by Edo Q ©
-Hello Andrew, I am really flattered to interview you, just
to start it off, though you're really famous, please
give me some background information.
was born in Manchester England in 1981 the youngest
of three (older brother and sister). As for education
I was not so good with conforming in my youth and spent
my time between schools. At sixteen I was spotted and
started modelling with Models 1 alongside
a record deal in London and moved to the south of England.
I live now with my wife Jane and two kids in Cheshire
near Manchester. I moved back from London when I had
my daughter Taylor 2 years ago. I live in a 17th century
farmhouse in the middle of the country. I need
a little quite time for me after travelling all the time.
you have any idea about what was involved in being a
As I said before I started by chance
and was never really focused on it as a career I was
just interested in making some easy money and meeting
girls when I was 16 and didn't really know much about
the fashion business models etc.
-How did you get your first modelling job and was it
I am being honest I cannot even remember that it was
a long time ago but I did a few Topman shoots in the
beginning which were always allot of fun and we got
to travel to some good places.
-In your opinion, which campaign marked the beginning
of "a new level" in your career and made you
one of the most successful male models?
don't know its difficult to say whether it was the Topman
jobs when I was young that started the ball rolling
or something like Giorgio Armani which was a great job
and good exposure. It was probably the season Agyness
Deyn really hit the top and it was shot by Mert and
-On the fashion industry: who are the people that you
really loved to work with?
I love to work with are for different reasons, like
Polo I love to work for and have done for maybe 6 years
because the jobs are always great, the team of people,
the locations are always top class. A label I love is
Bottega Veneta the design and quality is amazing and
I also think that Tomas Maier is a really great guy
and very talented. He actually gave me advice on where
to go on my honeymoon and got me some clothes for my
wedding which was really nice of him. Photographers
I loved working with the most would be Paolo Roversi
and Peter Lindbergh for me they are just really great
people and easy to work with who also happen to take the
most amazing images. I also loved the whole polaroid
time it was amazing to shoot on large format. Models
who are good friends are Will Chalker, Tommy Dunn and
-What was the funniest work that you have done as a model
don't know where to start there are some crazy things
places people and outfits in this job...
-Tell me about your professional plans: apart from modelling,
what else would you like to pursue or are you already
have a couple of pet shops in London in Notting Hill
called THE MUTZ NUTZ. With
regards to where and what I will do in the future I
am not 100% sure as at the moment work just seems to
get busier every year.
-What are you most passionate about and why?
love animals and have 2 American bulldogs and 3 cats.
Also I am big into boxing/thai boxing which I have been
doing since I was 12. When I moved to my new house I
built a boxing gym on the grounds which is where I spend
allot of my time.
-I know you've have been travelling around the world,
where you would like to live other than where you do
I could live anywhere it would be at this house in Malibu
I have shot in right on the beach but for me family
is important and it is too far away. Realistically
if I was to move I would live in New York as it would
be nice to work and come home at night.
again Andrew for taking the time to reply to my questions,
it was a gift to me and my readers!