Adam Rickitt

Adam Rickitt
Adam has just returned to the UK from New Zealand where he has completed filming as Kieran Mitchell in their popular medical drama Shortland Street.

Adam’s career was launched in 1997 when he was catapulted to fame as the young and gorgeous Nick Tilsley in Granada Television’s top soap Coronation Street.

However, it could all have been so different as Adam was set to go to Oxbridge to study law. Failing that he was planning to follow his father into banking but just before he left school he was signed up by Take That’s former manager Nigel Martin-Smith. Nigel immediately spotted his potential and snapped up the young Manchester actor.

Adam’s first love has always been drama and he immediately managed to land his first television acting job in the UK’s most watched show - Coronation Street. For two years Adam’s character Nicky coped with an over protective screen mum - Gail, studied hard at college, and did nude life modelling, not to mention teenage marriage and pregnancy!

Despite the great storylines Adam was sad to leave Britain’s most famous street - «I’ve had a brilliant time in Corrie. I owe it so much but I felt it was time to move on.» Adam took a change of direction and made his pop debut. His first single, «I Breathe Again» went straight to the Top 10 at no 5, and he undertook an exhaustive tour of the UK and Europe promoting his debut «Gold selling» album «Good Times».

Adam then resumed his acting career starring as Mark Cohen in the UK National touring of highly acclaimed musical «Rent» moving to the West End of London for a record breaking run.

Adam was asked by Granada to return to the role of Nick in Coronation Street on several occasions. And having secured some very interesting and explosive storylines for the character, Adam appeared, four nights a week in the major UK ratings and award winning serial until July 2004.

He then made a return to the London stage to star in a Bill Kenwright production Office Games, followed by a new play Final Judgement and also appearing in Nick Moran’s play Telstar on UK Tour.

Adam has appeared on UK Channel 4’s The Games, Alive: Back to the Andes, a three-part documentary for Channel 5 as well as Judge John Deed and Doctors for the BBC.

Before arriving in New Zealand to take on his role as the mysterious Kieran Mitchell on Shortland Street, Adam had completed filming on the feature Whatever Happened To Pete Blaggitt. Adam’s filmography also includes the movies Emergency Exit and Sunstroke.