Tony Anholt

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Tony Anholt (1941-2002) British actor [1]. Born in Singapore, then his family moved to Australia before the end of World War II, then to South Africa for a brief time, and eventually settled in the United Kingdom. He was married and divorced twice, and has a son, actor Christien Anholt. Anholt trained in mask, mime, movement, drama and voice at the Royal Court Theatre, London, and then went into repertory at the Leas Pavilion in Folkestone, later moving to London and the West End. His stage work includes The Boys In The Band(his first West End appearance, 1969), Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth (1978), Death And The Maiden (1992).

Anholt was originally a continuity announcer for the BBC World Service and in the 1960s and 1970s he shifted from theatre idol to a wider range of parts on television, working mostly for British and Canadian television. His best known for his roles as Security Chief Tony Verdeschi in the second season of Gerry Anderson's television series Space: 1999 (1976-1977), Paul Buchet in The Protectors (1972-1973) and as Charles Frere in the highly-successful BBC drama series Howards' Way (1985-1990). Anholt died in London of a brain tumor in July 2002 aged 61.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

In 1979 he visited South Africa again to star in Tom Stoppard’s Night and Day (Pieter Toerien, 1979).


Tucker, 1997 (Tucker spells the name Anhalt)

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