Anthony Head

Highest Rated: 80% Convenience (2013)
Birthday: Feb 20, 1954
Birthplace: Camden Town, London
Anthony Head (often credited by his full name, Anthony Stewart Head) became most widely recognized in the U.S. for his role on the WB prime-time drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. However, on his British home-front, he is perhaps more well known for his recurring role in the dramatic Taster's Choice commercials. Wherever he is, his abundant credits both on television and on-stage have earned him notice as a talented performer.Head was born February 20, 1954, in Camden, London, England. The son of an actress mother, and documentary-filmmaker father, show business was in his blood. At an early age, his interest in the field his parents had pursued was already apparent, and would also be reflected in his brother Murray Head's acting career. Anthony Head started acting in school plays at the age of six, and was writing his own within just a few years. After high school, he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, where he studied until 1976. He began a long-term relationship with Sarah Fisher, ten years his junior, in 1982. The couple had two daughters, Emily Rose (1989) and Daisy May (1991).In addition to decades of theatrical experience in Britain, Head has earned recognition to mass audiences with his roles on television. His first TV role came in 1978 with the British series Enemy at the Door, a World War II drama (which would perhaps go on to inspire the name of the 2001 film Enemy at the Gates). That same year he appeared on a miniseries called Lillie. After a lengthy focus on his career in theater and smaller television appearances, Head returned to starring dramatic TV roles with Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997. On the program, he portrayed Rupert Giles, the mentor to Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who followed her in disguise as the school librarian, in order to be on guard against evil powers. The character provoked a spin-off to the original series that features Rupert "Ripper" Giles as a "watcher," who returns to England after watching Buffy. Entitled Ripper, the program began its run in 2002. Also that year, Head played the role of James on the TV series Manchild. He was in the cast of Little Britain and appeared in a variety of projects including Imagine Me & You, Sparkle, and Amelia and Michael. In 2008 he landed a recurring role on the series Merlin playing King Uther, and that same year he appeared in the big-screen musical Repo! The Genetic Opera. In 2011 he appeared in the Oscar winning drama The Iron Lady, and he had a small part in the 2012 sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.


Highest Rated Movies



73% Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Alfred Pennyworth 2018
9% Despite The Falling Snow Old Misha 2017
77% A Street Cat Named Bob Nigel Bowen $35.6K 2016
No Score Yet The Brother Actor 2016
No Score Yet Flying Home Colin's Father 2014
80% Convenience Actor 2013
42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Chiron $68.6M 2013
54% The Inbetweeners Will's Dad $30.9M 2012
18% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Benedict $51.8M 2012
51% The Iron Lady Geoffrey Howe $30M 2012
78% Sparkle Tony 2010
38% Repo! The Genetic Opera Nathan Wallace / Repo Man $0.2M 2008
No Score Yet Persuasion Sir Walter Elliot 2008
No Score Yet Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Magic Door Actor 2007
41% Scoop Detective $10.5M 2006
No Score Yet The Children's Party at the Palace Actor 2006
34% Imagine Me & You Ned $0.6M 2006
No Score Yet Amnesia John Dean 2005
No Score Yet Fat Slags Actor 2004
No Score Yet And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself William Benton 2003
50% I'll Be There Sam Gervasi 2003
No Score Yet Manchild Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Buffy Musical: Once More with Singing Actor 2001
No Score Yet Royce Pitlock 1994
56% A Prayer for the Dying Rupert 1987
No Score Yet Lady Chatterley's Lover Anton 1982
No Score Yet Macbeth Actor 1982
No Score Yet Film Funday TV Preview: Merlin Actor


85% Girlfriends
  • 2019
  • 2018
48% Still Star-Crossed
Lord Silvestro Capulet
  • 2017
60% Guilt
James James Lahue
  • 2016
89% Galavant
Galvant's father
  • 2015
74% Dominion
David Whele
  • 2015
  • 2014
83% Warehouse 13
  • 2014
  • 2013
82% Merlin
Uther King Uther
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
41% Free Agents
  • 2011
No Score Yet Free Agents (UK)
  • 2011
No Score Yet Little Britain USA
  • 2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Sir Walter Elliot
  • 2008
No Score Yet Little Britain
Michael Prime Minister, Michael
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet MI-5
Peter Salter
  • 2003
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Giles Rupert Giles
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
88% Angel
Rupert Giles (uncredited)
  • 2000
No Score Yet Two Guys and a Girl
  • 1999
84% NYPD Blue
Nigel Gibson
  • 1995
No Score Yet Highlander
  • 1993
61% Dancing on the Edge
No Score Yet Manchild
No Score Yet True Horror