Anthony Calf

Anthony Calf (born 4 May 1959) is an English actor. He studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He has recurring roles in the television medical drama Holby City, as Michael Beauchamp, and New Tricks as Strickland. He has also worked in theatre, where his credits include productions of The Madness of George III with the National Theatre and A Midsummer Night's Dream, The false servant at the National Theatre and Rock'n Roll at the Duke of York's Theatre. He has been nominated as best actor in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2008 for his work in Uncle Vanya at the Gate Theatre. He was featured in King Charles III on Broadway in 2015.

Anthony Calf
Anthony Calf

(1959-05-04) 4 May 1959 (age 61)
EducationBradfield College
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Spouse(s)Caroline Harker


He made his television debut in the 1982 Doctor Who episode "The Visitation", he would return to the series 35 years later in the 2017 episode "Empress of Mars". Also in 1982, he landed the role of Digby Geste in a television adaptation of Beau Geste. His other television credits include the part of novelist Lawrence Durrell in My Family and Other Animals (1987), Pip in Great Expectations and Colonel Fitzwilliam in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. He has also appeared in episodes of Doc Martin, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie's Poirot.

In 2010 Calf played the Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in the BBC's revival of Upstairs, Downstairs, reprising his stage role as Eden (twenty years older as Prime Minister at the time of Suez) in Howard Brenton's Never So Good (2008). In 2019 he played William Wickham, founder of the British foreign secret service, in some episodes of Poldark, series 5.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to the actress Caroline Harker, with whom he has three daughters.[citation needed]

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