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Antony Sher

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Antony Sher Born: 06/14/1949
Birth Place: South Africa

The South African-born, openly gay and Jewish Sher was a child prodigy in art. Because he was shy as a lad, he was sent for elocution lessons which lead to his desire to be an actor. After compulsory military service (which he spent mostly painting portraits of the officers), Sher moved to Great Britain. Turned down by most of the drama schools, the actor has been known to paraphrase his rejection from RADA: "Not only have you failed in the audition and we do not want you to try again, but we seriously recommend that you think about a different profession." Eventually, Sher was accepted at the Webber-Douglas Academy. After working at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, he made his L...

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