His work in film and television began in Bristol – working with the BBC Natural History Unit as well as Aardman Animations on projects such as the Academy Award-nominated short films Wat’s Pig and Humdrum. He has also scored many documentary series including The Battle of Britain, Battlefields, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA for Original Television Music. His first television drama was the long-running BBC detective series The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and other drama work followed. This included Robin Hood, Wolfblood, Hetty Feather and Silent Witness for the BBC, as well as Law & Order: UK for ITV1.
More recently, Andy composed the score for Knightfall – an epic, historical drama for History/A&E about the final days of the Knights Templar.
Andy is a former winner of the Christopher Whelan Award in recognition of his work scoring to picture. He has also lectured at the Royal College of Music. He lives with his wife and two daughters in London.