The Info List - Anthony Andrews

Anthony Colin Gerald Andrews[1] (/ˈæntəni ˈændruːz/; born 12 January 1948) is an English actor best known for his role as Lord Sebastian Flyte in the 1981 ITV miniseries Brideshead Revisited (1981). He is also known for playing the title roles in Ivanhoe and The Scarlet Pimpernel (both 1982), and for portraying Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Stanley Baldwin
in The King's Speech
The King's Speech
(2010). For his performance in Brideshead Revisited Andrews won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
TV Award, as well as being nominated for an Emmy.


1 Life and career 2 Selected filmography

2.1 Film 2.2 Television

3 Producer 4 Theatrical roles 5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit] Andrews was born in London, the son of Geraldine Agnes (née Cooper), a dancer, and Stanley Thomas Andrews, an arranger and conductor for the BBC.[1] He grew up in the North Finchley
district of London. At the age of eight he undertook dancing lessons, making his stage debut as the White Rabbit
White Rabbit
in a stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.[2] After a series of short term "fill-in" jobs that included catering, farming and journalism, he secured a position at the Chichester Theatre where he worked as an assistant stage manager and later as a stand-in producer. He auditioned in 1968 for a production of Alan Bennett's new play, Forty Years On, which featured John Gielgud
John Gielgud
as the headmaster of a British public school
British public school
during the First World War period. Andrews was cast as Skinner, one of twenty schoolboys. In 1974 he had a role in the production of Upstairs Downstairs as Lord Robert, Marquis of Stockbridge. In 1975 he had a leading role in the Spanish film Las adolescentes (The Adolescents), opposite Koo Stark.[3] In June 1977, he was cast in the role of Bodie in the ITV series The Professionals. However, after three days of filming, the creator and producer Brian Clemens felt that the chemistry between Andrews and Martin Shaw (Doyle) did not work and that "the pair did not have the required undercurrent of menace to carry off the concept". Lewis Collins replaced Andrews in the part.[4] Following that, in 1979, Andrews was the main star of the ITV television series Danger UXB, in which he played a British bomb disposal officer in the London Blitz.[5] The series first aired in the United States in 1979 on Masterpiece Theatre. His subsequent work includes the leading role of Lord Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited.[5] In 1982, he won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and BAFTA TV Award for his performance and was nominated for an Emmy
Award. In the United States, Andrews is best known for his portrayal of the titular character in Ivanhoe as well as that of Sir Percy Blakeney in the 1982 film The Scarlet Pimpernel.[5] He played Professor Higgins in a stage version of My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
(2001), and Count Fosco in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White.[6] He was the narrator for a 21st Anniversary BBC
Radio 2 special broadcast of Cameron Mackintosh's musical Les Misérables, sung by the then West End cast at the Mermaid Theatre
Mermaid Theatre
in London
on Sunday 8 October 2006. Andrews appeared as Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Stanley Baldwin
in the 2010 film The King's Speech, for which he won a SAG Award along with Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
and Timothy Spall. Andrews survived a case of water intoxication in 2003. The condition, known as hyponatraemia, is caused by the dilution of sodium in the body. It has similar symptoms to dehydration, such as headaches, nausea and cramps. Whilst performing as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady he would consume up to eight litres of water a day. He lost consciousness and spent three days in intensive care.[7] He married Georgina Simpson of the Simpsons of Piccadilly
Simpsons of Piccadilly
department store family. Their daughter Amy is a god-daughter of Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.[8] Selected filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1972 A Day Out Brother

1974 Percy's Progress Catchpole

1974 Take Me High Hugo Flaxman

1975 The Adolescents (es) Jimmy

1975 Operation Daybreak Jozef Gabcik

1981 Mistress of Paradise Buckley

1982 Ivanhoe Wilfred of Ivanhoe

1982 The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Blakeney

1983 Sparkling Cyanide Tony Browne

1984 Under the Volcano Hugh Firmin

1985 The Holcroft Covenant Johann von Tiebolt / Jonathan Tennyson

1987 The Lighthorsemen Maj. Richard Meinertzhagen

1987 The Second Victory Maj. Hanlon

1988 Bluegrass Michael Fitzgerald

1988 Hanna's War McCormack

1990 Hands of a Murderer Professor Moriarty

1991 Lost in Siberia Andrei Miller

1995 Haunted Robert Mariell

1997 Mothertime Robin

2000 David Copperfield Edward Murdstone

2010 The King's Speech Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture


Year Title Role Notes

1968 The Wednesday Play Harry

1972 Dixon of Dock Green Paul Richards

1972 Doomwatch Carlos

1972 Follyfoot Lord Beck

1972 A War of Children Reg Hogg American (CBS) TV film set in Northern Ireland during The Troubles

1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre Michael Warren / Vernon Warren Episode "The Judge's Wife"

1974 The Fortunes of Nigel Sir Nigel Olifaunt

1974 QB VII Stephen Kelno

1974 The Pallisers Lord Silverbridge

1974 David Copperfield James Steerforth

1975 Upstairs, Downstairs Lord Robert Stockbridge / The Marquis of Stockbridge

1976 The Duchess of Duke Street Marcus Carrington

1976–1977 Play of the Month Various characters In "French Without Tears", " London
Assurance", and "The Country Wife"

1977 Wings Lt. Walker

1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama Harry Episode "A Superstition"

1978 Romeo and Juliet Mercutio BBC
Television Shakespeare

1979 Danger UXB Brian Ash

1981 The Love Boat Tony Selkirk

1981 Brideshead Revisited Lord Sebastian Flyte British Academy Television Award for Best Actor Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated – Primetime Emmy
Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

1984 Play for Today John Loomis Episode "Z for Zachariah"

1985 A.D. Nero

1988 American Playhouse Johnnie Aysgarth Episode "Suspicion"

1988 The Woman He Loved King Edward VIII

1989 A Fine Romance Michael Trent

1989 Columbo: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine Elliot Blake

1989 Nightmare Classics Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde Episode "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

1992 Jewels William Whitfield

1992 Screen Two Christopher Edwardes

1996 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Luke Crossland

1996 Tales from the Crypt Jonathan Episode "About Face"

2001 Love in a Cold Climate Boy

2003 Cambridge Spies King George VI

2004 Rosemary & Thyme Richard Oakley Episode "The Invisible Worm"

2006 Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs Tommy Beresford

2012 Birdsong Colonel Barclay

2015 The Syndicate Lord Hazelwood


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

Theatrical roles[edit]

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. W. Somerset Maugham's The Letter at Wyndham's Theatre, London
(2007). Oscar in premiere of Bully Boy at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton (2011). Coming In To Land at the National Theatre, London.


^ a b "Anthony Colin Andrews Biography (1948-)". Filmreference.com. 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011.  ^ "Debut : Anthony Andrews". The Independent. London, UK. 25 April 2001.  ^ "Adolescentes, Las" in Luis Gasca, Un siglo de cine español (Planeta, 1998), p. 17 ^ "Obituary :Lewis Collins". The Daily Telegraph. London, UK: TMG. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ a b c Quinlan, David (1996) Quinlan's Film Stars, Batsford, ISBN 0-7134-7751-2, p. 16 ^ "Anthony Andrews". flyrope.com. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 11 October 2006.  ^ "Actor Andrews in water overdose". BBC
News. London: BBC. 4 July 2003. Retrieved 25 February 2016.  ^ Demoskoff, Yvonne (2009). "Godchildren of HRH The Princess Royal". Yvonne's Royalty Home Page. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
on IMDb

Awards for Anthony Andrews

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TV Award for Best Actor

Paul Rogers (1955) Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
(1956) Michael Gough (1957) Michael Hordern
Michael Hordern
(1958) Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
(1959) Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
(1960) Lee Montague (1961) Rupert Davies
Rupert Davies
(1962) Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corbett
(1963) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1964) Patrick Wymark
Patrick Wymark
(1965) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1966) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1967) Eric Porter (1968) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(1969) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1970) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1971) John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
(1972) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1973) Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
(1974) Peter Barkworth (1975) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1976) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1977) Peter Barkworth (1978) Edward Fox (1979) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1980) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1983) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1984) Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith
(1985) Bob Peck (1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) David Jason (1988) Ray McAnally (1989) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1990) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1991) Robert Lindsay (1992) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1993) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1994) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1995) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1996) Nigel Hawthorne (1997) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1998) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1999) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2000) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2001) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2002) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2003) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2004) Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
(2005) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2008) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2009) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2010) Daniel Rigby (2011) Dominic West
Dominic West
(2012) Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
(2013) Sean Harris (2014) Jason Watkins (2015) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2016) Adeel Akhtar (2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1983) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1984) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1985) James Woods
James Woods
(1986) Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid
(1987) Michael Caine/ Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach
(1988) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1989) James Garner
James Garner
(1990) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1991) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1992) James Garner
James Garner
(1993) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1994) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Ving Rhames (1997) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1998) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1999) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2000) James Franco
James Franco
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2003) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2004) Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
(2005) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2014) Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2015) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2016) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture


Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby


Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood


Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh


Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate


Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear


No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Kelly Macdonald


Slumdog Millionaire Rubina Ali, Tanay Chheda, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Madhur Mittal, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto


Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke


The King's Speech Anthony Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush, Timothy Spall

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