Age: 68, born 14 June 1949
Country of origin: South Africa
Height: 5' 6"
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Description: Sir Antony Sher is an actor and novelist. He has a South African background, being born into a Lithuanian-Jewish family in Cape Town (his uncle is Ronald Harwood); but has worked mainly in the United Kingdom. In 1968, after completing his compulsory military service, he left for London to audition at The Central School of Speech and Drama (which at the time was the best drama school in London) but was unsuccessful. Instead, he studied at the Webber-Douglas School of Dramatic Art from 1969 to 1971. After training, and some early performances with the theatre group Gay Sweatshop, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982. ... (more)