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Andrew Schofield

Andrew Schofield in August 2007
Born Andrew Schofield
12 October 1958 (1958-10-12) (age 51)
Kirkby, England
Other name(s) Drew Schofield
Occupation Actor, Musician
Years active 1974 - present
Spouse(s) Angela Schofield
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Andrew Schofield born in Kirkby, on 12 October 1958 is a British actor.

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Early life

Andrew attended St Kevin's RC Comprehensive School along with the likes of Dave Kirby and Nicky Allt. At 15 he was cast in Willy Russell's first Play for Today Death of a Young, Young Man.

Stage

His stage credits include starring as the Narrator in Willy Russell's original production of Blood Brothers in 1983 at the Liverpool Playhouse and in the subsequent transfer to the Lyric Theatre in London's West End. He also appeared as George in Of Mice and Men at the Old Vic, London in 2005.

More recently Andrew has appeared in all four runs in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 of Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels playing the role of Dickie Lewis, Smigger in Lost Soul in 2007 and 2008, Brian in Good Golly Miss Molly, Moey in the Alan Bleasdale comedy On the Ledge, Paul Sheldon in Misery, the Traveller in Eight Miles High, Danny in Council Depot Blues, Joe in Night Collar, JJ in The Flags and Mr Briggs in Our Day Out - The Musical all at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool.

He won the 2008 Scouseology Award for Theatre on 25 April 2008 for his versatility and contribution to Liverpool theatre.[1]

Film

Andrew's best known film role is that of Johnny Rotten in Alex Cox's 1986 film Sid and Nancy. He appeared as Les in Terence Davies' Distant Voices, Still Lives, made a small cameo as a hotel receptionist in Three Businessmen, appears briefly in Hamlet and played Carlo in Revengers Tragedy. He has also recently made an independent short film called Leave Taking and featured in the Liverpool-based feature Under the Mud.

TV

Andrew's biggest TV role was as Francis (Franny) Scully in Alan Bleasdale's 1984 Granada series Scully. He has also appeared in three more Bleasdale series, as Peter Grenville in GBH in 1991, Jake's Progress in 1995 and as Charlton Ffoulkes in Melissa in 1997. Other TV credits include Maisie Raine with Pauline Quirke, Sharpe with Sean Bean, Murphy's Law with James Nesbitt and Thief Takers. Andrew also played a policeman in the Boys from the Blackstuff episode, Yosser's story in which Bernard Hill as the unfortunate 'yosser' was ordered by Schofield, " don't you but me" To which Yosser promptly did - right on the nose!

Most recently he played a shepherd in Liverpool Nativity for BBC Three where he sang the John Lennon song "Imagine".

He appeared as part of the LFCTV documentary The 12th Man on August 25th 2009 talking about Bobby Wilcox who has been named as Liverpool FC's biggest fan.

Recordings

Andrew can be heard on the original cast recording of Blood Brothers and also as a featured vocalist on the Barbara Dickson album The 7 Ages of Woman.

Private Life

Andrew still lives in Kirkby [2] and his eldest daughter Jessica is an actress [3].

Future Plans

Andrew will be appearing in a short film called Fifteen Minutes That Shook The World due for release in the Autumn, written by Dave Kirby about Liverpool FC's amazing come back in Champions League in 2005.[4]

Andrew is currently playing guitar in the pit band for Merry Ding Dong at Royal Court Liverpool until January 23rd 2010.

Miscellaneous Information

Can also be credited on TV, Stage and Film as Drew Schofield.

Andrew is also a talented musician who plays both electric and acoustic guitar, banjo and ukulele.

Featured as a caricature in John Minnion's book Pool of Life.

Andrew is one of the paintings which makes up Anthony Brown's 100 Heads Exhibition.

In the 80's Andrew was once a jazz dj on a Merseyside pirate radio station called KGW.

Jessica Schofield

Jessica Schofield

Jessica Schofield in August 2007
Born Jessica Schofield
6 March 1986
Kirkby, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Other name(s) Jess Schofield
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006 - present

Drew's eldest daughter Jessica is an actress and appeared with him in Lost Soul in 2007 after appearing in the premiere of the show in 2006 at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool. She was born 6 March 1986 in Liverpool and trained at Liverpool Theatre College.

Most recently Jessica appeared as Natalie in Lost Soul at the Royal Court in Liverpool.

Jessica worked in Pizza Express in Meribel, France until April 2009.

Jessica is currently working backstage at Liverpool Playhouse

External links

References

  1. ^ :: Andrew Schofield ::
  2. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/blogs/liverpool/?p=155
  3. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Schofield#Jessica_Schofield
  4. ^ http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2009/07/20/liverpool-fc-heroes-to-make-their-big-screen-debut-100252-24193078/
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