Andrew Dunn

Andrew Dunn

Andrew Dunn (Wikipedia)

Andrew Dunn was born 12 April 1957 and is an English actor, best known for the role of Tony in the BBC sitcom Dinnerladies between 1998 and 2000. He later played Roger Stiles in Coronation Street from 2007 to 2008. He was born in LeedsWest Riding of Yorkshire, but was brought up in North Shields, eight miles (13 km) east of Newcastle upon Tyne, before leaving for London at the age of 20. He trained as a teacher but decided he wanted to act. He later moved to York where he resides to this day.

He was born in Leeds, but then the family moved to North Shields when he was nine. He attended Whitehouse Primary School and then Marden High School in Cullercoats, and then Tynemouth Sixth Form College, where he became interested in drama.

Dunn has appeared in numerous television series including perhaps his best known role to date, as Tony in Dinnerladies. In addition he has also appeared in The BillHolby City55 Degrees NorthHeartbeat, and Coronation Street in 2003. He had a lead role playing Hardy in the British feature film Between Two Women (2000) and also appeared in the British feature film The Jealous God (2005).

In December 2006 he rejoined the cast of Coronation Street as Roger Stiles, a plumber and new love interest for Janice Battersby.

From 1999 until at least 2006, Dunn played the recurring role of Alastair Campbell in the political satire, Bremner, Bird & Fortune. Dunn reprised his role as Alastair Campbell in the BBC Radio 4 play The Iraq Dossier, written by David Morley, which was broadcast on 2 March 2013.

Dunn joined old cast members of Dinnerladies in March 2009 to perform a stage version of the hit show.

Dunn received an honorary degree of letters from York St John University on 13 November 2009.

Dunn appeared in the BBC series, Doctors, 24 March 2011. He played Owain Brumpton. In September 2014, he played the role of Gerald in the touring production of The Full Monty.

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