Andrew Grainger

Pontius Pilate

Andrew’s career as an actor began in the 1980s in England. Some of his first professional productions, all performed on London’s West End, were SOUTH PACIFIC, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Television and film highlights from the UK include roles in THE BILL, ROSEMARY AND THYME, HEARTBEAT, BAD GIRLS and EASTENDERS; appearing in the feature film MEAN MACHINE; and working alongside Robert Redford in SPY GAME.


After emigrating to New Zealand, Andrew has rapidly built up an impressive collection of credits, appearing in SHORTLAND ST, OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, THE MILLION DOLLAR CON MAN, LIFE'S A RIOT, THE CULT, SPARTACUS and SUPER CITY. He has just finished filming WHEN WE GO TO WAR, a six part television series for TVNZ. NZ film credits include GENESIS, SKY RUNNERS and AVALON HIGH.


For Auckland Theatre Company, Andrew has appeared in THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUAN, ONCE ON CHUNUK BAIR, CHICAGO, THE HERETIC, ANNE BOLEYN, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE TWITS, CALENDAR GIRLS, MARY STUART, POOR BOY, AUGUST, OSAGE COUNTY, OLIVER! and LE SUD.


For Silo Theatre Company Andrew has appeared in ASSASSINS, REUBEN GUTHRIE and THAT FACE.