Who is Andy Nyman?

Andrew Nyman is an English-born actor, writer, director, and magician. He is known for being the co-creator of the famous and long-running TV show called Ghost Stories. He is also best known for his incredible performance as Keith Whitehead in Dead Babies. Besides the entertainment industry, he was also one of the 200 public figures who opposed Scottish Independence by signing a letter to The Guardian in 2014 following the September referendum on that issue.

Quick Info
Full nameAndrew Nyman
Date of Birth 13 April 1966
Birth PlaceLeicester, Leicestershire, England
OccupationActor, Writer, Director
Spouse(s)Sophie Abbott
Net worth US $7 million


Andy Nyman was born on the 13th of April, 1966 in Leicester, England. His father was a dentist and worked for the Leicester City Football Club. Other than this, no other information regarding his parents or his childhood has not been disclosed yet. As for his grandparents, his paternal grandparents’ names were Benjamin Nyman and Jessie Goldberg while his maternal grandparents’ names were Lazarus and Abrams. His family is from Lithuania on his father’s side and Poland on his mother’s side.

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Height, Weight, Age, Nationality 

Nyman’s nationality is English. After he took a DNA test, it was revealed that his ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish. 

Andy stands tall at 1.66m or 5 foot 5 and a half inch while his body weight is 75 kg. Similarly, his eye and hair are of the same color i.e. brown. 


The 54-year-old Andy has a beautiful wife by the name of Sophie Abbott, a daughter, and a son whose names are Macy Nyman and Preston Nyman respectively. He has been reported saying in an interview that his children are interested in the entertainment industry and want to make a career in it just like their dad.


He studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. However, no information has been publicized as to what kind of degree Andy holds.

Why is Andy Nyman famous?

Nyman has played in many films. Out of which, he is popularly known for his excellent works like Severance, Death at a Funeral, The Commuter, Judy, and Jungle Cruise. He has also won the Best Actor Award at the 2006 Cherbourg Film Festival for his performance in the indie movie favorite Shut Up and Shoot Me. 

As we all know, he has also played Winston Churchill in the series called Peaky Blinders. He has played various kinds of roles which shows us that he is a versatile actor. He has played the character of Jonty de Wolfe in Channel 4’s cult comedy Campus, Patrick in Charlie Brooker’s BAFTA-nominated series Dead Set. 

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Andy Nyman has co-created a horror stage play called Ghost Stories which has been running for a very long time.

He has also acted in lots of different movies as well as series.

Andy has co-created and co-written along with Derren a lot of Derren Brown’s television as well as stage shows. With their talent and genius, they gave created popular TV shows like Russian Roulette, The System, The Heist, and The Events. 


Andy Nyman has appeared and acted in movies and plays like Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen, Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party in London’s West End, and Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and the lead role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.

Similarly, Kick-Ass 2, Minions, Despicable Me 3, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Death at a Funeral are some of his best works. In 2018 he appeared as Tony in the movie “The Commuter” starring Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga

Tv shows

Nyman has played a lot of series. The Bill, Chuggington, Peaky Blinders, Shaun the Sheep, Psychobitches, The Woman in Black, Dead Set are some of his best series. 

As director

Andy Nyman has directed most of Derren’s stage shows and also co-written them like Something Wicked This Way Comes and Secret. Something Wicked This Way won them the 2006 Oliver Award for Best Entertainment and Secret won them a 2017 New York Drama Desk Award. 

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It is said that Andy Nyman is very fond of magic tricks and considers himself a magician too. He has invented a lot of magic tricks which are even performed by magicians all over the world. He has written a book about magic effects called Bulletproof and published them in the year 2010.


He received the Olivier Award for the Best Entertainment “Something Wicked This Way Comes” in 2006. He also had the honor to receive Best Actor for the movie “Shut Up and Shoot Me” and received Member of the Inner Magic Circle in 2008.

Net worth 

Andy Nyman has made a handsome amount of money and is estimated to have a net worth of around $7 million.