Anton Lesser - Biography
Last Modified: Jul 27, 2020
|Best Known For:||Wolf Hall, The Crown, Game of Thrones|
|Net Worth:||Under Review|
|Born on :||February 14, 1952 (age 69)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Birmingham, England|
|High School:||Moseley Grammar School|
|University:||University of Liverpool|
|Wife's Name:||Madeleine Lesser|
Lily Lesser (daughter)
|Height:||1.66 meter (5 feet 5 inch)|
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Who is Anton Lesser?
Anton Lesser is an actor by profession and British by nationality. With rich, aristocratic and mellow voice, the actor is best known as Qyburn in the HBO series Game of Thrones, as Chief Superintendent Bright in Endeavour, as Thomas More in Wolf Hall, as Harold Macmillan in The Crown.
Source: BBC (Anton Lesser as Thomas More in Wolf Hall)
Anton Lesser: Age, Parents, Siblings
Anton Lesser’s birth took place on 14 February 1952 in Birmingham, England. Aside from the little details, there are no facts available on his parents, siblings, and childhood.
He was educated at Moseley Grammar School and later at the University of Liverpool where he studied Architecture. After graduation in 1973, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1977. There he was awarded the Bancroft Gold Medal as the most promising actor of the year.
His ethnicity is Jewish.
Anton Lesser: Career
While at Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Lesser was an associate artist. There he played many Shakespeare's roles in the productions of Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, The tragedy of Julius Caesar, Winter's Tale, to name a few.
Since starting his professional career in 1979, Lesser has worked in TV series including The Mill on the Floss (1979), Freud (1984), Invasion: Earth (1998), as Charles Dickens in Dickens (2002), Little Dorrit (2008), as Qyburn in Game of Thrones (2013- present), The Crown (2017).
He has also portrayed roles in films including The Missionary (1982), The Assam Garden (1985), FairyTale: A True Story (1997), Esther Kahn (2000), Charlotte Gray (2011), Imagining Argentina (2003).
Since 2010, Anton Lesser has landed roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Wolf Hall (2015). He is also very active on BBC radio.
Over the years Anton Lesser has shared screen time with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Damian Lewis, Mark Rylance, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
Anton Lesser: Awards, Nominations
Anton Lesser has been nominated for the 2016’s BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor and 2017’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
For his audiobook recording of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations, he won a Talkie Award.
Anton Lesser: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Anton Lesser is a happily married man. His wife is Madeleine Lesser and the couple shares two children. Their son is Harry Lesser and their daughter Lily Lesser has taken into her father’s footsteps into acting. She has portrayed roles in Wolf Hall (2015), Masks and Endeavour (2012).
Anton Lesser: Net Worth, Salary
Both of Lesser’s net worth and salary is still under review.
Anton Lesser: Social Media
As of his social media presence, he is absent from popular social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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