Anthony Valentine

A profile of the actor Anthony Valentine

Anthony Valentine was born in Blackburn, Lancashire on August 17 1939. He was educated at the Valerie Glynne School and Acton County Grammar School. Anthony has a prolific and impressive body of work to his credit; some of his most recent television roles include: Waking the Dead, Commander II, Judge John Deed and Coronation Street as George Wilson. Anthony's recent theatre appearances include: Art (Wyndhams), Hans Andersen (London Palladium), Sleuth (St.Martin's), No Sex Please, We're British (Strand) and Half a Sixpence (Cambridge).

As a very popular leading man in the 1970s, Anthony starred in two very successful series' Colditz as the Luftwaffe officer Major Mohn and Raffles in which he stars as the eponymous hero. Anthony also guest starred in shows such as Bergerac, Minder, Lovejoy, Z Cars, Tales of the Unexpected, The Avengers, A For Andromeda, The Knock and many more. Earlier in his career, he starred as Toby Meres in Callan. In addition to his television, film and theatre work, Anthony is also a voice-over artist including voicing the iconic Fry's Turkish Delight commercials.

Anthony Valentine was a child actor aged 10 when he appeared in Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School as the character Harry Wharton in the BBC Television adaptation of the stories written by Frank Richards (one of the many pseudonyms used by the prolific author Charles Hamilton). This series was one of the first to be made by the BBC's Children's Department at Lime Grove Studios; it ran from 1952 until 1961.

In 1958, Anthony Valentine appeared opposite Sir Laurence Olivier and Irene Worth in the play based on Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman as part of the ITV Play of the Week series. Sir Lawrence Olivier played Borkman and Anthony Valentine played Erhart, the play is directed by Christopher Marahan.

Film and theatre credits include:


American Cuisine
Midnight Orchid
The Way To Dusty Death
The Age Of Treason
The Monster Club
Escape to Athena
Murder Is Easy
To The Devil A Daughter

Day Of The Triffids
The Flesh And The Fiend
West 11
The Damned


Two Men Went To War
The White Devil (Lyrick Hammersmith)
Art (Wyndhams)
Hans Anderson London Palladium)
Sleuth (St. Martin's)
No Sex Please We're British (The Strand)
Something To Hide (Richmond Playhouse)
The Platinum Cat Wyndhams)
Ross (Playhouse)
Romanoff And Juliet (Playhouse)
Romeo And Juliet (Playhouse)
Henry V (Cockpit)
Half A Sixpence (Cambridge London)
Two Stars For Comfort (Garrick)
Macbeth (Playhouse Nottingham)
A Man For All Seasons (Playhouse Nottingham)
Seagulls Over Sorrento (Playhouse Guildford)
The Corn Is Green (Playhouse Guildford)
Charley's Aunt (Playhouse Oxford)
The Shifting Heart (The Duke Of York's)
Chicken Soup With Barley (Belgrade / Royal Court)
Epitaph For George Dillon (Royal Court)
Sport Of My Mum And Dad (Royal Court)


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