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[West End]
London Tenth Anniversary Celebration, 2018

US Premiere Production, 2016

[West End]
West End Transfer, 2011
Phillip Gellburg

Original Broadway Production, 2005
Primo Levi




Antony Sher Movies

[1979]Yanks G.I. at Cinema

[1980]Superman II Bell Boy

[1980]Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Bell Boy

[1981]Mark Gertler: Fragments of a Biography Mark Gertler

[1985]Shadey Oliver Shadey

[1989]Erik the Viking Loki

[1993]Genghis Cohn Genghis Cohn

[1995]The Young Poisoner's Handbook Dr. Ernest Zeigler

[1996]Alive and Kicking Jack

[1996]Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Chief Weel

[1997]Mrs. Brown Disraeli

[1998]Shakespeare in Love Dr Moth

[2000]The Miracle Maker Ben Azra

[2004]Churchill: The Hollywood Years Hitler

[2008]A Deal Is a Deal Maurice Sir Antony Sher

[2010]The Wolfman Dr. Hoenneger

[2012]National Theatre Live: Travelling Light Jacob Bindel

[2014]War Book David

[2014]Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I Sir John Falstaff

[2014]Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part II Sir John Falstaff

[2016]Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear King Lear

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2nd House The Beatles, Soft or a Girl cast member

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BBC to Run Extensive Shakespeare Season to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of First Folio

The BBC is celebrating this extraordinary anniversary with an ambitious season of content across TV, Radio, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sounds exploring why, 400 years on, Shakespeare's relevance and influence is as strong as ever. A wealth of programming featuring major actors and leading experts, including new documentaries, performance, music, drama, comedy, news coverage and the best of the BBC archive, as well as special items on flagship BBC shows, will celebrate the man, his world and his timeless writing.


The process of bringing the works of the Bard to a modern stage is full of challenges, as director Bill Alexander explains in his new book, Exploring Shakespeare. A Director's Notes from the Rehearsal Room. In an absorbing glimpse into the rehearsal room, we are introduced to the choices which face both cast and crew when developing a production, from time and pace to backstory and design.

BBC Announces New Shakespeare Series to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of First Folio

The BBC is marking the 400-year anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare's First Folio with a gripping new three-part boxset for BBC Two and iPlayer. To accompany the series, BBC Four will be showing a star-studded selection of performances of his plays and there will also be a collection of resources for primary and secondary schools on BBC Teach.


Doran’s latest book gives a revelatory and revolutionary breakdown of the canon in a way that works for both the professional and uninitiated.

Theatre Director Nancy Meckler Releases New Book 'Notes From the Rehearsal Room'

Theatre director Nancy Meckler’s book Notes from the Rehearsal Room is intended for anyone interested, professionally or as a theatregoer, in what is involved in turning words on a page into a theatrical event.

Casting Announced for NICE JEWISH BOY at The Hope Theatre

Springbok Production House has announced Josh Maughan as our Nice Jewish Boy in the debut professional run of Nice Jewish Boy at The Hope Theatre.

Shortlist Announced For the STR Theatre Book Prize 2022

Judged by director Jatinder Verma, National Theatre archivist Erin Lee and theatre critic Paul Vale on a panel chaired by STR Committee Member Howard Loxton, the shortlist includes six titles ranging from the history of Sheffield's Crucible Theatre to the candid account of the early career of actress Eileen Atkins.

Outgoing RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran Says Only Disabled Actors Should Play Richard III

Gregory Doran, who recently announced that he was stepping down as Artistic Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), stated that the role of Richard III should only be played by disabled actors. 

Gregory Doran To Step Down as RSC Artistic Director

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced that Gregory Doran will step down as Artistic Director from today after 35 years with the Company including the last ten years as Artistic Director.

Olivier-Winning Hit HYSTERIA To Open At The Ensemble Company

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season—its fourth--with Terry Johnson's Olivier Award-winning modern classic, Hysteria, opening March 4th.

Digital Theatre Adds PRIMO to its Streaming Platform

Digital Theatre – the original and largest digital platform for the arts, specialising in world-class theatre productions, is delighted to announce that, the 2004 National Theatre/Heritage Theatre performance of Primo is now available to all its subscribers.  

VIDEO: The Shows Must Go On Streams MACBETH Starring Antony Sher

This 2003 performance of Macbeth is the acclaimed RSC production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about tyranny and ambition, starring Antony Sher and Harriet Walter as the Scottish king and his ambitious wife, directed by Gregory Doran.

West End Theatres Will Dim Lights In Memory Of Sir Antony Sher

West End theatres will dim their lights for two minutes at 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 8 December), in memory of renowned actor Sir Antony Sher, whose death was announced on Friday.  

Shakespearean Actor Antony Sher Passes Away at 72

Today the RSC announced the death of Sir Antony Sher, Honorary Associate Artist and husband of Artistic Director, Gregory Doran. Antony was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year with Gregory taking compassionate leave from his role in September to care for Antony.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PEGGY FOR YOU at Hampstead Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Hampstead Theatre’s production of Alan Plater’s Peggy For You, directed by Richard Wilson and starring Tamsin Greig in the title role, from 10 December until 29 January 2022.  

Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team For Alan Plater's PEGGY FOR YOU

Tamsin Greig will be joined in the cast by Josh Finan (The Responder, BBC One; Shook, Papatango Theatre Co - Southwark Playhouse/UK tour), Trevor Fox (My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre; The Jungle, New York/San Francisco/Playhouse Theatre/Young Vic), Danusia Samal (Maryland, Royal Court; The Great, Hula) and Jos Vantyler (King Lear, Old Vic; Love's Labour's Lost, Shakespeare's Globe).

Sir Antony Sher Diagnosed with Terminal Illness; Gregory Doran Announces Leave from RSC

It has been reported that acclaimed stage actor Sir Antony Sher has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night Will Star in 'NIGHT, MOTHER at Hampstead Theatre

Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night will perform in the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'night, Mother by Marsha Norman.  This astonishing play, which had its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre in 1985, will be directed by the theatre's Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert.  'night, Mother will run from 22 October until 4 December 2021.

Student Blog: Farewell Fugard

Unfortunately, The Fugard has been claimed as another casualty of COVID. This loss has impacted our theatre community immensely but now we can only look back on all the fond memories we have shared in that beautiful and historic building.

Royal Shakespeare Company Lineup Added to BroadwayHD

Nine titles from Stratford-upon-Avon's famed Royal Shakespeare Company will arrive on BroadwayHD this month, with 20 more set to appear over the next two months. 


Antony Sher has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Antony Sher has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Antony Sher's first West End show was Broken Glass which opened in 2011

Antony Sher has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "Primo." He was also nominated for Best Actor at the Olivier Awards for his performances in "The Winter's Tale" and "Stanley." Additionally, he received a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for "Stanley" and a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same role. Sher was recognized as Actor of the Year in a Revival at the Olivier Awards for his work in "The Merchant Of Venice" and "Hello And Goodbye." He also won the Actor of the Year award at the Olivier Awards for "Richard III" and received a nomination for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role for "King Lear" with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Antony Sher has won several awards for his performances. He won the Outstanding Solo Performance award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "Primo." He also won the Best Actor award at the Olivier Awards for his performance in "Stanley." Additionally, he received the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for "Stanley" and was named Actor of the Year at the Olivier Awards for his role in "Richard III."

Antony Sher has written 1 shows including Primo (Playwright).

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