Andrew Gower (actor)
|Andrew Gower (actor)|
8 November 1989
Life and career
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. He attended Davenhill Primary School in Aintree.
Gower began acting in Year Nine while attending Great Sankey High School in Warrington, Cheshire. 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.
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). To research the role, Gower watched two coronary artery bypass surgeries while standing next to actual surgeons. Monroe was filmed toward the end of 2010, 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).
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. 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. The Warrington Guardian confirmed the report two days later. The show began filming series 4 in Barry, Wales, in late July 2011. It was broadcast during February–March 2012.
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. 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.
Gower has filmed a role in Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater as Jimmy the Avid Editor. He has also been cast in series 2 of The Village in the role of Gilbert Hankin, and in Endeavour series 2 episode 4 as Nicholas Myers.
Gower is also a member of a rock band called Emerson. A singer and songwriter, he is a self-described "obsessed" Beatles fan. The band has played The Cavern Club (the Liverpool club where The Beatles were discovered) several times.
|2011||Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds||Victor Frankenstein||BBC Three|
|2012||Being Human||Cutler||BBC Three|
|2013||Murdoch Mysteries||David Kingsley / Sherlock Holmes||CBC|
|2013||The White Queen||Lord Strange||BBC One|
|2014||Rosewater||Jimmy the Avid Editor||Scott Rudin Productions|
|2014||The Village||Gilbert Hankin||BBC One|
|2012||Diary of a Nobody||Lupin||BBC Radio 4|
|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||-|
- "Liverpool Actor Andrew Gower in BBC Frankenstein Role." Liverpool Echo. 11 March 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
- Bargery, Hannah. "Former Great Sankey High School Pupil Picks Up Spotlight Prize." Warrington Guardian. 22 July 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
- "2010 Spotlight Prize Winner Is Andrew Gower." Fourthwall Magazine. 21 July 2010. Accessed 2011-08-13.
- "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.
- 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.
- Mistry, Manisha. "TV Stars Turn Out for Harpenden Restaurant's Launch." St Albans Review. 20 July 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
- "BBC's Being Human Returns to Barry for Filming." Barry and District News. 25 July 2011. Accessed 2011-08-13.
- “Official Image of Sherlock Holmes, Murdoch Mysteries season 7”, Andrew-Gower.co.uk (Retrieved 2013-10-21.)