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Who is Antony Sher?

Antony Sher, born 14 June 1949, is a British actor of South African origin, a two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner and four-time nominee, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and toured in many roles, as well as appearing on film and TV, and working as a writer and theatre director.

In 2001, he starred in his cousin Ronald Harwood’s play Mahler’s Conversion, and said that the story of a composer sacrificing his faith for his career echoed his own identity struggles.

Actor Sir Antony Sher diagnosed with terminal illness

Actor Sir Antony Sher diagnosed with terminal illness
Actor Sir Antony Sher diagnosed with a terminal illness

Sir Antony Sher has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) says.

The 72-year-old is widely regarded as one of the country’s finest contemporary classical actors and has a long association with the company.

The RSC said its artistic director and Sir Antony’s husband, Gregory Doran, had taken compassionate leave to care for him.

Sir Antony’s film appearances include Shakespeare in Love and Mrs Brown.

RSC credits include Richard III and Macbeth. He also appeared in TV series including The History Man and the BBC’s Murphy’s Law.

Sir Antony played Falstaff in the RSC's production of Henry IV part I and II in 2014
Sir Antony played Falstaff in the RSC’s production of Henry IV parts I and II in 2014

South African-raised Sir Antony joined the RSC in 1982, winning an Olivier Award in 1985 for Richard III.

Sir Antony was knighted in 2000, and in 2005, with Mr. Doran, became one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership in the UK.

Mr. Doran said: “I am very sorry to say that my husband, Tony Sher, has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and in order to look after him, and with the agreement of the Board, I will be taking a period of compassionate leave with immediate effect. I expect to return in early 2022.”

Gregory Doran says he is taking compassionate leave to care for his husband
Gregory Doran says he is taking compassionate leave to care for his husband

The actor Eddie Marsan tweeted he was sending his love to the couple.

He wrote that when he worked with Sir Antony “I was blown away by his amazing commitment, talent, and kindness”.

Antony Sher Biography, Wiki

Born in 1949, Antony Sher was raised in South Africa before going to London to study at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art between 1969 and 1971. After performing for the theatre group “Gay Sweatshop” in “Thinking Straight” (1975), “The Fork” (1976), and “Stone” (1976), Sher joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982.

Three years later, his performance in the title role of “Richard III” won him a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor and, in 1997, he won another Laurence Olivier Award for “Stanley”.

Although he spends more time acting in the theatre, Sir Antony has also appeared in a number of films and TV series, including The History Man (1981), Shadey (1985), The Young Poisoner’s Handbook (1995), and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (1996). In 1997, he gave a charming performance as Benjamin Disraeli in Mrs. Brown (1997) and played “Dr. Moth” in 1999’s Shakespeare in Love (1998).

Born14 June 1949 (age 72)
Cape Town, South Africa
NationalityBritish
EducationSea Point High School
Alma materWebber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor, writer, and theatre director
Years active1972–present
OrganizationRoyal National Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Company
Notable workI.D. (2003)
Primo (2004)
Spouse(s)Gregory Doran
Parent(s)Emmanuel and Margery Sher
RelativesRonald Harwood (cousin)
Awards2 Laurence Olivier Awards
1 Screen Actors Guild Award
1 Drama Desk Award
Evening Standard Award
1 Critics Circle Theatre Award
1 TMA Award

Antony Sher Personal Life and Relationships

Antony Sher (right) with Gregory Doran
Antony Sher (right) with Gregory Doran

In 2005, Sher and his partner – director Gregory Doran, with whom he frequently collaborates professionally – became one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership in the UK. They married on 30 December 2015, a little over ten years after their civil partnership.

Antony Sher Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth in 2021$1 Million to $5 Million Approx
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Antony Sher FAQ’s

Who is Antony Sher?

Antony Sher, born 14 June 1949, is a British actor of South African origin, a two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner and four-time nominee, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and toured in many roles, as well as appearing on film and TV, and working as a writer and theatre director.

What has happened to Antony Sher?

Sir Antony Sher has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) says.

What is Antony Sher’s net worth?

Around $1 – $5 Million.

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