The Stage and Television Today has accredited Andy Ford as one of the top 10 comedians in Britain. Reputed as one of the best panto lead comics in Britain, he has...Read More
The Stage and Television Today has accredited Andy Ford as one of the top 10 comedians in Britain. Starting his professional career at the age of 12, after winning many talent contests, Andy joined his first band at the age of 14. After several single releases and airplay on BBC Radio 1, his career moved in the direction of Cabaret. Increasingly introducing comedy into his performances excited interest from showbiz agents, leading to performances on tours and cruises. In 1997 he appeared on ITV’s Big Big Talent Show, hosted by Jonathan Ross, and on The Royal Variety Show later that year, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip for their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Andy Ford starred for 4 years as Patrick the Baker in Channel 5’s award winning show Havakazoo. Andy has appeared on TV alongside famous performers such as Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, West Life, Shania Twain, Michael Bolton, Sir Cliff Richard, The Two Ronnies, Jim Davidson, Joe Pasquale, Ben Elton, The Spice Girls and Enrique Iglesias. Throughout his Television performances, Andy kept performing in pantomimes as the ‘Simple Simon’ stereotype. Reputed as one of the best panto lead comics in Britain, he has appeared alongside many stars. In Christmas 2008 he wowed with his performance as Smee the Pirate in First Family Entertainment’s Peter Pan at ATG’s Milton Keynes Theatre alongside TV legend Henry Winkler and Louis Lytton. Andy starred in the Bristol Hippodrome’s 2009 Panto alongside Joe Swash and the lovely Kara Tointon (Strictly Come Dancing), and again in 2010 when he performed alongisde Britain's favourite landlady Barbara Windsor and Corrie Star Eric Potts in Dick Whittington. In 2011, he worked alongside Baywatch star David Hasselhoff in Peter Pan.Read Less
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