You don’t expect to get the letter saying, Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire! It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.
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|Birth:||14th June, 1949|
|Nationality:||British, South African|
|Profession:||Actor, Novelist, Playwright, Theatre director|
Sir Antony Sher was born into a Lithuanian-Jewish family in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a South African-born British actor, writer and theatre director. He grew up in the suburb of Sea Point and is a cousin of playwright Ronald Harwood. Sher, however, has worked mainly in the United Kingdom and is now a British citizen. He instead studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art from 1969 to 1971. His big break arrived in 1984, when he performed the title role in Richard III and won the Laurence Olivier Award. Sher received his second Laurence Olivier Award in 1997 for his performance as the eponymous Stanley Spencer in Stanley. His novels are Middlepost, Cheap Lives, The Indoor Boy and The Feast. In 2005, Sher directed Breakfast With Mugabe at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. In 2008, The Giant, the first of his plays in which Sher did not feature, was performed at the Hampstead Theatre.
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