Head, Anthony 1954–

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Head, Anthony 1954–

(Anthony Stewart Head)


Full name, Anthony Stewart Head; born February 20, 1954, in Camdentown, England; son of Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress); a brother of Murray Head (an actor and singer); companion of Sarah Fisher (an animal trainer), beginning 1982; children: (with Fisher) Emily Rose, Daisy May. Education: Attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Turnpike Entertainment, 1139 ½ Cardiff Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Publicist—Aquarius Public Relations, 7700 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials, including Nescafe Gold Blend, c. 1980s, and Taster's Choice coffee, 1990–97; appeared as St. Valentine, "Death Comes to Time," Doctor Who, BBCi Cult online, 2002. Member of band Two Way, 1983.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor on television, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, Golden Satellite Award (with others), best ensemble cast, International Press Academy, 2001, both for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Film Appearances:

Anton, Lady Chatterley's Lover (also known as L'Amant de Lady Chatterley and Lady Chatterley's Liebhaber), Cine-Source, 1981.

Rupert, A Prayer for the Dying, Samuel Goldwyn, 1987.

Michael Toyle, La collina del diavolo, 1988.

Woof Again! Why Me?, 1992.

Sam Gervasi, Paul's manager, I'll Be There, Warner Bros., 2003.

Victor, Fat Slags, Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd., 2004.

Dennis Folley, Framing Frankie, 2005.

Ned, Imagine Me & You, Fox Searchlight, 2005.

Also appeared in Devil's Hill.

Television Appearances; Series:

Clive Martel, Enemy at the Door, LWT, 1978.

Weir, The Mallens, ITV, 1979.

Phil Norton, Howard's Way, BBC, 1985.

Bentley, Woof!, CITV, 1988.

(As Anthony Stewart Head) Oliver Sampson, VR.5 (also known as Avenging Angel, Virtual Reality, and VR), Fox, 1995, Sci-Fi Channel, 1997.

(As Anthony Stewart Head) Rupert Giles, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Series and Slayer), The WB, 1997–2001, UPN, 2002–2003.

James, Manchild, BBC and BBC America, 2002.

Professor Third, Fillmore! (animated; also known as Disney's "Fillmore!"), ABC, 2002.

Narrator, Talking to Animals, ITV, 2003.

Himself, From Bard to Verse, BBC, 2004.

Himself, Horsetails, Discovery Europe, 2004.

Himself, True Horror, Discovery Europe, 2004.

The prime minister, Little Britain, BBC, 2004–2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

William Le Breton, Lillie, BBC, 1978.

Tony Kroesig, Love in a Cold Climate, BBC1 and PBS, 1980.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Norm Pitlock, Royce, Showtime, 1994.

Jimmy Price, Roger, Roger, BBC, 1996.

(As Anthony Stewart Head) Colin Truemans, Best Actress, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

(As Anthony Stewart Head) William Benton, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, HBO, 2003.

Mr. Andrew Barton, Reversals, ITV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 100 Greatest TV Ads, Channel 4, 2000.

Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special, VH1, 2000.

Buffy's Back, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4, 2003.

Himself (Part 3), Tracy Beaker Parties with Pudsey BBC, 2004.

The British Comedy Awards 2004, ITV, 2004.

ITV's Best Ever Ads, ITV, 2005.

Also appeared in The Grudge Fight, BBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voice of Giles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series (animated), 2006.

Max Flash, Him and Us, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Simon Lovell, "The Figures Man," Accident, BBC, 1978. Hanslick, "A Safe Place," Secret Army, BBC, 1979.

Bill, "See You in Moscow," Bergerac, BBC1, 1981.

Ricki, "Slags," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1984.

"No Room at the Inn," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1985.

James Sinden, "Goodbye Jenny Wren," C.A.T.S. Eyes, ITV, 1985.

Richard Rathbone, "Day of the Yokel," Boon, ITV, 1987.

Dudley Rathbone, "Day of the Yokel," Pulaski, BBC, 1987.

Recording studio engineer, "More Bad News," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, 1988.

Chris Patterson, "A Trip to the Zoo," Rockliffe's Babies, BBC, 1988.

Allan Rothwood, "Nowhere to Run," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), syndicated, 1993.

Simon, "Acting Constables," The Detectives, 1993.

(As Anthony Stewart Head) Nigel Gibson, "Cold Heaters," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

Terry, Ghostbusters of East Finchley, BBC, 1995.

Adam Klaus, "The Wrestler's Tomb," Jonathan Creek, BBC1 and PBS, 1997.

(As Anthony Stewart Head) Dr. Staretski, "Two Guys, a Girl, and a Mother's Day," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1999.

Himself, SM:TV Live (also known as SM:TV, SM:TV Gold, and Saturday Morning Television Live), ITV1, 2001.

Henry Hutton, "Two Below Zero," Silent Witness, BBC, 2002.

V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002.

Peter Salter, "Traitor's Gate," Spooks (also known as MI-5), BBC, 2002.

Himself, Loose Lips (also known as Psychic Loose Lips), 2003.

Richard & Judy, Channel 4, 2003.

Richard Harper, "May the Best Man Win," My Family, BBC, 2003.

The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5, 2003.

Sir Tim, New Tricks, BBC, 2004.

Chester Grant, Monarch of the Glen, BBC Scotland and BBC America, 2004.

This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), ITV, 2004, 2005.

Today with Des and Mel, ITV, 2004, 2005.

Stewart Masters, M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (also known as Murder Investigation Team), ITV, 2005.

Breakfast, BBC, 2005.

Dr. David Terry, Rose and Maloney, ITV, 2005.

T4, Channel 4, 2005.

Mr. Finch, "School Reunion," Doctor Who, BBC1, 2006.

Mr. Machin, Hotel Babylon, BBC, 2006.

Morning Glory, Channel 4, 2006.

Also appeared (as Anthony Stewart Head) as himself, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Biography, Arts and Entertainment.

Stage Appearances:

Kovacs, A Patriot for Me, Centre Theatre Group, Ah-manson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1984–85.

Rupert Cadell, Rope, Wyndham's Theatre, Guildford, England, 1994.

Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Savoy Theatre, London, 2003–2004.

Pirate King, The Pirates of Penzance, Savoy Theatre, London, 2003–2004.

Jeff Golding, Otherwise Engaged, England, 2005.

Also appeared as Jesus, Godspell, West End production; Frankenfurter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, London; Freddie Trumper, Chess; Yonadab, Royal National Theatre, London; The Heiress; Julius Caesar; Rope.

Radio Appearances:

Narrator, Project: Who?, BBC Radio Two, 2005.


Video Games:

(As Anthony Stewart Head) Rupert Giles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fox Interactive, 2000.

(As Anthony Stewart Head) Rupert Giles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, Fox Interactive, 2003.


(With George Sarah) Music for Elevators, Beautiful Is A Beautiful Does, 2002.

Released a three-song single with Two Way, c. early 1980s.

Taped Readings:

A Line in the Sand, by Gerald Seymour, 1988.

Star Trek the Next Generation: The Valiant, by Michael Jan Friedman, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002.

The Chrestomanci Series-Mixed Magics, by Diana Wynne Jones, 2002.

The Barefoot Book of Knights, 2003.

Also appeared on Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars—The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh-Volume 1.

Audio Stories:

Appeared as Lord Grayvorn, Excelis Dawns; Reeve Maupassant, Excelis Rising; Lord Vaughan Sutton, Excelis Decays.



New York Times, November 22, 1992.