Nicholas Briggs will take all your cash,
Nicholas Briggs will make your teeth gnash,
Nicholas Briggs will leave your soul in ash,
And laugh atop the ruins.
— Anonymous, Tumblr
Nicholas Briggs is an English actor who decided, when he was quite young, that he wanted to grow up to become the Daleks. He proceeded to do just that, and is currently the voice actor for the Daleks (as well as the Cybermen, the Nestene, the Judoon, and the Ice Warriors) in Doctor Who
's 2005 revival as well as his Big Finish Doctor Who
After Doctor Who
was cancelled in the 1980s, Briggs wrote several episodes for The Stranger
, and the film The Airzone Solution
. Both starred as many Doctor Who
actors as possible and were considered Spiritual Successors
to the series. Briggs also created several Doctor Who
documentaries and later had an on-screen role in Torchwood: Children of Earth
Additionally, he starred as the Doctor himself in the very unofficial 1984 fan group project (well, Briggs-with-a-bunch-of-pseudonyms project) "Doctor Who Audio Visuals
", years before adapting some of its stories into Big Finish episodes.
Briggs is currently Running the Asylum
as the Big Finish Doctor Who Show Runner
and producer, and has written many of its episodes. He also creates (and stars in) the Big Finish
adaptation of Sherlock Holmes
, and — very hammily — portrayed Holmes in the 2012 stage production "A Study In Fear".