Antony Sher (1949–2021)


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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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(1998)
Mrs. Brown Disraeli
(1997)
The Wolfman Dr. Hoenneger
(2010)
(1989)

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 2017 Joe Orton Laid Bare (TV Movie)
Ensemble Cast
 2014 War Book
David
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Thrain (uncredited)
 2013 Marple (TV Series)
Rafiel
- A Caribbean Mystery (2013) ... Rafiel
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Series)
Peter Glickman
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Peter Glickman
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Peter Glickman
 2010 Afterspace (Short)
Bearded Man
 2010 The Wolfman
Dr. Hoenneger
 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
 2004 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Frank Jeremy
- Jack's Back (2004) ... Frank Jeremy
 2003 Home (TV Movie)
Gerald Ballantyne
 2002 The Jury (TV Series)
Gerald Lewis QC
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... Gerald Lewis QC
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Gerald Lewis QC
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Gerald Lewis QC
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Gerald Lewis QC
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Gerald Lewis QC
 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
 1998 Shakespeare in Love
Dr Moth
 1997 Mrs. Brown
Disraeli
 1996 The Moonstone (TV Movie)
Sergeant Cuff
 1996 Alive and Kicking
Jack
 1996 Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Chief Weasel
 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 Series short)
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
 1989 Erik the Viking
Loki
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Bulgakov / Molière / Introduction
- Molière (1985) ... Bulgakov / Molière / Introduction
 1985 Shadey
Oliver Shadey
 1984 All the World's a Stage (TV Mini Series)
Extracts from Peer Gynt
- The Master Builders (1984) ... Extracts from Peer Gynt (as Anthony Sher)
 1983 Tartuffe, or the Impostor (TV Movie)
Tartuffe
 1982 The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (TV Series)
Maurice Victor
- Will Success Spoil Jim Dixon? (1982) ... Maurice Victor
 1981 The History Man (TV Mini Series)
Howard Kirk
- Gross Moral Turpitude (1981) ... Howard Kirk
- Part 3: October 3nd 1972 (P.M.) (1981) ... Howard Kirk
- Part 2: October 3nd 1972 (A.M.) (1981) ... Howard Kirk
- Part 1: October 2nd 1972 (1981) ... Howard Kirk
 1980 Superman II
Bell Boy
 1979 Collision Course (TV Movie)
Tasic
 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
 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
- John, Paul, George, Ringo ... and Bert (1974) ... The Beatles
- 2nd House in Liverpool (1973) ... Soft or a Girl cast member (as Tony Sher)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: Travelling Light - playing Jacob, UK tour. The production was broadcast as National Theatre Live: Travelling Light (2012). 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)

Spouse:

Gregory Doran  (his death)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni include Terence Stamp, Hugh Bonneville, Rupert Friend, Angela Lansbury, Matthew Goode, Sue Johnston, Daniel Hunt, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Courtney, Katy Manning, Ross Kemp and Julian Fellowes. See more »

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