Andrew Thomas Hutchison Burt
23 May 1945
|Died||16 November 2018(aged 73)|
Andrew Burt (23 May 1945 – 16 November 2018) was an English actor, voiceover artist, and counsellor.
Early life and education
Andrew Burt was born on 23 May 1945 in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Aileen (a teacher), and Hutchison Burt, (psychiatrist, lecturer and Medical Superintendent at Stanley Royd Hospital, Wakefield. Burt's father died when Andrew was eight years old, also leaving Andrew's older brother, Ian. Burt was educated at Silcoates School in Wakefield. From 1963 to 1965 he performed with Oldbury Rep. He attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama until 1968, and left with a bachelor's degree in English, validated by the University of Kent.
Selected Film and TV
- Emmerdale (1972-6) - Jack Sugden
- Warship (1976) - Lieutenant Peek
- The Black Panther (1977) - Ronald Whittle
- The Voyage of Charles Darwin (1978) - Robert Fitzroy
- The Legend of King Arthur (1979) - King Arthur
- Blake's 7 (1980) - Ven Jarvik
- Closing Ranks (1980) - David Maitland
- Gulliver in Lilliput (1981) - Gulliver
- Doctor Who - Terminus (1983) – Valguard
- Miss Marple episode "4.50 from Paddington" (1987) - Dr John Quimper
- Campion (TV series) (1989) – Inspector Oates
- Agatha Christie's Poirot episode The Affair at the Mystery Ball (1991) - James Ackerley
Burt appeared in many TV series and Soaps, including; Angels (TV series), Bergerac, The Bill, Callan (TV series), Casualty (TV series), Crown Court, Dixon of Dock Green, EastEnders, Heartbeat, Howards' Way, Juliet Bravo, New Tricks, Rock Follies of '77, Spooks, and Tales of the Unexpected.
- I'm Alan Partridge,(1997-2002) – Announcer of Radio Norwich
- I'm Alan Partridge (2002) – Frank Raphael
- Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1992) – The Judge
- Look Around You (Sport) (2005) – Provastian/Ninastian
- The Day Today (1994) – Martin Craste
- Stepping Stones (1978-1980) - Co-Presenter
- Swallows and Amazons Forever! (1983) - Frank Farland
- Jackanory (1983) The Lightkeepers – Narrator
- Jackanory (1983) The Dangerous Journey – Narrator
- Super Gran (1985) - Desperate Desmond
Voice-overs and narration
Burt was a prominent voice-over artist, and provided voice-overs for numerous TV and radio commercials, documentaries and talking books, spanning five decades.
He narrated books for the blind as a volunteer for the Calibre Audio Library.
In later years, Burt trained in counselling at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing, after which, as an accredited member of the BACP, he worked as a Humanistic counsellor at his own practice, ABC Andrew Burt Counselling.
Burt had a passion for art and a personal interest in collecting paintings and sculpture. His specific passion was the work of English artist Michael Ayrton, with whom he would share a date of death.
He was a patron of Oldbury Rep, the theatre company where he began his acting career.
Andrew Burt died of cancer on 16 November 2018, aged 73.
- Quinn, Michael (5 December 2018). "Obituary: Andrew Burt – actor and voice-over artist who starred in Emmerdale and I'm Alan Partridge - Obituaries". Retrieved 6 December 2018.
- "Andrew Burt, actor who was the original Jack Sugden in Emmerdale Farm and became a leading voice-over artist – obituary". The Telegraph. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
- "Andrew Burt". IMDb. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
- Dan Martin. "ITV Evening News February 25, 2000". Retrieved 6 December 2018 – via YouTube.
- Annie's Song: My Life and Emmerdale. Sheila Mercier with Anthony Hayward, Titan Books Ltd, 1994 Pp142