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Also Known As: Anthony Stewart Head, Tony Head, Will Anthony Head Died:
Born: February 20, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Camdentown, England, GB Profession: actor

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The younger brother of actor Murray Head, Anthony Stewart Head enjoyed a successful acting career in his native England before coming to the attention of American audiences as the intriguing romantic lead in a series of Taster's Choice coffee commercials, each tracing the budding romance between two neighbors who share a love for the same brew. The handsome actor got his first show business break playing Jesus in a West End production of "Godspell" and went on to play in a number of theater productions, including "The Rocky Horror Show" and Peter Shaffer's "Yonadab" at the Royal National Theatre. Among his many British TV productions, Head starred in the series "Love in a Cold Climate," which aired in the USA on PBS in 1982. He was a regular cast member on Fox's short-lived sci-fi series "VR.5" (1995) and also acted in an episode of ABC's critically-acclaimed "NYPD Blue" and the Showtime movie "Royce" (1994), starring James Belushi. He upped his American profile considerably by landing the regular role of Rupert Giles, the school librarian who doubles as mentor to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03).

The younger brother of actor Murray Head, Anthony Stewart Head enjoyed a successful acting career in his native England before coming to the attention of American audiences as the intriguing romantic lead in a series of Taster's Choice coffee commercials, each tracing the budding romance between two neighbors who share a love for the same brew. The handsome actor got his first show business break playing Jesus in a West End production of "Godspell" and went on to play in a number of theater productions, including "The Rocky Horror Show" and Peter Shaffer's "Yonadab" at the Royal National Theatre. Among his many British TV productions, Head starred in the series "Love in a Cold Climate," which aired in the USA on PBS in 1982. He was a regular cast member on Fox's short-lived sci-fi series "VR.5" (1995) and also acted in an episode of ABC's critically-acclaimed "NYPD Blue" and the Showtime movie "Royce" (1994), starring James Belushi. He upped his American profile considerably by landing the regular role of Rupert Giles, the school librarian who doubles as mentor to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Convenience (2015)
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 Sparkle (2007)
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 Imagine Me & You (2006)
9.
 Scoop (2006)
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 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003) William Benton
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Cast in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd," as a ballad soloist and one of Todd's murder victims (lensed 2007)
1981:
Feature acting debut, billed as Anthony Head, in "Lady Chatterly's Lover"
2003:
Featured as the Prime Minister in popular BBC comedy sketch show "Little Britain"
1995:
Regular cast member of short-lived Fox series "VR.5"; Sci-Fi Channel telecast three previously unaired episodes in 1997
1982:
Starred in British TV series "Love in a Cold Climate", which aired in the USA on PBS
1994:
Acted in Showtime movie "Royce", starring James Belushi
2006:
Co-starred in the romantic comedy "Imagine Me & You"
1960:
First stage appearance as a child performer in "The Emperor's New Clothes"
2005:
Narrated the two-part documentary "Regeneration," for BBC Radio 2
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Got first show business break playing Jesus in West End production of "Godspell"
2004:
Guest starred in several episodes of BBC series "Monarch of the Glen"
1993:
Guest starred on "Highlander: The Series"
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Popular series of Taster's Choice coffee commercials brought him to the attention of American audiences; Head and Sharon Maughan had been featured in the British TV campaign for the product (known in the UK as Gold Blend)
1997:
Portrayed Rupert Giles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; reduced participation from regular to recurring status in the 2001-2002 season
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Grew up in Hamptons, England
2002:
Had featured role in the BBC comedy-drama "Manchild", playing an man coping with sexual impotency
1978:
Had featured role in the BBC series "Lillie", about Lillie Langtrey (aired on PBS in the USA)
1978:
TV debut in London Weekend Television production "Enemy at the Door"
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Education

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: -

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companion:
Sarah Fisher. Animal trainer. Born c. 1964; met and moved in together c. 1982; mother of Head's two children.

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father:
Seafield Head. Documentary producer.
mother:
Helen Shingler. Actor. Played Madame Maigret in the BBC series "Maigret".
brother:
Murray Head. Actor. Born in 1946; co-starred with Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch in John Schlesinger's triangular drama "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" (1971).
daughter:
Emily Rose Head. Born in 1989.
daughter:
Daisy May Head. Born in 1991.
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