Nicho Barnard

Filmmaker, Actor, Model, Influencer, Band Member,… more

London, United Kingdom
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My family, bubble or household

Myself (25) and my husband (22) living in an apartment in London.

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Uploaded 10 months ago

Physical Attributes

175 cm / 5ft 9in
78 kg / 171 lbs
White / Caucasian
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Credits & experience

  • Masterclass : Filmmaking & Directing Masterclass with Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard
  • Masterclass : Scriptwriting Masterclass with Shonda Rhimes
  • Trinity College of London : National Diploma (Level 3) in Musical Theatre Productions & Performing Arts
  • Cycle Lab : Indoor Cycling Certificate with First Aid Training
  • City Varsity Media School : Diploma in Film and TV Studies
  • College SA : Certificate in Event Management
  • Lanseria Flight Center : Private Pilot License
  • Goudveld Hoerskool : Drama


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

  • English
  • Afrikaans

  • South African
  • UK English
  • USA New York

Ensemble Singer in the Rock and Roll Theatre Musical "Grease" - 2009
Lead Singer for Kyknet's "Kom ons Karaoke" TV Advert - 2010
Leading Role as "Cogsworth" in Broadway Musical "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" - 2011
Lead Performer in "Fame the Musical" - 2011
Cameo Role as Bartender in Muvhango - 2012
Presenter/MC of Xtreme Talent Search Season 1 - 2013
Presenter/MC of Xtreme Talent Search Season 2 - 2014
Supporting Role in Once Upon A Song, The SA Musical as Ravi - 2015
Extra in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Feature Film) - 2015
Supporting Actor in The Crossing TV Series as Detective Clarke - 2016
Leading Actor in Little Shop of Horrors Musical as Seymour - 2016
Cameo Appearance as Office Guy in "A Glass Half Full" (Film) - 2017
Cameo Appearance as Military Guy in "Man met die Snor" (Short Film) - 2017
Lead Actor as Benjamin Tate in "The Tate Experiment" (Short Film) - 2017
Supporting Lead in Toyota, Hyundai, Romans Pizza & CapFin TV Advert - 2017
Guest on "BackChat" Talk Show - 2017
Cameo Appearance as Hot Johnny in "The Defining Moment" (Feature Film) - 2018
Supporting Character in Several TV Commercials - 2018
Guest Celebrity Appearance for Sunglass Hut Commercial at SA Fashion Week - 2018
Supporting Character in International Short Film "The Fork in the Road" - 2018
Supporting Character as a "Doctor" in International Sci-Fi Thriller Feature Film, "The Construct" - 2019
Supporting Character as "Journalist" in International Rom-Com Feature Film, "Crazy Fun in Serbia" - 2019
Lead Character in International Musical Production "DREAMS" as Matthew Benson - 2019
Supporting Lead Character as Edna Turnblad in "HAIRSPRAY" The Musical - 2020
Lead Character in TV Pilot "DREAMS" as Michael Henderson - 2020
Supporting Character in International Short Film "CLOUDED MIND" as Principal Nowak - 2020


Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work

Winner of Mr Freestate in 2008
Semi-Finalist for Mr Teen South Africa in 2013


Motivational Speaker
Guest Celebrity MC

Youth Ambassador for South Africa and President of The Model United Nations of South Africa
VIP Guest of the Bokeh International Film Festival
VIP Guest of the South African Fashion Week
VIP Guest of the Naledi Theater Awards
VIP Guest of the South African Film & Television Awards

Recognized Film & Television Director and Producer

Resident Judge of the Talent Africa Competition and Docu-Reality TV Series
HOST of Talent Africa Reality Series

MC of Cansa Relay for Life Events

Nominee for the 011 City Awards as Hustler of the Year 2019.

Award of Excellence received by Johannesburg 48 Hour Film Project in 2019 for continuous support and contribution to filmmakers and the local film industry in South Africa.


Vocal ability

Lead singer

Vocal range


Producer ability


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Classical
  • Country

Influences: U2, One Directions, 5sos, Adam Lambert, Celine Dion, One Republic, Daughtry, Abba, Nina Simone, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga And So Much More.

Vocally Trained Professionally for 10 years
Brett Manning Singing Success Certification Completed
Performed in Musical Productions as stated above in "Acting" experiences
Was in the SA Champs Arts Olympics in 2010 & 2011, In 2010 I received 2x Silver and 1x Bronze Medal for Vocals, Full Honoree Clothes, Also in the Eisteddfod received 3x Gold & 2x Silver Diploma's for Vocal Performances. In 2011 at SA CHAMPS, received Gold for Vocal Performances, Full Honoree Clothes and SA National Clothes and was invited to participate at the World Olympics as a SA Representative in Los Angelas.

I performed in StartStruck (2011), Hollywood (2015) & Night at the Oscars (2014) - Productions

I performed nationally at various of functions and events including CANSA, Hospice, Miss Goldfields and Day with the Stars. Also performed at the Springboks Gala in 2009.

Performed alongside many industry professionals including Jakkie Louw, Liania May, Fredi Nest, Pieter Naude, Brandon Eiler le Riche from Strictly Come Dancing and many more.

Performed in Monte Casino and various Theaters in South Africa

Hosted, Directed and Produced a Talent Competition in Gauteng and North West for 3 years called Xtreme Talent Search

Taught Music & Vocal Training for 3 years at private schools and tuition's

Released two promotional albums in 2008 and 2011.

Performed at Monte Casino

Was a guest celebrity performer at numerous local and international events and festivals from 2011-2017

Performed and won 4 Gold Medals as well as Entertainer of the Year and Overall 2nd Place at Talent Africa in 2014.

Performed at the Mr & Miss Gay South Africa Finals in 2018

Performed at the Cancer Association of South Africa Relay in 2018 twice

TV & Reality

Front Row Singer for "Kom ons Karaoke" reality tv series commercial in 2009

Guest Speaker on Panel for BackChat in 2017

Presenter / Host and Resident Judge for Talent Africa The Series (Reality DocuSeries) for both Season 1 (2019) and Season 2 (2020) that aired on National Cable TV.

Host for brand new TV Talk Show (Lets talk Showbiz, Season 1) airing on National Cable TV in 2020.

Film & Stage Crew

Directing & Writing ability


Production & Management ability



Directed & Produced Fame the Musical - 2011 staged locally
Directed & Produced the Xtreme Talent Search for 3 years (Season 1-3) staged locally and aired on VOD
Directed a short film "GhostFace" - 2012 for film festival
Directed "Hollywood" the Musical - 2013 staged locally
Directed & Produced "Night at the Oscars" the musical - 2014 staged locally
Directed & Produced "Once Upon A Song, The SA Musical" - 2015 staged locally
Created, Produced & Directed "The Crossing" TV Series Episode 1 & 2 - 2016 for local tv distribution
Directed and Produced The Action Short Film "Play Me" - 2016 for local distribution
Directed and Co-Produced The Film "A Glass Half Full - 2017 for distribution internationally (Currently airing in USA for 3 months)
Directed the International Short Film "The Tate Experiment" - 2017 for local distribution
Directed and Produced the Feature Film "The Defining Moment" - 2018 for distribution internationally (Currently airing in USA for 3 months)
Co-Producer & Production Manager / Continuity Supervisor for Film "VISION" - 2018 for local distribution
Director for International Short Film "The Fork in the Road" - 2019 for local distribution
Assistant Director for International Sci-Fi Thriller Film "The Construct" - 2019 for International Cinema & VOD Distribution
Director and Producer for International Musical Production "Dreams - 2019 staged nationally
Executive Producer and Assistant Director for International Rom-Com Feature Film "Crazy Fun in Serbia" - 2019 for Cinema Distribution
Director, Producer and Showrunner for Docuseries (Reality TV) "Talent Africa" - Season 1 (2019) and Season 2 (2020) on National Cable TV
Directed & Produced International Musical "HAIRSPRAY" - 2020 staged locally
Co-Producer & Showrunner for Reality TV Show "Let's Talk Showbiz" - Season 1 (2020) on National Cable TV

Coming up
Assistant Director for International Adventure Feature Film "RCADE" - 2021 /2022 (in development)
Executive Producer and Assistant Director of International Feature Film - 2021/2022 (announced and in development)


  • English
  • Afrikaans

  • South African
  • UK English
  • USA New York

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