Praise from Filmmakers

I had the great pleasure of bringing Nicholas aboard my feature film to fill a critical role. He created a character that was so brilliant it wound up anchoring the entire film. His comedic timing is unparalleled.
Kevin Resnick, Writer/Director

Nicholas is the best of both worlds as an actor. He comes to the set energized and fully prepared to do the lines as written, but he is also ready to play, add and create at a moment’s notice. The funniest bits in Reclaiming Friendship Park were often Nick ad-lib inventions. He was a pleasure to direct, and I am still looking for ways to squeeze his sizable talent into my current projects!
Daniel Holland, Writer/Director

When Nick auditioned for our feature film, he came in with unique (and hilarious) choices. On set, he easily took direction and his improv skills provided some of the most memorable lines in the film. Now that our film is on the festival circuit, he has come out to support it, which we really appreciate. We wouldn’t hesitate to cast him in a future project.
Rebecca Norris Resnick, Writer/Producer

Nick, in no uncertain terms, saved this movie. The crux of the whole story hinged on his performance, and with minimal prep time, he walked into the role, and absolutely nailed it. It’s a ghost story, and he was the ghost. In screenings, I’ve seen people literally have to leave the room during his scenes, in the best possible way.
J. Van Auken, Writer/Director

“Simply put, Nick is an outstanding individual to have in a production. His dedication to a role off set makes him shine onscreen, and I felt my script was in great hands on his shoot days. We were able to have fun and improvise, and working with him was one of our project’s highlights. I would certainly think of him in the future. The man is prepared, and delivers.
Adam Courtin, Writer/Director

Praise from Critics

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Nicholas Thurkettle is quite charming in his turn as Peter Quince…
Ellen Dostal, Broadway World/Shakespeare in L.A.

Much Ado About Nothing (Long Beach Playhouse)
…Thurkettle is simply great from start to finish. Not only does he have his mouth around every word—and lemme tell ya, that ain’t easy in Shakespeare when he’s in rapid-fire mode—but he makes the role that much stronger for all the things he does in between the words…when an actor gets it, there is true pleasure to be had.
Greggory Moore, Greater Long Beach

Benedick…(played superbly by Nicholas Thurkettle).”
Shirlie Gottlieb, Long Beach Community Gazette

…Duncan, King of Scotland (an amiable Nicholas Thurkettle)
Ben Miles,

Richard III:
As memorable…Nicholas Thurkettle’s luckless George, Duke of Clarence…
-Eric Marchese, Back Stage

…a second brother, George (a solid Nicholas Thurkettle)
The Orange County Register

Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Orange County)
Thurkettle’s Borachio is oily and grandiloquent in his villainy…
-Eric Marchese, The Orange County Register

Much Ado About Nothing (Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre)
Another standout performance was Nicholas Thurkettle as Dogberry
-Lorenzo Marchessi, Noho Arts

Much funnier…Nicholas Thurkettle as Dogberry
-Barnaby Hughes, Stage and Cinema

Renfield’s vulgar monologues are among the most gripping of the play…Thurkettle’s brilliant performance takes this production up at least a notch.
-Vicki Paris Goodman, Signal Tribune

Thurkettle almost steals the show as Renfield.
-Shirle Gottlieb, Long Beach Community Gazette

Unrelenting Relaxation:
Amen to Nicholas Thurkettle – excellent job
-Stephen John, O.C. Theatre Review Podcast

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