Nick Curtis is chief theatre critic of the Evening Standard, an award-winning interviewer, and a columnist, feature writer and editor. He has written for almost every section of the Standard excluding sport and business, but - amazingly - including fashion, and has contributed to most major British newspapers and many magazines.

Born in London, Nick began his career as an editor and theatre critic with Plays & Players magazine and Time Out before joining the Evening Standard as a reviewer, later becoming a feature writer and columnist. He was nominated for Critic of the Year by the Critics’ Circle early in his career and named Interviewer of the Year in the 2012 British Press Awards.

For the Standard he reported on the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks, two London mayoral campaigns, the 2012 Olympics and the landing of the Rosetta Space mission, recreated the first scheduled commercial flight in a Gyspy Moth biplane and opened Tower Bridge. For many years he wrote satirical diary columns in the style of a newsworthy celebrity, and a first-person column about London life. He has compered large events and public Q&A sessions. He was Features Director of ES magazine during the period for which it won National Supplement/Magazine of the year at the 2019 News awards. He was appointed chief theatre critic of the Standard in July 2019.

He has also written for the Times and Sunday Times, Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Radio Times, GQ, Esquire, BA High Life, Marie Claire, Red, the BBC and others. Those he has interviewed include Sadiq Khan, David Attenborough, Tom Stoppard, Elton John, Robert Redford, David Tang, Sir Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith, Daisy Lowe, Gordon Ramsay, Dizzee Rascal, Professor Brian Cox and Camilla Fayed.

Nick is married and lives in south London, and is fiercely proud of both those facts.



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