Actor, Singer, Host, Compere, After Dinner Speaker
When Dean Andrews takes to the stage, you instantly know you are in the capable hands of a professional performer who is a master of his trade.
The foundation of his versatility and stagecraft is built on more than 20 years experience of working at venues ranging from world class cruise liners and casinos around Europe, to cabaret and golf clubs nationally.
Dean Andrews career took a major twist in 2001, when he was offered a lead role in a feature film called The Navigators. Not only was it a dream come true to have a lead role in the film for Dean, but it just happened to be directed by one of the most respected film directors in the world, Ken Loach (Kes etc..).
Once Dean had worked with Ken, doors started to open for him in the acting world. One of the first jobs after The Navigators was a lead role in The Channel 4 drama Buried, which was not only critically acclaimed, but also won the BAFTA for Best Drama.
Roles in numerous other dramas such as Clocking Off and Wire in the Blood followed, whilst at the same time managing to maintain his successful live performance career alongside his now burgeoning TV career. One of the highlights for Dean, was landing a role, playing opposite Oscar nominated Actress Brenda Blethyn in the ITV drama series Between The Sheets. Again many more roles came Dean`s way, including two feature films My Summer of Love and Love & Hate. Then, Dean was offered the part of D.S. Ray Carling in the hit BBC show LIFE ON MARS.
LIFE ON MARS has become one of the BBC`s most successful dramas, winning many awards, and Dean`s portrayal of a 70`s copper with a dodgy moustache has won him numerous fans nationwide.
The subsequent success of LIFE ON MARS led to the spin off, ASHES TO ASHES, that saw 3 of the main characters from LOM move to London in 1981. One of those characters was DS Ray Carling! This time sporting the 80's perm - from which saw an upturn in said perm making a comeback as told by hairdressers across the UK. Again, the new series A2A had great success, critical acclaim and went on to make 3 series, all featuring the character DS Ray Carling.
Deans’ most recent TV success comes from the Northern drama LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, again award winning and a stellar cast that had the nation glued to their TV’s on many a Sunday evening. TV is very much part of Dean’s working life and he recently returned to his ‘first love’ of singing as a regular guest celebrity entertainer on P&O’s new flagship BRITANNIA.
So, if your evening requires an approachable TV Celebrity, but with that little something different from the usual! look no further than Dean Andrews. A showman with all the attributes needed to make your night memorable!