Andrew’s parents met at The Tavistock Theatre, London in a boy-scout & girl-guide gang-show pantomime; ‘Robinson Crusoe’. His father was playing The Dame and his mother was in The Chorus. With such an illustrious theatrical heritage it isn’t surprising that Andrew became an actor!
He was born in the Old Kent Road, grew up in leafy Kent and trained at Guildhall and with the National Youth Theatre.
He has travelled extensively in South East Asia; writing a book in Bangkok, starting a business in Vietnam, going Ayurvedic in Sri Lanka and getting shanghaied in Hong Kong! This taste for global sightseeing came as a direct result of two international theatre tours sponsored by British Airways. He played Victor in ‘Private Lives’ and Duane Wilson in ‘Harvey’.
He was most recently in the West-End playing Robert Crosbie in Somerset Maugham’s “The Letter” with Anthony Andrews and Jenny Seagrove.
Andrew spent two years as ‘The Right Honorable Gerald Bolingbroke’ in the West End production of ‘Me and My Girl’ at the Adephi Theatre, singing and (believe it or not!) tap-dancing his way through ‘The Sun Has Got His Hat on’ for over 800 performances.
He spent one memorable season in Scarborough being directed by Alan Ayckbourn in his trilogy of plays ‘The Norman Conquests.’
Other Theatre credits include tours of ‘Breezeblock Park’ and ‘The other Side of Chris Barrie’, playing Jack in ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ in Oxford and Touchstone in ‘As You Like It’ at Regents Park.
His first job on television was taking over from Martin Clunes as Nigel in ‘No Place Like Home’ for the BBC and his claim to fame is having played Del-boy’s Dentist in an ‘Only Fools & Horses’ episode called ‘Fatal Extraction!’
He was most recently on T.V. in ‘A Line in the Sand’. Other TV credits include an adaptation of ‘Othello,’ a stint in the channel 5 soap opera ‘Family Affairs,’ ‘The Bill’ ‘Best of Both Worlds’ ‘All Along the Watchtower’ Lynda La Plante’s ‘Supply and Demand’ ‘This Life’ ‘Next of Kin’ ‘Crime Limited’ ‘Family Life’ ‘Rough Justice’ ‘Seekers’ ‘House of Elliot’ ‘Memento Mori’ ‘Stay Lucky’ & ‘Lazarus and Dingwall’.
Andrew appeared in Derek Jarman’s controversial film ‘Edward II’ and briefly with Robin Williams in a Bill Forsyth/David Puttnam film ‘Being Human.’ Most recently he filmed a small scene with John Cusack in the Hollywood Movie “Shanghai”.
Andrew is happily divorced and has two lovely children.