Nicholas Blane appeared on Coronation Street in three separate roles within the legal profession:
- Solicitor Mr Stapleton who represented both Steve McDonald and Kevin Webster in November 1993
- Solicitor Neville Green, representing Les Battersby between December 1998 and January 1999 when he was very nearly awarded a large sum of compensation from Weatherfield General
- The Judge who presided over Gail McIntyre's murder trial, heard at Weatherfield Crown Court during May and June 2010.
His long list of credited roles include appearances in Drummonds, Cracker, September Song, The Bill, Heartbeat, Trial & Retribution, Life on Mars, Game of Thrones, Dracula and The Great Fire, along with roles in feature films Kinky Boots, Pierrepoint, The Illusionist, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Glorious 39 and In Secret. On stage he has appeared in productions including Pygmalion, Ubu Roi, 42nd Street, Pravda, Wizard of Oz, The Wolves, King Lear, Ghetto and Love Story.