Andrew Garfield On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Russell Garfield was born on August 20, 1983, in Los Angeles, California, and was raised in Epsom, Surrey, in the UK. He is perhaps best known for his film appearances, including an Oscar-nominated turn as Desmond T. Doss in "Hacksaw Ridge," his Golden Globe-nominated performance as Eduardo Saverin in "The Social Network," and as the titular character in both "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".

Garfield moved from LA to the UK at the age of three. He developed an interest for the theatre at a young age, taking acting classes in Guildford, Surrey, from the age of nine, joining a small youth theatre workshop group in Epsom, and appearing in a youth theatre production of Bugsy Malone. He attended the Priory Preparatory School in Banstead, followed by City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead and, after taking a Theatre Studies A-Level, he successfully auditioned for the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He graduated in 2004.

After picking up a role in Mercy at the Soho Theatre, an off-West End venue, in 2004, he earned his first major stage credits in the UK scoring the roles of Billy in Kes and Romeo Montague in Romeo & Juliet at the Manchester Royal Exchange in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He returned to the London stage and made his National Theatre debut in the 2006 production of Burn / Chatroom / Citizenship, before embarking on the UK Tour of The Overwhelming. Garfield finally made his Broadway debut in 2012, when he was cast as Biff Loman in an acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Linda Emond. He went on to earn a Tony Award nomination for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play" that same year. In 2017, Garfield would return to the National Theatre in London as Prior Walter in the much-celebrated revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.

Garfield's television and film career began in 2005 in the UK. His British television debut came in the form of the Channel 4 teen drama "Sugar Rush," which led to appearances on two episodes of the BBC's fan favorite "Doctor Who" in 2007. Later that year he would make his American film debut, starring alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise and Robert Redford in "Lions for Lambs". He won a BAFTA TV Award in 2008 after starring in Channel 4's TV movie "Boy A" and minor roles in "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" would follow. His last work for television was the 2009 Channel 4 three-part drama "Red Riding," in which he played Eddie Dunford.

After starring in "Never Let Me Go" in 2010, his film career skyrocketed after being cast as Eduardo Saverin in "The Social Network". The role garnered him both a Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA nomination (as well as a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination) in 2011. After this international breakthrough, Garfield was cast to play Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Sony Pictures' new reboot of the popular Marvel franchise. He portrayed the iconic character in both "The Amazing Spider-Man" in 2012 and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in 2014. Since then, Garfield has starred in and co-produced the independent film "99 Homes," worked under the direction of Martin Scorsese in 2016's "Silence" and under Andy Serkis in 2017's "Breathe." His most critical success came perhaps with the Mel Gibson-helmed "Hacksaw Ridge," which led to Golden Globe, BAFTA and even an Academy Award nomination in 2017.

Garfield reprised his performance as Prior Walter in the Broadway transfer of the National Theatre production of Angels in America from February 23 through to July 15, 2018.


Andrew Garfield in Angels in America
(Photo by Helen Maybanks)