Feb. 19th, 1979
Stockport, Cheshire, England, UK
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Andrew Buchan (born February 19, 1979) is an English stage and television actor.
Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, and brought up in the suburb of Lostock in Bolton. He attended the nearby Rivington and Blackrod High School in Horwich.
During A-Levels, and long before his acting career, he worked for Granada Studios as a tour guide, using amusing, unconventional methods to keep tourists interested. He also worked as a bar tender at Manchester Airport, a concierge at the De Vere Whites hotel in Reebok Stadium, and worked as a labourer for several months in Italy.
In 2001, he graduated from Durham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages. Following that he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
On the stage Buchan has appeared as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester (2005). In 2008, he appeared in Arthur Miller's "The Man Who Had All the Luck" at The Donmar. The play ran for six weeks in London, before going on a short UK tour. Buchan received the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Actor in a touring production.
Buchan's career in television began in 2006 when he appeared as the vicar, St John Rivers, in the 2006 Jane Eyre and then as the regular character Scott Foster in the political satire Party Animals. In 2007, he appeared as Jem Hearne in the award winning Cranford, in a cast that included Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Eileen Atkins. Also in 2007, he appeared as the teacher 'Sean Knowles', with Richard Coyle and Indira Varma in ITV's The Whistleblowers. In 2008, he appeared in Season 4, Episode 1 of Bones as Dr. Ian Wexler.
In 2008 and 2009, he starred in the ITV1 drama The Fixer as the lead role John Mercer, a paid assassin targeting people who have escaped the law. The first season of The Fixer received a Royal Television Society award for Best Series.
In 2009, he appeared as Fishwick in the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy acting opposite Kristin Scott Thomas, and directed by Sam Taylor-Wood.
In the BBC's four-part drama Garrow's Law, he stars in the leading role as William Garrow, which started on BBC One on November 1, 2009.
In December 2009, he appeared again as the carpenter Jem Hearne in the BBC's two-part Cranford Christmas Special.
In 2010, Andrew Buchan appeared as journalist and love interest Billy Marshall in the made-for-TV movie Abroad, based in part on the true-life experiences of Toronto's Globe and Mail columnist and author, Leah McLaren. This movie was released (broadcast) on CBC TV (in Canada) on March 14, 2010.
- Brought up in Bolton, Lancashire before going to RADA.
- Fluent in French, German and Spanish.
- Attended RADA.
- BA Honours in Modern Languages at Durham University.
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