Then in the British tv series Skins (2007-2008), as the arrogant sociopathic bisexual Tony Stonem. Bisexuals get nearly a bad a rap in mass media as gay men: they're always stereotyped as duplitious, conniving, mentally unstable, and potentially murderous.
He also played a gay character in New Boy on the London stage.
Still, not a bad start.
Whenever he is asked if he is gay in real life, Nick makes a joke: "I was gay, but I gave it up. It made my eyes water." I guess that's better than screaming "I'm so insulted!!!!!!"