Anthony Andrews

Anthony Andrews

Infobox actor
name = Anthony Andrews
birthname =

birthdate = birth date and age|1948|1|12|df=y
location = London, England , UK
spouse =
academyawards =
emmyawards = "Brideshead Revisited"
tonyawards =
goldenglobeawards = "Brideshead Revisited", "Jewels" (Nominated for Best Actor)
sagawards =
baftaawards = Best Television Actor 1981 "Brideshead Revisited"

Anthony Andrews (pron-en|ˈæntəni ˈændruːz; born 12 January 1948 in London) is an English actor, best known for his role in "Brideshead Revisited" playing the doomed Sebastian Flyte, winning an Emmy for his performance.

Andrews' father was a musical arranger and conductor and his mother a dancer. He was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Masonic School for Boys in Bushey, Hertfordshire as his father had been a Freemason and died when Andrews was only 5 years old.

He originally considered the Army as a career, but instead took a job as a stagehand at the Chichester Festival Theatre. In 1971, he married Georgina Simpson, heiress to the Piccadilly stores empire, Simpsons of Piccadilly, having fallen in love with her from a photo he saw. They have three children; Joshua, Jessica and Amy-Samantha. Princess Anne is Amy-Samantha's godmother.

He played Professor Higgins in a stage version of "My Fair Lady" (2001) and Count Fosco in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Woman in White". []

He was the narrator for a 21st Anniversary BBC Radio 2 special broadcast of Cameron Mackintosh's musical, "Les Misérables", sung by the (at the time) current West End cast at the Mermaid Theater in London on Sunday 8 October 2006.

He has been a guest at many royal weddings. He attended Margaret Thatcher's 80th birthday party.

He recently said in an interview that "Remakes are often an excuse to associate young movie stars with a good title. They think it adds up to magic."

The television series Remington Steele was created for Anthony, but he turned down the part.

Television roles

*Prefect in "Alma Mater" (1971)
*Robert, Marquis of Stockbridge in "Upstairs, Downstairs" (1971–1975)
*Reg Hogg in "A War of Children" (1972)
*Stephen Kelno in "QB VII" (1974)
*Lord Silverbridge in "The Pallisers" (1974)
*Marcus Carrington in "Lottie's Boy," an episode of "The Duchess of Duke Street" (1976)
*Lieutenant Brian Ash in "Danger UXB" (1979)
*Lord Sebastian Flyte in "Brideshead Revisited" (1981)
*Wilfred of Ivanhoe in "Ivanhoe" (1982)
*Sir Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1982)
*Tony Browne in Agatha Christie's "Sparkling Cyanide" (1983)
*Johnnie Aysgarth in "Suspicion" (1987)
*Edward VIII (The Prince of Wales) in "The Woman He Loved" (1988)
*Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"
*Elliott Blake in "Columbo: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine" (1989)
*Christopher Edwards in "The Law Lord" (1991)
*William Whitfield in Danielle Steel's "Jewels" (1992)
*Luke Crossland in "Heartstones" (1996)
*Robin in "Mothertime" (1997)
*Mr. Edward Murdstone in "David Copperfield" (2000)
*Tommy Beresford in "Marple: By the Pricking of my Thumbs" 2006

Film roles

*Hugo Flaxman in "Take Me High" (1974)
*Catchpole in "Percy's Progress" (1974, also known as "It's Not the Size That Counts")
*Josef Gabcik in "Operation Daybreak" (1976)
*Hugh Firmin in "Under the Volcano" (1984)
*Johann von Tiebolt in "The Holcroft Covenant" (1985)
*Richard Meinertzhagen in "The Lighthorsemen" (1987)
*McCormack in "Hanna's War" (1988)
*Andrei Miller in "Lost in Siberia" (1991)
*Robert Mariell in "Haunted" (1995)

Producing roles

*"Lost in Siberia" (1991)
*"Haunted" (1995)

Theatrical roles

*Count Fosco in "The Woman in White"
*Professor Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady"
*Pastor Manders in "Ghosts"
*Seasons with The New Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre
*Somerset Maugham's The Letter at the Wyndham Theatre, London [2007]

External links

* [ Official Anthony Andrews Website]

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