Andy Nyman is a multi-award-winning actor, writer and director with over thirty years’ experience in the business.
Andy has appeared in many films, including Severance, Death at a Funeral, The Commuter, Judy and Jungle Cruise. He won the coveted Best Actor Award at the 2006 Cherbourg Film Festival for his performance in indie movie favourite Shut Up and Shoot Me.
On television he has played an incredibly diverse range of roles, including Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders, Jonty de Wolfe in Channel 4’s cult comedy Campus, and Patrick in Charlie Brooker’s BAFTA-nominated series Dead Set. Andy has also appeared in many plays, including Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen and Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party in London’s West End, as well as Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the lead role of Tevye in Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory and West End.
Andy has co-created and co-written many of Derren Brown’s television and stage shows alongside Derren. Together they created some of the most notorious and popular TV of the past years, including Russian Roulette, The System, The Heist and The Events, including predicting the National Lottery result. Andy has also co-written and directed most of Derren’s stage shows, including Something Wicked This Way Comes, which won them the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, and Secret, which won them a 2017 New York Drama Desk Award.
In 2010, along with Jeremy Dyson, Andy wrote and directed the stage play Ghost Stories. It broke box-office records at theatres and led to three West End runs, and productions all over the world. In 2017 Andy and Jeremy Dyson wrote and directed the award-winning feature-film version of Ghost Stories, starring Andy, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse and Alex Lawther. Among much acclaim, it was voted the 16th Best Horror Film of All Time by Empire Magazine.