Nicholas Rowe was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1966, the son of a
prominent Member of Parliament and a musician. He read Hispanic Studies
at Bristol University.
He first came to public attention with
a role in the 1984 film about the English Public School system and its
effect on the establishment Another Country, something about
which he had first hand knowledge having been sent to Eton as a child.
He then landed the role which shot him to youthful stardom in Steven
Spielberg’s 1985 movie Young Sherlock Holmes. His film and television appearances since then have been numerous but include, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Enigma (2001), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), A Dance to the Music of Time (Mini-Series, 1997) and La Femme Musketeer (Mini-Series 2004).