PC Nick Rowan
||About the character
PC Nick Rowan was born in London's East End in 1938. He
moved to Aidensfield with his wife Kate
(whom he married in 1961) at the start of the series. As a child, he had
been evacuated to the area during the war. He enjoys country policing,
and is committed to helping people and working with the community. It
was this that inspired him to move to the country.
Mary asked why Nick's sergeant stripes seemed
About the actor
Nick Berry was born on 16 May 1963, at Woodford Green, Essex. He is married to former actress & model Rachel Robertson, who appeared in an episode of Heartbeat as a girl who is pregnant due to an incestuous relationship with her brother. (Episode 9 of Season 2 - Wall of Silence.). Nick & Rachel married shortly in 1994, and have been together over 10 years. Nick proposed to her on a Caribbean island, on her 17th birthday. He was 26 at the time.
Son Louis (rumoured - wrongly - to have appeared as the Rowans' daughter Katie in some episodes) is Nick and Rachel's only child (so far - both Nick and Rachel want more children). Born in April 1995, Louis is due to start nursery school in September 1997.
Nick Berry is a fan of the West Ham soccer club. He and Rachel live in London. They also own a country home in Essex. He is 34 (his birthday is May 16, 1963).
Berry was reportedly paid around $70,000 an episode for Heartbeat. His multi-million pound contract with ITV (which has made him the UK's highest-paid actor) has him appearing in a number of shows, including Paparazzo, where he plays a tabloid photographer, Respect, the story of a former boxer, and The Black Velvet Band, and adventure series set in South Africa. Before Heartbeat, Nick played Wiggsy in EastEnders. A company called Black star videos now have Respect and Paparazzo on one tape for sale.
Since leaving Heartbeat, Nick has been starring in the new UK series Harbour Lights. In 1999, he appeared in the TV Special The Mystery of Men. He also appears in the film Bring it on (2000) as an Electrician.
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