Anton Lesser- Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Career

Anton Lesser is a well-known English actor. He is most recognized for his appearances in HBO’s Game of Thrones as Qyburn, in Wolf Hall as Thomas More, in The Crown as Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, in The United Kingdom as Prime Minister Clement Attlee, and in Endeavour as Chief Superintendent Bright.

Quick Facts

First Name Anton
Last Name Lesser
Profession TV Actor
Birth Date February 14, 1952
High School: Moseley Grammar School
University: University of Liverpool
Ethnicity: Jewish
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife’s Name: Madeleine Lesser
Children: 2

Anton Lesser Biography

Anton Lesser was up in Birmingham as an only kid, nurtured by his architect father and homemaker mother. Anton concentrated on his studies, encouraged by his father, and attended Moseley Grammar School, where he chose to read books and watch movies rather than participate in sports with his classmates. He matriculated in 1970 and then attended the University of Liverpool, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1974. During his second year there, he developed an interest in acting, and in 1975 he enrolled in the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where he graduated with a Master’s degree in drama in 1977, as well as a Bancroft Gold Medal as the most promising actor of his year.

Anton Lesser Height, Weight

Anton is 68 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes is 5ft 5ins (1.66m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).


Lesser appeared in numerous BBC Television Shakespeare plays as an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), including Troilus (Troilus and Cressida), Edgar (King Lear), Petruchio, Romeo, Henry Bolingbroke, Brutus (Julius Caesar), Leontes (Winter’s Tale), and Richard III.

Lesser is a regular radio contributor who performed the titular part in the BBC Radio adaptations of Lindsey Davis’s first five Marcus Didius Falco mysteries. He has also recorded several audiobooks, including most of Charles Dickens’s writings. He earned a Talkie Award for his recording of Great Expectations. Other works include Paradise Lost by John Milton and Homer, as well as recent novels by Robert Harris (Fatherland) and Philip Pullman. Lesser was a regular cast member in Ambridge Extra, a BBC Radio 4 Extra spin-off from the BBC Radio 4 drama The Archers, for two months in 2013.

Lesser was named a public supporter of the Chapel Lane Theatre Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, in 2015.

Lesser played Thomas More in the BBC miniseries Wolf Hall, for which he was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Anton Lesser’s Net Worth in 2022

His net worth is predicted to be more than $10 million as of November 2022.

Anton Lessers Wife, Marriage

Anton married his other half, Madeleine Lesser, in his early thirties; the two have kept their wedding date a secret. According to online reports, the couple had known one other for almost ten years before marriage. Madeleine gave birth to their son Harry a few months after the wedding, and their daughter Lily two years later – Lily has also become an actor, appearing with Anton in two series, “Endeavour” and “Wolf Hall.”

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