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Anthony Head

Highest Rated:   78% Sparkle (2010)
Lowest Rated:   10% Despite The Falling Snow (2017)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
10% 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
No Score Yet Convenience
  • Actor
2013
42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Chiron
$68.6M 2013
54% The Inbetweeners
  • Will's Dad
$30.9M 2012
17% Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Benedict
$51.8M 2012
51% The Iron Lady
  • Geoffrey Howe
$30M 2012
78% Sparkle
  • Tony
2010
35% Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • Nathan Wallace / Repo Man
$0.1M 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
40% Scoop
  • Detective
$10.5M 2006
No Score Yet The Children's Party at the Palace
  • Actor
2006
33% 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
63% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
39% Still Star-Crossed
2016
  • Lord Silvestro Capulet
  • 2017
60% Guilt
2016
  • James James Lahue
  • 2016
90% Galavant
2015-2016
  • Galvant's father
  • 2015
38% Dominion
2014-2015
  • David Whele
  • 2015
  • 2014
75% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
  • Paracelsus
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Merlin
2009-2012
  • Uther King Uther
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
35% Free Agents
2010
  • Stephen
  • 2011
No Score Yet Free Agents (UK)
2011
  • Stephen
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Sir Walter Elliot
  • 2008
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
  • Peter Salter
  • 2003
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Giles Rupert Giles
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
61% Dancing on the Edge
2013
  • Actor

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