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Occupation
  
Actor, Director

Role
  
Actor

Parents
  
Susan Potts, Alan Potts

Name
  
Andrew-Lee Potts

Siblings
  
Sarah-Jane Potts

Website
  
Keychain Productions

Spouse
  
Mariama Goodman (m. 2014)

Years active
  
1989-present

Height
  
1.75 m


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Full Name
  
Andrew Lee Potts

Born
  
29 October 1979 (age 44) (
1979-10-29
)

Other names
  
Andrew-Lee PottsAndrew PottsPottsy

Partner(s)
  
Hannah Spearritt (2007-2013)

Relatives
  
Movies and TV shows
  
Primeval, Alice, Primeval: New World, Vampyre Nation, Ideal

Similar People
  
Profiles

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Andrew Lee Potts (born 29 October 1979) is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role as the quirky Connor Temple on ITV's British science fiction programme Primeval and Space's Canadian spinoff Primeval: New World. He also starred as the Hatter on the SyFy mini-series Alice and was a series regular on the long-running programme Ideal. Since 2006, Potts has written and directed short films through his production house, Keychain Productions. In 2008, he directed a documentary about the filming of Primeval called Through the Anomaly.

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Early life

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Potts was born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire. His parents are Alan and Susan Potts, and he has one sister, actress Sarah-Jane Potts, with whom he attended Bradford's Scala Kids stage school. He studied at Intake High School Arts College, in Leeds, which specializes in performing arts. Potts left school at 16 to pursue acting full-time.

Early appearances

Potts started in drama classes at age seven and was cast pretty quickly in small shows that were based in Northern England. At 10 years old, he made his first television appearance in Children's Ward. When he was 18, he landed a small role in HBO's Band of Brothers. He played Private Eugene Jackson, a character who is killed by a wound from his own grenade. Potts appeared steadily on television after that. In 2003, he appeared on two critically acclaimed programmes: twice on Buried and then the recurring role of Toby in 6 episodes of Strange. The same year, he appeared as Nero in the feature film Boudica. The following year, he was cast as Jonathan Chadwick for two episodes of Fat Friends. In 2006, Potts played a killer in a 2-episode arc of Trial & Retribution. He had a role in the American movie Caffeine playing the ex-boyfriend of Katherine Heigl, an experience playing a stoner (drug user) in comedy role that filmed prior to Ideal.

Ideal

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Beginning in 2005, Potts joined the cast of the sitcom Ideal as drugged-out Lee, front man of the synth-pop band Silicone Valets with a serious messiah complex. The show, which starred Johnny Vegas as a small-time dope dealer, was a cult favourite and ran for over 50 episodes and 7 series.

Primeval

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In 2007, Potts originated the role of Connor Temple in the science fiction programme, Primeval. Although critically panned as campy on its debut, it became a hit show and pop cultural phenomenon. The storyline saw a team of scientists battling prehistoric and future beasts falling into the present through anomalies in time. Potts played geeky antihero Connor Temple, the vulnerable and innocent student of lead Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall). "Connor just came really easy to me. It was something organic that I discovered quite naturally with the character and everyone on Primeval allowed me to run with that." During the course of programme, Potts became romantically coupled with co-star Hannah Spearritt both on-screen and off-screen, which garnered media attention for both the couple and the show.

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Primeval relied heavily on special effects which made it a costly show to produce. It was cancelled due to financial considerations after its third season, despite very high ratings. Following a public appeal, the production company Impossible Pictures partnered with ITV and their corporate competitor, UKTV, to finance a renewal.

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The show returned with 5 webisodes in late 2010. Series four and five followed, featuring Potts and Spearritt and co-star Ben Miller with additional new cast members including Ben Mansfield and Ciarán McMenamin. During the break in filming, Potts and Spearritt underwent a physical transformation to conform with the plotline of the programme, which had matured their characters. "I’d played Connor for a few years and in a way he was always kind of the underdog and told what to do. In series four and five, though, he stepped up a bit and wanted to show and prove what he could do and what Cutter believed was in him from the start...I’m very grateful for what the writers gave me to do and I just hope that I did the material justice."

In 2012, Potts reprised the character of Connor in the Canadian spinoff, Primeval: New World as an "organic link between the original mythology and the new series universe". He appeared in 2 of the series' 13 episodes (first and last) which were filmed in Vancouver. The reboot starred Niall Matter as Evan Cross with Crystal Lowe as Toby Nance, the character corollary to Potts' Connor in the original. Despite the popularity of the original in North America, the new programme was cancelled after its initial run. In the finale several plot points were wrapped up, including an allusion that Connor and on-screen partner Abby Maitland married. Pott's acting in this episode was especially well received; "Andrew Lee Potts as Connor continues to light up this episode with a great mix of humour and pathos and really makes the piece."

Alice

In 2009, Potts played the role of Hatter in the SyFy television miniseries Alice. Nick Willing wrote and directed the re-imagining of the Alice in Wonderland as a fantasy adventure. "Andrew Lee Potts does a fair job as the Hatter, who acts as Alice's guide through the craziness of Wonderland." The cast featured Caterina Scorsone in the title role, with Kathy Bates, Colm Meaney, and Matt Frewer. The programme received mixed reviews but Pott's acting in the roguish romantic role was considered a bright spot; "The true standouts here are Potts and Frewer, both of whom are exceptionally funny and charismatic." Despite the tepid critical response, Alice was a popular hit with high ratings and a 72% "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

2010-present

In 2009, Potts guest starred on an episode of Inspector George Gently as mixed-race young adult who is the chief suspect in his girlfriend's murder. In 2010, Potts appeared in the television adaptation of Kay Mellor's A Passionate Woman as the lead's (Billie Piper) adult son, Mark. In October 2011 he was featured in an episode of Doc Martin as Michael Dunwich; Born with a Shotgun.

Potts starred in the SyFy original movie True Bloodthirst (called Vampyre Nation or Vampire Nation in some markets) which was a "bloody, violent, traditional vampire movie". Pott's character was a descendent of Jonathan Harker, one of the protagonists of Bram Stoker's original Dracula story. It was broadcast in the summer of 2012.

In October 2012 Potts appeared onstage in Dracula with Max Wrottesley and Charlie Bond at the Leicester Square Theatre. Directed by Adam Morley, the drama was part of seasonal horror festival.

In 2013, Potts was cast in the BBC crime procedural By Any Means. The programme, which features Warren Brown, is a 6-parter about a team of elite cops.

Andrew has recently completed short film Chimera, directed by award winner Patrick Ryder.

Directing

In 2006, Potts created Keychain Productions with Alex Moss and Tony Denman. The low-budget production house has released a variety of shorts, including; Blood on Benefits, Idance! and Colour Blind . Two of his films have been nominated for Virgin Media Short Film Awards: Little Larry in 2012 and Atwood Alley in 2013.

In 2008, Potts spent 5 months directing a behind-the-scenes documentary, Through the Anomaly, for Primeval. Potts found the direction of a documentary to be a new challenge; "I started directing. It's something that I want to do. I started directing short films. The producers saw the short films - and the "making of" the year before was quite dry - and came to me, which was funny because I was asking the same question. So they gave me a camera and off I went and never stopped filming, trying to capture as many moments as I could." Produced by Potts and Ross, the documentary was broadcast before being released as part of the Primeval series DVD.

Personal life

Potts met Hannah Spearritt in 1997 and they dated briefly. In 2006, they were both cast in Primeval and began dating again. Potts proposed while they were on a holiday in Mallorca in 2008. The couple owned a home in London, where they lived with their dog, Stanley. However, they split in early 2013, as confirmed by Potts. In addition to Primeval, the couple collaborated in several Keychain Productions shorts and appeared together at 2013's Midlands Comic Con. On 20 August 2014 Potts married singer Mariama Goodman. He has one step-daughter born to Mariama in 2011. The couple welcomed son Grayson August 17, 2016.

Filmography

Actor
-
Hexed (pre-production) as
Jack
-
Unseen Scars (Short) (pre-production) as
James Mclean
-
Bogieville (filming) as
John
-
Firecracker (post-production) as
Jack
2023
Lore as
Daniel
2023
The Witcher (TV Series) as
Remiz
- The Cost of Chaos (2023) - Remiz
- Out of the Fire, Into the Frying Pan (2023) - Remiz
2021
The Track (Short) as
Angus
2021
Royal Blossom (TV Movie) as
Adam
2021
400 Bullets as
Noah Brandt
2020
Tin Star (TV Series) as
Protection Officer
- All Roads (2020) - Protection Officer
2020
Chestersberg as
DCI Waits
2020
Puppy Love (Short) as
Jay
2019
Kindred (Short) as
Younger Brother
2019
The Crown (TV Series) as
Michael Collins
- Moondust (2019) - Michael Collins
2019
Eve as
Liam
2019
Homeless Ashes as
PJ
2018
The Innocents (TV Series) as
Shane
- Bubblegum & Bleach (2018) - Shane
2017
Chimera (Short) as
Barnes
2016
House of Salem as
Mr. Downing
2016
Lucky Man (TV Series) as
Tim Larson
- Leap of Faith (2016) - Tim Larson
- The House Always Wins (2016) - Tim Larson
- The Last Chance (2016) - Tim Larson
2015
Five Easy Steps (Short)
2015
Midsomer Murders (TV Series) as
Gideon Latimer
- Murder by Magic (2015) - Gideon Latimer (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2014
The Protagonist (Short)
2014
The Hatching as
Tim
2014
The Mill (TV Series) as
William Greg
- Episode #2.6 (2014) - William Greg (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Episode #2.5 (2014) - William Greg
- Episode #2.4 (2014) - William Greg
- Episode #2.3 (2014) - William Greg
- Episode #2.2 (2014) - William Greg
- Episode #2.1 (2014) - William Greg
2014
Wireless (TV Series short) as
Jacob Crow
2013
Drone Strike (Short) as
Sergeant Craig
2013
Stolen Light (Short) as
Jonas
2013
Dracula (TV Series) as
Gabriel Hood
- Goblin Merchant Men (2013) - Gabriel Hood
2013
By Any Means (TV Mini Series) as
Thomas Tomkins / Tom Tom
- Episode #1.6 (2013) - Thomas Tomkins
- Episode #1.5 (2013) - Tom Tom
- Episode #1.4 (2013) - Thomas Tomkins
- Episode #1.3 (2013) - Thomas Tomkins
- Episode #1.2 (2013) - Thomas Tomkins
- Episode #1.1 (2013) - Thomas Tomkins
2012
Primeval: New World (TV Series) as
Connor Temple / anonymous advisor
- The Sound of Thunder - Pt. 2 (2013) - Connor Temple
- The New World (2012) - Connor Temple / anonymous advisor
2012
Ideal Wife (Short) as
Jonathan Burns
2012
Little Larry (Short) as
Larry
2012
The Morning After (Short) as
Ryan
2012
True Bloodthirst as
Johnny Harker (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2012
The Truth About Stanley (Short) as
Sam's Father
2011
Doc Martin (TV Series) as
Michael Dunwich
- Born with a Shotgun (2011) - Michael Dunwich
2007
Primeval (TV Series) as
Connor Temple / Connor
- The End of the Future: Part 2 (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The End of the Future: Part 1 (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The Prototype (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- In the Good Old Days (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The Submarine (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Matt's Secret (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Surprising Visit (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The Brave Bride (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The Worm (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew Lee-Potts)
- Breakfast Club (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Lockdown (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Be Inconspicuous (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Back from the Cretaceous (2011) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The Chase Continues (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Herd Logic (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Oh, Brother (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Dragon Tales (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- For the Birds (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Future Epidemic (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- A Gigantic Problem (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Medical Mayhem (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Haunted House (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Crocodile Fears (2009) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Concrete Menagerie (2008) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Traitor Revealed (2008) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Silurian Sands (2008) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Underwater Menace (2008) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Catfight (2008) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Mealworms, Indeed (2008) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Jurassic Mall (2008) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Future Foe (2007) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Pter-able News (2007) - Connor (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Dodo Madness (2007) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Helen Makes Contact (2007) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Underground Infestation (2007) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Leapin' Lizards (2007) - Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2005
Ideal (TV Series) as
Lee
- The Paintings (2011) - Lee (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The Brothel (2011) - Lee (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The Debtors (2011) - Lee (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- The Outtakes (2010) - Lee
- The Ear (2010) - Lee
- The American (2010) - Lee
- The Documentary (2009) - Lee
- The Healer (2009) - Lee
- The Future (2008) - Lee
- The Television (2008) - Lee
- The War (2008) - Lee
- The Vodka (2008) - Lee
- The Pains (2008) - Lee
- The Wedding (2007) - Lee
- The Crabs (2007) - Lee
- The Set-Up (2007) - Lee
- The Bath (2007) - Lee
- The Pyramid (2007) - Lee
- The Seance (2006) - Lee
- The Hydroponics (2006) - Lee
- The Pregnancy (2005) - Lee
- The Backpacker (2005) - Lee (credit only)
- The Affair (2005) - Lee
2010
A Passionate Woman (TV Mini Series) as
Mark
- Episode #1.2 (2010) - Mark
2009
Primeval Evolved (Video Game) as
Connor Temple
2009
Alice (TV Mini Series) as
Hatter
- Episode #1.2 (2009) - Hatter
- Episode #1.1 (2009) - Hatter
2009
Temple TV (TV Series short) as
Connor Temple
- Week 3 (2009) - Connor Temple
- Week 2 (2009) - Connor Temple
- Week 1 (2009) - Connor Temple
2009
Inspector George Gently (TV Series) as
Jimmy Cochran
- Gently in the Blood (2009) - Jimmy Cochran (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2008
Freakdog as
Kenneth
2008
Heart of a Dragon as
Don
2007
Return to House on Haunted Hill (Video) as
Kyle (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2007
Cold Blood (TV Series) as
Jed Cooper
- Dead and Buried (2007) - Jed Cooper (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2007
1408 as
Mailbox Guy
2007
Popcorn as
Kris
2006
Trial & Retribution (TV Series) as
Michael Summerby
- Sins of the Father: Part 2 (2007) - Michael Summerby (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
- Sins of the Father: Part 1 (2006) - Michael Summerby (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2006
Caffeine as
Mike
2006
Taggart (TV Series) as
Samuel Buckland
- Law (2006) - Samuel Buckland
2005
Rude Awakenings (Short) as
Jake
2005
Dipper (Short) as
The Dipper
2005
Dead Fish as
Abe Klein (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2005
Twisted Tales (TV Series) as
Joey
- Flat Four (2005) - Joey
2004
Nature Unleashed: Avalanche (Video) as
Jock
2004
Rose and Maloney (TV Series) as
Daniel Berrington
- Daniel Berrington: Part 2 (2004) - Daniel Berrington
- Daniel Berrington: Part 1 (2004) - Daniel Berrington
2004
Fat Friends (TV Series) as
Jonathan Chadwick
- Leggs Over Easy (2004) - Jonathan Chadwick
- Eat Your Heart Out (2004) - Jonathan Chadwick
2003
The Ride as
Rafael
2003
Foyle's War (TV Series) as
Dan Parker
- The Funk Hole (2003) - Dan Parker
2003
Absolute Power (TV Series) as
Jimmy Bart
- Mr Fox (2003) - Jimmy Bart
2003
Warrior Queen (TV Movie) as
Nero
2003
Strange (TV Mini Series) as
Toby
- Asmoth (2003) - Toby
- Dubik (2003) - Toby
- Incubus (2003) - Toby
- Costa Burra (2003) - Toby
- Kaa-Jinn (2003) - Toby
- Zoxim (2003) - Toby
2003
The Poet as
Rick
2003
Buried (TV Series) as
Henry Curtis
- Episode #1.8 (2003) - Henry Curtis
- Episode #1.3 (2003) - Henry Curtis
2002
High Speed as
Rafael
2002
The American Embassy (TV Series) as
Tom Hobert
- Driven (2002) - Tom Hobert
2002
Night Flight (TV Movie) as
Tommy Atwell
2002
Stranded (TV Movie) as
Jacob Robinson
2001
Band of Brothers (TV Mini Series) as
Eugene E. Jackson
- The Last Patrol (2001) - Eugene E. Jackson
2001
The Bunker as
Pvt. Neumann
2000
Anchor Me (TV Movie) as
Mikey Carter
2000
New Year's Day as
Jake
2000
Always and Everyone (TV Series) as
Joe
- Episode #2.10 (2000) - Joe
1999
Rage as
B-Boy at the Elephant
1999
Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series) as
Nicholas Richmond
- Time to Go (1999) - Nicholas Richmond
1999
Sunburn (TV Series) as
Darren Priestley
- Episode #1.1 (1999) - Darren Priestley
1999
See How They Run (TV Series) as
Todd Johnson
- Episode #1.2 (1999) - Todd Johnson
1998
Lost in France (TV Series short) as
Craig
- Lost in France (1998) - Craig
1997
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series) as
Shane Broderick
- Fisticuffs (1997) - Shane Broderick
1995
The Biz (TV Series) as
Leo
1993
Heartbeat (TV Series) as
Roger Platt
- Missing (1993) - Roger Platt (as Andrew Potts)
1992
WYSIWYG (TV Series) as
Phillip
1989
Children's Ward (TV Series) as
Scott
Director
-
Firecracker (post-production)
2020
Puppy Love (Short)
2019
Kindred (Short)
2015
Photo Finish (Short)
2014
Wireless (TV Series short) (general director)
2013
Neil Jackson: Rocket to Mars (Music Video)
2012
Little Larry (Short)
Producer
-
Firecracker (producer) (post-production)
2020
Puppy Love (Short) (producer)
2019
Kindred (Short) (producer)
2015
Photo Finish (Short) (producer)
2014
Wireless (TV Series short) (co-producer: shorts)
2013
Neil Jackson: Rocket to Mars (Music Video) (producer)
2012
Little Larry (Short) (producer)
Editor
2020
Puppy Love (Short)
2019
Kindred (Short)
2015
Photo Finish (Short)
2014
Wireless (TV Series short) (2014-2019)
2013
Neil Jackson: Rocket to Mars (Music Video)
2012
Little Larry (Short)
Writer
-
Firecracker (post-production)
2019
Kindred (Short)
2015
Photo Finish (Short)
2014
Wireless (TV Series short) (2014-2019)
2012
Little Larry (Short)
Cinematographer
2012
Little Larry (Short)
Self
2015
Vidfest Diaries (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.4 (2016) - Self
- Episode #3.5 (2016) - Self
- Episode #2.8 (2015) - Self
- Episode #2.5 (2015) - Self
- Episode #1.12 (2015) - Self
- Episode #1.4 (2015) - Self
2016
Geek? Cosplay, Cons and Culture (Documentary short) as
Self
2011
Daybreak (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 May 2011 (2011)
- Episode dated 23 May 2011 (2011)
2003
This Morning (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 7 January 2011 (2011) - Self
- Episode dated 13 June 2003 (2003) - Self
2010
Taming the Dragon (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2009
Sound (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #3.30 (2009) - Self
2008
The British Soap Awards 2008 (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2008
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #14.1 (2008) - Self (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
2000
Road to Sundance (TV Movie documentary) as
Self

References

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