22 Facts About Anthony Head


Anthony Stewart Head was born on 20 February 1954 and is an English actor and singer.


Anthony Head is best known for his roles as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Prime Minister in Little Britain, and Uther Pendragon in Merlin, as well as voicing Herc Shipwright in BBC Radio 4's Cabin Pressure.


Anthony Head's father was Seafield Laurence Stewart Murray Head, a documentary filmmaker and a founder of Verity Films, and his mother was actress Helen Shingler ; they married in 1944 in Watford.


Anthony Head was featured as well on the album Face in the Window by Two Way.


Anthony Head played the role again in the summer of 1995 at London's Duke of York's Theatre, a 3 May 2006 tribute show at London's Royal Court Theatre, and a 14 October 2000 production at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.


Anthony Head left the regular cast of Buffy during the show's sixth season and subsequently appeared several times as a guest star through the conclusion of the series.


In many interviews at the time, Anthony Head said he left the show to spend more time with his family, having realised that he had spent most of the year outside Britain, which added up to more than half his youngest daughter's life.


In 1985 Anthony Head appeared as the character Phil Norton in Howards' Way as one of Lynne Howard's love interests.


Anthony Head appeared in guest roles in various other dramas, such as Silent Witness, Murder Investigation Team, and Spooks.


Anthony Head appeared in the 4th series of the British hit sitcom My Family in 2003 playing one of the main characters' father in the episode "May the Best Man Win".


Anthony Head was featured as the Prime Minister in the popular BBC comedy sketch show Little Britain from 2003 to 2005, and guest starred in several episodes of the 2004 series of popular drama Monarch of the Glen.


Anthony Head narrated the third and fourth series of Doctor Who Confidential.


Anthony Head voiced the character Baltazar, Scourge of the Universe in the first ever animated Doctor Who special, "The Infinite Quest".


Anthony Head had previously auditioned for the role of the Eighth Doctor for the 1996 television film, but lost out to Paul McGann.


Anthony Head narrated a BBC behind-the-scenes programme for the American television series Heroes, Heroes Unmasked.


Anthony Head has been seen as Maurice Riley in the BBC drama The Invisibles alongside Warren Clarke.


Head portrays an organ repossessor, employed by a fictional dystopian medical firm; "Anthony Head was my number one choice for Repo Man from the very beginning", said Bousman in an interview shortly before the film's release on 7 November 2008.


Anthony Head had a significant recurring role in the last two series of the Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure as Hercules Shipwright, a romantic interest for the airline CEO played by Stephanie Cole, and returned for show's two-part finale in 2014.


Anthony Head was part of the regular cast of the BBC drama series Merlin, about the mythical wizard Merlin.


Anthony Head played King Uther Pendragon, the father of Prince Arthur.


Anthony Head provided voice-over work for the Nintendo Wii video game Flip's Twisted World, developed by Frozen North Productions.


In July 2018 Anthony Head was added to the cast of long-running BBC radio soap-opera The Archers, playing Robin Fairbrother, member of a family with several past and current connections to the Archers themselves.