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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 February 1954Camden, London, England, UK
Birth NameAnthony Stewart Head
Nickname Tony
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. He grew up in Hampton, near Richmond upon Thames in London. He's the youngest son of his parents, Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress). He is the younger brother of musical actor Murray Head who originated the role of Judas on the original album of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. His long term partner is former theatre administrator Sarah Fisher who he met when he was 28, and they are the parents of actresses Emily Head and Daisy Head. Besides acting, Head takes after his brother in being an accomplished singer, and they have appeared in many of the same productions, although never at the same time. In 1983, he was in a band named "Two Way". The band released a 45 single with three songs, produced by Richard Dodd and Ron Roker. Head's other skills are: horse riding, swimming, scuba diving, piano, guitar and stage fighting.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lucille

Spouse (1)

Sarah Fisher (1982 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (20)

Younger brother of Murray Head.
His mother, Helen Shingler, played Madame Maigret in the original BBC series of Maigret (1960).
Appeared, with Sharon Maughan, in a series of popular "Nescafe Gold Blend" coffee adverts in the UK in the 1980s. The adverts were re-edited for broadcast in the U.S. where the coffee is known as "Taster's Choice".
Sang in the musical episode Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, with Feeling (2001).
His own home in Somerset, which he shares with Sarah, Daisy and Emily, was used for the filming of some episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
Once played "Dr. Frank N Furter" in a London stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show". He met his partner, Sarah Fisher, at the National Theatre in England. He was performing in "Danton's Death".
After his musical performance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, with Feeling (2001), he teamed up with artist George Sarah to create the album "Music for Elevators", which was released on February 5th 2002.
On August 1 2004, after the May 11 2004 incident in which 9 people were killed and more than 40 were injured in an explosion at ICL Plastics in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the headliner at a science fiction convention to raise money for the Grovepark Memorial Fund (for victims and their families). He met fans at the Thistle Hotel. With him were Paul Darrow and Michael Sheard.
Named #5 of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of the Buffy / Angel universe in a fan poll by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine (2004).
A huge fan of Doctor Who (1963), and auditioned for the role of the Eighth Doctor in the TV movie, Doctor Who (1996). He later appeared as a villain in Doctor Who: School Reunion (2006) and Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest (2007).
Father of Daisy Head and Emily Head.
Divides his time between homes in Los Angeles and England.
Grew up in Hampton, and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Musical talent was showcased early on in his career when, for two Christmas seasons, he appeared as Joseph in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham in the late 1970s.
Was originally cast in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), as a ghost of one of Sweeney Todd's victims. This character would have sung "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd", its reprises, and the "Epilogue". These songs were recorded, but eventually cut before filming began, as director Tim Burton felt that the songs were too theatrical for the film.
Attending Collectormania 7 at Milton Keynes And... attending the UK premiere of Kingdom of Heaven (2005) in London. [May 2005]
Appearing at the Savoy Theatre London as Captain Hook in Peter Pan and The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, in rep from 15th December 2003 to 20th March 2004. [December 2003]
Playing "Jeff Golding" in Simon Gray's play "Otherwise Engaged" in England. [September 2005]
Although he played Giles with an upper-class British accent, his real accent is much more North London. He got to use it in the episode 'Band Candy' when Giles reverted to his teenage self.
James Marsters based the accent of his character Spike on Head's real-life accent.

Personal Quotes (3)

We used to hang out at Joss's place Sunday nights and do Shakespeare readings. I got to do my Richard III recently. Then we'd have a few tequilas, sit around the piano and sing. I talked to Joss years ago about doing a Buffy musical, and then finally in the summer he sat down and wrote "Once More, With Feeling," episode seven of season six. He's taken the inaccessible area of musicals - why does everybody keep singing? - and turned it to his advantage. It's the answer to "Hush, season four's spellbinding silent episode where nobody could talk. We all sing about the things we're thinking; musicals are about expressing those emotions that you can't talk about. It works a real treat. [January 9, 2002]
I think Giles likes Buffy, but she annoys him. The mere fact that she doesn't want the job that he's offering her -- she frustrates him. She represents everything he doesn't understand. Ultimately he becomes extremely fond of her. People have said, What is it? A father/daughter relationship? And it's not quite. There's nothing like it on TV. It's difficult to pigeonhole. He becomes extremely fond of her and gets into all sorts of terrible trouble because of it. ... Xander is complete anathema to him. A great annoyance because he never seems to take anything seriously. Cordelia is ... Who knows where she's coming from? Willow he respects greatly, but it's all a confusion to him. He's never really sure of anybody or anything. The only thing he is sure about is what he's supposed to do.
'Don't fall back on the parachute (my safety net). Go outside the zone of confidence and find out what's on the other side.'

Anthony Head's answer to the question 'In a nutshell, my philosophy is this...'

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