Andrew Dunn (actor)

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Andrew Dunn
Born (1957-04-12) 12 April 1957 (age 57)
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Partner(s) Andrina Caroll

Andrew Dunn (born 12 April 1957) is an English actor, best known for the role of Tony in the BBC sitcom Dinnerladies between 1998 and 2000. He later played Roger Stiles in Coronation Street from 2007 to 2008. He was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, but was brought up in North Shields, Northumberland, eight miles (13 km) east of Newcastle upon Tyne, before leaving for London at the age of 20. He trained as a teacher but decided he wanted to act. He later moved to York where he resides to this day.

Career[edit]

Andrew has appeared in numerous television series including perhaps his best known role to date, as Tony in Dinnerladies. In addition he has also appeared in The Bill, Holby City, 55 Degrees North, Heartbeat, and Coronation Street in 2003. He had a lead role playing Hardy in the British feature film Between Two Women (2000) and also appeared in the British feature film The Jealous God (2005).

In December 2006 he rejoined the cast of Coronation Street as Roger Stiles, a plumber and new love interest for Janice Battersby.[1] On 29 September 2008 it was announced he was the latest character to be axed from Corrie and he made his final appearance on 8 October 2008.

From 1999 until at least 2006, Dunn played the recurring role of Alastair Campbell in the political satire, Bremner, Bird & Fortune. Andrew reprised his role as Alastair Campbell in the BBC Radio 4 play "The Iraq Dossier", written by David Morley, which was broadcast on 2 March 2013.

Andrew joined old cast members of Dinnerladies in March 2009 to perform a stage version of the hit show.[2]

Andrew received an honorary degree of letters from York St John University on 13 November 2009.[3]

Andrew appeared in the BBC series, Doctors, 24 March 2011. He played Owain Brumpton. In September 2014, Dunn will begin playing the role of Gerald in the touring production of The Full Monty.[4]

Career highlights[edit]

Film[edit]

Theatre[edit]

  • Dinnerladies - 2009, stage adaptation of the popular BBC sitcom, York Theatre Royal and the Darlington Civic Theatre
  • 'Art' - 2006, York Theatre Royal

"iShandy" - 2013, York Theatre Royal

Television[edit]

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