Andrew Lawton

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Andrew Lawton
Born (1978-01-14) 14 January 1978 (age 46)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation(s)Film Director, Screenwriter & Actor
SpouseDarcy Lawton
Andrew Lawton on the set of 'Wake'

Andrew Lawton (born 14 January 1978) is an Australian film director, television director, screenwriter, and actor.[1] He was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is a graduate of The University of Melbourne and Sarah Lawrence College[2] in New York.

As an actor, Lawton is known for roles on the television series Neighbours,[3] State Coroner[4] and One Life to Live.[5] He is the owner and creative director of Kinetic Studios,[6] a production company in New York City, and most recently directed Neil Patrick Harris in A Roundabout Road to Broadway[7] for NBC.[8] As a filmmaker, Lawton's credits include writing and directing the films Rain,[9] Wake,[10] Couch Surfer[11] and Have You Seen Calvin?.[12]

Early life[edit]

Andrew Lawton is the youngest of four boys raised in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. As a child, he was a professional boy soprano and toured regularly as a member of The Victorian Boys Choir. On a 1989 tour of the United Kingdom, Lawton and the choir performed in famed Westminster Abbey. He was named deputy leader of the choir in 1991 and choir leader in 1992. This early choral career led Lawton to musical theatre, where he performed in over a dozen musicals as a teen. His acting breakthrough came with being cast in the role of Jake Black on soap opera Neighbours in 2000.

Personal life[edit]

Lawton resides in Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan with his wife, Darcy Lawton and two children. The films that have most inspired his career include Back to the Future, Aliens, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Ghostbusters, When Harry Met Sally and Dead Poets Society.


Year Award Result Project
2017 Telly Awards Winner "A Roundabout Road to Broadway" [Director]
2017 Hermes Creative Awards - Gold Award Winner "A Roundabout Road to Broadway" [Director]
2017 AVA Digital Awards - Gold Award Winner "A Roundabout Road to Broadway" [Director]
2017 Creativity International Awards - Gold Award Winner "A Roundabout Road to Broadway" [Director]
2016 Chicago Comedy Film Festival - Best Film Winner "Have You Seen Calvin?" [Writer/Director]
2016 Burbank International Film Festival - Best Short Nominated "Have You Seen Calvin?" [Writer/Director]
2010 Atlanta International Film Festival - Best Narrative Short Nominated "Wake" [Writer/Director]
2009 Indie Memphis Film Festival - Best Short Film [Narrative/Drama] Nominated "Wake" [Writer/Director]

Film and television credits[edit]

  • Actor:
  • Writer/director:
    • Rain (2000)
    • Some Guy Called Toby (2003)
    • Wake (2009)
    • A Roundabout Road to Broadway - NBC (2016)
    • Have You Seen Calvin? (2016)
    • Couch Surfer (2016)


  1. ^ "Andrew Lawton". IMDb. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Pre-professional event for seniors brings distinguished alumni to campus". Retrieved 26 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ coffeyringo (6 September 2008), Neighbours - Andrew Lawton & Holly Valance, retrieved 26 August 2016
  4. ^ coffeyringo (6 September 2008), State Coroner - Andrew Lawton, retrieved 26 August 2016
  5. ^ coffeyringo (6 September 2008), ONE LIFE TO LIVE - Andrew Lawton (2005), retrieved 26 August 2016
  6. ^ "Kinetic Studios - Television, Film & Video Production". Kinetic Studios. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Neil Patrick Harris to Host 'A Roundabout Road to Broadway' | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  8. ^ BWW News Desk. "Broadway's Best to Celebrate Roundabout's 50th Anniversary in New Documentary, Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris; Watch First Teaser!". Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  9. ^ Lawton, Andrew (15 June 2000), Rain, retrieved 26 August 2016
  10. ^ "Andrew Lawton". Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  11. ^ Lawton, Andrew (1 January 2000), Couch Surfer, retrieved 26 August 2016
  12. ^ "Film Reviews | UK Film Review". Film Reviews | UK Film Review. Retrieved 26 August 2016.

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