Birth Name: Anthony Andrews
Birth Place: London, England, GB
The son of a bandleader and a dancer, Andrews decided early in his life he wanted to be an actor. Dropping out of school in his late teens, he worked at a series of odd jobs (including a brief stint as a journalist) before he found employment as an assistant stage manager and understudy. Andrews soon found work onstage and later in BBC TV productions like Dennis Potter's "A Beast With Two Backs" (1968), a regular role on "Dixon of the Dock Green" (BBC, 1972) and as a British soldier who romances an Irish lass in Belfast in the acclaimed Emmy-winner "A War of Children" (CBS, 1972). He appeared as titled aristocrats in the miniseries "The Pallisers" (BBC, 1974) and in an episode of "Upstairs/D...