Andy de la Tour

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Andy de la Tour (born 1948) is an English actor and screenwriter.

In films he appeared in Plenty, Notting Hill, the Roman Polanski version of Oliver Twist and "44" Chest, and in television The Young Ones, Bottom, Kavanagh QC and The Brief. On stage he has appeared at the National Theatre in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land and Alan Bennett's People.

His credits as a television writer include Lovejoy, Peak Practice, The Vet, Kavanagh QC and Clem. He wrote the stage play Safe In Our Hands (winner of the LWT Plays on Stage Award).[1]

As a stand-up comedian he appeared in the 1980s with Rik Mayall, Ben Elton and French and Saunders.[2] In 2012 he wrote Stand-Up or Die about his time as a stand-up comedian in New York.[3]

He is the brother of the actress Frances de la Tour.[4]


  1. ^ Nobbs, David (2004) I Didn't Get Where I am Today, Arrow, ISBN 978-0099421641, p. 393
  2. ^ "Andy De La Tour: Fringe summer with Rik Mayall", Edinburgh Evening News, 5 August 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2016
  3. ^ York, Melissa (2013) "Andy de la Tour joins Miles Jupp to discuss adventure in Stratford", Newham Recorder, 15 April 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2016
  4. ^ Double, Oliver (1997) Stand Up!, Methuen Publishing, ISBN 978-0413703200, p. 176

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