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Nicholas Pegg

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Nicholas Pegg
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Nicholas Pegg


Nicholas Pegg is a British actor, director and writer.

A graduate of the University of Exeter, Pegg trained at the Guildford School of Acting. His acting work in the theatre includes productions for Nottingham PlayhouseScottish OperaBirmingham Repertory Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. He appears in several audio plays based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. He also appeared as a Dalek operator in numerous episodes of the 21st-century relaunch of the television series (Bad Wolf,The Parting of the WaysArmy of GhostsDoomsdayDaleks in ManhattanEvolution of the DaleksThe Stolen EarthJourney's EndVictory of the Daleks). In his capacity as a Dalek operator, he has also appeared in person on Blue Peter, and in many editions of the documentary series Doctor Who Confidential.

Pegg's other acting roles on television include appearances in EastEnders and Doc Martin. For the audiobook company Textbook Stuff, he has recorded the collected poems of Andrew Marvell.

As a writer, Pegg is a noted authority on the life and work of David Bowie. He is the author of The Complete David Bowie (ISBN 9780857682901) and appeared as a David Bowie expert in the 2007 TV documentary series Seven Ages of Rock. He has written for publications including Mojo (magazine) and Doctor Who Magazine, and he has also written stage plays, including numerous pantomimes for British theatres including Harrogate Theatre, the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, the MacRobert Playhouse in Stirling, and the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. His work as a director includes theatre productions of HamletTwelfth NightPeter PanFunny MoneyI Thought I Heard a Rustling, and Diary of a Somebody.[1]

Pegg's other writing credits include the short stories Deep Water and Hold Your Horses for the 2008 and 2009 Doctor Who Storybooks, as well as contributions to The Doctor Who Annual and The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who. He has also written numerous features for the BBC's range of DVD releases of the Doctor Who television series. He wrote Cheques, Lies and Videotape, a documentary about the heyday of pirate videos, which appeared on the DVD release ofRevenge of the Cybermen. He also wrote A Matter of Time, a documentary about Doctor Who under the producership of Graham Williams, which was the leading special feature on the Key to Time series box set. Pegg has worked as script editor on several other documentary features, appears as a moderator on some of the Doctor Who audio commentaries, and wrote the "info text" subtitles for many DVD releases.

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