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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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Known For

Shakespeare in Love
(1998)
Mrs Brown
Mrs Brown Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
(1997)
Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War
(1999)
Superman II
Superman II Bell Boy
(1980)

Filmography

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 2014 War Book
David
 2013 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Rafiel
 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)
Akiba
 2008 A Deal Is a Deal
Maurice (as Sir Antony Sher)
 2007 Behind the Director's Son's Cut (Video short)
Loki
 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)
Chef
 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)
Macbeth
 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
Jack
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
The Don
- The Status Quo (1995) ... The Don
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) ... The Don
- Legal System (1995) ... The Don
- Local Government (1995) ... The Don
- Secrecy (1995) ... 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 Genghis Cohn
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 (uncredited)
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Nathan
- The Out of Town Boys (1979) ... Nathan
 1979 Collision Course (TV Movie)
Tasic
 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)
Morris
- 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
- 2nd House in Liverpool (1973) ... Soft or a Girl cast member (as Tony Sher)
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(January 1995-March 1995; April 1995-February 1996) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "Richard II, "The Merry Wives of Windsor;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anthony Sher | Sir Antony Sher | Tony Sher

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

Gay, Jewish, white South African, that's three minority groups. I wasn't ready to come out as gay. Jewish I was a bit worried about because I couldn't see any examples of great leading classical actors who were Jewish, and white South African was a problem because my political education didn't really start until I got here (Britain) and I suddenly realised I'd been part of one of the most ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1986 (1985 season) for Best Actor in a Play for his roles in "Richard III" and "Torch Song Trilogy". See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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