ANTHONY STEWART HEAD Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Anthony Head was born on the 20th of February, 1954, in Camden, North London, England, to actress Helen Shingler, who is best known for her role as Madame Maigret in the BBC television series "Maigret", and Seafield Head, documentary producer who created the British production company known as Verity Films.  He and his elder brother, Murray - also an accomplished actor and musician - grew up in Hampton. Anthony currently lives near Bath with his partner Sarah and their two daughters. Anthony and Sarah met at the National Theatre in England. He was performing in ‘Danton’s Death.’ Tony recalls, "I was doing a play called Danton’s Death and for the last entrance I had to come on as a soldier taking traitors to the guillotine. I’d wait in a corridor at the back with my musket, and one day this beautiful lady walked past carrying a pint of beer for some guy front of house. I got there earlier and earlier in the hope I’d see her again. Eventually, we’d sit and chat before I’d have to go on for a beheading." They have been together ever since.


Originally planning a career in music, Anthony attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. His first break came when he played Jesus in Godspell in London’s West End. Anthony has continued to combine his musical and acting talents with a variety of stage roles such as Frank N Furter in the Rocky Horror Show and Freddie Trumper in Chess. Anthony released a CD of his own compositions in 2001, entitled ‘Music for Elevators’.


Roles in television shows such as Howard’s Way and Secret Army were well received, but it was the will they/won’t they romance played out in the series of commercials for Gold Blend coffee that brought Anthony into the public eye.