Anthony Andrews | Biography

Posted On: 04 May, 2014


Anthony Andrews | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 12, 1948
Age 69 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality English
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Georgina Simpson
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Height 183 cm
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Joshua Andrews, Jessica Andrews, Amy-Samantha Andrews

An English actor, Anthony Andrews (birth name Anthony Colin Gerald Andrews) was born on 12 January 1948 in Finchley, London, England. Andrews and his family’s biography are very prominent, where he used to get the lesson from his mother Geraldine Agnes by profession she was a dancer. His father Stanley Thomas Andrews used to work as an arranger and conductor for the BBC.

North Finchley is district of London where he was born and raised and at the very beginning of his childhood he started to take the dancing lessons. So,  at the age of eight,  he made his first debut in stage performance,  were he played the role as the ’ White Rabbit’ of ‘Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ He never gave up regarding his ambition, at a very early phase he was able to identify his own talent where he can be recognized for and how that can be achieved. After a lot of struggle, finally he became an assistant manager of the ‘Chichester Theatre’ and later on he became a stand-in-producer of the same theatre. In Alan Bennett’s “Forty Years On” show he made his West End Theatre debut at the Apollo among one of twenty young school children boys which gave him opportunity to work with ‘John Gielgud’.  In the T.V series ‘The Professionals’,  he was cast in the role of  ‘Bodie’ but  the creator and the producer  Brian Clemens didn’t like the chemistry in between the actor Andrews and actress Martin Shaw (Doyle) and felt like it didn’t work , so he was replaced in the part by Lewis Collins. When he was Thirty-one years old, he was the main star of the ITV television series named ‘Danger UXB’ were he played the role of British bomb disposal officer in World War II during the time of London Biltz. That became his first ever aired series to show abroad in the United States on Masterpiece Theatre in the year 1979. His appearance in the television show playing as a leading role of ‘Lord Sebastian Flyte’ in ‘Brideshead Revisited’ made him won a ‘Golden Globe’ and ‘BAFTA’ TV Award for his outstanding performance and also was nominated for an ‘Emmy Award’. 

In the year 1982 movies like ‘The scarlet pimpernel’ and ‘Ivanhoe’ became popular in United States and its box office collection of revenue net worth was more than expected where he was known for his best role and character. During his career in the film industry, the movies like ‘Percy’s Progress’, ‘Take Me High’, ‘Operation: Daybreak’, Ivanhoe’, ‘The scarlet pimpernel’, ‘Under the Volcano’,  The Holcroft Covenant’,  ‘The Lighthorsemen’, ‘Hands of a Murderer’,  ‘Mothertime’,  ‘David Copperfield’ and the latest movie ‘The King’s Speech’ where he played the role Prime Minister as ‘Stanley Baldwin’ for which he won a ‘SAG Award’. He was also given the title of ‘narrator’ for a 21st Anniversary BBC Radio 2 on 8th October 2006.

In the year 2003, there was news about Andrews in the media that he lost his consciousness and had to spend three days in the intensive care while he was performing as Henry Higgins in ‘My Fair Lady’. The people were in dilemma, they really wanted to know what really happened to him. After further investigation, they found out that he was suffering from the disease known as ‘hyponatraemia’ which is similar to dehydration that is caused by the dilution of sodium in the body and nearly got survived in the case of water intoxication. It lead to him become unconscious, so in order to prevent,  he has to consume up to eight liters of water a day.

In the year 1971, Anthony Andrews and Georgina Simpson got married and his wife was one of Simpsons of Piccadilly department store family. They have a daughter and her name is Amy.

Andrews’s official website is www.anthony-andrews.com. We can get more info in wiki and also get latest updates about him on Facebook, twitter and other social networking sites.