British actor Anthony Head is considered one of the UK’s most exciting and prolific actors, crafting a career across film, television and theatre.
After his West End debut as Jesus in Godspell, Anthony Head went on to star in many acclaimed stage productions with roles as diverse as Absalom in Peter Shaffer’s Yonadab, Freddy Trumper in Chess and Frank ‘n’ Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. His career went from strength to strength, with guest leading roles in many TV series throughout the late 70’s and 80’s including Secret Army, Enemy at the Door, Love In a Cold Climate and Howard’s Way.
His first forays into American television included a guest appearance on NYPD Blue and one season of the ground breaking Fox series, VR5. A year later he won the role of Rupert Giles in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, a series that would achieve cult status, be critically acclaimed and make him an international star. He also appeared in Him and Us, directed by Charles Shyer, the US version of Free Agents for NBC, as well as Warehouse 13 for Syfy, to name a few.
Back in the UK Anthony has continued to show his diversity as an actor starring in programmes such as, Manchild, Persuasion, Free Agents, the wonderfully bizarre Little Britain. Whilst continuing to guest star in notable dramas like Spooks, Reversals and New Tricks. After a successful run at The Old Vic playing Flan in Six Degrees of Separation, Anthony finished filming Series 4 of the highly successful BBC1’s Merlin.
In 2019, Anthony will take on the role of Norman in Feedback, directed by Pedro C. Alonso. He has also appeared in Roger Spottiswoode’s A Street Cat Named Bob and the Inbetweeners Movie, as well as Percy Jackson series, directed by Scott Alexander and produced by Chris Colombus.. Anthony starred alongside Meryl Streep in BAFTA and Oscar winning film The Iron Lady, directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Anthony has most recently appeared in ITV’s critically acclaimed Vanity Fair, as well as Abi Morgan’s, The Split, on BBC One. He will next appear in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, series two, created by Amazon Studios. Other TV credits include, Dancing on the Edge directed by Stephen Poliakoff, Girlfriends, Youm Me and Them, as well as Dominion.