Nick Brimble As Little John, Nick Brimble is an English actor whose long career takes in theatre, television, film and voice work.
Nick Brimble was born in Bristol. His father was a schoolteacher, who was also a keen amateur actor, (an activity in which Nick was involved on occasions as a child). For several summers, his father also managed the French/Czech High-Wire Act, The White Devils and, when they toured England, the Brimble family travelled with them. In July 1961 he organized their blindfolded high-wire crossing of Cheddar Gorge. At the end of the seasons tour of England, Nick travelled through France with The White Devils helping as they set up and performed in towns as they went – returning for the start of the autumn school term.
Nick attended Bristol Grammar School. In his first year he played Miranda in a school production of The Tempest. His parents gave him a Season Ticket to The Bristol Old Vic where he saw every play from the age of 11 until he went to University at 18.
Nick studied Philosophy and English Literature at the University of Sussex from 1962-66. He left with an MA and went on to teach English and Drama at the University of Baghdad. His stay in Iraq only lasted one year due to the political unrest there and he left at the outbreak of the Six Day War in 1967, driving back to the UK overland in a battered mini car. The next year he taught at a South London Comprehensive school, before deciding to try his luck as an actor.