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Andrew Schofield (actor)

Andrew Schofield
File:Andrew Schofield in August 2007.jpg
Andrew Schofield in August 2007
Born Andrew Schofield
(1958-10-12) 12 October 1958 (ageĀ 55)
Kirkby, Lancashire, England
Other names Drew Schofield
Occupation Actor, Musician
Years active 1974 - present
Spouse(s) Angela Schofield
Children Jessica, Laura, Bob and Drew
Parents Joseph and Josephine
Awards 2008 Scouseology Award for Theatre
Website
http://www.drewschofield.com

Andrew Schofield (born 12 October 1958) is a British actor.

Early life

Born in Kirkby, Lancashire, Schofield attended St Kevin's RC Comprehensive School. At 15 he was cast in Willy Russell's first Play for Today, Death of a Young, Young Man.

Stage

His stage credits include starring as the Narrator in Willy Russell's original production of Blood Brothers in 1983 at the Liverpool Playhouse and in the subsequent transfer to the Lyric Theatre in London's West End. He also appeared as George in Of Mice and Men at the Old Vic, London in 2005.

Schofield's more recent credits include: all four runs of Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels as Dickie Lewis; Smigger in Lost Soul in 2007 and 2008; Brian in Good Golly Miss Molly; Moey in the Alan Bleasdale comedy On the Ledge; Paul Sheldon in Misery; the Traveller in Eight Miles High; Danny in Council Depot Blues; Joe in Night Collar; JJ in The Flags and Mr Briggs in Our Day Out - The Musical. He performed all of these roles at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool.

He won the 2008 Scouseology Award for Theatre on 25 April 2008.[1]

Film

Schofield's best known film role is that of Johnny Rotten in Alex Cox's 1986 film Sid and Nancy. He appeared as Les in Terence Davies' Distant Voices, Still Lives, made a small cameo as a hotel receptionist in Three Businessmen, appears briefly in Hamlet and played Carlo in Revengers Tragedy. He has also recently made an independent short film called Leave Taking, and appeared in the Liverpool-based feature Under the Mud.

TV

Schofield's biggest TV role was as Francis (Franny) Scully in Alan Bleasdale's 1984 Granada series Scully. He has also appeared in three more Bleasdale series, as Peter Grenville in GBH in 1991, Jake's Progress in 1995 and as Charlton Ffoulkes in Melissa in 1997. Other TV credits include Maisie Raine with Pauline Quirke, Sharpe with Sean Bean and Murphy's Law with James Nesbitt. Schofield also played a policeman in the Boys from the Blackstuff episode "Yosser's Story".

Most recently he played a shepherd in Liverpool Nativity for BBC Three, where he sang the John Lennon song "Imagine".

He appeared as part of the LFCTV documentary The 12th Man on 25 August 2009 talking about Bobby Wilcox, who has been named as Liverpool F.C.'s biggest fan.

Recordings

Schofield can be heard on the original cast recording of Blood Brothers and also as a featured vocalist on the Barbara Dickson album The 7 Ages of Woman.

Private life

Schofield lives in Kirkby[2] and his eldest daughter Jessica is an actress.[3] He plays both electric and acoustic guitar, banjo and ukulele.

During the 1980s, he was a jazz DJ on the Merseyside pirate radio station KGW.

Future projects

Schofield appeared in a short film called Fifteen Minutes That Shook The World released in autumn 2010, written by Dave Kirby about Liverpool F.C.'s come back in Champions League in 2005.[4]

He played guitar in the pit band for 'Merry Ding Dong' at Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre until 23 January 2010.

He appeared in 'Scouse Pacific', a new comedy musical written by Fred Lawless at the Royal Court Theatre from 26 November 2010 to 8 January 2011.[5]

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • See extracts of Misery and an interview with Drew Schofield on YouTube
  • Read an interview with Drew Schofield on the What's On Stage Liverpool Blog

References

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