Born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan in 1959, Andy Hockley is a Welsh singer and actor with extensive experience in the theatre industry. For almost 30 years, he has worked internationally, travelling to many locations like Singapore, Ireland, Poland, Switzerland, Denmark and Italy.He has played The Wizard in London's *Wicked* since 2017.
Among his numerous stage works is Charlotte’s Web at Players, Singapore; Twelfth Night at the Perth Rep; To Kill A Mockingbird in the UK tour; Hello, Dolly! at Regent’s Park Open Air; Upstairs In The Sky, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Much Ado About Nothing at the Singapore Repertory; Bouncers at the York Theatre Royal; The Worchester Pilgrim at Worchester Cathedral; Pomegranate at the Manchester Royal Exchange; An Enemy Of The People at Clwyd Theatre Cymru; Pirandello’s Henry IV in the West End; No Worries And A Christmas Carol at the Young Vic; Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Act at Nottingham Playhouse; Cinderella, Loot, and The Normal Heart at the Colchester Mercury; Edward II and Richard III at the Sheffield Crucible; The Taming Of The Man at the Shrew at the Salisbury Playhouse; Coriolanus and The Music Man at the Chichester Festival Theatre; Macbeth and David Copperfield at the West Yorkshire Playhouse; Alice In Wonderland, The Whisper Of Angel’s Wings and The Life Of Galileo at the Birmingham Rep; Bouncers, The Bat and Humble Boy at the New Vic, Stoke; The Miser, Mr Puntila And His Man Matti and The Mysteries 2006 at the Coventry Belgrade.
His credits in film include Much Ado About Nothing, Robin Hood – Prince Of Thieves.
Andy appeared in Picking Up The Pieces, Life On Mars, Playdays – The Roundabout Stop, The Innocence Project, Sir Gadabout, Heartbeat, Skip Day In Splott And The Bench, The Locksmith and Emmerdale.
Among his work in radio includes over 100 plays and readings.