Early in his career, he appeared with Helen Mirren in the television movie Prime Suspect. He followed with major roles in Derek Jarman's contemporized film version of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II, and the 1992 film adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It, in which Tiernan played the dual role of Orlando/Oliver.
He more recently co-starred with Adrien Brody in Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning drama The Pianist, playing Szalas, the treacherous Polish Underground contact who was supposed to care for Brody's Szpilman but instead abandons him. Among his other film credits are Bill Forsyth's Being Human, Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire, Nicolas Roeg's Two Deaths, Antonia Bird's Face and Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.
British television audiences know Tiernan for his work in a broad range of projects, including the Antonia Bird-directed movies Rehab and Safe. His other credits include such telefilms as The Quatermass Experiment, Whose Baby? and Horatio Hornblower, and the miniseries Hawk. He has also been seen on numerous series, including Life on Mars, William and Mary and the award-winning Cracker.
On the stage, Tiernan has worked at the Royal Court Theatre, and has also collaborated with award-winning director Wilson Milam in critically acclaimed productions of the Sam Shepard plays A Lie of the Mind and True West.
Andrew Tiernan Facts
|Birthday||November 30, 1965 (53)|
|Birthplace||Ladywood, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom|