Nima Taleghani was born and brought up in North London and is an NSDF ’13 & ‘14 alumni. He studied English Literature at Warwick University, which culminated in submitting a fifteen minute ‘Othello Rap’ for his Shakespeare exam. He then went on to study An MA in English at UCL. He has a PhD in getting out of trouble.
Currently, he is acting in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2018/19 season in Romeo and Juliet & The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Theatre credits include, Laika (Unicorn Theatre) dir. Bryony Hannah/Avye Levantis; Blasted (Styx) dir. Ali Pidsley, The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre’s Ireland & U.S tour) dir. Sean Holmes; The White Whale (Slung Low) dir. Alan Lane.
TV/Film/Radio credits include, Hatton Garden (ITV), Dublin Old School (Element), 90 Minutes (El Capitan), Casualty (BBC), Love is Not New in This Country (BBC).
His workshop leading is undertaken with an emphasis on empowering young people to find Shakespeare accessible and combat elitism. Nima has run workshops from The American Repertory Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts to Comapny3 in Islington & the ‘Barbican Box’ project with Slung Low and affiliated schools & colleges in East London.
He has also worked with the Royal Court’s young writers on Writers of the Unexplored and Hackney Empire’s young writers on Writer’s Room.