Andrew Scarborough

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Andrew Scarborough
Andrew scarborough.jpg
Years active1993-present
Notable work
Downton Abbey, Hearts and Bones
TelevisionSpooks, Rome, Suburban Shootout, Downton Abbey
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2014)

Andrew Scarborough is an English actor, most widely known for his recent role on screen as Tim Drewe in the multi BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Downton Abbey and since 2017 as Graham Foster in the television drama series Emmerdale.[1] He is also known for his other roles on screen in Hearts and Bones, The Bible, Jamaica Inn, Hidden and Bad Girls. He is also a theatre actor, performing in many of London's major theatres,[2] including the West End theatre,[3] and many provincial theatres in the UK, including mainland Europe with the Actors Touring Company—at the Renaissance-Theater Berlin in Mark Ravenhill's Handbag.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Scarborough was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and attended Harrogate Grammar School.[6]

Away from acting, Scarborough enjoys cycling.[7]


Scarborough trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and made his professional debut on stage at the Harrogate Theatre in three plays, beginning with The Government Inspector as Dobchinsky, then A Midsummer Night's Dream as Oberon, and lastly as the Genie of the Lamp in the British 'panto' version of Aladdin. He then went on to play Heathcliff in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and from there played Renaldo[8] in the 1995 London Almeida theatre production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes.[9]

Andrew made his television debut on the BBC's popular medical drama Casualty. He then went on to play roles in many TV dramas, including The Bill (ITV), Streets of Gold (S4C), Heartbeat (ITV), Touching Evil (ITV) and Silent Witness (BBC1).[10] He also made a guest appearance in one of Britain's most highly regarded and favourite soaps Coronation Street as "love rat" Harvey Reuben.[11][12]

His film debut was in a Hallmark production of Jason and the Argonauts.[13]

He then went on to starring roles as Kevin Spiers in ITV's Bad Girls,[14] Stewart Diamond in Channel 5's Suburban Shootout, Mark in The Innocent, a film for ITV, Michael Owen in the BBC comedy drama Hearts and Bones which earned him rave reviews,[15] Joshua in The Bible (History Channel), Magistrate Bassat in Jamaica Inn (BBC1) and Tim Drewe in Downton Abbey (ITV) which earned him more rave reviews.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 - 2000 Casualty BBC PC / Daniel / Gavin Turner... Different roles in different episodes and series
1994 - 1999 The Bill ITV Wilf Harris: Stanton's Story / Roy Packham / Barry Shackford / ... Different roles in different episodes and series
1996 - 1997 Y Palman Aur S4C Marcus A Welsh language title, which translates into English as "Streets of Gold"
1997 Trial and Retribution ITV Tom
1998 Silent Witness BBC Marco Rossi
1999 Dangerfield BBC PC Dewhurst
1999 Touching Evil ITV DC Martin Simmons Regular
2000 Heartbeat ITV Martin Weller
2000 Jason and the Argonauts HALLMARK Aeson's soldier TV Movie
2001 The Innocent ITV Mark Latimer Starring cast member
2000 - 2001 Coronation Street ITV Harvey Reuben Regular Guest / 12 episodes
2000 - 2001 Hearts and Bones BBC Michael Owen A regular starring cast member
2004 Eyes Down BBC Philip Sit com
2005 Rome HBO Milo
2005 Bad Girls ITV Kevin Spiers Regular cast member
2006 - 2007 Suburban Shootout CHANNEL 5 Stewart Diamond A regular starring cast member
2007 Roman Mysteries BBC Josephus
2007 - 2016 Holby City BBC Tim Campbell / Danny Berg / Most recently Marcus Dunn
2008 - 2010 Doctors BBC Martin Venning / DS Vince Blackwell Different roles in different episodes
2008 The Royal Today ITV Dr Jonathan Ormerod A regular starring cast member
2009 Spooks BBC Stephen Hillier
2011 Hidden BBC Ben Lander Guest star
2011 EastEnders BBC Carter
2012 Silk BBC DS Adam Lambert
2013 Our Girl BBC Sergeant Peters TV Movie
2013 The Bible History channel Joshua A main starring cast member / TV movie
2013 - 2015 Downton Abbey ITV Tim Drewe A regular starring cast member
2014 Jamaica Inn BBC Magistrate Bassat A main starring cast member
2017 Wolfblood BBC Hartington Main antagonist in season 5
2017- Emmerdale ITV Graham Foster Regular cast member


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Henry V Henry V Tabard Theatre
1993 The Government inspector Dobchinsky Harrogate Theatre
1993 Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon Harrogate Theatre
1993 Aladdin Genie of the Lamp Harrogate Theatre
1994 Wuthering Heights Heathcliff Northampton Theatre and York Royal Theatre
1995 Hamlet Renaldo Hackney Empire
1996 Loot Dennis Theatre Clwyd and Tour
1998 Wuthering Heights Hindley Good Theatre Company UK Tour
1998 Handbag David / Moncreiff A new play for the ATC Theatre at Lyric Hammersmith studio and UK and European tour
2002 Wild Orchids The Prince Chichester Festival Theatre
2003 The Master Builder Ragnor Albery Theatre / West End
2004 Electricity Michael A new Play for the West Yorkshire Playhouse
2005 Relative Values Nigel Salisbury Playhouse
2015 Uppercut Barry A new play for the Southwark Playhouse


  1. ^ a b "'Downton Abbey' Season 6, Episode 2: Of Pearls and Swine".
  2. ^ "Theatre: Entertaining bag of tricky questions".
  3. ^ "Review of The Master Builder - 2003".
  4. ^ "Actors Touring Company".
  5. ^ Schäfer, Andreas. "Mark Ravenhills neues Stück "Handbag" war als Vor-Welturaufführung zu sehen: Das Prinzip Baby".
  6. ^ "Andy Gets a Kick out of Life; Acting Is Simply Child's Play for Andrew Scarborough after Renewing an Old Pals Act in Top BBC Drama Hearts and Bones". 21 July 2001.
  7. ^ Lorraine (31 July 2018). "Andrew Scarborough Talks About Emmerdale's Graham's Dark Past - Lorraine" – via YouTube.
  8. ^ Wolf, Matt (10 March 1995). "Hamlet".
  9. ^ Wolf, Matt (10 March 1995). "Hamlet".
  10. ^ "Andrew Scarborough". IMDb.
  11. ^ "Getty Images".
  12. ^ "See Jessie Wallace? That girl's as Scots as jellied eels; CORONATION ST EastEnders. - Free Online Library".
  13. ^ "Jason and the Argonauts (TV Mini-Series 2000– )" – via
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  15. ^ "Search Results - BBC Genome".

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