Antony Sher

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Never mind the nose: what makes Cyrano de Bergerac a hero for all time?
Edmond Rostand’s great romantic has drawn actors including Ralph Richardson, Antony Sher and James McAvoy to its lead role. It is a tale of glorious theatricality, glittering poetry and heroic self-sacrifice

Michael Billington

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Antony Sher’s stand against apartheid | Brief letters
Letters: A committed anti-racist | Kissing at Christmas | Stuck in Ikea | Sudoku suggestion | Fine mess

Letters

05, Dec, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Letters: Sir Antony Sher obituary
Richard Williams writes: It is a testament to Sher’s virtuoso performance that I was completely won over by it

Richard Williams and Richard McDonald

05, Dec, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Antony Sher on acting: ‘You have simply got to be honest’
Antony Sher was not only a superb performer but also an insightful observer on the craft of acting and the theatre – as shown in these extracts

Chris Wiegand

03, Dec, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Sir Antony Sher obituary
Celebrated stage actor who gave extraordinary performances in a long career with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Michael Coveney

03, Dec, 2021 @2:21 PM

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Antony Sher: a consummate Shakespearean and a man of staggering versatility
One of the most gifted actors of his era, Sher – who has died aged 72 – combined psychology and a keen sense of the visual in soul-baring performances

Michael Billington

03, Dec, 2021 @1:16 PM

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Antony Sher, celebrated actor on stage and screen, dies aged 72
His vivid and moving performances, including an Olivier award-winning Richard III, made Sher one of the world’s most respected theatre actors

Chris Wiegand

03, Dec, 2021 @12:54 PM

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Gregory Doran takes leave from RSC to care for terminally ill Antony Sher
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director has taken compassionate leave to care for his husband, the celebrated actor

Chris Wiegand

10, Sep, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Antony Sher: was Shakespeare a misogynist?
King Lear’s disgust at women may show playwright had problem with them, actor says

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

09, Oct, 2018 @4:18 PM

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Pinter at the Pinter review – terrifying, tantalising power games
Antony Sher, David Suchet, Jon Culshaw and Hayley Squires are among the cast for compelling and prophetic short works by the master playwright

Michael Billington

28, Sep, 2018 @10:22 AM

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My favourite Pinter by Antony Sher, Hayley Squires and Paapa Essiedu
Stars of the West End’s Pinter at the Pinter season pick plays by the dramatist that changed the way they thought about theatre

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

27, Sep, 2018 @11:25 AM

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Glad to be gay: leading figures on 50 years of liberation
How has life changed for gay men in the UK since homosexuality was decriminalised in 1967? From actor Antony Sher to novelist Alan Hollinghurst, men of different generations from across arts and politics share their stories

Kate Kellaway

21, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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