Will Grundy started dating single mother Nic in the summer of 2007.
|Fact title||Fact data|
|Played by:||Becky Wright|
|Status:||Married to Will Grundy|
|Lives at:||Greenwood Cottage|
|Works at:||The Bull|
She was living in a small rented house after an acrimonious break-up with her unreliable (and unfaithful) partner Andrew.
Having given up her job at Regal Coaches in Hollerton after the birth of Mia, Nic found herself caught in the "benefit trap", with little incentive to return to employment.
Meeting Will and quickly moving in with him caused a few people, notably Clarrie, to question her motives, and Will's mum was secretly relieved when Nic moved out following a smacking incident with George.
Come round for coffee?... It gets a bit lonely now the kids are at school. Nic Grundy
- Likes - The security that Will can provide
- Dislikes - Living on benefits, being alone
- Highs - Meeting Will by chance on a bus. Their perfect wedding at Grey Gables
- Lows - Being faced with suspicions of child abuse when she hit George
Becky was born in Leicester and was resident for approximately nine months before embarking on what can only be described as a nomadic childhood. Her early years were spent in Scotland near Dunfermline and then in a number of different locations in Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Birmingham. There was also a short spell spent in the USA.
She now lives in North East London and owns a tail-free chubby rescue cat called Puddence.
Becky read mechanical engineering at Bristol University, for reasons which now escape her. She spent most of her time at university appearing in and producing plays. She became chair of the university drama society and didn’t really sleep much for three years. Her friend Nick once found her in a rehearsal for The Trial, designing a meat refrigeration unit for her thermodynamics course.
After graduating, Becky turned down the offer to do a PhD and took the far more sensible option of becoming an actor. She worked in theatre for two years before going to drama school with the encouragement of Michael Pennington. Becky now works as an actor and voiceover artiste.
As well as The Archers, she has worked in theatre, radio and film, in roles ranging from a catholic schoolgirl to the devil incarnate.
Other career highlights
I arrived home in debt having spent all my wages partying with the cast!Becky Wright
I performed an entire theatre rep season in a lift (yes, a lift) for a month. It was brilliant and bizarre! I had such an amazing time, I arrived home in debt having spent all my wages partying with the cast! Bad Becky.
The episode when Nic slapped George. It was a pivotal moment for the character. Things were never going to be the same after that single action. It was a real catalyst for change for Nic and the culmination of months of work. I remember spending ages reading and rethinking the script to get it right. The scenes were beautifully written and really highlighted how emotionally fragile and volatile she had become.
On a lighter note, I fell down the stairs in studio twice whilst recording an episode – I can’t remember which one...
Becky's thoughts on Nic
Complex, flawed, vulnerable and lacking in confidence, she’s been betrayed in the past and is terrified of being hurt again. This makes her fiercely protective of her children and wary of strangers. She desperately wants to be liked, but is clumsy in social situations, often unknowingly putting her foot in it despite having the best of intentions. Nic has endured quite a lot and has at times contributed to her own difficulties, but beneath her seemingly timid persona lies a steely resolve and a keen survival instinct.
Nic is a loyal friend and partner. She’s devoted to Will and determined to build a happy life with him, and to give George, Jake and Mia all the things she never had.
- Actor - A tie between Anjelica Huston and Frances McDormand: brilliant chameleonic actresses who take risks and make really interesting choices.
- Book - American Psycho: beautifully written, disturbing and controversial, but utterly compelling. A masterpiece of 20th century American literature.
- Film - I have two: La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc - in my opinion the best female performance (by Falonetti) ever committed to celluloid. The Exorcist – there’s just something about this film that remains unsettling even after the hundredth viewing. I think it’s as close as you can get to perfection.
List of current characters and actors
- Abbie Tucker
- Adam Macy Played by Andrew Wincott
- Alan Franks Played by John Telfer
- Alice Carter Played by Hollie Chapman
- Alistair Lloyd Played by Michael Lumsden
- Amy Franks Played by Jennifer Daley
- Andrew Eagleton Played by John Flitcroft
- Annabelle Schrivener Played by Julia Hills
- Anthea Jennings Played by Joanna Brookes
- Becky Holden Silent character
- Ben Archer Played by Thomas Lester
- Bert Fry Played by Eric Allan
- Bert Horrobin Played by Martyn Read
- Bethany Tucker
- Brenda Tucker Played by Amy Shindler
- Brian Aldridge Played by Charles Collingwood
- Caroline Sterling Played by Sara Coward
- Celia Redwood Played by Anita Dobson
- Charlie Morgan Played by Ben Caplan
- Christine Barford Played by Lesley Saweard
- Christopher Carter Played by Will Sanderson-Thwaite
- Clarrie Grundy Played by Heather Bell
- Clive Horrobin Played by Alex Jones
- Coriander Snell Played by Alexandra Lilley
- Dan Hebden Lloyd Played by Will Howard
- Darrell Makepeace Played by Dan Hagley
- David Archer Played by Timothy Bentinck
- Debbie Aldridge Played by Tamsin Greig
- Derek Fletcher Silent character
- Donna Horrobin Played by Alison Belbin
- Ed Grundy Played by Barry Farrimond
- Eddie Grundy Played by Trevor Harrison
- Edgar Titcombe Silent character
- Elizabeth Pargetter Played by Alison Dowling
- Ellen Rogers Played by Rosemary Leach
- Elona Makepeace Played by Eri Shuka
- Emma Grundy Played by Emerald O'Hanrahan
- Fallon Rogers Played by Joanna Van Kampen
- Freda Fry Silent character
- Freddie Pargetter Played by Jack Firth
- George Grundy Played by Rui Thacker
- Grace Morgan Played by Jenny Johns
- Graham Ryder Played by Malcolm McKee
- Hayley Tucker Played by Lorraine Coady
- Hazel Woolley Played by Annette Badland
- Heather Pritchard Played by Joyce Gibbs
- Helen Archer Played by Louiza Patikas
- Henry Archer