Nicholas Klein was born in Lincoln, England. The son of immigrant parents. He has one brother. A keen goalkeeper as a child, he spent his teenage years being coached by Arsenal legends Bob Wilson and David Seaman. Whilst studying civil engineering he moved into acting and had small parts in notable BBC dramas. He studied at the world famous London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Arts in 2005 where he developed his stage work, the school transformed his perception of acting within weeks. Playing the part of Konstantin in The Seagull at LAMDA allowed him to understand empathy and realism. Read more... that saw him lose 14lbs and ignore any communication with anyone not associated with the production. He moved to New York in 2008 for a year to continue his studies, whilst there he also worked with notable acting coach George DiCenzo before returning to England. His first performance in a short film funded by the British Film Council in 2009 won praise, the low budget project was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2010 a scene from Herons was recorded on film, a private project saw Nicholas take on the role of Charlie, a performance that received personal praise from prolific writer Simon Stephens who had originally penned the play.