Anthony Head

Head with daughter Daisy Head in 2019, pic by Prphotos

Birth Name: Anthony Stewart Head

Place of Birth: Hampstead, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 20 February, 1954

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish

Anthony Head is an English actor and singer. He is known for his role as Rupert Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and has also appeared in the films Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981), I’ll Be There, Imagine Me & You, The Magic Door, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Iron Lady, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, A Street Cat Named Bob, and Let the Wrong One In, and the shows Little Britain, Merlin, and Ted Lasso, among other works.

Anthony is the son of Helen Shingler, an actress, and Seafield Laurence Stewart Murray Head, a documentary filmmaker, and founder of Verity Films, a documentary production company. His older brother, Murray Head, is an actor and singer. He has two children, actresses Emily Head and Daisy Head, with his partner Sarah Fisher.

Anthony’s paternal grandfather was John Laurence Head (the son of John George Head and Sarah Maria Salmon). Anthony’s grandfather John was born in Hendon, Middlesex, England. Anthony’s great-grandfather John was the son of George Head and Elizabeth Heath. Sarah was the daughter of Henry Robert Salmon and Maria Hall.

Anthony’s paternal grandmother was Gladys Annie Grant (the daughter of Lt. Gen. Seafield Falkland Murray Treasure Grant and Mary Anne Stewart). Gladys was born in Brentford, Middlesex, England. Seafield was born in Mumbai, India, the son of Lt. Col. Charles St. John Grant and Anna Maria Treasure. Anthony’s great-grandmother Mary Anne was of Scottish origin, the daughter of Charles Stewart and Agnes Maxwell Rutherford, who was born in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland.

Anthony’s maternal grandfather was Cyril Lionel Shingler (the son of James Shingler and Emily Clowes). Cyril was born in Chelsea, London, England. James was the son of William Shingler and Elizabeth. Emily was the daughter of Joseph Clowes and Rosannah Arrowsmith.

Anthony’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Pratt (the daughter of Alfred Pratt and Sarah Ellen Swords). Mildred was born in Hampstead, London, England. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Swords.

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1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    Anthony’s paternal grandfather was John L. Head.

    Anthony’s paternal grandmother was Gladys Annie Grant (daughter of Lt Gen Seafield Falkland Murray Treasure Grant and Mary Ann). Seafield was born in Ellichpoor (today Achalpur, India) to Lt Col Charles St. John Grant and Anna Maria.

    Grants were a Scottish. Anthony’s father even declared himself as Scottish on a passenger list.

    Anthony’s maternal grandparents were likely Cyril Lionel Shingler and Mildred Pratt.

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