Created 30th January 2004
Profile from Former Official Site
Played by Kelvin Fletcher
Sarah leaves Jack to live with Richie, and Andy is convinced he'll be
blamed for keeping their affair secret. Back in court, Jack is awarded
custody of his two sons, but daughter Victoria goes with her mum.
Andy's troubles are not over when he and the other teenagers in the village are involved in a hit and run accident. They have killed their teacher Miss Strickland, and must work out what to do next. When Marc cracks up and confesses to the crime, they are all arrested. Andy and the others get community service while Marc is sent to a young offenders prison.
The role of Andy Hopwood in Emmerdale has given Kelvin the chance to develop a complex and interesting character for the first time. 'Andy didn't have a good relationship with his grandmother and latched on to Jack and Sarah,' he says. 'They sent him to the same school as their son, Robert, but he had problems fitting in because his background is different from everyone else's. He would argue with the children and get wound up and lash out. It can be a difficult role to act because it requires quite an emotional performance.'
In March 2000 Andy Hopwood was adopted by Jack and Sarah Sugden.
Kelvin and his mum Karen
|Millions saw Andy's mum Sarah Sugden die in a barn
fire started by her own son. It makes Andy Sugden, 15, the youngest
killer in soap history.|
Andy, torched the barn so that his father Jack, could claim the insurance. Unknown to him, his mother, played by Alyson Spiro, and her 20-year-old lover, Richie, were hiding inside.