Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs

Actor

Andrew is currently filming BREAKING THE BANK for director Vadim Jean


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TELEVISION

THE SPIES OF WARSAW - Herschensohn - Coky Giedroyc - Fresh Pictures for BBC

CASUALTY - Mendel - Martin Hutchings - BBC

GOING POSTAL - Tolliver Groat - Jon Jones - Mob Films for Sky

CORONATION STREET - Ramsay Clegg - Various - ITV

CASUALTY - Father Morgan - Rob Bangorra - BBC

MR LOVEDAY’S LITTLE OUTING - Mr Loveday - Sam Hobkinson - BBC

THE BILL - David Leyton - David Holdroyd - Talkback Thames

HOLBY CITY - Reg - Alice Troughton - BBC

INSIDE THE MIND OF ADOLPH HITLER - Dr Bloch - Dave Stewart - BBC

DOCTORS - Geoffrey Vickerstaff - Steve Kelly - BBC

THE LIME GREEN BAG - Arthur Rosen - Parminder Vir - Carlton

ATTACHMENTS (2 series) - Murray - Simon Heath - World Prods

SILENT WITNESS - Joseph - Coky Giedroyc - BBC

JACK OF HEARTS - Peter Pryce - Timothy Lyn/Pedr James - BBC Wales

LOOK & READ: LEGEND OF THE LOST KEYS (10 progs) - George - Cas Lester/Colin Cant - BBC

HORIZON: EINSTEIN - Einstein - Peter Jones - Green Umbrella/BBC

PIRATES (3 series) - Mr Jones - Peter Tabern - Childsplay/BBC

MINDER (110th Episode Special) - Sidney - Gordon Fleming - Euston Films

EVERY SILVER LINING - Nat Silver - Nick Bye/Richard Boden - BBC

THE MUSHROOM PICKERS - Taddeus - Andy Wilson - BBC

QED: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE LEISURE AGE? - Presenter/Actor - Ian Duncan -Windfall/BBC

BERGERAC - Moise Davidson - Peter Ellis - BBC

BERLINERS - Presenter/Co-writer - Bernard Adams - BBC

WHEN IN SPAIN - Presenter/Co-writer - Bernard Adams - BBC

GALACTIC GARDEN - Lead/Co-writer - John Downer - BBC Natural History

THERE COMES A TIME - Lead - Ronnie Baxter - YTV

THE HISTORY OF - Mr Polly - Lovett Bickford - BBC

THE TEMPEST - Trinculo - John Gorrie - BBC

FAWLTY TOWERS - Manuel - John Howard Davies/Bob Spiers - BBC

Andrew also makes regular guest appearances on game and chat shows both at home and abroad

THEATRE

THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE - Celebrity Guest - Hugh Borthwick - Blackpool Grand

WILD OATS - John Dory - Jeremy Sams - National Theatre

EDUCATING RITA - Frank - John David - Tour

KAFKA’S DICK - Brod - Richard Eyre - Royal Court

JUMPERS - Bones - Peter Wood/Michael Codron - Aldwych Theatre

NOT NOW DARLING - Arnold - Ray Cooney - Savoy Theatre/Canada/Australia

TWELFTH NIGHT - Aguecheek - Keith Michell - Chichester

MADE IN HEAVEN - (As writer only) - Wendy Toye - Chichester

NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH - Runnicles - Alan Davies/John Gale - Strand Theatre

HABEAS CORPUS - Shanks (later Sir Percy Shorter) - Ronald Eyre/Michael Codron - Lyric Theatre

A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER - Various - Ronald Eyre/Michael Codron - Haymarket Theatre and Canada

Together with concert pianist Victor Sangiorgio, Andrew toured with LIFE AFTER FAWLTY, a two-man show, which included Tennyson’s epic poem “Enoch Arden” set to music by Richard Strauss

FILM

BREAKING THE BANK - Jenkins - Vadim Jean - BTB Productions

BIRTHDAY WISH - Mr Schmeltzer - Jamie Whitby - The Red, Green and Blue Company

QUARTET - Bobby Swanson - Dustin Hoffman - Headline Pictures

THE TENTH MAN - Joe - Sam Liefer - Daydreamer Pictures/Baby Cow

SPEER UND ER - Dodd - Heinrich Breloer - Bavaria Film

NOWHERE IN AFRICA - Mr Rubens - Caroline Link - Medien/Munchen TV

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD - Durdles - Timothy Forder - Bevanfield Films

TAXANDRIA - Andre/Police Chief - Raoul ServaisMichael Rolfe - Iblis Films Berlin

IT’S YOUR MOVE - Dustman - Dennis Kirkland/Eric Sykes - Thames

HITLER: THE LAST TEN DAYS - Registrar - Ennio di Concini - Petra Films

AUDIO

ANIMATION SERIES

Regular on STAR HILL PONIES (Bumper Films), WIGGLY PARK (Telemagination), LITTLE GREY RABBIT (United Prods), THE FORGOTTEN TOYS and WILLIAM’S WISH WELLINGTONS (both for Hibbert Ralph) and most recently THE BLUE DRAGON (Glasshead).

TELEVISION COMMENTARIES

Regular on EQUINOX, INSIDE STORY, EVERYMAN, REPUTATIONS, SURVIVAL, HORIZON, TIMEWATCH, THE NATURAL WORLD, the FROM HELL ... and BEWARE ... series and OPEN UNIVERSITY, three series for John Downer LIFESENSE, SUPERNATURE and SUPERSENSE and co-writer and star of GALACTIC GARDEN

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL - Various - BBC

HOTEL - Lion TV

EYEWITNESS Video Series - Dorling Kindersley

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY - Nigel Marven - BBC

The six-part series HUTAN: WILDLIFE OF MALAYSIAN RAINFOREST (recorded in Australia) won a Merit Award for Narration at the 1999 International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana USA

Andrew is a regular contributor to radio favourites WEEKENDING, POETRY PLEASE, POEMS BY POST, WITH GREAT PLEASURE, SOMETHING UNDERSTOOD and BOOK OF THE WEEK.

THE NEED FOR NONSENSE - Edward Lear - Mary Ward-Lowry - BBC R4

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Dr Watson - Patrick Rayner - BBC R4

THE RING AND THE BOOK - Pietro Camparini - Abigail LeFleming - BBC R4

DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY - Reg Chronitis - Dirk Maggs - BBC R4

A TIME FOR JUSTICE - Hans - David Stead - BBC World Service

SOMETHING WRONG ABOUT THE MOUTH - Hotelier - Jonquil Panting - BBC R4

METAMORPHOSIS - Reader - Jane Marshall - BBC R4

THE MIDNIGHT FOLK - Captain Harker - Tracey Neale - BBC

KING LEAR - The Fool - Alison Hindell - BBC World Service

GERMAN PENSION (Woman’s House Serial) - Herr Ratt/Prof Erchardt - Di Speirs - BBC R4

THE NAME OF THE ROSE - Narrator/Old Adso - Bruce Young - BBC R4

DIXON OF DOCK GREEN - Fred Fable - Viv Beeby - BBC R4

THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS - Jeeves - Jonquil Panting - BBC R4

THE PERIODIC TABLE - Reader - Victoria Shepherd - BBC R4

MURDER ON THE LEVIATHAN - Prof Sweetchild/Aona - John Dryden - BBC R4

THE JEWISH JOURNEY* - Presenter - Martin Weitz - BBC

* This was voted No. 1 series in 2002

MAN OF SOUP (2 series) - Klepke - Dirk Maggs - Celador/BBC R4

LOVE 40, NEW BALLS PLEASE - Reg - Dirk Maggs - Celador/R2 sitcom

CHANGING PLACES - Presenter - Sandra Sykes - BBC R4 series

HEART OF A DOG* - Sharik - David Hitchinson - BBC World Service

* For this Andrew won the 1989 Sony Radio Award for Best Actor

THE REVENGE* - Actor/Writer - Glyn Dearman - BBC R3 and R4

* ONDAS Prize 1979

Andrew’s stage show of ENOCH ARDEN (Tennyson/Richard Strauss) with Victor Sangiorgio (Piano) was recorded by the BBC. His audio recordings are numerous and often win awards. In 1999 he was voted Best Performer at the Talkies. His reading of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (abridged version) won the Gold Award at the Spoken Word Awards 2003.

Andrew has also written more than a dozen radio and other plays.