Andrew Grainger

Henry VIII

Andrew's career as an actor began in the 1980's and was born out of a love of musicals. The much celebrated shows SOUTH PACIFIC, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, all performed in London's West End, were amongst his first professional productions. For Auckland Theatre Company, he appeared in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE TWITS, CALENDAR GIRLS, MARY STUART, POOR BOY, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, OLIVER! and LE SUD.

Originally from Britain, Andrew immigrated to New Zealand and has rapidly built up an impressive collection of credits, having appeared in local television programmes SHORTLAND STREET, OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, THE MILLION DOLLAR CON MAN, LIFE'S A RIOT and THE CULT. Highlights from the UK include roles in THE BILL, ROSEMARY AND THYME, HEARTBEAT, BAD GIRLS and EASTENDERS; appearing with footballer Vinnie Jones in the feature film MEAN MACHINE and working alongside Robert Redford in SPY GAME.

Andrew featured in Silo Theatre's 2009 production RUBEN GUTHRIE and had a cameo role in THE LOVELY BONES directed by Peter Jackson