Andrew Gower was born on 8 November 1989 in Aintree (near Liverpool, England) and he has been acting since he was at school, joining a drama group while studying for his A-Levels. In 2010 Andrew graduated from the Oxford School of Drama, winning the Spotlight Prize in July of the same year.
The majority of Andrew’s work so far has been for television. He is probably best known for his role as “Bonnie Prince” Charles Edward Stuart in Outlander and playing Nick Cutler, the vampire solicitor in season 4 of Being Human.
Other projects include Gilbert Hankin in the BBC One period drama The Village, portraying Roman emperor Caligula in the TV mini series A.D. – The Bible Continues and the Great Detective Sherlock Holmes in the Canadian crime drama Murdoch Mysteries.
Andrew plays Ezra Spurnrose in the new “fantasy-noir” series Carnival Row whose first season was released in 2019 as well as the final season of popular period drama Poldark, in which Andrew’s guest starred as the mentally unstable James Hadfield.
He has recently wrapped filming period drama Miss Scarlet and the Duke, in which he’ll return to 19th century crime solving, and is reprising his role as Ezra Spurnrose on Carnival Row‘s second season (tentatively scheduled for a release in summer 2021).
Andrew has been part of several short films and independent productions that allowed him to work with other notable actors and directors, such as Tom Hiddleston (Out of Darkness, written and directed by Monroe co-star Manjinder Virk) and American comedian and political activist Jon Stewart (Rosewater, alongside Gael García Bernal and Claire Foy).
Short film Ark marks the third time he’s worked with fellow actress Tamzin Merchant (Carnival Row). In Running Naked he portrays Ben Taylor, a young man struggling from a serious case of OCD. The NoW production, co-written and directed by award nominated director Victor Buhler, was filmed in summer 2018.
Andrew’s stage credits include Seiffert in Conquest of the South Pole at the Arcola Theatre (touring to the Rose Theatre in Kingston) and Charlie in Terror Tales at the Hampstead Theatre. In 2016 he made his West End debut in London playing the lead role of Winston Smith in a stage production of George Orwell’s 1984.
He played William/Lupin in the radio production of The Diary of a Nobody and Lucian in the BBC 4 radio play Dangerous Visions: Speak. You can also hear his voice as Mudlark in the animated short film The Tall Tales of Urchin.
Andrew is a huge music fan and has recorded several tracks with his former band, Emerson, and also sang some of the songs during the live performance of Frankenstein’s Wedding, a modern musical interpretation of the classic Gothic novel. He is currently working on an album for Humpty Fu*king Dumpty (a short film written and directed by Stephen Walters) and is involved in the music project The Gustaffsons.