Anthony Head is an English actor and musician best known for playing the Gold Blend couple in television advertisements for Nescafé Gold Blend. In television he played The Prime Minister in the successful BBC comedy series Little Britain, written by Matt Lucas and David Walliams, and in radio he starred as Mr Gently Benevolent in Bleak Expectations, a comedy parodying Charles Dickens, Professor Saunders in Clayton Grange, and Ed Walker in You, Me & Them.
Born in Camden Town, London, head was educated at Sunbury Grammar School and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). His father was Seafield Laurence Stewart Murray Head, a documentary filmmaker and founder of Verity Films, and his mother is actor Helen Shingler.
Head began his comedy career by working on two series of The Comic Strip Presents... in the 1980s, working backstage and playing the minor role of Ricki. After several
From 2002 to 2003, Head appeared alongside Nigel Havers and others in the BBC Two comedy drama Manchild, a show following four successful 50-something struggling to come to terms with their respective mid-life crises.
In three series of Little Britain] (2003-2005), Head starred as The Prime Minister, alongside David Walliams's enamoured/obsessed assistant Sebastian, in the the BBC sketch comedy show Little Britain.
Head is also a talented musical performer, and his breakthrough first role was in the musical Godspell[/o].
Alongside his extensive work in television, Head has released an album of songs with musician George Sarah, entitled Music For Elevators.
Head has appeared in a special webcast version of Doctor Who, a story called Death Comes To Time, in which he played the Time Lord Valentine.
From 2008 to 2014 Head starred in the last two series of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure, a much-loved sitcom based on the world's smallest airline. Here he would play Hercules Shipwright, a romantic interest for airline CEO played by Stephanie Cole, and would feature alongside classic comedy actor Roger Allam and future star Benedict Cumberbatch.
- British Comedy Awards 2006 - Best Stage Comedy: Winner
- Saturday 20th February 1954 (66 years-old)
|2020|| Reasons To Be Cheerful With Matt Lucas
|2020||Sideshow Brand New||Actor|
|2019||Little Britain - Little Brexit||Ensemble Actor|
|2019||Motherland - Series 2||Bill|
|2019||The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited||Self|
|2016||Yonderland - Series 3||Nigel|
|2016|| Drunk History - Series 2
||Admiral Horatio Nelson|
|2016|| Drunk History - Series 2
||Alexander Graham Bell|
|2015|| Yonderland - Series 2
|2015||You, Me & Them - Series 2||Ed Walker|
|2014||Cabin Pressure - Zurich||Herc|
|2014||The Inbetweeners Go Global||Narrator|
|2014||Clayton Grange - Series 2||Professor Saunders|
|2013||You, Me & Them - Series 1||Ed Walker|
|2013||Cabin Pressure - Series 4||Herc|
|2012||Bleak Expectations - Series 5||Mr Gently Benevolent|
|2012||Bleak Expectations - Series 5||Sourquill|
|2012||Clayton Grange - Series 1||Professor Saunders|
|2011||The Inbetweeners Movie||Will's Dad|
|2011||Cabin Pressure - Series 3||Herc|
|2010||Bleak Expectations - Series 4||Sourquill|
|2010||Bleak Expectations - Series 4||Mr Gently Benevolent|
|2009||Bleak Expectations - Series 3||Mr Gently Benevolent|
|2009||Free Agents - Series 1||Stephen Caudwell|
|2008||Bleak Expectations - Series 2||Mr Gently Benevolent|
|2008||Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 14||Guest|
|2008||The Invisibles||Maurice Riley|
|2008||Freezing - Series 1||Lindsay Posner|
|2007||Free Agents - Pilot||Stephen Caudwell|
|2007||Bleak Expectations - Series 1||Mr Gently Benevolent|
|2005||Little Britain Live||Self|
|2005|| My Family - The 2005 Specials
|2005||Little Britain - Series 3||The Prime Minister|
|2004||Little Britain - Series 2||The Prime Minister|
|2003||Little Britain - Series 1||The Prime Minister|
|2003|| My Family - Series 4
|2003||Little Britain - Pilot||The Prime Minister|
|2002||Manchild - Series 1||James|
|2002||Manchild - Series 2||James|
|1997|| Jonathan Creek - Series 1
|1993|| The Detectives - Series 1
|1988|| The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 3
||Recording Studio Engineer|
|1984|| The Comic Strip Presents... - Series 2
Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Anthony Head on IMDb