Andrew trained at Mountview Theatre School, London in Musical Theatre, where he was awarded the Mountview Singing Scholarship for Three Years.

He worked extensively in theatre and television as an actor (including 3 and a half years in EastEnders, playing Simon Raymond, for the BBC, which resulted in a Best Newcomer Award nomination at the National Television Awards). He has subsequently worked as a Presenter, Writer, Choreographer, Producer and Director.


He has appeared in repertory theatre seasons in Liverpool, Worcester, Hornchurch, Colchester, Middlesborough, Swansea, Weston and Lincoln and on tour in the UK. Roles include Ralph in BOUNCERS; Tim in UP ON THE ROOF; Adrian in THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE; Jay in LOST IN YONKERS; Algernon in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; Philip in MY COUSIN RACHEL; Patrick in A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED; John Smith in RUN FOR YOUR WIFE and CAUGHT IN THE NET; Bernard in DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER; Geoff in BEDSIDE MANNERS and Nick in TWO AND TWO MAKE SEX. Andrew was delighted to play Hal in LOOT as part of the NT2000 season at the National’s Lyttleton Theatre.


Musicals include THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; OLIVER!; THE KING AND I; LEADER OF THE PACK; THE HOBBIT; NINE at the Royal Festival Hall, and Billy Crocker in ANYTHING GOES at the Landor Theatre, London. Pantomime appearances include Silly Billy in MOTHER GOOSE; Muddles in SNOW WHITE; Simple Simon in JACK & THE BEANSTALK; the title role and Wishee Washee in ALADDIN and five lots of Buttons in CINDERELLA!

Andrew's presenting credits are many and varied, and include fronting the comedy quiz ARTY FACTS for ITV, which he also devised.

Since 2005, Andrew has worked as a writer and Director for both TV and theatre. He has written comedy sketches for Dick and Dom; MUSIC OF LIFE, a charity concert at the Palace Theatre, London; adapted the THE JUNGLE BOOK for Whitby Pavilion; sketches for the BBC's TITTY BANG BANG; a new comedy pilot BUTTER MY CRACKERS; and many pantomimes which have played all over the UK, inlcuding The Broadway Theatre, Catford and the Palace Theatre, Newark.

From 2008 until 2010, Andrew was Associate Producer for Paul Holman Associates, where he was in charge of Production for 24 pantomimes (including Derby, Leeds and Weston-super-Mare) and two summer seasons!

He has directed THE CHEEKY CHAPPIE, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, BARNUM and Ken Hill's THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF at the Union Theatre, London; the UK concert tours SPIRIT OF THE MUSICAL and STAGE STARS; the comedy DIRTY DUSTING for the Gaiety and Tivoli Theatres, Dublin and on tour in Ireland in both 2006 and 2008, and at the King's Theatre, Glasgow (twice), and on tour in Scotland in 2007 and 2010; and the UK Tour of the comedy MUM'S THE WORD, including seasons at Theatre Royal, Windsor and Richmond Theatre. He directed (and choreographed) MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL (UK, Irish tour, and sell-out Dublin seasons, 2007/8, 2009 and 2010); ALF RAMSEY KNEW MY GRANDFATHER, a new comedy for Theatre Royal, Newcastle; WHO KILLED 'AGATHA' CHRISTIE?, a thriller at Theatre Royal, Lincoln and then UK Tour 2010; MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL, King's Glasgow, A CHRISTMAS CAROL for Lincoln and Choreographer for BOUNCERS at Liverpool Playhouse and Tour.

He has directed revues at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, and many pantomimes across the UK - including for 2010/11 SNOW WHITE for the Shaw Theatre, London. In 2011, he directed the UK Tours of BUSYBODY, CHANGING ROOMS and the world premiere of the comedy GIRLS NIGHT IN; a new musical workshop about the life of Joe Orton; and OKLAHOMA! for Theatre Royal, Lincoln. His new play TRADING FACES is currently touring Ireland starring Adele King (he also directed); GARBO TALKS, his bitter-sweet comedy based on the Sidney Lumet film received a rehearsed reading, and Christmas to direct Jimmy Osmond in ALADDIN.

In 2012, Andrew returned to Dublin, to direct and choreograph the Irish Premiere of the karaoke musical GIRLS NIGHT. He then directed the UK Tour of the hit comedy THE CEMETERY CLUB, starring Anita Harris, Shirley Anne Field & Anne Charleston. In April, THE CHEEKY CHAPPIE as part of the Brighton Festival (seen later at The Arts Theatre, London) - a fitting tribute to Brighton-born comedian Max Miller; then the tours of the thrillers DEAD RINGER and Stephen King's MISERY. Christmas 2012 and he has written the script for CINDERELLA in Limerick, and continues his directing relatinship with Qdos Entertainment, working on JACK & THE BEANSTALK in Wolverhampton and Southampton (with Julian Clarey and Nigel Havers). 

In the Spring of 2013, Andrew will direct the National Tour of the Agatha Christie mystery A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED.

 

 

 

Agent: VIVIENNE CLORE at The Richard Stone Partnership, Telephone 020 7 497 0849 www.vivienneclore.com