Antony Sher

Antony Sher

Sir Antony Sher, KBE (born 14 June 1949) is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director. Sher was born into a Lithuanian-Jewish family in Cape Town, South Africa.

About Antony Sher

Sir Antony Sher, KBE (born 14 June 1949) is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director. Sher was born into a Lithuanian-Jewish family in Cape Town, South Africa, the son of Emmanuel and Margery Sher, who worked in business. He grew up in the suburb of Sea Point and is a cousin of playwright Ronald Harwood. Sher, however, has worked mainly in the United Kingdom and is now a British citizen. In 1968, after completing his compulsory military service, he left for London to audition at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), but was unsuccessful. He instead studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art from 1969 to 1971.

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