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Andy Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Music - Musical Theatre

andrew.taylor@chi.ac.uk

Andy graduated from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1983.

His professional theatre work 1983-1998 include: Sid Sorokin - Pyjama Game, Amos Hart – Chicago, Simeon - Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,

Henry/Nails - Heroes, Nick – Dead Funny, Bill – An Evening With Gary Lineker, Billy - Stags & Hens, Sebastian/Feste – Twelfth Night, Tybalt – Romeo & Juliet, Iago – Othello, Harry Pepper – Fantastical Voyage.

His professional television appearances include: 1986 The Pyrates, 1987 The Jockeys of Norfolk, 1988 A Very British Coup, 1989 Smith & Jones, 1990 Colin's Sandwich, Up Yer News 1991 Paul Merton: The Series, 1990-1992 KYTV, 1992 Inferno, Harry Enfield's Television Programme, 1993 Micky Love, 1994 The Fast Show, A Pin for the Butterfly, 1995 Rumble, 1996 How to Be a Little Sod, The 10 Percenters, Drop the Dead Donkey, 1997 Harry Enfield and Chums, 1998 Blind Men, 1999 Red Dwarf, 2000 Heartbeat, Bob Martin, Harry & Paul - Brand Spanking New Show, Cold Feet, 2001 Lee Evans: So What Now?, 2002 Celeb, 2003 Manchild, 2001-2007 My Family, 2007 Double Time, 2008 Love Soup, 2010 Round Ireland with a Fridge, 2011 Parents.

In 1986 he began working for Talkback Productions, the media company founded by comedians Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, writing, producing and voicing numerous adverts for both television and radio. In 1990 he co-founded his own radio production company – Hilair Productions.

He also wrote and performed in several corporate films for IBM, Coopers & Lybrand, British Rail, British Airways and from 1995 – 1998 Video Arts Training.

Andy also wrote and performed for television & radio: The Jockeys of Norfolk, Revolting Animals, Your Mother Wouldn’t Like it, Jellyneck, The Crusader Chronicles, A Noble Order, The Crouch Club, Twenty Thousand Leagues Beyond the World Beneath the Waves, Alas Smith & Jones, Love Starts Here, A Near Run Thing, The Hitch-Hikers’s Guide to the Galaxy & On the Blog. He is particularly proud of the fact that Episode 6 of series 2 of On the Blog was inexplicably banned by the BBC and has never been broadcast.

For the better part of the 21st Century Andy has worked very happily as a radio & Television Voice Artist providing characters and sales speak for, amongst other products, Captain Sarcastic, Sure anti-perspirant, and Wang Chai Ferry.