Date of Birth: 28th June, 1992
Status: In a Relationship
Star Sign: Cancer
Main occupation: Financial Auditor
Media-related occupation: Actor
Andreas Galea is an accountancy student, and has been working in the financial sector for the past year and a half. He chose this path as it can open many doors for those seeking advancement in their career. In his opinion, career progression is of the utmost importance, as the sense of moving forward in our working lives motivates and inspires us.
Andreas has worked on a few commercials over the past few years and has acted in two local drama series – Iċ-Ċaqqufa and Tereża.
How did you first discover drama and how do you nurture your acting skills?
I started out in the local drama scene almost two years ago when I applied for a role in Iċ-Ċaqqufa and was cast for the role of Ninu Teen. This proved to be a great experience from which I learned a lot, met loads of new people and made some very close friends along the way. Soon after, I was offered another role by Watermelon Media in their new show Tereża, where I currently interpret the role of John.
I try and work on my acting skills by taking constructive criticism from the directors and actors I work with and by following their advice. For me, it feels like I’ve still just started out in this industry so it could be assumed that I’ve still got much to learn.
Photo by Luke Engerer, make up by Leanne Mallia
How would you describe the local drama scene?
I believe that it’s improved drastically and as a result, local TV stations have experienced an increase in viewers over the past few years. People keep comparing the quality of local series with that of foreign series, but what they really should be comparing are the budgets. I’ve learned to appreciate the effort put into such productions and to admire the final product that was produced with limited resources, while still being able to entertain and engage the Maltese audience.
What’s your greatest obsession?
That would definitely be aviation. I obtained my Private Pilot’s Licence as soon as I turned 19. The course entailed solo flights over Sicily and Italy and a 4 hour skill test. I haven’t flown a plane in quite a while now as this is quite an expensive hobby that quickly dries out my bank account.
‘For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.’ – Leonardo Da Vinci
How do you normally relax and get away from it all?
Normally I would say a short holiday in London or Rome, but lately a day trip on our sister island Gozo seems to do the trick! It’s people, great scenery and peace that help me temporarily forget what awaits back in Malta. Not to mention the amazing traditional food!
What do you enjoy most about fashion?
I feel that fashion is like an extension of one’s personality and it gives a certain amount of freedom to people by allowing them to be whoever they want to be. I love the metamorphic effect that an item of clothing can have on the way people see you and the way you might see yourself. How that jacket, the right pants and that mind-blowing pair of shoes can bring out the confidence in you that you weren’t aware of possessing. Despite of how much fashion deals with the surface, it’s the effect it has on the way you feel as opposed to the way you look that makes it so amazing.