Anthony Sharp was an British Film and Television actor active from the 1950s up until his Death in 1984.
Starting his career as an insurance policy draughtsman, then graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Sharp began his drama work on stage before he was enlisted into the Royal Artillery where he served between 1940 and 1946
A character actor, focusing mostly on professional, aristocratic, or middle class gentlemen.
Sharp worked on numerous Stanley Kubrick's films example of these being ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and ‘Barry Lyndon’
A constant addition to many popular British sitcoms.
Sharp played the reverend in two episodes of Galton and Simpson's classic Steptoe & Son (1972, 1974),
In Yorkshire Television’s sitcom ‘Rising Damp’ he appeared as ‘Colonel DeVere-Brown’ in the episode "Stand Up And Be Counted" and then in the BBC’s comedy ’ To the Manor Born’ as Brigadier Lemington.
Also being cast in the 1977 Southern Television’s children’s Drama ‘The Flockston Flyer’ as Commander ‘Jack’ Frost.
In later years, Sharp appeared in the 1980s alternative comedies ‘The Young Ones’ and ‘The Comic Strip’.
He also acted as straight man to comedians such as Morecambe and Wise, Benny Hill and Frankie Howerd on their repective TV shows.
Anthony Sharp died of natural causes aged 69 in his home town of London.