- February 19, 1979 (age 42)
- Amy Nuttall
Andrew Buchan (born 19 February 1979) is an English stage and television actor.
Buchan was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and brought up in the suburb of Lostock in Bolton. He attended the nearby Rivington and Blackrod High School in Horwich.
During A-Levels, and long before his acting career, he worked for Granada Studios as a tour guide, using amusing, unconventional methods to keep tourists interested. He also worked as a bartender at Manchester Airport, as a concierge at the De Vere Whites hotel in Reebok Stadium, and as a labourer for several months in Italy.
In 2001, he graduated from Durham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages. Following that he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
On the stage he has appeared as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester (2005). In 2008, he appeared in Arthur Miller's "The Man Who Had All the Luck" at The Donmar. The play ran for six weeks in London, before going on a short UK tour. Andrew received the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Actor in a touring production.
His career in television began in 2006 when he appeared as the vicar, St John Rivers, in the 2006 Jane Eyre and then as the regular character Scott Foster in the political satire Party Animals. In 2007, he appeared as Jem Hearne in the award winning Cranford, in a cast that included Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton and Eileen Atkins. Also in 2007, he appeared as the teacher 'Sean Knowles', with Richard Coyle and Indira Varma in ITV's The Whistleblowers. In 2008, he appeared in Season 4, Episode 1 of Bones as Dr. Ian Wexler.
Andrew married his long-term girlfriend, actress Amy Nuttall on 8 September 2012, not far from their respective childhood homes in Lancashire, England. The couple had been together since 2007.