Who is Anton Lesser? Net Worth, Partner, Biography

Anton Lesser
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Who is Anton Lesser?

Anton Lesser is a British national who was born on February 14, 1952, in Birmingham, England’s West Midlands. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He is an actor best known for playing Qyburn in the epic action-adventure drama series “Game of Thrones,” which ran from 2011 to 2019. Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, and Kit Harington also starred in the show. The series, which won 375 awards, including one Golden Globe, and was nominated for 607 more, is loosely inspired by two books by George R. R. Martin and follows nine noble families as they battle for control of Westeros.

In the historical drama series “The Crown,” which has been aired since 2016 and is about Queen Elizabeth II and her reign, Anton Lesser is recognized for playing Harold MacMillan. The Crown is a great hit and has won 63 accolades, including three Golden Globes, while it has been nominated for 161 more.

Is He A Jew?

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In 2017, Anton portrayed a Jew in a Charles Dickens play; later, he revealed in an interview that he is also Jewish in real life.

Adolescence And Education

Anton was brought up by his architect father and homemaker mother in Birmingham as an only child. Anton studied at Moseley Grammar School, where he chose to read books and watch movies rather than play sports with his peers, after being prodded by his father to concentrate on his education. He graduated from high school in 1970 and enrolled at the University of Liverpool, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1974. His enthusiasm for playing began to grow during his second year there, and in 1975, Anton enrolled at the esteemed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He graduated in 1977 with a Master’s degree in theatre and was also awarded the Bancroft Gold Medal as the year’s most promising actor.

Roles In Plays On Stage

In 1980, Anton had his stage debut as Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet,” and two years later, at the Donmar Warehouse in London, he played the title role in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Anton is most recognized for his roles in Shakespearean plays.

In 1985, he went on to star in Shakespeare’s tragedy “Troilus and Cressida,” and in “The Plantagenets,” which chronicles the Plantagenet family that ruled England between 1154 and 1485, he was given the role of Richard III. The Taming of the Shrew and The Merry Wives of Windsor, both in 1992, and “Art,” in 1997, were a few of Anton’s subsequent theater roles. He also played the title character, Henry Billingbrook, in another Shakespeare play, “Richard II.”

He appeared as Iachimo in “Cymbeline” and Elyot in the comedy “Private Lives” in 1999. One of his most illustrious roles was Marcus Brutus in the tragedy “Julius Caesar.”

The Winter’s Tale in 2006, The Vertical Hour in 2008, and A Doll’s House in 2009 were three of Anton’s most recent theater roles.

Television Show Roles

In this article, we will highlight some of Anton’s most illustrious performances from the over 130 films and TV shows that have been attributed to his presence.

When he played Philip Wakem in two episodes of the drama “The Mill on the Floss,” which was based on the same-named book by George Eliot, he made his television debut.

He made a brief appearance in a few episodes of numerous series, including the courtroom drama “Crown Court” in 1982, the biographical series “Freud” in 1984, and the drama “Anna of the Five Towns” in 1985. He also made a guest appearance as Orestes in three episodes of the drama “Oresteia” that same year. He was asked to play Stanley Spencer in the drama “Screen Two” after making a cameo as The Robber in the episode “Monsignor Quixote” of the anthology series “Great Performances” in 1987.

In the animated series “Shakespeare: The Animated Tales” episode “The Winter’s Tale” from the year 1994, Anton provided the voice of Leontes. In the British-Russian animated series “Testament: The Bible in Animation” episode of the same name from the year 1996, Anton provided the voice of Joseph.

He first came to public attention in 1998 when he accepted the role of Mr. Pitt Crawley in the love story miniseries “Vanity Fair,” starring Natasha Little, Frances Grey, and Philip Glenister and based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s tale of Becky Sharp.

In the years that followed, Anton played small parts in the dramas “The Scarlet Pimpernel” in 2000 and “Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes” in 2001. In 2002, he appeared in three episodes of the docudrama “Dickens” and two episodes of the police procedural crime drama “Waking the Dead.”

The following year, in 2008, he gave another standout performance when he played Mr. Merdie in seven episodes of the miniseries “Little Dorrit,” which also starred Claire Foy and Matthew Macfadyen and followed Amy Dorrit as she worked to maintain her family.

In the detective drama “Endeavour,” Anton started playing the role of Chief Superintendent Bright in 2013, and the following year, he made appearances in the episodes “The Mysteries of the Rosary” of the historical drama “Father Brown” and “The Homecoming” of the historical action drama “The Musketeers.”

The historical web drama “The Crown” in 2017, the drama “The Trial of Christine Keeler” in 2019, and the drama “Dickensian” in 2015 were three of Anton’s most recent TV series roles.

Movies’ Parts

In 1981, Anton made his screen debut as Trofimov in the drama film “The Cherry Orchard.” The same year, he also played the title role in the cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Troilus & Cressida.”

He made his film debut as Edgar in the 1983 adaptation of Shakespeare’s play “King Lear,” and some of his subsequent appearances included those in the dramas “Good and Bad at Games,” “Sakharov,” and “The Assam Garden.” In the biographical war drama “Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story,” which also starred Ben Kingsley, Renee Soutendijk, and Craig T. Nelson, he played Karl, one of the main protagonists. Wiesenthal was a well-known Nazi hunter.

In 2000, he played Counsellor Doone in the romance drama “Lorna Doone,” and the following year, he played two characters in the drama “Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story.” In the historical drama “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” based on the Middle English love story penned in the late 14th century, Anton played Sir Gawain.

Anton debuted in the drama “Dirty Filthy Love” in 2004 as Charles, and in “The Girl in the Café” in 2005, he played George. He played Fritz Haber in the movie “Einstein and Eddington” in 2008, and three years later, Anton made a cameo appearance in the historical drama “The Man Who Crossed Hitler.”

He played Emanuel Lombard in the 2016 war thriller “Allied,” General Falkenberg in the 2016 romantic war drama “The Exception,” and Rav Kruschka in the 2017 romantic war drama “Disobedience” are three of his most recent film roles.

Recently, Anton received three movie roles: Sid in the thriller drama “Gatecrash,” Dr. Richards in the supernatural mystery drama “Kindred,” and The Narrator in the comedy-drama “Seasonal Contract.”

Relationship Status

Early in his 30s, Anton and Madeleine Lesser exchanged vows to become husband and wife; the two have kept the precise day of their nuptials a secret. Internet speculations have it that the couple had been dating for more than ten years before becoming engaged. A few months after their wedding, Madeleine gave birth to their son Harry. Two years later, Lily was born; she is now an actor and co-starred with Anton in the TV shows “Endeavour” and “Wolf Hall.”

Many people think Madeleine was Anton’s first love because he hasn’t mentioned any other relationships he may have had before meeting her; as of September 2020, he is married and has two kids.

Activities And Other Passions

The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak and “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank are two of Anton’s favorites among the allegedly over 500 novels he enjoys reading in his leisure time.

He enjoys collecting vintage automobiles and currently has a private collection of around 20.

Traveling is one of Anton’s favorite pastimes; he has visited every country in Europe and numerous US states to film movies and TV shows. His ideal vacation spot is Miami, Florida.

Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Tom Hanks are some of Anton’s current favorite actors, while “The Godfather” trilogy, “Pulp Fiction,” and “Saving Private Ryan” are some of his favorite films. He enjoys watching animated comedies, with “The Simpsons” being his favorite.

Body Structure And Net Worth

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Anton is 68 years old. He stands 5 feet 5 inches (1.66 meters) tall, has brown eyes and short brown hair, and weighs about 130 lbs (59kgs).

His projected net worth as of September 2020 is greater than $10 million.