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Antony Sher, South African actor, author, artist. Achievements include knighted for acting and writing.


Sher, Antony was born on June 14, 1949 in Cape Town, South Africa.


Student, Webber-Douglas Academy Dramatic Art, 1969—1971. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Liverpool. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Exeter.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Warwick.


  • Achievements include knighted for acting and writing.


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    • Performer (plays): Cloud Nine, Goosepimples, Torch Song Trilogy (Laurence Olivier Best Actor award), associate artist Royal Shakespeare Company, King Lear, Moliere, Tartuffe, Maydays, Red Noses, Richard III (London Critics Circuit Theatre award, best actor, 1984, London Evening Standard Theatre award, best actor. 1985), The Merchant of Venice, The Revenger's Tragedy, Hello and Goodbye, Singer, Tambulaine the Great, Travesties, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, The Roman Actor, The Malcontent, Othello, The Tempest. (national theater) True West, The Trial, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Uncle Vanya, Titus Andronicus (Turnaround Management Association Best Actor award), Stanley (Laurence Olivier Best Actor award, 1997, Theatre World award, Tony award nominee 1997), Primo (Outer Critics' Circuit award, outstanding solo performance, 2006, Drama Desk award, outstanding solo performance, 2006).

      (television movie) History Man, Mark Gertler, Moliere, Tartuffe, Collision Course, The Land of Dreams, Genghis Cohen, Macbeth, The Moonstone, Home, Primo, God on Trial. (film) Shadey, Erik the Viking, The Wind in the Willows, Alive and Kicking, Mistress Brown, Churchill The Hollywood Years. Author: Year of the King, Middlepost, Characters.

      The Indoor Boy, Cheap Lives. (with Gregory Doran) Woza Shakespeare!, The Feast, Beside Myself, I.D., Primo, Primo Time, The Giant. (art exhibitions): Barbican Center, 1985, National Theatre, 1995, 2009, London Jewish Cultural Center, 2007.