Anthony Andrews

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Date of Birth 12 January 1948, London, England, UK Birth Name Anthony Corin Gerald Andrews Height 6' (1.83 m) Mini Biography Anthony Andrews made his West End theater debut at the Apollo Theatre as one of twenty young schoolboys in Alan Bennett's Forty Years On with John Gielgud. He began his career at the Chichester Festival Theatre in the UK. His theater credits include spells with the New Shakespeare Company - Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Royal National Theatre production of Stephen Poliakoff's Coming in to Land with Maggie Smith, directed by Peter Hall, the much acclaimed Greenwich Theatre production of Robin Chapman's One of Us, and as Pastor Manders in Robin Phillip's highly acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at the Comedy Theatre in London, produced by Bill Kenwright. Anthony's first television appearance was in The Beast with Two Backs by Dennis Potter which was part of "The Wednesday Play" (1964) series. His first leading role in a series was as the title character in the BBC's _The Fortunes of Nigel_(1974) by Sir Walter Scott. Subsequently he distinguished himself in various television classics playing Mercutio in _Romeo & Juliet (1978)_ and stared in three different plays in the Play of the Month (1976) series including playing Charles Harcourt in London Assurance. He also starred in "Danger UXB" (1979) in which he played bomb disposal hero Brian Ash. Most famously he received worldwide recognition for his portrayal of the doomed Sebastian Flyte in _"Brideshead Revisited" (1981) (mini)_ for which he won a BAFTA in the UK, the Golden Globe award in the USA and an Emmy nomination for Best Actor. Anthony's since gone on to star in Jewels (1992) (TV), for which he received another Golden Globe nomination. Most recently, Anthony has received tremendous acclaim for his outstanding portrayal of Count Fosco in The Woman In White at the Palace Theatre in London's West End. As a producer, he co-produced Zateryannyy v Sibiri (1991) which translates as Lost in Siberia, filmed entirely in Russia, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film and Haunted (1995) produced by his own production company, Double 'A' Films. IMDb Mini Biography By: Tristan Rogers Spouse Georgina Simpson (1971 - present) 3 children Trivia Made his U.S. television debut in the docudrama A War of Children (1972) (TV). Father of Joshua, Jessica and Amy-Samantha. Was the first choice to play "Remington Steele" (1982), but he turned it down so the part went to Pierce Brosnan. Mentored actress Romy J. Park whilst she was in drama school in England. Made his stage debut at the age of eight, playing the White Rabbit in a production of "Alice in Wonderland". Has a small production company, Double A. He has portrayed both Edward VIII and his younger brother and successor George VI. He played the former in The Woman He Loved (1988) (TV) and the latter in "Cambridge Spies" (2003). Was a guest at UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's 80th birthday. Enjoys horseback riding. His father died when he was five years old. Favourite pop song is "I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen" by Robbie Williams. Personal Quotes It was such a fabulous role that I can't be at all surprised, let alone upset, that people still mention it. We were very lucky to have 13 episodes in which to dramatize Evelyn Waugh's novel, and one reason for the series' impact is a combination of time, money and producing talent that was unique. I think it's fair to say that you'll never again have that length of time (we shot it over nearly two years) or that sort of budget to shoot a television series about one book. Sebastian was the part I wanted to play, having read the book, and though I was initially seen for the part of Charles Ryder - which Jeremy Irons played in the end - it was Sebastian that I was after, and luckily I got him! AA, regarding his role in "Brideshead Revisited" Then there was school. I wasn't a great success: I was shy, not particularly clever, and dyslexic. But thanks to an English master called Quibble-Smith, who gave me a part in a Greek tragedy, I realised that I enjoyed getting into character - I could express myself better through a character than I could as myself. The part was Athena, and I had three pages of speech to deliver, which was quite a daunting prospect. It was an open-air performance, and the speech was to be given from the top of the cloisters. I wore a ghastly Roman helmet, a shield and a spear and was bedecked in blue silk skirts topped off with a long, blond, curly wig. As I stood up to speak, the wind caught my skirts and raised them above my eyebrows. I spent the entire speech battling with billowing silk and revealing everything underneath. It didn't dampen the desire to perform, though. [on Ava Gardner] One of the most generous and warmhearted of people. [On similarities between himself and his character in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Blakeney] - I've been accused of hiding behind faces and disguises. The Scarlet Pimpernel was such a temptation. I defy any actor not to want to play the Pimpernel if it's offered to him! It was tremendous fun playing someone of dual character with all those disguises. I cope with disappointment by not allowing it to show. I learned how to disguise my feelings at my Dickensian school where I got beaten to a pulp regularly. I pretended that it had not changed me one iota. - 15 April 2003, Times Online My greatest fear is losing touch with God. I am in constant dialogue with Him. My grandfather was a priest and I served at the altar as a little boy. I have a long history of being on the cusp of Catholicism. I pray a lot, especially when those fogs of life descend. It helps me to keep a positive attitude in a negative world. - 15 April 2003, Times Online What upsets me most is miscarriages in the legal system and seeing people suffering. When I was filming in Russia at the end of the Gorbachev era I saw peasants doff their caps to film company limos because they thought that there were government officials inside. The same thing happened in Mexico. Any regime that does that to its people upsets me. - 15 April 2003, Times Online I'm very good at deciding what should be done, but pretty hopeless at doing it. - 15 April 2003, Times Online ...Never lose courage. Tomorrow is another day. Life is littered with obstacles, but the secret is not caring about what is going wrong; concentrate on getting enough courage, and protecting your self-esteem, until tomorrow. - 15 April 2003, Times Online

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Birth Name

Anthony Corin Gerald Andrews

Birth Place

London, England, UK

Birth Date

1/12/1948
Known For
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The Scarlet Pimpernel

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The Holcroft Covenant

Johann von Tiebolt / Jonathan Tennyson

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Haunted

Robert Mariell

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Ivanhoe

Wilfred of Ivanhoe

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Under the Volcano

Hugh Firmin

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Danielle Steel's Jewels

William Whitfield

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David Copperfield

Mr. Edward Murdstone

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Danger UXB

2nd Lt. Brian Ash / ... (13 episodes, 1979)

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Sparkling Cyanide

Tony Browne

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The Woman He Loved

Prince of Wales

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The Professor and the Madman

Benjamin Jowett

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The King's Speech

Stanley Baldwin

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Christmas in Canaan

Tommy Beresford 1 episode, 2006

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Love In A Cold Climate

Boy

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David Copperfield

Mr. Edward Murdstone

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Haunted

Robert Mariell

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Danielle Steel's Jewels

William Whitfield

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Zateryannyy v Sibiri

Andrei Miller

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Sherlock Holmes: Muss Sterben

Prof. James Moriarty

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Columbo 4 mystery movie collection 1989 - disc 1

Elliott Blake

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The Woman He Loved

Prince of Wales

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Bluegrass

Michael Fitzgerald

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The Lighthorsemen

Maj. Richard Meinertzhagen

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The Second Victory

Maj. Hanlon

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The Holcroft Covenant

Johann von Tiebolt / Jonathan Tennyson

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Under the Volcano

Hugh Firmin

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Sparkling Cyanide

Tony Browne

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Sir Percy Blakeney\The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Ivanhoe

Wilfred of Ivanhoe

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Danger UXB

2nd Lt. Brian Ash / ... (13 episodes, 1979)

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Romeo & Juliet

Mercutio

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Operation: Daybreak

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It's Not the Size that Counts

Catchpole

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QB VII

Stephen Kelno

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Take Me High

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