Antony Sher Death – Cause of Death: Sir Antony Sher one of British theatre’s most acclaimed and respected stage actors, died following a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, December 2, 2020. He was 72 years old.
During his 2017 “Commonwealth Tour”, Prince Charles referred to Sher as his favourite actor. Sher and his partner and collaborator Gregory Doran became one of the first same-sex couples to enter into a civil partnership in the UK.
In the 1970s, Sher was part of a group of young actors and writers working at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. He also performed with the theatre group Gay Sweatshop, before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1982. While a member of the RSC, Sher was cast in the title role in Molière’s Tartuffe, and played the Fool in King Lear.
His major break came in 1984, when he performed the title role in Richard III and won the Laurence Olivier Award. Also for the RSC, Sher performed the lead in such productions as Tamburlaine, Cyrano de Bergerac, Stanley, and Macbeth, and in 2014 played Falstaff in Henry IV Part 1and Henry IV Part 2 in Stratford-upon-Avon and on national tour. He played the eponymous ‘King Lear’ from 2016 to 2018.
The announcement of his death was flooded by heartfelt tributes and condolences.
RIP Sir Antony Sher. I remember being obsessed with his Richard III. He was like a furious beetle vowing vengeance on you for constantly spinning him on his back. pic.twitter.com/FCmOrkEwzY
— Graeme Swanson (@swansonian) December 3, 2021
Antony Sher has left the stage.
So many of his performances stay with me after decades – Macbeth, Stanley, Arturo Ui, Torch Song Trilogy, Cyrano – and today people are remembering dozens of others, in every genre and style. The mark of a true artist. pic.twitter.com/F2ofGhejHc
— Samuel West 💙 (@exitthelemming) December 3, 2021