Andrew Gower (actor)

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Andrew Gower (actor)
Born Andrew Gower
(1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 25)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010-present

Andrew Gower (born 8 November 1989) is an English actor best known for his recurring role in the fourth series of BBC Three supernatural drama Being Human.

Life and career[edit]

Gower was born in Aintree, a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north of Liverpool city centre in North West England.[1] He attended Davenhill Primary School in Aintree.[1]

Gower began acting in Year Nine while attending Great Sankey High School in Warrington, Cheshire.[2] He appeared in several high school plays and musicals. He enrolled in Barrow Hall College, Great Sankey High School's sixth form college, in 2007, and while studying for his A levels joined a local drama group.[2]

Gower enrolled at the Oxford School of Drama, and graduated in 2010.[2] On 20 July 2010, he won the prestigious Spotlight Prize.[3]

On 10 March 2011, Gower made his British television debut on the ITV series Monroe, in the role of Dr Andrew Mullery (a general surgeon in training).[4] To research the role, Gower watched two coronary artery bypass surgeries while standing next to actual surgeons.[1] Monroe was filmed toward the end of 2010,[1] and he appeared in all six parts of the series. Series 2 began transmission on 1 October 2012 and he will reprise his role in all six episodes, now promoted to General Registrar under Head of Clinical Services Alistair Gillespie (Neil Pearson).[5]

During the initial run of Monroe, on 19 March 2011 Gower appeared in the live television broadcast of the new musical, Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds.[6] Originally conceived as a filmed musical, the show was broadcast live on BBC Three from a set at Kirkstall Abbey.

On 20 July 2011, a Hertfordshire local newspaper revealed that Gower had been cast in the hit television series Being Human as a new vampire character named Cutler.[7] The Warrington Guardian confirmed the report two days later.[2] The show began filming series 4 in Barry, Wales, in late July 2011.[8] It was broadcast during February–March 2012.

In 2012 Gower also appeared as Jake in episode 4 of series 4 of Misfits on E4.

In January 2013, Gower appeared as Sherlock Holmes on Murdoch Mysteries season 6, episode 4, aired on CBC in Canada on 28 January, and on Alibi in the UK on 25 February.[9] In October 2013, Gower reprised his role of Sherlock Holmes on Murdoch Mysteries in season 7, episode 4, aired on CBC in Canada on 21 October.[10]

On 18 January 2013 Gower's website announced that he would appear as Lord Strange in episode 10 of The White Queen on the BBC in late 2013.[11]

Gower has filmed a role in Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater as Jimmy the Avid Editor.[12] He has also been cast in series 2 of The Village in the role of Gilbert Hankin,[13] and in Endeavour series 2 episode 4 as Nicholas Myers.[14]

Music career[edit]

Gower is also a member of a rock band called Emerson. A singer and songwriter, he is a self-described "obsessed" Beatles fan.[1] The band has played The Cavern Club (the Liverpool club where The Beatles were discovered) several times.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year(s) Title Role Network
2011 Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds Victor Frankenstein BBC Three
2011-2012 Monroe Andrew Mullery ITV
2012 Being Human Cutler BBC Three
2012 Misfits Jake E4
2013 Murdoch Mysteries David Kingsley / Sherlock Holmes CBC
2013 The Borgias Assassin Showtime
2013 The White Queen Lord Strange BBC One
2014 Rosewater Jimmy the Avid Editor Scott Rudin Productions
2014 The Village Gilbert Hankin BBC One
2014 Endeavour Nicholas Myers ITV

Radio[edit]

Year(s) Title Role Network
2012 Diary of a Nobody Lupin BBC Radio 4

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Director Theatre Notes
2012 The Conquest of the South Pole Seiffert Stephen Unwin Arcola Theatre -
2010 Terror Tales - You can do It & In for the Kill Charlie/Jamie Vicky Jones Hampstead Theatre -
2010 First Time Voters - Vicky Jones & Phoebe Waller-Bridge Bush Theatre -
2010 After the Fall Dan George Peck Oxford School of Drama -
2009 The Country Wife Sparkish David Straun Oxford School of Drama -
2009 Mother in Law Pamphilus Steve Woodward Oxford School of Drama -
2009 As You Like Adam Charlie Westenra - -
2008 Time and the Conways Gerald Thornton Steve Woodward Oxford School of Drama -
2008 Enemies Sinstov Naomi Jones Oxford School of Drama -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Liverpool Actor Andrew Gower in BBC Frankenstein Role." Liverpool Echo. 11 March 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
  2. ^ a b c d Bargery, Hannah. "Former Great Sankey High School Pupil Picks Up Spotlight Prize." Warrington Guardian. 22 July 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
  3. ^ "2010 Spotlight Prize Winner Is Andrew Gower." Fourthwall Magazine. 21 July 2010. Accessed 2011-08-13.
  4. ^ "Spotlight Prize Winner Andrew Gower Lands First Professional Job." The Spotlight. 1 October 2010. Accessed 2011-08-13; Baron, John. "Signing Off for the Weekend - With Frankenstein's Wedding ... Live in Leeds." The Guardian. 18 March 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
  5. ^ http://www.itv.com/presscentre/monroes2/ep01week40/default.html
  6. ^ Fitzmaurice, Sarah. "Monster Show: Lacey Turner Plays Out Another Doomed Relationship as Frankenstein's Bride in Live Show." Daily Mail. 21 March 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
  7. ^ Mistry, Manisha. "TV Stars Turn Out for Harpenden Restaurant's Launch." St Albans Review. 20 July 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
  8. ^ "BBC's Being Human Returns to Barry for Filming." Barry and District News. 25 July 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
  9. ^ http://andrewgoweractor.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/andrews-murdoch-mysteries-episode-confirmed/
  10. ^ Official Image of Sherlock Holmes, Murdoch Mysteries season 7”, Andrew-Gower.co.uk (Retrieved 2013-10-21.)
  11. ^ http://andrewgoweractor.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/the-white-queen/
  12. ^ http://andrew-gower.co.uk/rosewater/
  13. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/the-village-filming.html
  14. ^ http://www.andrew-gower.co.uk/endeavour-2

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