talent caught the attention of Hollywood, and he had the opportunity to star alongside none other than Christian Bale in the 1987 movie "Mio in the Land of Faraway." Little did he know that this was just the beginning of his successful career.

Music Man

Nick Pickard's talents extend beyond acting, as he has also dabbled in the world of music videos. In 1993, he appeared in the music video for Roxette's hit song "Almost Unreal," which was featured in the movie "Super Mario Bros." Nick played a young lad who was seen playing a video game while watching parts of the film in a futuristic chair. Two years later, he starred in a music video for Mike + The Mechanics, where he portrayed a teenage school boy who had snuck out of school with his girlfriend for the day. Nick's versatility as an entertainer shines through in his various ventures.

Co-Star Ex and Fatherhood

Behind the scenes, Nick Pickard's love life has also made headlines. In 2001, he began dating his Hollyoaks co-star Joanna Taylor, who played Geri Hudson on the soap. Their romance lasted for a year before they decided to go their separate ways. Joanna later went on to star in the BBC police drama "Merseybeat" and found love with Match Of The Day pundit and ex-Liverpool footballer Danny Murphy. Meanwhile, Nick has been very private about his personal life. He is currently in a long-term relationship with a woman named Sarah, who he has shared several photos of on Instagram. Nick is also a proud father to his 25-year-old daughter Ellie, from a previous relationship. In an interview, Nick revealed that Ellie used to watch Hollyoaks avidly when she was younger but now she's more impressed with her friends being impressed by her dad's role on the show.

As Nick Pickard takes a break from Hollyoaks to face the challenges of the Australian jungle in this year's series of "I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!," fans can't help but wonder what lies ahead for this talented actor. With an impressive career both on and off the screen, Nick continues to captivate audiences with his talent and charm.