Antony Sher

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Sir Antony Sher KBE (14 June 1949 – 2 December 2021) was a South African-born British Drama Desk Award-winning actor, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and theatre director. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He has won two Laurence Olivier Award. He was known for his stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 2017, Prince Charles said that Sher as his favourite actor.[1]

Sher and his partner Gregory Doran became one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership in the United Kingdom.[2]

In September 2021, Sher was diagnosed with a terminal illness.[3] He died of cancer three months later in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire on 2 December 2021, aged 72. [4][5]

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  1. Furness, Hannah (9 November 2017). "When I'm king I'll build a fort, jovial Prince Charles tells Indian schoolchildren". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. BBC News, 21 December 2005.
  3. Wiegand, Chris (10 September 2021). "Gregory Doran takes leave from RSC to care for terminally ill Antony Sher". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  4. "Shakespearean actor Antony Sher dies aged 72". eNCA. 2021-12-03.
  5. Sulcas, Roslyn (5 December 2021). "Antony Sher, Actor Acclaimed for His Versatility, Dies at 72". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 December 2021.

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