BAFTA winning actor Dean Andrews discusses his acting achievements, as well as his
experience with Crown to Cuff’s Gareth Beckwith. Dean has starred in many hit TV
series’ including Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Last Tango in Halifax and Buried; which
won a BAFTA award for best drama series in 2004.

Dean revealed how he got into acting by luck but one opportunity led to many future
acting successes:‘Having never acted before I was auditioned for a film by the great
director Ken Loach. After numerous call-backs I was given one of the lead roles in
“The Navigators”, after it premiered I was offered professional acting roles and the
rest as they say is history.’

Dean then talked about how he always aspired to be a professional singer rather
than actor when he was younger:‘I never had acting role models as I only ever
aspired to be a professional singer. My heroes were Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and
Bobby Darrin.’After playing many different roles throughout the years, Dean
highlighted that playing DS Ray Carling in both “Life on Mars” and “Ashes to Ashes”
was his most enjoyable character role of his career. Dean also defined his feelings
when he won a BAFTA, describing the event as ‘…an amazing night and of course very

Talking about his experience with Crown to Cuff’s Gareth Beckwith, Dean explained
why he has chosen Gareth to tailor for every award ceremony he has attended
including the prestigious BAFTA’s:‘Gareth is everything you would want from a
professional. His attention to detail is faultless and the end result proved that…….. A
beautifully made suit of the highest quality.’

Dean revealed that there will be another series of “Last Tango in Halifax” to be made
in the future, which we will all be looking forward to seeing!

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