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The Nick Lea Library

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Articles (alphabetical by name of publication)

Beck, Marilyn, "Replacement search for Smits heats up," Hollywood column, June 2, 1998.

Best Friends Magazine (September 2001). The magazine of the Best Friends animal sanctuary. On page 26, there's an acknowledgment of a contribution by Nick's fans, including a photo of Nick.

Cinefantastique (October 1996) - interview with Nick Lea.

Cinefantastique (October 1998) - Nick is mentioned in their review of season 5. About "Patient X": Nicholas Lea as Krycek is an immense asset to this two-parter; the actor is so dynamic that his mere appearance jacks up the intensity level, although not even he can make credible the silly 'rough necking' scene between Krycek and Marita. And about "The Red and the Black": However, two of the scenes are genuine X-Files classics...[description of the Scully hypnosis scene]. The other scene is the confrontation between Mulder and Krycek in Mulder's apartment, where Krycek delivers his warning to a furious but helpless Mulder (Krycek has him pinned), topped off by an electrifying gesture: Krycek seals his message by kissing Mulder's cheek. Krycek is a kind of trickster figure: he's dangerous and untrustworthy, yet he cannot be discounted. Mulder's silent confusion and despair after Krycek leaves is one of the few moments for him this year that is genuine in its emotion.

Cinefantastique (October 2000) - two articles that mention Nick, and two photos.

Cinescape's X-FILES Yearbook magazine, 1997, has lots of interesting stuff, including a long article on the making of "Tunguska"/"Terma" and a sidebar interview with Nick. He talks all about hanging off the balcony and "getting beaten up by your friends," namely, David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi. There's a photo, too, though not a new one.

Cinescape (November/December 1998) has a sidebar on page 57 entitled "X-FILES: The Next Generation." There's an old picture of Krycek (the baseball cap one from "Tunguska"), and a blurb that says, "Now that an internal struggle is shaking the Syndicate (and since he's the only character with a sex life), Ratboy's services will be in demand."

Cinescape X-FILES Yearbook (1998, Vol. 4, No. 6) has a complete episode guide (through season 5). There are several photos of Krycek, most of them old ones. There is one new one with the Laurie Holden interview. This magazine also contains the Nick Lea article and picture that appeared in The X-FILES Official Magazine #5.

Cinescape (July/August 2000) has an article on THE VERTICAL LIMIT. No photos of Nick, but he is mentioned.

Cinescape (Sept./Oct. 2000) has an article on THE X-FILES. There's a small photo from "Requiem" that includes Nick.

Cinescape (Nov./Dec. 2000), "Faces of the Future: Nicholas Lea."

Cinescape (March 2002) has a small photo of Nick (with David Duchovny at the premiere of Ocean's 11) on page 18. There's also a photo of Laurie Holden at the premiere of The Majestic.

Cult Times (#36, September 1998) - features an article speculating on what season 6 holds for THE X-FILES. There's an old photo of Nick with the caption "More work for Nick Lea."

Cult Times (#54, March 2000) has a small picture of Nick on the cover. There's an old photo of Nick inside - a very small version of this one.

Cult TV (British, July 1997), "Who's Who In THE X-FILES?" - Krycek dossier with a small photo.

Cult TV (British, #11 June 1998) - interview with Nick about "slash-sexual encounters," among other things. Two photos, both old.

Cult TV (#34 July 98) - poster of THE X-FILES "The End" episode, with picture of Nick.

Daily Variety (May 21, 2001), L.A. edition, a full-page ad thanking Nick for his eight years of work on X-FILES.

DreamWatch magazine (January 1997) - interview with Nick.

DreamWatch (#31, April 1997) contains part 2 of their X-FILES Season 4 Episode Guide, including some little comments on Krycek and Nick.

DreamWatch (#46, June 1998), "Rat Poison" (interview with Nick, includes three photos).

DreamWatch (November 1996) - photo of Nick at the Emmys.

DreamWatch (#53, January 1999) - Chris Owens interview, in which he mentions Nick: "When I moved to L.A, I was thinking of sharing an apartment with Nic (Nicholas Lea), but people said, 'No, no. You should think twice... unless you like having a party every night.' Everybody knows he is such a nice guy, and I like parties, but every night is... er... unacceptable," Owens smiles widely. "I enjoy working with him! I really do."

DreamWatch (#55, April 1999) - contains an article about HARSH REALM, with a nice photo of Nick.

DreamWatch (#56, May 1999) has a new photo of Krycek from "S.R. 819" and mentions him briefly in its sixth season episode guide.

Entertainment Weekly (May 15, 1998, #432 ) - sidebar article on Nick in its "Television Review" section, p. 83.

Entertainment Weekly (January 22-29, 1999) "Forecast '99: Big Events" by Jeff Jensen. Has a blurb on HARSH REALM: Fox golden boy CHRIS CARTER slouches toward the millennium with his new sci-fi pulper. PROJECT - Fox's Harsh Realm (that's the working title), the latest from The X-Files and Millennium creator Chris Carter (planned for this fall). THE DETAILS- It's based on a sci-fi comic book; gumshoe Dexter Green must track down track down a kid lost in a computer-created "pocket universe" - an idea that came to creator James Hudnall in a dream. "I woke up and started thinking," he recalls, "and pulled all these random thoughts into a story." AT STAKE - Realm needs to be bigger than Millennium if Carter is to kick off his $25- 30 million Fox pact with a bang. CASTING CONSPIRACY? - Buzz casts Nicholas Lea (Alex Krycek on The X-Files) as Green (though Fox says Lea is one of many candidates). And with rumors of Krycek's demise, Lea might be available. As always with Carter, the truth is out there.

Entertainment Weekly, Feb. 5, 1999 (#470). Big article on XF, with some comments from Nick and a nice photo.

Entertainment Weekly, June 2, 2000 (#543). Article on THE X-FILES, and a small photo of Nick, suggesting he could replace Duchovny.

Entertainment Weekly (#555/226, August 18-25, 2000) - review of KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE, with a small photo.

Entertainment Weekly (September 7, 2001) - an article that says Krycek may be back, featuring this comment from Frank Spotnitz: "In many ways, it's a new series.... Anything can happen. I would look at [Krycek's] dialogue very closely before he got shot."

Entertainment Weekly (June 9, 2006, with the Entourage cast on the cover) has a very small photo of Nick, along with a description of WHISTLER.

        This dark, soapy drama starts when Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Beck McKaye turns up dead at the bottom of a bunny hill in the titular resort. The series follows the impact on his parents, friends, and brother Quinn (Final Destination 3's Jesse Moss). "It's multigenerational," says exec producer Noreen Halpern. "There's real interconnectedness, even more so than on The G.C." Quinn digs into the death and, because this is The N, gets cozy with Beck's girlfriend. In adultland, "characters are having sex for all the wrong reasons," says Halpern. "Though they are the right reasons for good TV." Nick in Whistler

FHM magazine (October 1996) - Nick and Mitch take "The Bloke Test."

Freetime, (July 31st-August 31st 1996) - interview with Mitch and Nick: "X-Communications"

The Georgia Strait (Vancouver), "Lunch With Charles review," by Ken Eisner, January 25th - February 01st, 2001.

The Georgia Strait (Vancouver), July 05th - July 11th, 2001, "Arts Notes" section has a blurb on the Lyric School of Actors.

Hollywood (July/August 2000, German) has an article about John Woo. It's about Mission Impossible 2 and doesn't mention Nick, but it does have this photo from ONCE A THIEF.

Hollywood Reporter, (February 9-15) has a terrific photo of Chris with Mitch Pileggi and Nick Lea. Taken at the Cable West January press tour at Perino's.

Hollywood Reporter, (May 4, 1999, international edition) has an OUTER LIMITS tribute that mentions Nick: There's even been a fair amount of cross-pollination within the sci-fi genre, with such "Star Trek" series actors as Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Robert Picardo and Nana Visitor, and Nicholas Lea from "The X-Files" all taking a shot at testing the outer limits.

Hollywood Reporter, July 2-4, 1999, "Paxton, Lea climb aboard 'Vertical Limit.'"

Impact: The Action Movie Magazine (February 1997) - interview with John Woo, who directed ONCE A THIEF (VIOLENT TRADITION). Two photos of Nick, and he gets a little mention in the article. Not easy to find in the U.S.; it's from MAI Publications, Revenue Chambers, St Peter's Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DL, England.

Jam!, September 28, 1996. "It's Work That Woos Nick Lea."

The Leader-Post (Regina), August 25, 2001, p.F7, "Feature film has a Regina feel to it" (article about SHOT IN THE FACE).

LA Times (Feb. 1998) feature on Nick reveals some info on the X-FILES two-parter.

Maclean's, August 20, 2001, "People" section has a short article about Nick.

MAD (#335, May 1995). I think the "secret government informant" in the XF parody is actually supposed to be Krycek. It doesn't look like Deep Throat, X, or Marita...

Mad Movies (#102, July 1996). French. A short box on him within an X-FILES article.

Manga Mania (Jan./Feb. '97). British. Small photo of Nick (along with his ONCE A THIEF co-stars) and a description of the movie.

Mr. Showbiz: Finally, there's word in The Hollywood Reporter that Bill Paxton and Nicholas Lea (Krycek on The X-Files) have joined Chris O'Donnell in the cast of Columbia's The Vertical Limit. The high-altitude mountaineering drama focuses on a climbing disaster on the slopes of K2, second only to Mt. Everest as the most sought-after of the Himalayan summits. Paxton will play a free-wheeling billionaire who hires Lea to get him to the top of K2, while O'Donnell is set to play the climber brought in to rescue Lea's team after they become trapped during their ascent. Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn have also been tapped to star in the film, which will begin production in New Zealand in August.

National Post [Canada], May 5, 2001. "LA Times: Hollywood's Anti-Brat Pack Members Tell the Truth About Tinseltown", by Cori Howard. Interview with photos, that appeared in the newspaper's Saturday Night magazine supplement.

Newsday [Long Island, NY], September 20, 1998. Interview with Nick Lea and Dean Haglund. Also had a photo of Nick with some kids.

Playgirl (April 1997) - interview with David Duchovny in which he mentions Nick, though not by name.

People Magazine, May 6, 1996. Has a cute photo of Nick Lea and Mitch Pileggi playing guitars.

People Magazine, September 2, 1996. - short article about David Duchovny that quotes Nick: Friends may appreciate his wit ("Everything with him goes to finding the joke," says costar Nicholas Lea, who plays Agent Krycek) and his generosity ("He lets me use his car and stay at his house," adds Lea).

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (May 19, 1998) - article about the D.C. Expo, with a lot of Nick.

San Francisco Chronicle (Monday, June 22, 1998), "For Your Files." An X-FILES character guide. About Krycek: "An FBI agent gone bad, Ratboy has double-crossed everyone in the cast. He has his own interest in the Oiliens, and it's cost him his right arm. Did we mention he's gorgeous? He's gorgeous." (I think she means his left arm.)

Saskatoon StarPhoenix (21 September 2000), "Big-time movie star lands in Saskatoon," Betty Ann Adam.

Satellite Times (September 1996) - interview with Nick Lea and Mitch Pileggi.

Satellite Times (November 1997, UK edition) . There is a mention of Nick (and a small picture of him as Krycek) on page 13. It reports that ONCE A THIEF will be airing in the U.K. soon.

Scarlet Street: The Magazine of Mystery and Horror (#24, Spring 1997). "Inside the X-Files: Nicholas Lea." Two-page interview, 2 small black and white photos. The mag can be ordered by requesting information from the Editor-in-Chief, Richard Valley.

Science Fiction Review (#1, 1996) - interview with Mitch Pileggi and Nick Lea. (Translated from Dutch)

Sci-Fi Teen (July 1998) - short interview with Nick.

SFX (#8, January 1996) - interview with Nick Lea and Mitch Pileggi.

Shister, Gail, "Schroder likely to replace Smits on NYPD," Knight-Ridder News Service, June 1998.

Shivers magazine (#34, October 1996) - interview with Nick, with photos.

Shivers magazine (#39, March 1997) - review of "Tunguska"/"Terma" with favorable comments about Nick. There's also a letter in the letter column, demanding the rest of the Nick Lea interview started last fall. They promise it will be in the April issue - but it isn't.

Shivers magazine (#41, May 1997) - contains a letter from Miwa Hirai asking about the part two of their long-promised Nick interview, as well as the results of a readers' poll.

Shivers magazine (#46, October 1997) - interview with Nick.

Starburst magazine (#209, January 1996) - interview with Nick Lea and Mitch Pileggi.

Starburst magazine (#223, March 1997) - reviews of "Tunguska" and "Terma."

Starburst magazine (#232, December 1997) - nice photo of Nick with Lucy Liu, a quote, and a CD-ROM containing a interview clip of Nick.

Starburst magazine (#233) has a small picture of Nick and says there will be a Nick interview in the next issue (#234). A small XF article mentions the familiar 5th season resurrection plot device, and the rumor that Krycek will be the next to "die" - though they aren't counting on that being any more permanent than Mulder or CM.

Starburst #234 magazine (February 1998 - Volume 20, Number 6) features a terrific Nick Lea article (pgs. 28-31), with great photos.

Starburst magazine (#240, August 1998) - photo of Nick Lea and Laurie Holden at the XF movie premiere.

Starlog magazine (April 1996) - photo of Nick as Ryan, with the Sliders article. He's not credited, but it's definitely him!

Starlog #248, March 1998. "In Smoke Eternal," An interview with Bill Davis, in which he says some nice things about Nick.

Super (X-FILES Special, Fall 1996). French. Interview with Mitch and Nick.

Take One (vol. 6:18, Winter 1998). Canadian. Cover story on JOHN WOO'S ONCE A THIEF. There's a full-page color cast photo on the inside front cover and several black and white photos in the 4-page article about the show. Nick is only mentioned briefly, but the photos are nice.

The Toronto Star, Life-Entertainment, E8. May 5, 1997. "John Woo Brings Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Action to T.O. Set."

Toronto Sun, "Opening the X-File on Krycek," Claire Bickley, October 17, 1995.

Toronto Sun, "Schroder Butts In," Claire Bickley, July 17, 1998.

TV Guide (Jan 5-11, 1997) - Nick is mentioned in the crossword puzzle. ("53 down - Krycek on The X-Files." Answer is "Lea.")

TV Guide (Jan 26-Feb. 1, 1997) - mentioned in the "Thursday Guidelines" (highlights for the day): "Nicholas Lea (Krycek in The X-Files) guests as a disturbed man on a well-scripted Moloney. 'It's exciting for me to find the psychology behind people,' says Lea."

TV Guide, (May 17-23, 1997) features the X-FILES cast on the cover, including Nick Lea! See the cover at the TV Guide page! Also, check out TV Guide's comments about Ratboy! (In the print version, there's also a small photo of Krycek with the "Ratboy" entry. It's that promo photo from "Tunguska," of him in the leather jacket and baseball cap, trying to look tough.)

TV Guide (July 26-August 1, 1997) - Nick is mentioned in the crossword puzzle again. (He's got a convenient last name for crossword puzzles!)

TV Guide, (August 23-29, 1997), Canadian version - contains a little blurb on ONCE A THIEF, with a tiny picture of Nick Lea, Ivan Sergei, and Sandrine Holt. She's standing between them with her arms around both.

TV Guide, (January 24-30, 1998), Canadian version - "Double Duty" by Andrew Ryan - very short interview with Nick, with a nice black and white photo.

TV Guide (August 19-25, 2000) - small black and white photo of Nick fromKISS TOMORROW GOODBYE, as well as a review.

TV Guide (August 19-25, 2000), Canadian version - small color photo of Nick and Jason Preistley from KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE.

TV Guide (June 26-July 2, 2006, NASCAR cover) has a yummy photo of Nick on page 74.

TV Times magazine (January 1997) - long ONCE A THIEF article, including photos and interview with Nicholas Lea.

TV Times (Nov. 3-9, 2000, Canadian version) "Beyond Those X-Files."

TV Week (Canadian, February 7-13, 1999), small blurb about Nicholas Lea's appearance on the Variety Club Telethon in Vancouver, 8 pm -10 pm, Saturday, February 13, 1999 on BCTV. They call him "the star of Chris Carter's new pilot, HARSH REALITY." [sic]

TV Week (August 20-26, 2000) KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE review and pics

TV Zone magazine (#106) - interview with John Neville includes photos of Nick from "The End," and an XF article called "The Alien Files" includes a description of Krycek.

TV Zone magazine (#74, January 1996) - interview with Nicholas Lea.

USA Today, September 27, 1996. Roush, Matt. "Woo's 'Thief' a Nonstop Romp: Fox movie delivers action with zest."

US Weekly, July 7-14, 2003, mention of Nick with a small photo on page 64 (as Lucy Liu's ex).

USA Today, June 11, 1999, article about KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE.

USA Today, April 28, 2000. "Action: Tell us your movie hero."

USA Today, May 11, 2000. Wloszczyna, Susan. "An 'X' factor tops next action hero list."

Vancouver Province, October 31, 1997. McDonald, Jonathan. Nick's Files. Nick talks about The X-Files, Once A Thief, and why David Duchovny doesn't like Vancouver. Includes a nice photo.

Vancouver Province, February 8, 1998. "Agent Krycek infiltrates X-Files Expo." Nick talks about the XF Expos.

Vancouver Province, April 21, 1998. "X-Files Stars Bid Farewell At Orpheum Benefit Bash," by Mike Roberts. Coverage of the Vancouver cancer benefit, The Cure Is Out There, which Nick attended.

Vancouver Province (June 26, 2000), "The Next One" - interview with Nick, with three photos.

Vancouver Province (December 13, 2000), "My Most Immobile Job. Nick talks about filming THE VERTICAL LIMIT.

Vancouver Province (December 19, 2000), interview with Nick. He talks about his favorite movies. There's a really nice photo, too.

Vancouver Province (June 26, 2001), little blurb about the Lyric School of Actors.

Vancouver Province (August 14, 2001), blurb about about a couple of Nick's projects.

Vancouver Province (August 28, 2002), featured this blurb: Vancouver's Nick Lea (Vertical Limit) is shooting at least one episode of ABC'S NYPD Blue in Los Angeles. No word on whether he's a perp or a cop. Lea, better known as The X-Files' Agent Krycek, fell just short of landing a lead gig with Blue when Jimmy Smits left the show. That role eventually went to Ricky Schroeder - and current hunk detective Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Vancouver Province (July 6, 2002), "Welcome Home, Nicholas" - short interview with Nick.

Vancouver Province (April 10, 2004), featured this blurb: Vancouver actors John Cassini and Nicholas Lea have been cast as detectives in CHAOS alongside Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham and Ryan Phillippe, which finally got under way this week. (We assume Cassini is juggling the production with his role in Robson Arms)...

Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1997, "Lea Hot On the Power of TV" - long article on Nick, and a really weird photo!

Vancouver Sun, "The Cure Is Out There," by Alex Strachan, March 26, 1998.

Vancouver Sun, "Just another acting job for Nicholas Lea," November 27, 2000.

Vancouver Sun, "Queue Best Bet: Lunch With Charles," by Marke Andrews, Thursday, January 25, 2001.

Variety (Reuters), September 27, 1996. "Review/Television: John Woo Brings Mayhem to Small Screen."

Wrapped In Plastic #28 (April 1997), has two small black and white photos of Nick, and a blurb saying, David Milner reports that Nicholas Lea, a.k.a. Agent Krycek, recently appeared at a convention to promote the new X-Files card game at a February 14 card trade show in Vancouver. The next day, he met with fans and signed autographs. Lea said that he would appear in the last two X-Files episodes of this season! (Needless to say, Nick wasn't in the final two episodes of season four.)

Wrapped In Plastic #38 has a review of "The Beginning" with some kind words about Nick: "The Beginning" is an okay episode, though we've begun to realize that the really good mythology episodes always seem to end up having Krycek in them...The X-Files could use a few good Nicholas Lea appearances to propel the mythology back into the high gear it enjoyed in episodes such as "Piper Maru"/"Apocrypha" and "Patient X"/"The Red and the Black."

The X-Files (Topps Comic, British, #40, June 1998) - A picture of Nick Lea on the front cover of The X-Files Official Magazine #5

The X-Files Monthly (British, Issue 9, February 1996) - 2-page interview with Nick.

The X-Files Monthly (British, Issue 17, October 1996) - 4-page interview with Nick Lea and Mitch Pileggi.

The X-Files Monthly (British, Issue 18, November 1996) - mention of THE X-FILES video and picture of Nick Lea in "Piper Maru."

The X-Files Monthly (British, Issue 31, February 1998) - picture of Nick Lea at the 100th episode X-Files bash.

The X-Files Monthly (British, Issue 32, March 1998) - picture of Krycek and Mulderdad.

The X-Files Monthly, (British, issue 50, July 2000) - small picture of Nicholas Lea at premiere of Return to Me.

The X-Files Official Magazine (#1, Spring 1997) - interview with Nick Lea .

The X-Files Official Magazine (#2, Summer 1997) Mini interview with Nick.

The X-Files Official Magazine (#5, Spring 1998) features a Krycek cover and short interview. (The special Krycek cover is only available at comic book stores or via mail; regular magazine suppliers have a different cover.) Info on ordering via mail is available at the official site.

The X-FILES Official Magazine #6 (Summer 1998) has three pictures of Nick. They are small, but nice!

THE X-FILES Official Magazine #7 (Fall 1998) has four photos of Nick.

THE X-FILES Official Magazine #9 (Spring 1999) has an ad for the next issue with a great picture of Nick! There's also an article about the filming of "Two Fathers" that mentions Nick.

THE X-FILES Official Magazine #10 (Summer 1999) contains a great Nick interview and lots of pictures.

THE X-FILES Official Magazine #11 (Fall 1999) contains a one new photo of Nick.

The X-FILES Official Magazine (British, Issue 34, August '98) - article on Nick, entitled "King Rat."

The X-FILES Official Magazine (British, Issue 35, September '98) - picture of Nick and Laurie Holden from "Patient X" an interview with Nick called "Sex and the Single Arm." (Probably the same as the American The X-Files Official Magazine #5 .)

The new X-FILES Official Magazine (#1, March 2002) - Titan Publishing.

The new X-FILES Official Magazine (#2, April 2002) - Titan Publishing.

THE X-FILES Official Magazine 2002 Yearbook has profiles of all the regulars, including Krycek. There are lots of photos, though most of them have appeared previously elsewhere.

The X-Files Special Edition (British, Issue #2, Summer 1996) - profile of Nick.

X-pose (#2, September 1996) - interview with Nick.

X-Pose (#9, April 1997) - letter in the letter column demanding more photos of Nick.

X-pose (#10, May 1997) has a little review of "Tunguska" - and a photo from "Terma" in which you can just barely see Nick...

X-pose (#14, September 1997) - article called "The Sex Files" evaluates Krycek's sex appeal.

X-Pose (#18, January 1998) - poster with a montage of characters, including Krycek.

X-Pose (#20, March 1998). Photo of Nick in the letter column, accompanied by a couple of letters from British fans begging for more Krycek coverage. The editor promises there will be more, soon!

X-Pose (#23, June 1998), contains a small photo of Nick with the promise we'll see more Krycek in season 5.

X-Pose (#24, July 1998), "The Event Character," by Ian Calcutt. Short interview. Also, photos of Nick at The Cure Is Out There and the NY Expo, including one of Gillian Anderson kissing Nick on the cheek!

X-Pose (#31, January 1999), article about Season 6. Nick Lea comments on the move to L.A.

X-Pose (#32, February 1999), "10 Things You Never Knew About Nicholas Lea." (Visitors to this page should have known all of these!)

X-Pose #13 (German edition, February/March 1999) contains a couple of photos of Nick: one from the ONCE A THIEF set, and one from the movie premiere. I can't read the articles, but I think one is a news thing about XF's ratings and HARSH REALM casting rumors, and the other is about the move to L.A.

X-pose Special (#1, March 1997) - profile of Nick.

X-pose Special (#4) - an article called "The Newcomer's Guide to THE X-FILES," with a brief Krycek description and an old photo.

Xposť Special Yearbook, 1999-2000, "The 30 Hottest Stars of Science Fiction," with a profile and photo of Nick.