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Anton Lesser

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Anton Lesser

Anton is currently filming BBC One's BETTER and will next appear on Netflix's 1899.

He is well known for his role as Thomas More in WOLF HALL, which earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other credits include Qyburn in GAME OF THRONES, Harold Macmillan in THE CROWN, ENDEAVOUR, and PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: STRANGER TIDES. 

Anton is also a prolific stage actor, having appeared in various RSC productions including ROMEO AND JULIET, THE PLANTAGENETS, CYMBELINE, and THE WINTER'S TALE.





Anton Lesser

Feature Film

Title Role Production Director
CHARLOTTE GRAY Renech Ecosse Films Gillian Armstrong
GIRL IN THE CAFE George Tightrope Productions David Yates
MISS POTTER Chris Noonan
EINSTEIN AND EDDINGTON Fritz Harber Philip Martin
RIVER QUEEN Baine Vincent Ward
THE KAISER'S LAST KISS Falkenburg Egoli Tossell David Leveaux
FLUTTER Bruno Giles Borg
ON CHESIL BEACH Rev. Woolett Number 9 Films Dominic Cooke
CLOSER TO THE MOON Holban Blamire Llc Nae Caranfil
THE DIVIDED HEART Prof Finnis Europacorp Luc Besson
GATECRASH Sid Lawrence Gough
KINDRED Dr Richards Serotonin Films Joe Marcantonio
IRONBARK Bertrand SunnyMarch Dominic Cooke
DISOBEDIENCE Rav Kruska Film 4/Bleecker Street Sebastian Lelio
A UNITED KINGDOM Atlee Amma Asante


Title Role Production Director
THE POPE Pope Benedict Theatre Royal and Derngate James Dacre
A DOLL'S HOUSE Dr. Rank Donmar Warehouse Kfir Yesset
VERTICAL HOUR Oliver Royal Court Theatre Jeremy Herrin
JULIUS CAESAR Brutus Barbican / Tour Deborah Warner
THE WINTERS TALE Royal Shakespeare Company Dominic Cooke
A DOLL'S HOUSE Dr Rank Donmar Warehouse Kfir Yesset
THE VERTICAL HOUR Royal Court Theatre Jeremy Herrin
CYMBELINE Iachimo Royal Shakespeare Company Dominic Cooke
LUCKY ONES Leo Hampstead Theatre Matthew Lloyd
PRIVATE LIVES Elyot Royal National Theatre Philip Franks
MUTABILITIE William National Theatre Trevor Nunn
ART Wyndhams Theatre Matthew Warchus
WILD OATS Rover Royal National Theatre Jeremy Sams
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Stanley Royal National Theatre Sam Mendes
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Petruchio Royal Shakespeare Company Bill Alexander
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Ford Royal Shakespeare Company David Thacker
TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS Edwin Forrest Royal Shakespeare Company Roger Michell
RICHARD II Bolingbroke Royal Shakespeare Company Ron Daniels
SOME AMERICANS ABROAD Joe Taylor Royal Shakespeare Company Roger Michell
RICHARD III Richard Royal Shakespeare Company Adrian Noble


Title Role Production Director
THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER Michael Eddowes Ecosse Films Andrea Harkin
ENDEAVOUR (6 SERIES) Supt Bright Mammoth Screen Ltd Ed Bazalgette
GAME OF THRONES (SERIES 3-8) Qyburn Various Directors
THE CROWN SERIES 2 Harold Macmillan Left Bank/Netflix Stephen Daldry
WILL Sir Francis Walsingham TNT Shekhar Kapur
HOOTEN AND THE LADY Hercules Red Planet/SKY Daniel O'Hara
DICKENSIAN Fagin BBC Harry Bradbeer
THE HOLLOW CROWN: HENRY VI PARTS 1+2 Exeter Neal Street Productions Thea Sharrock
WOLF HALL Thomas More BBC Peter Kosminsky
THE GAME C BBC Daniel O'Hara
THE MUSKETEERS Emile De Mauvoisin BBC Saul Metzstein
FATHER BROWN Father Ignatius BBC Ian Barber
ATLANTIS Kyros BBC Declan O'Dwyer
THE ESCAPE ARTIST Mayfield Endor Productions Brian Welsh
RIPPER STREET Crabbe BBC Television Andy Wilson
MAD DOGS Alex Left Bank Pictures Adrian Shergold
SPIES OF WARSAW Dr. Lapp Fresh Pictures Ltd Coky Giedroyc
HENRY V Exeter Neal Street Productions Thea Sharrock
THE VERY BRITISH COUP Sir Michael Rix Company Pictures Ed Fraiman
THE SCAPEGOAT Father Mobury Island Pictures Charles Sturridge
HITLER ON TRIAL Rudolf Olden Hardy Pictures Justin Hardy
THE HOUR Clarence Kudos Coky Giedroyc
GARROW'S LAW Farmer BBC Television Ashley Pearce
PRIMEVAL Gideon ITV Cilla Ware
DAUGHTERS Nat BBC Television Philippa Lowthorpe
HOLBY CITY Sol. Caplin BBC Television Bob Bierman
CASUALTY 1909 Dr Henry Head BBC Television Bryn Higgins
LITTLE DORRIT Mr Merdle BBC Television Derbla Walsh
CHARLES DICKENS BBC Television Chris Granlund
INVASION EARTH Lt. Charles Terrel BBC Television Patrick Lau
LORNA DOONE Councillor BBC Television Mike Barker
PERFECT STRANGERS Stephen BBC Television Stephen Poliakoff
THE POLITICIAN'S WIFE Mark Hollister Channel 4 Television Graham Theakston
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Antonine Picard BBC Television Simon Langton
VANITY FAIR Mr Pitt Crawley BBC Television Mark Munden
Anton was nominated for a BAFTA award 2016 for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Thomas More in Wolf Hall.