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Uncredited Cameo on Collision

Nicola made an uncredited (and probably unintentional) appearance in this 2009 iTV show. HERE is the show’s IMDb page for more information about this programme.

When the character played by Douglas Henshall, a detective, went to check out the apartment where the character played by Claire Rushbrook lived, the first item he picked up was a framed photo of Claire’s character with a friend at a party. We believe the friend in the picture was Nicola. What do you think?

(thanks to SlideRuleYou on the Spooks Forum for first pointing this out)

In real life, Claire is a good friend of Nicola’s and has appeared with her on stage (50 Revolutions) and in film (Shiner).

Nicola also has another tenuous connection to this show. Kate Ashfield, who plays a policewoman on Collision, was originally cast to appear in Mrs Klein [Stage] but had to pull out subsequently due to scheduling conflicts.


Nicola has worked with 5 actors who will be playing Hobbits :

Richard Armitage – he was her co-star in Series 8 and 9 of Spooks [TV].

Sylvestor McCoy – he was the Doctor, her co-star in Robophobia.

James Nesbitt – he was a guest star on episodes 201 and 202 of Touching Evil [TV].

Aiden Turner – he was one of the lead actors of Being Human when Nicola appeared as guest star in the episode titled The Longest Day.

Andy Serkis – he was a guest star in episodes 301 and 302 of Touching Evil [TV] and was Riff, the rock star in episode 308 of Spooks [TV].

Jonathan Creek


There have been many guest stars on Jonathan Creek [TV], but very few have their scenes filmed at the iconic windmill that is Jonathan’s home. Nicola is one of the lucky few. In that episode, Nicola played a policewoman who was invited by Jonathan to have lunch at his windmill residence. It was a very funny scene.

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