Antony Sher

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Sir Antony Sher
Sir Antony Sher (born 1949) (died 2021) was an actor.

He was born in South Africa and came to the UK to train as an actor in 1968. He worked for a time with Gay Sweatshop, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982.

In 2000 he received a knighthood for services for acting. He was originally down for an honorary knighthood, as a South African, until it was realised that he was a naturalised British subject and therefore entitled to a full knighthood.[1]

He was listed number 87 in the Pink List 2006 and 67 in the Pride Power List 2011.

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.[2]

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  1. The Telegraph 5 January 2001
  2. BBC News, 21 December 2005