The Lamentable Tale of Andrew Strafford-Baker
Andrew once thought he was destined to be a theatre historian and studied Theatre & Film History at UoR. He was always interested in ancient history & thought that it would be cool to curate ancient theatre artifacts for a living. There is a part of him that still wants to be locked in with the ancient dust, but Andrew has always loved performing & was soon tempted into training at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where he earned his Masters.
Since training, Andrew has worked in theatre & film; he's slowly moving up the ladder & now just about conciders himself a professional. The majority of the work he's done has been Shakeapearean; performing regularly with The Young Shakespeare Company, as well as appearing in a 'Time Out Critic's Choice' award-winning producion on 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' with Prinicial Theatre Company. Andrew has also worked with new divising companies alongside other recent graduates from RCSSD.
Andrew is currently a company member of PIT, The New Diorama's resident players, who are continuing work on their project inspired by Orwell's 'Down & Out in Paris & London'. After a very successful run at The Edinbugh Fringe Festival, 'Down & Out' will be returning for a revamped run at The New Diorama and The New Greenwich Theatre from the 19th of April until the 21st of May 2016. Click here for Tickets!
Film-wise, Andrew has just appeared in WhiteTower's debut short, 'The Factory'. This was made at Shepperton Studios & he got to play a sociopath... Out Now!
Since April of 2015, Andrew has been managed by the super-talented Elizabeth Gladwin.
Andrew is also a keen educator and has worked with AIDEM Learning providing drama workshops based on the academic sylabus. Andrew also works with young actors preparing for drama school auditions and works as a freelance tutor.
One day, Andrew will fulfil his dreams of becoming a stuffy academic & return to study for a PhD - focusing on 'The Application of Ritual Framework & The Subjunctive Environment in Actor Training'.
In another life, Andrew writes poems for children & is currently compiling a series based on London parks, it's called 'The London Fairytales'.
Andrew lives in Walthamstow with his girlfriend; likes Irish whiskey, French wine, Mexican food & everything else.