Antony Starr

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Antony Starr

Born

10/25/1975, Wellington, New Zealand

Birth Name

Anthony Starr

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Anthony Starr
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Biography

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Born in 1975, Antony began his professional acting career with a small part on Shortland Street and a handful of guest starring roles on Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules. From there Anthony went onto play Waverley's brother, Stratford Wilson, in Shortland Street once again, in a recurring guest…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 2013, Antony won "Best Supporting Actor" for his role of 'Jeremy King' in Wish You Were Here at both the Critics Circle Awards and AACTA Awards.

    • In 2011, Antony was nominated for "Best Performance by an Actor" at the Aotearoa Film & Television Awards for his role on Spies and Lies. He was also nominated for "Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film" for his movie After the Waterfall.

    • In 2009 Antony won "Sexiest Man" at the TV Guide Best on the Box Awards, the magazine's annual people's choice poll, for his dual role of Van and Jethro on Outrageous Fortune. In 2010, he was also named both the "Sexiest Man" and "Best Actor" in the magazine's awards poll.

    • In the summer of 2006/7, between filming the second and third seasons of Outrageous Fortune, Antony worked on a short film with some of his friends.

    • Antony and his Outrageous Fortune co-star Tammy Davis (Munter) live near each other, and often go jogging together.

    • Antony attended Karori West School in Wellington.

    • Filming the rugby movie Skin & Bone was tough on Antony. His injuries began five weeks before the shoot, when he damaged both hamstrings, his achilles tendon, twisted his ankle, and tweaked his shoulder.

    • Antony won "Best Drama Performance by an Actor" in the Asian TV Awards held in Singapore in November 2007 for hie role of "Van/Jethro" on Outrageous Fortune. These awards cover television in the entire Asia-Pacific region. In 2009 he was a finalist for the same role.

    • Antony's theatre credits include:
      (2011) Bare "Smokie", The Civic, dirs Toa Fraser & Ian Hughes
      (2005) Sex With Strangers 2 "Stranger", Herald Theatre, dir. Colin McColl
      (2004) Sex with Strangers "Stranger", Herald Theatre, Dir. Colin Mitchell
      (2004) Closer 'Dan', Silo Theatre, Dir. Cameron Rhodes

    • Antony was a presenter for the 2005 New Zealand Music Awards, but sparked controversy when he made a flippant remark about Dr Brash, who was in the middle of a political edged controversy of his own.

    • Antony's character Van on Outrageous Fortune is best known for his penchant for smoking marijuana is great quantities, but Antony is quick to point out to fans that this is just a TV character, and he is nothing like Van in real life.

    • When Antony's show Outrageous Fortune was picked up in syndication by the UK channel LivingLight, which touts itself as being the British home for Sci-Fi/paranormal TV, a critic for The New Zealand Listener declared that this was proof that Antony does indeed come from another planet, as he claims some have speculated.

    • Anthony makes an uncredited appearance as a centaur in the Hercules episode "Centaur Mentor Journey". This isn't surprising, since he had previously made an appearance as the centaur Mesas in the Xena episode "Orphan of War

    • Antony is represented professionally by the firm Auckland Actors.

    • Antony can speak using a variety of accents, including American English, various British, Spanish, and Scandinavian.

    • Antony enjoys most sports, especially soccer, tennis, martial arts, surfing, snorkelling, and swimming.

    • Antony has studied several foreign languages, and knows some Norwegian, Spanish and Indonesian.

    • In 2005, 2007 and 2008 Antony won the award for "Best Actor" at the Qantas TV Awards for Outrageous Fortune.

    • When asked which of the twins he plays on Outrageous Fortune, he likens them to two musical instruments- Van is like an accordion, and Jethro is like a flute. Both instruments require fingers to play beautiful music.

    • In 2006, Antony was nominated for "Best Performance by an Actor" at the New Zealand Screen Awards for his show Outrageous Fortune. In both 2007 and 2008, he won for the same show, playing the dual role of Jethro and Van West. The show itself, in which Antony plays two core cast characters, won "Best Drama" in both 2006 and 2007. Antony and the show were both nominated for the same awards in 2009.

    • Antony is 5'11", with brown hair and blue eyes.

  • Quotes

    • Anthony: (after being named the Sexiest Man in 2010) If I was treated like that I would probably go and hide in a cave somewhere because I'd be too embarrassed. I tend to slip under the radar in that department which is fine by me.

    • Antony: (referring to his hit show "Outrageous Fortune") We're the luckiest people in the country, I reckon. What a great show to work on.

    • Antony: (on being named "Sexiest Man on NZ TV in 2009) It's pretty surprising. I'm not really the kind of person who walks around thinking of myself as anything like sexy. I'm sure my family will think it's hilarious and completely disagree.

    • Antony: I snowboarded in Norway for 18 months and couldn't speak the language so I washed dishes to keep the money coming in.

    • Antony: (when asked what type of acting he prefers) Film is great. Theatre is great, but not much around and I haven't had much time to do any lately, but it's great. TV is good fun, though sometimes frustrating because we work so fast.

    • Antony: (his reply when young female fans ask to marry him) I would but I am leaving soon for a monastery in Tibet to become a monk.

    • Antony: (on his dual role for "Outrageous Fortune") I enjoy both the characters. And no, it's not confusing anymore! It's easier now than in the beginning. I do a lot of prep-work and rely on the rest of the crew and directors to make it work. It's a team effort.

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