About Andrew McGuirk

Stage or film, classical or modern, Andrew simply loves to perform and has a very professional and committed work ethic. A professionally trained and experienced actor, proficient in Stanislavski techniques. As well as film and stage, Andrew has also used his extensive vocal skills to portray a variety of characters in his narration of audiobooks for both adults and children.

An Irish national able to work across UK and EU countries. Bases in London, UK and Madrid, Spain. Speaks English and Spanish.

Andrew was born in County Cork, Ireland and moved to England at a very young age. From 2004 to 2012 he lived and worked in Madrid before returning to the UK. In July 2021 he returned to live in Madrid, whilst maintaining a base in London for UK work.

A Brief History

Andrew first started acting at college in 1981 with three small roles in Zigger Zagger followed by the lead role in Whose Life Is It Anyway and then his first short film.

Since 2005 he has been very active, appearing in many stage plays, some musical work, short films, television and commercials in both the Uk and Spain.

Andrew has undergone much professional training: a year on the Bristol Acting Academy showcase course at BOVTS*, two summer courses with BOVTS as well as short courses with the RSC, City Academy, the London Academy of Media, Film and TV plus some private tutor led workshops, including one-to-one singing lessons. Most recently, Andrew attended a four week Acting For Camera course run by BoJesse Christopher.

Past Work

Andrew’s stage credits include major roles in Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov and contemporary plays.

Previous Occupations

Andrew has had a varied career, including a year as a London based, motorcycle despatch rider and several years as a front-line soldier with a specialist Arctic warfare unit before settling down in civilian life as an Engineering Manager for Air Traffic Control. Andrew has since moved into professional acting on a full time basis.

*Bristol Old Vic Theatre School