Anthony Head

Actor
The younger brother of actor Murray Head, Anthony Stewart Head enjoyed a successful acting career in his native England before coming to the attention of American audiences as the intriguing romantic lead in a series of ... Read more »
Born: 02/20/1954 in Camdentown, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (47)

Dominion 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Galavant 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chat Room 2014 (Movie)

Professor Uberoth (Actor)

Dancing on the Edge 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Despite The Falling Snow 2014 (Movie)

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Flying Home 2014 (Movie)

Colin's Father (Actor)

Warehouse 13 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Little Britain 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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MIT: Murder Investigation Team 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Merlin 2002 - 2005, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Metegol 2013 (Movie)

Flash (Voice)

Monarch of the Glen 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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NTSF:SD:SUV 2013 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 (Movie)

Chrion (Actor)

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Free Agents 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Free Agents (UK) 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D 2012 (Movie)

Benedict (Actor)

The Inbetweeners 2012 (Movie)

Will's Dad (Actor)

The Iron Lady 2011 (Movie)

Geoffrey Howe (Actor)

Persuasion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Repo! The Genetic Opera 2008 (Movie)

Nathan Wallace / Repo Man (Actor)

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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2007 BRIT Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Hotel Babylon 2007 (Tv Show)

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Sparkle 2007 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Doctor Who 2006 (Tv Show)

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Imagine Me & You 2006 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

Scoop 2006 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Manchild 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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MI-5 2003 (Tv Show)

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Buffy's Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

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Rocky Horror: 25th Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Best Actress 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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VR.5 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

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A Prayer for the Dying 1987 (Movie)

Rupert (Actor)

More Bad News 1986 (Movie)

Recording Studio Engineer (Actor)

Lady Chatterley's Lover 1982 (Movie)

Anton (Actor)

Amnesia (Movie)

John Dean (Actor)

Fat Slags (Movie)

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Love in a Cold Climate (TV Show)

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Royce (TV Show)

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Biography

The younger brother of actor Murray Head, Anthony Stewart Head enjoyed a successful acting career in his native England before coming to the attention of American audiences as the intriguing romantic lead in a series of Taster's Choice coffee commercials, each tracing the budding romance between two neighbors who share a love for the same brew. The handsome actor got his first show business break playing Jesus in a West End production of "Godspell" and went on to play in a number of theater productions, including "The Rocky Horror Show" and Peter Shaffer's "Yonadab" at the Royal National Theatre. Among his many British TV productions, Head starred in the series "Love in a Cold Climate", which aired in the USA on PBS in 1982. He was a regular cast member on Fox's short-lived sci-fi series "VR.5" (1995) and also acted in an episode of ABC's critically-acclaimed "NYPD Blue" and the Showtime movie "Royce" (1994), starring James Belushi. He upped his American profile considerably by landing the regular role of Rupert Giles, the school librarian who doubles as mentor to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997- ).

Relationships

Sarah Fisher

Companion
born c. 1964 met and moved in together c. 1982 mother of Head's two children

Seafield Head

Father
founder of Verity Films

Daisy Head

Daughter
born in 1991

Emily Head

Daughter
born in 1989

Murray Head

Brother
born in 1946 co-starred with Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch in John Schlesinger's triangular drama "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" (1971)

Helen Shingler

Mother
played Madame Maigret in the BBC series "Maigret"

EDUCATION

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

attended; left in 1976

Milestones

2006

Co-starred in the romantic comedy "Imagine Me & You"

2005

Narrated the two-part documentary "Regeneration," for BBC Radio 2

2004

Guest starred in several episodes of BBC series "Monarch of the Glen"

2003

Featured as the Prime Minister in popular BBC comedy sketch show "Little Britain"

2002

Had featured role in the BBC comedy-drama "Manchild", playing an man coping with sexual impotency

1997

Portrayed Rupert Giles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; reduced participation from regular to recurring status in the 2001-2002 season

1995

Regular cast member of short-lived Fox series "VR.5"; Sci-Fi Channel telecast three previously unaired episodes in 1997

1994

Acted in Showtime movie "Royce", starring James Belushi

1993

Guest starred on "Highlander: The Series"

1982

Starred in British TV series "Love in a Cold Climate", which aired in the USA on PBS

1981

Feature acting debut, billed as Anthony Head, in "Lady Chatterly's Lover"

1978

TV debut in London Weekend Television production "Enemy at the Door"

1978

Had featured role in the BBC series "Lillie", about Lillie Langtrey (aired on PBS in the USA)

1960

First stage appearance as a child performer in "The Emperor's New Clothes"

Got first show business break playing Jesus in West End production of "Godspell"

Popular series of Taster's Choice coffee commercials brought him to the attention of American audiences; Head and Sharon Maughan had been featured in the British TV campaign for the product (known in the UK as Gold Blend)

Cast in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd," as a ballad soloist and one of Todd's murder victims (lensed 2007)

Grew up in Hamptons, England

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