British actor Dean Andrews is one of the most recognizable men working on British television; with roles that span everything from drama to fantasy-fiction Andrews has appeared in award-winning series for both the BBC and ITV. As well as working as an actor Dean Andrews is also a well-respected event host and has been asked to appear at a number of high profile British award ceremonies and functions.
Prior to establishing himself as an actor Dean Andrews spent twenty years working as a singer and entertainer on cruise ships, hugely popular with guests Andrew’s wonderful vocals kept audiences entertained as they travelled the world. Though he finds less opportunity to showcase his voice Andrew’s continues to be passionate about musical theatre and will always love singing.
Dean Andrews is remembered by many for his distinctive Northern accent, a proud Yorkshireman born and bred Andrew’s is also adept at adapting his accent to suit his various roles. As an actor, Andrews has appeared as the Manchester copper Ray Carling, sawmill owner Eddie Maynard in ITV’s paranormal mystery Marchlands and has a recurring role in the BAFTA award-winning Last Tango in Halifax in which he stars alongside fellow actors Sir Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid and Sarah Lancashire.
Dean Andrews is a personable and approachable event host, he is a popular guest on talk shows and has made a number of TV appearances as himself and has been called upon to host British television award ceremonies.
As an actor Andrews has also appeared in a number of British movies, breaking into the industry with Ken Loach’s The Navigators, the gritty story of the problems facing railway workers during the privatization of National Rail and going on to appear in My Summer of Love (2004) and United (2011).