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Birth name Andrew James Tiernan
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 november 1965 (57 years)

Andrew James Tiernan (born 30 November 1965) is an English actor.


Tiernan began acting with the Birmingham Youth Theatre and moved to London in 1984 to study a three-year diploma in acting at the Drama Centre London run by Christopher Fettes and Yat Malmgren. His theatre work has included Joe Penhall's The Bullet at the Donmar Warehouse, and a long-term collaboration with the Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam, including Ché Walker's Flesh Wound at the Royal Court Theatre and two critically acclaimed productions of Sam Shepard's plays: A Lie of the Mind at the Donmar Warehouse and True West at the Bristol Old Vic. In 2008, Tiernan returned to the theatre in Dorota Maslowska's A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians at the Soho Theatre.

Tiernan played Piers Gaveston in Derek Jarman's controversial film of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II in 1991, after appearing in Lynda La Plante's award-winning drama Prime Suspect. In the same year, he went on to star as Orlando and Oliver in Christine Edzard's version of Shakespeare's As You Like It playing alongside actors James Fox and Cyril Cusack. He then went on to star in the 2001 thriller, Mr In-Between, directed by Paul Sarossy.

He played Szalas in Roman Polanski's film The Pianist.

He has also worked with Antonia Bird on a number of improvisational film productions, including Safe (Bafta - Best single drama), Face, Rehab and Spooks.

Tiernan starred in Zack Snyder's 300, an adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel, in which he portrayed Ephialtes of Trachis. Filming took place from October 2005 to January 2006 in Montreal. To portray Ephialtes, Tiernan dressed in full body prosthetics which took 10 hours each day to complete. He portrayed the character again in the sequel 300: Rise of an Empire (2014).

He appeared as Captain Martin Stone in Marko Mäkilaakso's Stone's War.

In 1993, Tiernan appeared in the series Cracker in the episode "To Say I Love You". In 1997 played Banquo in the Shakespeare adaptation for BBC (MacBeth on the Estate) alongside James Frain and Susan Vidler. In 1998, in the British TV series Hornblower, he played Bunting in the second episode, "The Examination For Lieutenant". Other credits in television include Victor Carroon in The Quatermass Experiment, Kim Trent in Life on Mars and Lenny Spearfish in the BBC TV series Jonathan Creek (2004) "The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish". In 2005, he played Ben Jonson in A Waste of Shame, a William Shakespeare biopic presented as part of the BBC's ShakespeaRe-Told series. He appeared in an episode of crime drama Midsomer Murders as Steve Bright, a photography enthusiast who is strangled with his own camera strap and in Dalziel & Pascoe as a lottery winner in the two-part episodes "Fallen Angel". In 2012, he appeared as DS Hunter in BBC's new drama Prisoners' Wives.

Tiernan began working on his directing debut in 2012, with the feature film Dragonfly.

Usually with

Bernard Rose
Bernard Rose
(3 films)
Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder
(2 films)
Jason Flemyng
Jason Flemyng
(4 films)
Frank Miller
Frank Miller
(2 films)
Sandy Powell
Sandy Powell
(3 films)
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Filmography of Andrew Tiernan (27 films)

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The Messenger, 1h41
Directed by David Blair
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Horror
Actors Robert Sheehan, Lily Cole, Joely Richardson, David O'Hara, Tamzin Merchant, Andrew Tiernan
Roles Father
Rating52% 2.603282.603282.603282.603282.60328
A child grows up loving his father who took his life when he was a child. After the father's death the child is shown to have the ability to see and talk with souls who have not "gone into the light". The souls beg him to help with talking to their loved ones and all three are shown tortured mentally until the task is completed. It is shown that as a child is in and out of psychiatric clinics and hospitals thru adulthood. In the end he saves a lady who tried to kill herself and finally the constable and sister believe it is true. The psychiatrist still will not put her professional career on the line and still believe it is only within his mind and not the connection to the lost soul who asked his help to save the lady's life. He is always blamed for events that happen badly while he is trying to help the lost soul. He is always putting himself at risk to help the lost souls, but is never really thanked by the lost souls. During the story it is revealed to him that his nephew, the son of his sister, also sees lost souls, but has never told to anyone but him. The nephew tells him about a lost soul he sees that drowned in the pool, though unclear about how long ago the drowning occurred. The story ends with the reappearance to the sister's child, his nephew, a ghost of a boy who drowned in the pool from a family who had occupied the home prior to the sister and her family moving in. At the same time, the sister is at her brother's home sees a newspaper clipping several years ago about the death of the boy in her swimming pool.
300: Rise of an Empire, 1h42
Directed by Noam Murro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Action, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Superhero films
Actors Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Hans Matheson, Caitlin Carmichael, Callan Mulvey
Roles Ephialtes
Rating61% 3.098963.098963.098963.098963.09896
Queen Gorgo of Sparta tells her men about the Battle of Marathon, in which King Darius I of Persia was killed by General Themistocles of Athens 10 years earlier. Darius' son, Xerxes, witnesses his father's death, and is advised to not continue the war, since only "the gods can defeat the Greeks". Darius' naval commander, Artemisia, claims that Darius' last words were in fact a challenge and sends Xerxes on a journey through the desert. Xerxes finally reaches a cave and bathes in an otherworldly liquid, emerging as the 8-feet tall "God-King". He returns to Persia and declares war on Greece to avenge his father.
Automata (2014)
, 1h50
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Pregnancy films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Dylan McDermott, Danny Trejo, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith
Roles Manager
Rating59% 2.9978952.9978952.9978952.9978952.997895
In the late 2030s, solar flares irradiate the Earth, killing over 99% of the world's population. The survivors gather in a network of safe cities and build primitive humanoid robots, called Pilgrims, to help rebuild and operate in the harsh environment. These robots have two unalterable protocols: they can not harm any form of life, and they may not modify any robot. Initially seen as mankind's salvation, they are relegated to manual labor when they fail to stop the advance of desertification. Society has regressed due to lack of technology besides the Pilgrims (lack of functional planes or other transport prevents travel and cars are a rare commodity) and humanity is on the brink of collapsing.
Common (2014)
, 1h30
Directed by David Blair
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Michelle Fairley, Nico Mirallegro, Michael Gambon, Susan Lynch, Daniel Mays, Jodhi May
Roles Peter O'Shea
Rating72% 3.638263.638263.638263.638263.63826
Johnjo O'Shea is an ordinary 17-year-old, with the exception that he is a hemophiliac. He is asked to give a few friends of his older brother a lift in his brother's car, so that they can visit a pizza takeaway. Johnjo is unaware that one of his passengers has been tipped off by a friend who runs that shift at the pizza place that an adversary is about to enter, and the real reason for wanting a lift is to get there quickly to confront him. One of the other boys starts an argument with a bystander (Tommy Ward), and stabs him, fatally. The drama then follows the police and legal procedures, as well as the conflicts between family members, the boys involved and the community. Although he and his family consider him to be an innocent bystander, he ends up in court charged as an accessory to murder, under the doctrine of common purpose, the "common" of the film's title, which may also make reference to the view that segments of society might take of the working class youths involved.
The Devil's Violinist, 2h2
Directed by Bernard Rose
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jared Harris, Joely Richardson, Ben Cura, Christian McKay, Veronica Ferres, Helmut Berger
Roles Freddie
Rating60% 3.0128653.0128653.0128653.0128653.012865
The film chronicles the life of Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century. It begins with his youth as a childhood violinist pushed by his demanding father through his beginnings in Italy and then to his performances and acclaim in London under the guidance of the mysterious Urbani.
War of the Dead, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Andrew Tiernan, Mikko Leppilampi, Samuli Vauramo, Jouko Ahola, Mark Wingett, Andreas Wilson
Roles Martin Stone
Rating41% 2.0575052.0575052.0575052.0575052.057505
In a long corridor of an underground bunker, several prisoners are marching under armed guard. As they approach the door at the end of the corridor, one prisoner seizes his chance to assault a guard, but the door opens almost immediately and several German soldiers step through to mow down the entire group, save for one prisoner who remains standing. The guards grab him and force him through the door, where he is placed on an operating table and held down as a drip is inserted into his arm and blood pumped into his veins. He stops moving for a short time before his eyes blink open revealing his irises have become zombified-white.
Dead Cert
Dead Cert (2010)
, 1h32
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Vampires in film
Actors Perry Benson, Steven Berkoff, Lisa McAllister, Danny Dyer, Craig Fairbrass, Jason Flemyng
Roles Chekha
Rating36% 1.8247951.8247951.8247951.8247951.824795
Freddy Frankham (Craig Fairbrass) thought he was out of the gangland world, a retired boxer, Freddy now owns a successful “gentlemen’s” nightclub. But when a gang of Romanian drug dealers, led by the enigmatic Dante Livienko (Billy Murray), move into London, the stakes are too good to resist one last gamble.
Mr. Nice
Mr. Nice (2010)
, 2h1
Directed by Bernard Rose
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, Crispin Glover, David Thewlis, Olivia Grant, Omid Djalili
Roles Alan Marcuson
Rating62% 3.1477453.1477453.1477453.1477453.147745
The film begins in 2010, with a 65-year-old Howard Marks going onto a stage in front of a packed theatre to great applause. Marks asks if there are any plain-clothes policemen sat in the audience, to which the reply is negative. Then, while lighting up a joint, Marks asks "who here is a dope (marijuana) smoker?", to even greater applause. The film then diverts into Marks' internal monologue as he recounts his life.
Bathory: Countess of Blood, 2h20
Directed by Juraj Jakubisko
Origin Slovaquie
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantasy, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Anna Friel, Karel Roden, Hans Matheson, Vincent Regan, Franco Nero, Bolek Polívka
Rating56% 2.8499852.8499852.8499852.8499852.849985
The film is based on the story of Erzsébet Bathory, a Hungarian countess in the 16th and 17th centuries. Her story takes place in a part of the Kingdom of Hungary that is now Slovakia. In this retelling, the Countess is a healer who conducts medical experiments and rudimentary autopsies in a "hospital" beneath her castle. She forms a relationship with a reputed witch, Darvulia, who saves her from poisoning. The witch promises Erzsebet a son and eternal beauty. In return, Erzsebet must sacrifice both love and her reputation. Darvulia becomes Erzsebet's companion. Meanwhile, maidens in the area have been dying of seemingly unrelated causes, and Erzsebet is seen bathing in a large tub of red liquid as the girls' now-mutilated corpses are buried nearby. Two monks later conclude that the water is not blood but is simply colored red by herbs.
300 (2007)
, 1h55
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films about animals, Superhero films, Political films
Actors Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, Vincent Regan, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro
Roles Ephialtes
Rating75% 3.7968053.7968053.7968053.7968053.796805
One year after the famed Battle of Thermopylae, Dilios, a hoplite in the Spartan Army, begins his story by depicting the life of Leonidas I from childhood to kingship via Spartan doctrine. Dilios's story continues and Persian messengers arrive at the gates of Sparta demanding "earth and water" as a token of submission to King Xerxes; the Spartans reply by killing and kicking the messengers into a well. Leonidas then visits the Ephors, proposing a strategy to drive back the numerically superior Persians through the Hot Gates; his plan involves building a wall in order to funnel the Persians into a narrow pass between the rocks and the sea. The Ephors consult the Oracle, who decrees that Sparta will not go to war during the Carneia. As Leonidas angrily departs, a messenger from Xerxes appears, rewarding the Ephors for their covert support.
The Pianist, 2h24
Directed by Roman Polanski
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical, Musical
Themes French war films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Films about religion, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Piano, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Michał Żebrowski
Roles Szalas
Rating84% 4.2494254.2494254.2494254.2494254.249425
In September 1939, Władysław Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish-Jewish pianist, is playing live on the radio in Warsaw when the station is bombed during Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland which caused the outbreak of World War II. Hoping for a quick victory, Szpilman celebrates with his posh family at home when learning that Britain and France have declared war on Germany. German troops soon enter Warsaw and the Nazi authorities implement measures to identify, isolate, financially ruin and reduce the Jewish population in Warsaw. Jews are ordered to provide their own identifying armbands with the Star of David.
Deathwatch (2002)
, 1h34
Directed by M. J. Bassett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Historical
Themes Ghost films, Political films
Actors Jamie Bell, Laurence Fox, Kris Marshall, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Andy Serkis, Hugo Speer
Rating58% 2.949252.949252.949252.949252.94925
During the prologue, a squad of British soldiers is seen assaulting a German trench at night. Sergeant David Tate (Hugo Speer) is caught in the barbed wire and calls out to Private Charlie Shakespeare (Jamie Bell), a 16-year-old member of the squad, to rescue him from the entanglement. Shakespeare, however, has completely broken down from fear due to the chaos around him, and runs off into the fighting, only to be seemingly buried by shellfire moments later.
The Red Siren, 1h54
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Jean-Marc Barr, Asia Argento, Frances Barber, Andrew Tiernan, Édouard Montoute, Vernon Dobtcheff
Roles Koesler
Rating52% 2.605792.605792.605792.605792.60579
The film tells the story of Alice (Alexandra Negrão) who confesses to a detective named Anita (Asia Argento) that her mother Eva (Frances Barber) is a dangerous killer. Eva is also a very powerful and wealthy leader of a vast crime syndicate. She discovers that her daughter met with the police and tries to stop her. Unbeknownst at first to both Anita and Eva, Alice escapes from France and leaves for Portugal to reunite with her supposedly dead father. Eva's henchmen chase after her. Alice meets a mercenary while escaping, Hugo (Jean-Marc Barr), who then joins Alice as her protector on her journey to find her father. Anita travels after her, as well. After Eva's henchmen close in, Eva reappears to "reclaim" her daughter.