Though actor Nick Dunning had a long, distinguished career in theater -both in England and Ireland - it took some time for him to establish himself on the other side of the Atlantic. He was prominent in several theater companies, including The Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre. Dunning later made the segue from stage to screen, appearing in the slice-of-life British-TV film "Remembrance" (1981). An inconsequential role as a football spectator in "Lamb" (1985) was followed by a meatier co-starring role in "Way Upstream" (1987), a psychological drama about two couples on a boating holiday who are terrorized by a madman. After a smaller role in "London Kills Me" (1991), a darkly comic look at homeless teenaged drug dealers on the streets of London, Dunning turned to PBS with an appearance in the suspense drama, "Into the Blue" (1997).