Andrew Simpson (actor)

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Andrew Simpson (actor)
Born (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 25)
Derry, Northern Ireland. Raised in Inishowen, County Donegal

Andrew Gerard Simpson (born 1 January 1989) is a Northern Irish actor, from Derry,[citation needed] but raised in Inishowen in County Donegal. He was spotted while performing in a festival by talent scout Patrick Duncan, who was working for Aisling Walsh, the director of Song for a Raggy Boy.


Simpson's first film appearance was as Gerard Peters 458 in Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), a story about an Irish reform school. In 2006, he appeared opposite Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench in the film Notes on a Scandal. He plays the role of Steven Connolly, a schoolboy whose affair with his art teacher, Sheba Hart (played by Blanchett), leads to disaster.

In 2012 he appeared in the docudrama Saving The Titanic as electrician Albert Ervine, the youngest member of the engineering crew, which reunited him with Song for a Raggy Boy co-star Chris Newman.[1] In November 2012 he played the part of Nick Nickleby in the BBC drama of the same name, a modern take on the Charles Dickens classic Nicholas Nickleby.


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Song for a Raggy Boy Gerard Peters 458
2006 Notes on a Scandal Steven Connolly

Personal life[edit]

As of 6 April 2010, Simpson was studying law at the London School of Economics.