Trained at the legendary Oldham Theatre Workshop, Mid Cheshire Campus and the prestigious Manchester School Of Acting, Anthony kicked off an exciting career in the late 90’s/early 00’s in print journalism writing for such titles as Mizz, Sky, more!, Attitude, AXM and OK! magazine. Anthony started his TV on the popular Channel 4 ‘youth’ strand, T4, landing a role first as it’s Entertainment Correspondent before joining the core team broadcasting live to the weekend’s millions of morning viewers.
Alongside sister brands E4, T4 Holiday Mornings, T4 On The Beach, T4/C4 Movie specials and C4, Anthony went onto further presenting roles across all major terrestrial broadcasters. From ‘MTV Backstage : Live’ to hosting all the European TV outlets for ‘THE MTV: European Music Award’s 2006’ alongside his then regular co-host Emma Willis, ‘Make Me a Supermodel’ and ‘The MTV VMA’s 2007’ for FIVE, Extreme Makeover, SKY’s Eat Cinema, ITV’s Review of The Year 2006, 46664: The Mandela Tribute live from Cape Town, The Isle Of Wight Festival ’05, Totally Scott Lee, Bingo Night Live!, Liquid News to landing his dream presenting role working for BBC1 on the long running primetime travel show, ‘HOLIDAY’, inclusive of BBC1 spin-offs “Departure Lounge’ and ‘Holiday Hit Squad’.
After enjoying 11 years living and working in London, Anthony embarked on a fresh challenge and moved back to his native Manchester to study at the highly respected Manchester School Of Acting under the tutelage of Mark Hudson, upon which after graduating enjoyed roles in popular TV shows and movies such as the lead in feature film ‘Poor Wee Me’, Coronation Street, Jimmy McGovern’s The Accused, Hollyoaks: The Morning After The Night Before, and as Billy in Shameless, Kay Mellor’s ‘The Syndicate‘, and has appeared on stage in the award-winning two-hander ‘The Rainbow Connection’, ‘The Opposite Of Claustrophobia’, ‘Fetish Knights’, ‘Rid The World’ and ‘The Newspaper Boy’ opposite BAFTA Award winner Suranne Jones.
Deciding to turn his hand to teaching, mentoring and coaching talent, Anthony spent 5 years as an Acting Tutor and Creative skills Practitioner at the aforementioned Manchester School Of Acting, guiding and mentoring the careers of over 400 actors. He also worked in-house at MSA in casting, production and as a pastoral/career industry advisor. Anthony also taught at Belfast based youth acting and media Cinematic festival, bringing together young people from both sides of the cross-denominational community using drama, as a Youth Mentor and Engagement Officer in schools all over the North West. He has tutored at ActUpNorth, 13PA and AC Acting For Camera Class.