Antony Sher : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Partner, Wife and Career

Sir Antony Sher KBE is a British actor of South African origin, a two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner know all about here as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Partner, Wife and Career

Antony Sher Biography

Name Antony Sher
Birthdate  14 June 1949
Age (as of 2021) 72 years
Place of Birth Cape Town, South Africa
Nationality British
Marital Status  In Relationship
Spouse/Partner Gregory Doran (m. 2005)
Children Not Known
Parents Emmanuel Sher, Margery Sher
Education Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
Profession British actor
Net Worth $4 Million
Last Update December 2021


Sir Antony Sher KBE was a British actor of South African origin, a two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner and four-time nominee, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and toured in many roles, as well as appearing on film and TV, and working as a writer and theatre director. In 2001, he starred in his cousin Ronald Harwood’s play Mahler’s Conversion, and said that the story of a composer sacrificing his faith for his career echoed his own identity struggles.

Early Life and Family

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 where he attended Sea Point High School,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.

Antony Sher Wife / Partner

In 2005, Sher and his partner – director Gregory Doran, with whom he frequently collaborated professionally – became one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership in the UK.They married on 30 December 2015, a little over ten years after their civil partnership.

Antony Sher Net Worth

Sir Antony Sher KBE was a British actor has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2021. All earnings comes from his acting work.

Professional Career

In the 1970s, Sher was part of a group of young actors .Comprising figures such as writers Alan Bleasdale and Willy Russell and fellow actors Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Pryce and Julie Walters, Sher has summed up the work of the company with the phrase “anarchy ruled”. He also performed with the theatre group Gay Sweatshop, before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1982.

While a member of the RSC, Sher was cast in the title role in Molière’s Tartuffe and played the Fool in King Lear. His major break came in 1984, when he performed the title role in Richard III and won the Laurence Olivier Award. Also for the RSC, Sher performed the lead in such productions as Tamburlaine, Cyrano de Bergerac, Stanley and Macbeth, and in 2014 played Falstaff in Henry IV Part 1 and Henry IV Part 2 in Stratford-upon-Avon and on national tour.

He also has several film credits to his name, including Yanks (1979), Superman II (1980), Shadey (1985) and Erik the Viking (1989). Sher starred as the Chief Weasel in the 1996 film adaptation of The Wind in the Willows and as Benjamin Disraeli in the 1997 film Mrs.

Brown.Sher was cast in the role of Thrain, father of Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but appears only in the Extended Edition of the film.In 2018, he played the title role in King Lear and is the only person to play both the Fool and King Lear at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He returned to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2019 to perform in Kunene and the King with John Kani.

In 2005, Sher directed Breakfast With Mugabe at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. The production moved to the Soho Theatre in April 2006 and the Duchess Theatre one month later. In 2007, he made a crime documentary for Channel 4, titled Murder Most Foul, about his native South Africa.It examines the double murder of actor Brett Goldin and fashion designer Richard Bloom. In 2011, Sher appeared in the BBC TV series The Shadow Line in the role of Glickman.