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Andy Nyman

Andy is fast becoming one of the most sought after film actors the UK. Since his breakout performance as Keith Whitehead in the controversial cult movie Dead Babies, he has been in high demand for film roles around the world. His versatility has meant his career and roles are always remarkably diverse. He has played lead roles in Jon Avnet's Emmy award winning Uprising (NBC) as a polish freedom fighter and in Coney Island Baby as a gay French gun dealer.

He has six films due for release over the next 18 months: Chris Smith's cult British movie Severance (co-starring Danny Dyer); Rian Johnson's (Brick) eagerly anticipated new movie Brothers Bloom (starring Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo); improvised gangster thriller Played (starring opposite Val Kilmer and Gabrielle Byrne); London based romcom Are You Ready For Love (co-starring Lucy Punch); and a bio-pic of 70's Dutch Rock Group Herman Brood entitled Wild Romance.

Andy has also won the Best Actor award at the 2006 Cherbourg Film Festival in France for his performance in Shut Up and Shoot Me; the film was also awarded both the Audience award and Best Film award. The black comedy is due for release next year.

Something of a renaissance man Andy is also a world-renowned magician and the co-creator and co-writer of the hugely popular Derren Brown television show. He has just been nominated for a BAFTA for writing Derren Brown: The Heist. He and Derren wrote Russian Roulette, Séance, Messiah as well as three series of the hugely popular Trick of the Mind series, he also co-wrote and directed both Derren's stage shows, both of which have toured and played the West-End to great reviews & packed houses. Derren and Andy were awarded the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. Derren Brown's latest theatre show, 'An Evening of Wonders' is also co-written and directed by Andy and is currently enjoying a sell-out tour before coming into the West End.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Andy Nyman Facts

BirthplaceLeicester, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.