Dean got into acting comparatively late in life. He became widely known after his role in Ashes to Ashes, from 2008 to 2010, and has since taken on a number of different roles.
As for his personal life, Dean Andrews has two daughters and enjoys sports –
Dean never touched alcohol until he was 38.
Dean enjoys listening to Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.
Dean's favourite thing in the world is fishing.
Dean's wife is called Denise.
The one thing that annoys him while driving is motorists who undertake him.
Dean's dream car would be a Range Rover HSE.
Dean went to school with Top Gear presenter James May.
Dean supports his local football team Rotherham United.
Dean was a singer in clubs and on cruise ships for twenty years before given acting parts by Ken Loach.
Dean's parents were both professional singers.
Dean: (on how he got his first film role) It was a fluke I suppose. They were looking for gritty, normal, local, 'everyday characters' and hundreds of us from the club scene auditioned. Now here I am.
Dean: (on going to school with James May) He was really posh and straight-laced. While all the rest of us had sports bags, James walked around with a briefcase.