Andrew Simpson (actor)

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Andrew Simpson
Born (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 30)
Derry, Northern Ireland. Raised in Inishowen, County Donegal

Andrew Gerard Simpson (born 1 January 1989) is an 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.

In 2015 Simpson had his first major leading role in Abner Pastoll's Road Games.[2] He re-teamed with director Abner Pastoll for the upcoming thriller A Good Woman Is Hard to Find starring Sarah Bolger, which is to be released in 2019.


List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Note
2003 Song for a Raggy Boy Gerard Peters 458
2006 Notes on a Scandal Steven Connolly
2007 Agnes Seamus TV movie
2009 Perrier's Bounty teen #2
2011 All That Way for Love Simon Short film
2012 Saving the Titanic Albert Ervine TV movie
White Heat Connor TV mini-series (1 episode)
Good Vibrations Colin "Getty" Getgood
The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby Nick Nickleby TV series (5 episodes)
The Measure of a Man Jay Brady Short film
2013 Coming Up Van TV series (1 episode)
Killing All the Flies Levin Reid TV movie
2015 The Survalist gaunt man
Road Games Jack
2016 Rebellion George Wilson TV mini-series (5 episodes)
Annie Waits Patrick Short film
2018 A Good Woman Is Hard to Find Tito in post production

Personal life[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Saving the Titanic: The Remarkable Untold Story of the Men Who Tried to Save the Ship". PRNewswire. 19 March 2012.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Check the first Teaser and Posters..." Twitch.