If you like Broadchurch, you already know who Andrew Buchan is. He plays Mark Latimer on the show and there is no doubt that he is more than capable of turning in a riveting performance. However, you might be wondering where you have seen him before or how he got his start in acting. Despite the show’s popularity, there really isn’t all that much information out there about him. However, you might find the following five things about him interesting, especially if he is one of your favorite characters.
1. He works on stage too
The truth is, he has a background that doesn’t include acting as much as some other actors and actresses but he certainly has a enough acting in his background to get the job done. In fact, many of his fans would probably argue that this is an understatement. As such, he has really made a name for himself, namely in Shakespearean plays. He has starred in both Richard II and in Romeo and Juliet, among other stage productions. With this type of background, it’s no wonder that he’s capable of turning in a performance that gets everybody’s attention.
2. He used to work at a studio
Long before he ever started acting or even considered acting as something that he might be interested in pursuing, he actually worked at Granada Studios as a tour guide. You might say that this is where the acting bug initially bit him, because he used to do all kinds of interesting things such as role playing in order to maintain the attention of the audience. The rest is history.
3. Apparently, people have a tendency to tell him things they probably shouldn’t
He claims to have had someone confess to murdering someone once. He says he let them tell the story and then notified the police. Incidentally, people in his hometown started calling him The Fixer as a direct result of that incident, which is interesting because he once starred on a project of the same name.
4. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree
He got his degree from Durham University and it wasn’t even in acting. In reality, the degree was in modern languages. However, he did go on and attend a specialized school for acting immediately upon his graduation from university.
5. He’s not so crazy about being noticed
He says that he actually prefers to go through life without anyone really knowing who he is, although that doesn’t happen all that often. When he gets recognized, he tries to muddle through it as best he can, all the while wishing he could have gone by unnoticed.
If you happen to be a fan of the show Broadchurch, you can look forward to seeing him as the third season is just beginning. If you have never seen the show before, you really don’t know what you’re missing out on. Check out Buchan and all of the other actors and actresses that star on the show as they begin their third season.