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Biography #2 (for Lost)

London-born Naveen Andrews auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

His studies paid off when he won a role in Hanif Kureshi's film, London Kills Me.

In 1993 Andrews was nominated by the Evening Standard Drama Awards as Most Promising Newcomer for his part in Wild West. His big break occurred when he was cast opposite Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas in the Oscar-winning film, The English Patient. He then went on to appear in such films as Kama Sutra, Mighty Joe Young, True Love and Chaos, Rollerball and Drowning on Dry Land, with Barbara Hershey. He will also be seen in the upcoming Bride and Prejudice, directed by Gurinder Chadha for Miramax Pictures.

On television his starring performance in Chippendale Murders was highly acclaimed, as was his work in the BBC's The Buddha of Suburbia, for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the San Remo Film Festival. He also starred in the BBC's Peacock Spring, Double Vision, opposite Kim Cattrall, The Frontier and Mira Nair's My Own Country.

Andrerws enjoys playing the guitar, composing and reading. He resides in Los Angeles with his partner, Barbara Hershey. He has one son, Jaisal.

Bio courtesy CTV for "Lost" (10-Dec-2004)


Biography #3

Naveen Andrews has captivated audiences of both film and television. Most notable is his dynamic performance as Kip in the Academy Award-winning film The English Patient. He has also given extraordinary leading performances in other acclaimed productions, including Mighty Joe Young, Karma Sutra, My Own Country, Drowning on Dry Land, Bombay Boys, Wild West, Peacock Boys, and Blessed Art Thou. Awards for his film performances include an Evening Standard Drama Award for Wild West and a Best Actor Award at the Italia Film Festival for Buddha of Suburbia.

Andrews' television career started in his native Great Britain with his brilliant, tour-de-force portrayal of Karim in the BBC's Buddha of Surburbia. On American television, he could been seen as a series regular on the ABC/Imagine journalism drama The Beast.

Andrews also finds time in his busy schedule to develop his formidable musical talents. He writes for, sings, and plays guitar. He maintains residences in both London and Los Angeles.

updated 01-Jan-2000


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