Awards & Winners

Nicolas Kent

Date of Birth 26-January-1945
Place of Birth London
(England, United Kingdom, Great Britain)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Nicholas Kent, Nick Kent
Profession Film Producer, Television Producer, Film Director, Theatre Director
Nicolas Kent is a British theatre director. His father arrived in Britain in 1936, a Jewish-German refugee, and changed his name from Kahn to Kent. Kent was educated at Stowe School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He began his career in theatre at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, before working for six years as the administrative director of the Oxford Playhouse. He became artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre in 1984 and stood down from the role in 2012. Kent's work at the Tricycle included verbatim political plays. Some of these were edited by Richard Norton-Taylor: Half the Picture examined the arms to Iraq inquiry, Tactical Questioning examined the inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, and The Colour of Justice examined the Macpherson inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence. Kent also commissioned theatrical responses to the detentions at Guantanamo Bay, the 2011 London riots, and - in The Great Game - Britain's involvement in Afghanistan. Under Kent's direction, the Tricycle also presented the London premieres of many Irish plays, such as Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones, as well as staging productions with an emphasis on Afro-Caribbean experience, such as Mustapha Matura's Playboy of the West Indies, Lara Foot Newton's Karoo Moose and the Not Black and White trilogy. The theatre also saw the premieres of Kat and the Kings, a musical which won two Olivier awards, and Patrick Barlow's adaptation of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps.

Awards by Nicolas Kent

Check all the awards nominated and won by Nicolas Kent.


Nominations 1999 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
BAFTA Award for Best British Film Hilary and Jackie


British Academy Television Award for Best Factual Series
Honored for : Naked Hollywood

Nominations 1992 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
British Academy Television Award for Best Factual Series Naked Hollywood