Andrew Agnew (actor)

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Andrew Agnew
Born Andrew William Agnew
(1976-09-28) 28 September 1976 (age 40)
Scotland

Andrew William Agnew (born 28 September 1976) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for playing the role of PC Plum in the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies programme Balamory.[1]

Career[edit]

His television career began with the BBC2 drama Fran's People where he played Colin the Chef.[2]

He then got his big break, cast as the police officer, PC Plum in CBeebies' Balamory.

Along with his acting career, Agnew has directed for theatre and television, a Children's programme called Me Too.[3] before directing some of the new CBeebies hit Woolly and Tig. Series 1&2 and the Special Episode "Hola" filmed in Spain. He also Appeared in the Episodes "The Haircut", "Hogmanay" and "The Play" as Tam (Nursey & Shoe Maker).

He returned to the role of PC Plum in special CBeebies versions of the seasonal nature programmes Springwatch and the BAFTA award winning Autumnwatch. The character also appeared in continuity announcements during the series' run.

Returning to the stage he has appeared in many Pantomimes including Peter Pan in Tunbridge Wells he played Smee opposite James Gaddas as Captain Hook.[4] In 2008 Andrew fronted his own CBeebies Theatre Show for nine months touring the UK; CBeebies at the Theatre - Let's Play.

He has appeared in 2 Balamory Live Arena shows - "Strike up the Band" and "What's the story?" - and has also completed another 2 Arena tour in CBeebies Live - "Fantasy Circus", in which he played the Ringmaster. CBeebies Live - Reach to the Stars saw Agnew back in the Police uniform at Wembley Arena in 2012.

He appeared alongside Su Pollard in Snow White at the Malvern Theatre over 2007 Christmas panto season.[5] and as Mother Goose Christmas 2008 at the Kilmarnock Palace Theatre with Liam Dolan.

He is also one of the writers of "A Child Made of Love" a play he appeared in at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow in October 2009. He has also written and Performed in his one-man revusical entitled "Dually Andrews".

Andrew appeared in the Christmas Pantomime Sleeping Beauty at Swansea's Grand Theatre between December 2009 and January 2010 starring alongside Malandra Burrows and Helen Fraser.[6] before reprise the role in Basingstoke with Wendy Craig and Abi Titmuss. He has also appeared in New Brighton in Aladdin with Dean Sullivan & Kelsey-Beth Crossley.

Andrew played Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray in Aberystwyth Arts Centre in 2012.

He played Smee in Peter Pan alongside Jennifer Ellison, Ace Bhatti and Gemma Hunt... He returned to the Churchill Theatre, Bromley the following Christmas to play Buttons in Cinderella with Matt Lapinskas, Anna Williamson and Jessica Martin.

His voice appears on a few tracks recorded for a new Woolly and Tig CD -Songs for Wobbly moments. His songs include the lullaby "Counting Kisses" and The Elves and the Shoemaker as well as the new radio series on CBeebies radio.

Andrew was one of the directors on series 1 of the new 2015 CBeebies programme for BBC Scotland called My Pet and Me. He appeared on Pointless Celebrities on Kids TV Special and got to the "head to head" alongside Balamory favourite Julie Wilson Nimmo.

He went on to star alongside Su Pollard and Matt Lapinskas as Muddles in Snow White at the Sunderland Empire. The 2015/16 Pantomime season saw Agnew starring as Smee in Peter Pan at the Malvern Theatres with Mark Moraghan and Hannah Jane Fox. 2016/17 season had him Direct and Star in Sleeping Beauty at the Sunderland Empire playing Silly Billy. Faye Tozer from Steps, Vicky Entwistle, Amy Leigh Hickman and Bobby Crush Co-starred.

He is currently touring with a dark comedy about a funeral called "Gone but not Forgotten". It's stars Agnew alongside Scotland's very own Michelle McManus and Liam Dolan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Agnew: Granny among the witches". The News (Portsmouth). 2008-04-28. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Lennox, Graeme (2005-10-09). "Balamory: So..You Want To Work In Theatre". Sunday Mail (Scotland). Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Andrew's Plum role in Beeb's new show". Sunday Mail (Scotland). 2006-04-09. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Peter Pan". The Stage. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The Stage. 2007-12-27. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Swansea and Carmarthenshire pantomimes". BBC. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 

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