Andrew Polyviou was born in Tottenham, London, United Kingdom, to parents of Greek Cypriot descent. Although he often played the lead role in many school theatre productions, Andrew decided to follow his artistic nature of Art & Design by attending the University of Hertfordshire, graduating with an Honorary Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2006. In 2008, Polyviou further qualified himself to become a school teacher and started his post teaching A-Level Photography in a North London secondary school. From this moment on, Andrew enjoyed a successful career in teaching, as well as being an independent artist and photographer.
In 2014, Andrew Polyviou was diagnosed with a life threatening cancer, but thanks to a fantastic team of doctors at the University College London Hospital, he successfully overcame it. During this period, Andrew spent much of his time in Cyprus and the Scottish Isles while using Art Therapy as a key tool for his mental and physical recovery. He produced a variety of experimental works on canvas and glass, 30 of which went on display at his debut Art Exhibition 'Frequencies Awakening'. in Marylebone, London 2018.
Andrew's spiritual awakening also allowed him to rediscover his love for acting and film making, bringing 'Film Skool' to his students. In five years, Andrew helped to produce 28 short movies, all premiering at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, London, annually. It was here, where he was spotted by award winning director, Monshur Alam, who is responsible for casting Andrew as the main lead in the 2019 short movie, 'The Barbershop'. It had impressive international success with various film festivals across the globe as well as a gaining a 3 year deal with an American cable TV channel.
Andrew has since made 'Robin of Oakwood',, 'Join the Cue' and 'Da MODfather' which are all due to be released in 2023 with much anticipation.