|Born:||12 January 1948|
|Location:||London, England , UK|
|Goldenglobeawards:||Brideshead Revisited, Jewels (Nominated for Best Actor)|
|Baftaawards:||Best Television Actor|
1981 Brideshead Revisited
Anthony Andrews (; 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. In Brideshead he played with British actor Jeremy Irons. Seven years before the two had played in The Pallisers. In the US Andrews is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Ivanhoe. He was the main star of the BBC television series Danger UXB in which Andrews plays a British bomb squad officer in World War II during the London Blitz. The series first aired in the US in 1979 on Masterpiece Theatre.
Andrews' father was a musical arranger and conductor and his mother a dancer. He grew up in the London suburb of Finchley, attending a now-vanished private day primary school called Dalkeith. He was later 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. http://www.flyrope.com/sections/people/index.php?var=45703
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.