Biography - Anton Lesser

Last Modified: 8th Aug, 2023
Anton Lesser
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Game of Thrones (TV series)
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Who is Anton Lesser?

Anton Lesser is an actor by profession and British by nationality. With a 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 about his parents, siblings, and childhood.

Education, Ethnicity

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 – 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 in her father’s footsteps in acting. She has portrayed roles in Wolf Hall (2015), and Masks and Endeavour (2012).

Source: BuzzFeed (Anton Lesser as Harold Macmillan in The Crown)

Anton Lesser – Career

Before fame

While at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Lesser was an associate artist. There he played many of Shakespeare's roles in the productions of Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, and Winter's Tale, to name a few.

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Films, Series

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), and Imagining Argentina (2003).

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Since 2010, Anton Lesser has landed roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), and 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.

Source: BuzzFeed (Anton Lesser as Qyburn in Game of Thrones)

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's classic novel Great Expectations, he won a Talkie Award.

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Anton Lesser – Net Worth, Salary

Both Lesser’s net worth and salary are still under review. 

Anton Lesser – Social Media

As for his social media presence, he is absent from popular social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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