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Anton Lesser


British actor Anton Lesser (b. 1952) has played many of the principal Shakespearian roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Associate Artist since 1990), including Petruchio, Romeo and Richard III. He is very active in radio (BBC) and spoken word audio. Over a dozen recordings range from Paradise Lost and Homer to the title role in Hamlet. He is ... See full bio »

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 2014 Wolf Hall (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Thomas More
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Thomas More
 2013-2015 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Qyburn
- Episode #5.1 (2015) ... Qyburn
- The Children (2014) ... Qyburn
- Two Swords (2014) ... Qyburn
- Mhysa (2013) ... Qyburn
 2014 The Musketeers (TV Series)
Émile De Mauvoisin
- The Homecoming (2014) ... Émile De Mauvoisin
 2014 Father Brown (TV Series)
Father Ignatius
- The Mysteries of the Rosary (2014) ... Father Ignatius
 2013 Atlantis (TV Series)
Kyros
- Pandora's Box (2013) ... Kyros
 2013 Closer to the Moon
Holban
 2013 Mad Dogs (TV Series)
Alex
- Episode #3.1 (2013) ... Alex
 2013 Spies of Warsaw (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor Lapp
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Doctor Lapp
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Doctor Lapp
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Doctor Lapp
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Doctor Lapp
 2012 Secret State (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Michael Rix
 2012 The Scapegoat
Father McReady
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Exeter
- Henry V (2012) ... Exeter
 2011/I Flutter
Bruno
 2011 The Lady
Professor Finnis
 2011 The Man who Crossed Hitler (TV Movie)
Rudolf Olden
 2011 Primeval (TV Series)
Gideon
- Episode #4.6 (2011) ... Gideon
- Episode #4.5 (2011) ... Gideon
- Episode #4.3 (2011) ... Gideon
- Episode #4.2 (2011) ... Gideon
- Episode #4.1 (2011) ... Gideon
 2010 Primeval: Webisodes (TV Mini-Series)
Gideon
 2010 Garrow's Law (TV Series)
John Farmer
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... John Farmer
- Episode #2.3 (2010) ... John Farmer
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... John Farmer
- Episode #2.1 (2010) ... John Farmer
 2010 Five Daughters (TV Series)
Dr Nat Cary
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Dr Nat Cary
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Dr Nat Cary
 2010 Holby City (TV Series)
Sol Caplin
- Faith No More (2010) ... Sol Caplin
 2009 Deep Sleep (Short)
 2008 Einstein and Eddington (TV Movie)
Fritz Haber
 2008 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Inspector Kelsey
- Cat Among the Pigeons (2008) ... Inspector Kelsey
 2003-2008 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Reverend Wallace Stone / Eddie Darwin
- Talking to the Dead (2008) ... Reverend Wallace Stone
- Birds of Prey (2003) ... Eddie Darwin
 2008 Messiah: The Rapture (TV Mini-Series)
Samuel Waite
 2006 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Dennis Prior
- Endangered Species (2006) ... Dennis Prior
 2006 The Outsiders (TV Movie)
Maurice Heston
 2006 New Tricks (TV Series)
Pete Mackintyre
- Bank Robbery (2006) ... Pete Mackintyre
 2006 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Paul Goodman
- Guardian Angel: Part 2 (2006) ... Paul Goodman
- Guardian Angel: Part 1 (2006) ... Paul Goodman
 2006 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Dr. Lindsay
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Dr. Lindsay
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Dr. Lindsay
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Dr. Lindsay
 2005 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Voltaire
 2005 Class of '76 (TV Movie)
Martin Gibson
 2005 River Queen
Baine
 2005 Einstein's Big Idea (TV Movie)
Voltaire
 2005 The Girl in the Café (TV Movie)
George
 2005 Ahead of the Class (TV Movie)
Graham Ranger
 2004 MI-5 (TV Series)
Nicholas Ashworth
- Episode #3.4 (2004) ... Nicholas Ashworth (uncredited)
 2004 Dirty Filthy Love (TV Movie)
Charles
 2004 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Marcus Gwilym
- Death by Water: Part 2 (2004) ... Marcus Gwilym
- Death by Water: Part 1 (2004) ... Marcus Gwilym
 2004 London (TV Movie)
Charles Dickens
 2003 Eroica (TV Movie)
Sukowaty
 2003 Imagining Argentina
General Guzmán
 2003 Y Mabinogi
Teyrnon (voice)
 2003 Danielle Cable: Eyewitness (TV Movie)
Batten
 2002 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Austin Carmichael
- Eagle Day (2002) ... Austin Carmichael
 2002 The Project (TV Movie)
Stanley Hall
 2002 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Professor Ray Levin
- Special Relationship: Part 2 (2002) ... Professor Ray Levin
- Special Relationship: Part 1 (2002) ... Professor Ray Levin
 2001 Swallow (TV Series)
Paul Valley
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Paul Valley
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Paul Valley
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Paul Valley
 2001 Charlotte Gray
Renech
 2001 Uprising (TV Movie)
Nathan Lensky
 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Movie)
Vidas Merlinis, Research Scientist
 2001 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Stephen
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Stephen
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Stephen
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Stephen
 2000 Lorna Doone (TV Movie)
Counsellor Doone
 2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Antoine Picard
- Friends & Enemies (2000) ... Antoine Picard
 2000 Safe as Houses (TV Series)
Mr. Dunn
 2000 Esther Kahn
Sean
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Herod (voice)
 1999 Trial by Fire (TV Movie)
Brian Redwood
 1999 Pure Wickedness (TV Series)
Dr. Andrew Ward
 1998 The Echo (TV Movie)
Billy Blake
 1997/I Into the Blue (TV Movie)
Dr. John Ockleton
 1997 The Moonstone (TV Movie)
Ezra Jennings
 1997 FairyTale: A True Story
Wounded Corporal
 1997 Bodyguards (TV Series)
Dusan Mesic
- A Choice of Evils (1997) ... Dusan Mesic
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series)
Joseph
- Joseph (1996) ... Joseph (voice)
 1996 Sharman (TV Series)
Galilee
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Galilee
 1995 Moses (TV Movie)
Eliav
 1995 Bugs (TV Series)
Patrick Marcel
- Pulse (1995) ... Patrick Marcel
 1995 The Politician's Wife (TV Series)
Mark Hollister
- Body Politic (1995) ... Mark Hollister
- Echo Chamber (1995) ... Mark Hollister
- Stand by Him (1995) ... Mark Hollister
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Leontes
- The Winter's Tale (1994) ... Leontes (voice)
 1994 Guinevere (TV Movie)
Envoy
 1992 Downtown Lagos (TV Mini-Series)
Mungo Dawson
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Mungo Dawson
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mungo Dawson
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Mungo Dawson
 1991 The Strauss Dynasty (TV Mini-Series)
Levi
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Levi
 1990 Traitors (TV Movie)
 1988 A Vote for Hitler (TV Movie)
A.L. Rowse
 1988 Screen Two (TV Series)
Stanley Spencer
- Stanley Spencer (1988) ... Stanley Spencer
 1987 London Embassy (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Bronhouse
 1987 Great Performances (TV Series)
Robber
- Monsignor Quixote (1987) ... Robber
 1985 The Assam Garden
Mr. Sutton
 1985 Anna of the Five Towns (TV Mini-Series)
Willie Price
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Willie Price
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Willie Price
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Valery Chalidze
 1983 Good and Bad at Games (TV Movie)
Cox
 1982 The Missionary
Young Man
 1982 King Lear (TV Movie)
Edgar
 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
 1981 Troilus & Cressida (TV Movie)
Troilus
 1981 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
Trofimov
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series)
Orestes
- Furies (1979) ... Orestes
- Grave Gifts (1979) ... Orestes
- Agamemnon (1979) ... Orestes

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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Amanda Harris, John McAndrew, Richard McCabe, Trevor Martin, Rebecca Saire, Graham Turner, Geoffrey Freshwater and Maxwell Hutcheon in the cast. Bill Alexander was the ... See more »

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5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Graduated from RADA. See more »

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Aquarius

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