Andrew Grainger


Leo Andrew Grainger’s career as an actor began in the 1980s in England. Highlights from the UK include: performing in  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and South Pacific in London’s West End; appearing on TV’s Pride and Prejudice, Heartbeat, EastEnders, The Bill and The Governor; appearing in feature films Mean Machine, In the Beginning and David Copperfield; and working alongside Robert Redford in Spy Game. After emigrating to New Zealand, Andrew has rapidly built up an impressive collection of credits including The Breaker Upperers, Westside, 6 Days, The Shannara Chronicles, When We Go to War, The Cult, Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, Spartacus, Super City, The Dark Horse, Ash vs Evil Dead, Meg, 25 April, and Making of the Mob 2: Chicago. For Auckland Theatre Company, Andrew’s most recent credits include Nell Gwynn, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Ladykillers, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Awatea, Once on Chunuk Bair, Chicago, The Heretic, Anne Boleyn, Little Shop of Horrors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Andy is delighted that he is appearing in his first Chekhov – at last.