Andrew BuchanPlays Ephra Stein
Since graduating from RADA in 2005, Andrew Buchan has been a regular on television screens, appearing in a number of award winning dramas. His upcoming projects promise to firmly establish him as a one of the most widely respected British actors working today, with several exciting roles on the horizon.
In July 2014, Andrew will be seen starring in THE HONORABLE WOMAN for SundanceTV. Andrew will play 'Ephra Stein', starring opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Nessa Stein' who, as a young girl, witnessed the assassination of her father by the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. Now in her thirties, 'Nessa' is at the forefront of the Middle East peace process, and finds herself under the close scrutiny of Whitehall and the Secret Intelligence Service. The eagerly awaited new drama by BAFTA award winning writer/director Hugo Blick will have its global premiere on the opening day of the international MIP TV market in April and the gripping eight-part series will air on BBC Two in the UK on 3rd July and on Sundance TV in the US.
Andrew has just finished filming The Great Fire, inspired by the real events of 1666. Andrew portrays baker 'Thomas Farriner', in whose shop the fire first began on 2nd September 1666, in the four part miniseries follows the stories of historical and fictional characters living in London at the time. The drama is written by Tom Bradby (political editor of 'ITN' and author of 'Shadow Dancer') and the narrative unfolds over four consecutive days as the fire takes hold of the city and the people desperately attempt to overcome the flames amid a threat to the monarchy. Rose Leslie, Daniel Mays and Jack Huston also star and the series will be broadcast on ITV 1 in autumn 2014, date tbc.
Next, Andrew will start work on the second series of award-winning crime drama series Broadchurch for ITV 1. Andrew reprises the character of 'Mark Latimer', the father of murdered 'Danny Latimer', whose killing and the subsequent hunt for his murderer comprised the storyline of series one. Written by Chris Chibnall, the first series was aired in March 2013 and became one of the biggest television hits of the year. Set in the fictional coastal town of 'Broadchurch', a close knit community is devastated by the murder of one of their own, and the crime investigated by two traumatised police officers played by David Tennant and Olivia Colman. The series won three BAFTA awards in May 2014, including the award for 'Best Drama' and is currently being adapted for US network FOX.
Andrew first caught the industry's attention in 2007 playing 'Scott Foster' in BBC Two political television series Party Animals about the young researchers and advisors working behind the scenes at Westminster. 2007 also saw Andrew take on the role of 'Jem Hearne' in Cranford, in which he starred alongside an impressive cast including Dame Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Imelda Staunton. Other notable television credits include: 'St. John Rivers' in BBC One's critically acclaimed adaptation of Jane Eyre(2006), starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens; 'William Garrow', the main protagonist in popular BBC drama Garrow's Law (2009-2011), written by Tony Marchant, about the birth of the justice system in the late 18th Century; 'Thomas Mortimer' in historical drama The Sinking Of The Laconia (2010) and ITV crime drama The Fixer (2008-2009) in which Andrew played 'John Mercer', a deep thinker who becomes a killer through a terrible chain of events.
Coupled with his theatrical training, Andrew's diverse talent has paved the way for a number of prestigious stage parts. In 2008, Andrew played the title role in Arthur Miller's critically acclaimed play The Man Who Had All the Luck, at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Sean Holmes and his other theatre work includes the role of 'Mercutio' in the Royal Exchange's production of Romeo and Juliet and 'Bolingbroke' in Richard II, Michael Grandage's final play at the Donmar, opposite Eddie Redmayne in 2011.
In 2009, Andrew appeared in Nowhere Boy, Sam Taylor-Wood's feature film starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kristin Scott Thomas, which chronicles the childhood of John Lennon. Also in 2009, Andrew also wrote, produced and directed his first short film entitled Bear That Broke. In 2013, he starred as 'Jack' in Sam Hoare's comedy-drama feature Having You, opposite Anna Friel, and in the same year, appeared in Still Life opposite Eddie Marsan.
Andrew's newly formed Production Company "Redcan" is currently developing 1946, a comedy drama speculating on the post-war life of James Stewart, written and directed by Robert Ford.
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