Family & Companions
The younger brother of actor Murray Head, Anthony Stewart Head enjoyed a successful acting career in his native England before coming to the attention of American audiences as the intriguing romantic lead in a series of Taster's Choice coffee commercials, each tracing the budding romance between two neighbors who share a love for the same brew. The handsome actor got his first show business break playing Jesus in a West End production of "Godspell" and went on to play in a number of theater productions, including "The Rocky Horror Show" and Peter Shaffer's "Yonadab" at the Royal National Theatre. Among his many British TV productions, Head starred in the series "Love in a Cold Climate," which aired in the USA on PBS in 1982. He was a regular cast member on Fox's short-lived sci-fi series "VR.5" (1995) and also acted in an episode of ABC's critically-acclaimed "NYPD Blue" and the Showtime movie "Royce" (1994), starring James Belushi. He upped his American profile considerably by landing the regular role of Rupert Giles, the school librarian who doubles as mentor to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03).
Cast (Feature Film)
First stage appearance as a child performer in "The Emperor's New Clothes"
Had featured role in the BBC series "Lillie", about Lillie Langtrey (aired on PBS in the USA)
TV debut in London Weekend Television production "Enemy at the Door"
Feature acting debut, billed as Anthony Head, in "Lady Chatterly's Lover"
Starred in British TV series "Love in a Cold Climate", which aired in the USA on PBS
Guest starred on "Highlander: The Series"
Acted in Showtime movie "Royce", starring James Belushi
Regular cast member of short-lived Fox series "VR.5"; Sci-Fi Channel telecast three previously unaired episodes in 1997
Portrayed Rupert Giles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; reduced participation from regular to recurring status in the 2001-2002 season
Had featured role in the BBC comedy-drama "Manchild", playing an man coping with sexual impotency
Featured as the Prime Minister in popular BBC comedy sketch show "Little Britain"
Guest starred in several episodes of BBC series "Monarch of the Glen"
Narrated the two-part documentary "Regeneration," for BBC Radio 2
Co-starred in the romantic comedy "Imagine Me & You"