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Antony Sher

Born in 1949, Antony Sher was raised in South Africa before going to London to study at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art between 1969 and 1971. After performing for the theatre group "Gay Sweatshop" in "Thinking Straight" (1975), "The Fork" (1976) and "Stone" (1976), Sher joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982. Three years later, ... See full bio »
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 2014 War Book
 2013 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Glickman
 2010 Afterspace (Short)
Bearded Man
 2008 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV Series)
- God on Trial (2008)
 2008 God on Trial (TV Movie)
 2008 A Deal Is a Deal
Maurice (as Sir Antony Sher)
 2007 Behind the Director's Son's Cut (Video short)
 2007 Primo (TV Movie)
Primo Levi
 2007 The Company (TV Mini-Series)
Ezra ben Ezra, the Rabbi
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Ezra ben Ezra, the Rabbi
 2005 Primo (Video)
Primo Levi
 2005 A Higher Agency (Short)
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series)
Primo Levi
- Primo (2005) ... Primo Levi
 2004 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Frank Jeremy
- Jack's Back (2004) ... Frank Jeremy
 2003 Home (TV Movie)
Gerald Ballantyne
 2001 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Ben Azra (voice)
 1999 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
Leontes, King of Sicilia (as Anthony Sher)
 1999 Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (TV Movie)
Colonel Moncoutant
 1997 The Moonstone (TV Movie)
Sergeant Cuff
 1996 Alive and Kicking
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
The Don
 1995 The Young Poisoner's Handbook
Dr. Ernest Zeigler
 1995 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Mr. Prothrow
- Rearranging the Dust (1995) ... Mr. Prothrow
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Richard III
- King Richard III (1994) ... Richard III (voice)
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Genghis Cohn
- Genghis Cohn (1993) ... Genghis Cohn
 1992 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Scum Editor
- The Crying Game (1992) ... Scum Editor
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
David Samuels
- The Land of Dreams (1990) ... David Samuels
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
Captain Edmund Lambert
- Changing Step (1990) ... Captain Edmund Lambert
 1985 Shadey
Oliver Shadey
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Bulgakov / Molière / Introduction
- Molière (1985) ... Bulgakov / Molière / Introduction
 1982 The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (TV Series)
Maurice Victor
- Will Success Spoil Jim Dixon? (1982) ... Maurice Victor
 1980 Superman II
Bell Boy
 1979 Yanks
G.I. at cinema
 1979 Turtle's Progress (TV Series)
Al Shapiro
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Al Shapiro
 1979 One Fine Day (TV Movie)
Mr. Alpert
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
- The Out of Town Boys (1979) ... Nathan
 1979 Collision Course (TV Movie)
 1978 Pickersgill People (TV Series)
Piers Hatch / Sheikh Fahmi Al-Daoud Al-Tufah
- The 15 Second Squeeze (1978) ... Piers Hatch
- The Sheik of Pickersgill (1978) ... Sheikh Fahmi Al-Daoud Al-Tufah
 1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
- Cold Harbour (1978) ... Morris
 1976 The Madness (TV Movie)
Militia man / Young man in café
 1973-1974 2nd House (TV Series)
The Beatles / Soft or a Girl cast member
- Episode dated 16 November 1974 (1974) ... The Beatles
- 2nd House in Liverpool (1973) ... Soft or a Girl cast member (as Tony Sher)
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(January 1991-July 1991; September 1991-January 1992) He acted in the Royal National Theatre season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre all in London, England in Tony Harrison's play, "The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" David ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Anthony Sher | Sir Antony Sher | Tony Sher


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Young kids coming out of drama school don't want to go into theatre any more, they all want to be film or TV stars. And so when the RSC for example have to audition for a new production of Romeo and Juliet, it's always really hard playing or finding that whole group of young actors that can play those parts, because they're not interested any more. See more »


He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2000 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

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