Andrew Shim

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Andrew Shim
Born Andrew Shim
(1983-08-18) 18 August 1983 (age 30)
Miami, Florida, USA
Other names Andy Shim
Occupation Actor, MMA fighter
Years active 1999–present

Andrew Shim (born 18 August 1983 in Miami, Florida) is an American-born English actor best known for his appearances in the films of Shane Meadows, especially This Is England.

Early life[edit]

Although born in the USA, Shim moved over to England with his family when he was six years old.[1] He started at Nottingham's Central Drama workshop when he was 14.[1] His sister, Shauna Shim, was already attending and, although not initially keen, he joined to please his grandma.[1] Shim was on the verge of leaving when he auditioned for a local film project to be directed by Shane Meadows. Repeated callbacks resulted in him being cast as the title character in A Room for Romeo Brass.[1]

Career[edit]

Since starring as Romeo in A Room for Romeo Brass, Shim has become a close friend of director Meadows, appearing in subsequent features Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002), Dead Man's Shoes (2004) and This Is England (2006) as well as the spin-off TV series This Is England '86 (2010) and This Is England '88 (2011). He was also in the quarter-minute film "The Stairwell", which was Meadows' 2005 entry in the Nokia Shorts competition.

Additionally, Shim has appeared in several advertisements. He played a salesman in an Act On CO2 commercial, and also appeared in an Orange Mobile advert which was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. He played the role of Jamie in British prison film Screwed (2011) and will play the character of Sam in upcoming film Airborne starring Mark Hamill.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Away from acting, Shim has a passion for sports cars. Having also worked for an IT software company,[1] he regards himself as "a bit of an Arthur Daley",[1] being quite successful at buying and selling used vehicles.[1] He has stated that his dream car would be a black Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster.[1] Shim is also an amateur mixed martial artist, competing in the featherweight division and training under Jim Wallhead.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1996 Get out of Sight TV series (1 episode: "Getting Rid of Ingrid")
1999 A Room for Romeo Brass Romeo Brass
2002 Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Donut
2004 Dead Man's Shoes Elvis
Fungus the Bogeyman Grot TV series
2005 The Stairwell Man short
2006 This is England Milky
2010 This is England '86 Milky TV series (4 episodes)
2011 Screwed Jamie
This is England '88 Milky TV series (3 episodes)
2012 Airborne Sam post-production

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