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Andrew Schofield (born 12 October 1958) is an English actor.

Andrew Schofield
Andrew Schofield in August 2007.jpg
Andrew Schofield in August 2007
Born
Andrew Schofield

(1958-10-12) 12 October 1958 (age 61)
Kirkby, Lancashire, England
Other namesDrew Schofield
OccupationActor, Musician
Years active1974 - present
Spouse(s)Angela Schofield
ChildrenJessica, Laura, Bob
Parent(s)Joseph and Josephine
Awards2008 Scouseology Award for Theatre
Websitehttp://www.drewschofield.com

Early lifeEdit

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.

StageEdit

His stage credits include starring as the Narrator in Willy Russell's original production of Blood Brothers in 1983 at the Liverpool Playhouse [1] 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 2004.[2]

Schofield's more recent credits include: all four runs of Brick Up the Mersey Tunnels as Dickie Lewis;[3] Smigger in Lost Soul in 2007, 2008 and 2017; 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; John Lennon in Bob Eaton’s Lennon (2010)[4]; 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.[5] 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 2010 to 2011. Andrew has also appeared as McKenna in Alan Bleasdale's Down the Dock Road at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool.

FilmEdit

Schofield's best known film role is that of Johnny Rotten in Alex Cox's 1986 film Sid and Nancy.[6] 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.

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 comeback in the Champions League final in 2005.[7]

TVEdit

Schofield's biggest TV role was as Francis (Franny) Scully in Alan Bleasdale's 1984 Granada series Scully. He has also appeared in several other Bleasdale series, as Peter Grenville in GBH in 1991, Jake's Progress in 1995 and as Charlton Ffoulkes in Melissa in 1997, as well as a minor role as a policeman in the Boys from the Blackstuff episode "Yosser's Story". Other TV credits include Coronation Street in 1979 as one of Suzie Birchall's friends, Maisie Raine with Pauline Quirke, Sharpe with Sean Bean and Murphy's Law with James Nesbitt.

More 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.

RecordingsEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Blood Brothers: anniversary of the first Liverpool performance". liverpoolecho.co.uk. 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ "New Cast "Of Mice and Men" for transfer to Old Vic 3 Feb 2004". londontheatre.co.uk. 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ "PREVIEW and VIDEO: Smash hit 'Brick Up the Mersey Tunnels' set for Royal Court return". wirralglobe.co.uk. 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ The Guardian: Lennon review
  5. ^ "Liverpool Scouseology Awards 2008". BBC. 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Sid and Nancy: an intriguing glimpse into a dysfunctional relationship". theguardian.com. 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ Miles, Tina (20 July 2009). "Liverpool FC heroes to make their big screen debut". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 12 August 2014.

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