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Anton Lesser

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Anton Lesser

Anton Lesser most recently shot Serge Ioan Celebidachi's new feature film THE YELLOW TIE.

He can be seen in BETTER for BBC1 as the role of Vernon along with ANDOR for Disney portraying Major Partagaz, and in 1899 for Netflix.

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. 

He is also a prolific stage actor, having appeared in various RSC productions including ROMEO AND JULIET, THE PLANTAGENETS, CYMBELINE, and THE WINTER'S TALE. He most recently performed in THE TWO POPES at The Rose Theatre Kingston.




Anton Lesser


Title Role Production Director
ANDOR Major Partagaz Disney+ Various
1899 Henry Singleton Netflix/Dark Ways Baran bo Odar
THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER Michael Eddowes Ecosse Films Andrea Harkin
ENDEAVOUR (7 SERIES) Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright Mammoth Screen Ltd Ed Bazalgette
GAME OF THRONES (SERIES 3-8) Qyburn HBO Various Directors
THE CROWN SERIES 2 Harold Macmillan Left Bank/Netflix Stephen Daldry
WILL Sir Francis Walsingham TNT Shekhar Kapur
HOOTEN & 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 Émile De Mauvoisin BBC Saul Metzstein
FATHER BROWN Father Ignatius BBC Ian Barber
ATLANTIS Kyros BBC Declan O'Dwyer
THE ESCAPE ARTIST Richard Mayfield QC Endor Productions Brian Welsh
RIPPER STREET Dr. Karl Crabbe BBC Television Andy Wilson
MAD DOGS Alex Left Bank Pictures Adrian Shergold
SPIES OF WARSAW Doctor Lapp Fresh Pictures Ltd Coky Giedroyc
THE HOLLOW CROWN: HENRY V Exeter Neal Street Productions Thea Sharrock
SECRET STATE Sir Michael Rix Company Pictures Ed Fraiman
THE SCAPEGOAT Father McReady Island Pictures Charles Sturridge
THE MAN WHO CROSSED HITLER Rudolf Olden Hardy Pictures Justin Hardy
THE HOUR Clarence Fendley Kudos Coky Giedroyc
GARROW'S LAW John Farmer BBC Television Ashley Pearce
FIVE DAUGHTERS Dr. Nat Cary 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
DICKENS Charles Dickens BBC Television Chris Granlund
INVASION EARTH Lt. Charles Terrell BBC Television Patrick Lau
LORNA DOONE Counsellor Doone 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 Antoine Picard BBC Television Simon Langton
VANITY FAIR Mr. Pitt Crawley BBC Television Mark Munden

Feature Film

Title Role Production Director
THE YELLOW TIE Martin Steinke Avanpost Media Serge Ioan Celebidachi
BENEDICTION Stephen Tennant EMU Films Terence Davies
CHARLOTTE GRAY Renech Ecosse Films Gillian Armstrong
IMAGINING ARGENTINA General Guzmán Multivideo Christopher Hampton
GIRL IN THE CAFÉ George Tightrope Productions David Yates
MISS POTTER Harold Warne Phoenix Pictures Chris Noonan
EINSTEIN AND EDDINGTON Fritz Harber Company Television Productions Philip Martin
RIVER QUEEN Baine Silverscreen Films Vincent Ward
THE KAISER'S LAST KISS General Falkenberg Egoli Tossell David Leveaux
FLUTTER Bruno Flutter Giles Borg
ON CHESIL BEACH Reverend Woollett Number 9 Films Dominic Cooke
CLOSER TO THE MOON Holban Blamire Llc Nae Caranfil
GATECRASH Sid Goldfinch Lawrence Gough
KINDRED Dr Richards Serotonin Films Joe Marcantonio
THE COURIER Bertrand SunnyMarch Dominic Cooke
DISOBEDIENCE Rav Kruska Film 4/Bleecker Street Sebastian Lelio


Title Role Production Director
THE POPE Pope Benedict Theatre Royal and Derngate James Dacre
A DOLL'S HOUSE Dr. Rank Donmar Warehouse Kfir Yesset
THE VERTICAL HOUR Oliver Royal Court Theatre Jeremy Herrin
JULIUS CEASER Brutus Barbican / Tour Deborah Warner
THE WINTER'S TALE Leontes Royal Shakespeare Company Dominic Cooke
CYMBELINE Iachimo Royal Shakespeare Company Dominic Cooke
LUCKY ONES Leo Hampstead Theatre Matthew Lloyd
PRIVATE LIVES Elyot Chase Royal National Theatre Philip Franks
MUTABILITIE William National Theatre Trevor Nunn
ART Serge 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 Frank 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 III Royal Shakespeare Company Adrian Noble
Anton was nominated for a BAFTA award 2016 for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Thomas More in Wolf Hall.

He trained at RADA and is an Associate Artist of the RSC.