Andrew Clarke (actor)

Andrew Clarke (actor)

Andrew Clarke (born 1954) in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, is an Australian actor most known for his television work. Andrew Clarke was one of the most popular Australian actors in the 1980s and 1990s. He is also a two time Logie winner.

Andrew Clarke began his career in theatre. His theatre credits include "Macbeth", "The Winter's Tale", "Arsenic and Old Lace", "The Cherry Orchard", "Long Day's Journey into Night", "The Glass Menagerie", "The Devil's Advocate", "Waiting for Godot" and "Under Milk Wood".

He has had several high-profile roles in television movies, series and mini-series, including starring in the popular series "Banjo Paterson's The Man From Snowy River" ("Snowy River: The McGregor Saga") as Matt McGregor for four seasons from 1993-1996.

Other television roles included a short stint in soap opera "Prisoner" where he played the role of Geoff Maynard, the on-going role of Terry Hansen in soap opera "Sons and Daughters". He played Terry Hansen in 1983 and 1984. In 1992 He acted as Sonny Hammond in The Adventures of Skippy which was short lived and ran for one season with 39 episodes.

Other major roles have been in the 1985 mini-series "Anzacs", in which he appeared as "Martin Barrington", the 1986 mini-series "Sword of Honour", in which he appeared as "Tony Laurence", and the 1985 mini-series about Charles Kingsford Smith called "A Thousand Skies". in which he appeared as Charles Ulm.

Clarke had a starring role as sleuth Simon Templar in "The Saint in Manhattan" in 1987. There was a one hour pilot episode that aired on CBS. It did not make the fall schedule; instead, CBS decided to show it and have viewers call in and vote to put it on the schedule. About 44,000 people called in, with more than 40,000 of them voting in favour of the show. These numbers did not sway CBS, especially since the show did not fare well against whatever was playing on the other two networks that night, and it declined to purchase any future episodes.

Andrew Clarke also appeared in the movie "Les Patterson Saves The World" in 1987 and portrayed Laurence Olivier in "Blonde". He has also had roles in "SeaChange", "Halifax f.p.", and "Always Greener" In late 2005 he completed a four-month stint on soap opera "Neighbours", playing Alex Kinski.

Andrew Clarke played football at a high level, is a keen tennis player and runs.He was romantically involved with Victoria Tennant, an actress and ex-wife of actor Steve Martin in the mid nineties. He has been married to his wife Sara since 2002.Fact|date=March 2007


Andrew Clarke has won two Logie Awards. The awards were for:
* Most Popular Actor in a miniseries for his role in "Anzacs"
* Most Popular Actor in a miniseries for his role in "Sword of Honour"

Television and film work

* "Prisoner" (1982) TV Series.... Geoff Maynard : - Episode #1.254 (1982) TV episode .... Geoff Maynard : - Episode #1.255 (1982) TV episode .... Geoff Maynard: - Episode #1.256 (1982) TV episode .... Geoff Maynard: - Episode #1.257 (1982) TV episode .... Geoff Maynard: - Episode #1.258 (1982) TV episode .... Geoff Maynard

* "Taurus Rising" (1982) TV series .... Mike Brent
* "Sara Dane" (1982) (TV)
* "Waterloo Station" (1983) TV series .... Chris Cooper
* "A Country Practice" (1983) TV episode .... Des Ward
* "Sons and Daughters" (1982) TV series .... Terry Hansen (1983-1984)
* "A Thousand Skies" (1985) (mini) TV series .... Charlie Ulm
* "Anzacs" (1985) (mini) TV series .... Cpl. Martin Barrington
* "Sword of Honour" (1986) (mini) TV series .... Tony Lawrence
* "Les Patterson Saves the World" (1987) .... Neville Thonge
* "The Saint in Manhattan" (1987) (TV) .... Simon Templar
* "Outback Bound" (1988) (TV) .... Bill Wellesley
* "The Private War of Lucinda Smith" (1990) (TV) .... Lt. Andrews
* "" (1989) TV episode .... Captain O'Neill
* "" (1990) TV episode .... Carter
* "Flair" (1990) (mini) TV series .... Philip Harmon
* "For the Love of Mike" (1991) TV series .... Geoffrey Masters
* "The Girl from Tomorrow" (1992) (TV) .... Mr. James Rooney
* "" (1993) TV series .... James Rooney
* "The Adventures of Skippy" (1992) TV series .... Sonny Hammond
* "" (1993) TV series .... Matt McGregor
* "The Girl From Tomorrow Part Two" : Tomorrow's End (1993) (mini) TV series .... James Rooney
* "Frontline" .... Executive Producer
* "Halifax f.p" A Killing of Crows"(1998) (TV) .... Gary Preston
* "State Coroner" (1997) TV series .... Colin Docker (1998)
* "Her Iliad" (2000)
* "SeaChange" - Hungi Jury (2000) TV episode .... Dave Drury
* "Crash Zone" (1999) TV series .... Keenan Reed (2000)
* "Dalkeith" (2001)
* "Blonde" (2001) (TV) .... Laurence Olivier
* "Always Greener" (2001-2003) TV episode .... Derek Unn
* "Blue Heelers" - Sexual Healing (2003) TV episode .... Digby Riggs
* "Fergus McPhail" - Just Desserts (2004) TV episode .... Ben Cameron
* "Fergus McPhail" - Mother of Invention (2004) TV episode .... Ben Cameron
* "Neighbours" (1985) TV series .... Alex Kinski (2005)

External links

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