Gethin Anthony

Gethin David L. Anthony (born 9 October 1983) is an English television and film actor best known for his role as Renly Baratheon in Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2012.

Gethin Anthony
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Anthony at the 2019 German Comic Con Dortmund
Born (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 39)
Alma mater
Years active2006–present

Early life and educationEdit

Anthony was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.[1]

He attended Ashton Hayes Primary School in Ashton Hayes, Cheshire, Christ Church Primary School in New Malden, and the Tiffin School in Kingston-Upon-Thames. He received a scholarship for a summer programme at the British American Drama Academy in London from July to August 2004.

Anthony went on to study English Literature at Oxford University's Balliol College, appeared in numerous student productions (notably in the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Oxford Playhouse[2]), and was President of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, before training at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[3]


Anthony played Grigory[4] in Boris Godunov at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon from November 2012 to March 2013.[5]

He had guest roles in the series Ten Days to War and Doctors, and played William in the 2014 film Copenhagen.[6] His most notable roles are Renly Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones[7][8][9] and Charles Manson in the NBC series Aquarius.[10][11][12] In 2017, he voiced the character of Gil Brodie in the video game Mass Effect: Andromeda,[13] and appeared in a play A Lie of the Mind at Southwark Playhouse in London with Robert Lonsdale and Kate Fahy.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Pinochet's Last Stand William Straw Debut, TV film [15]
2008 Beyond the Rave Noddy Short
2009 Into the Storm 1st Pilot TV film
2012 Narcopolis Herb
2014 Copenhagen William
Alt Danny TV film
We Are Monsters Maurice Travis
2017 Solace Man Short film
First Kill Levi Barrett
Kodachrome Jasper
Hi-Lo Joe Alex
2018 Dead In A Week (or your money back) Charlie
Vita and Virginia Clive Bell
Firestorm Sam Scott TV film
Fell: Nothing Could Have Survived This Short film
O Christmas Tree Craig Short film
Tahiti Marcus Short film
2019 Welcome to the Powder Keg Tommy Short film
Around the Sun Bernard
Angel Hunter Tyro Short film
2020 Rival Short film
Freedom of the People William Walwyn Short film
Firestorm: Wake Up Call Sam Scott Short film
Knuckledust Jeremiah
Limbo Tom Murphy Short film


Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2006 Holby City Drew Kramer Episode: "Yesterday Once More"
2007 Doctors Dave Jones Episode: "A Sting in the Tai"
2008 10 Days to War Minister's Aid Episode: "These Things Are Always Chaos"
2011–2012 Game of Thrones Renly Baratheon Recurring role; 8 episodes (seasons 1–2) [16]
2014 Call the Midwife George Saint Episode: "Series 3, Episode 7"
2015–2016 Aquarius Charles Manson Series regular, 30 episodes [17]
2019 The Magicians Enyalius Episodes: "The Serpent" & "All That Hard, Glossy Armor"
2020 Manhunt: Unabomber Jack Brennan Series regular, 10 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Game Voice role Notes
2012 Need for Speed: Most Wanted
2013 Cloud Chamber Max
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Imshael/Ser Morris/Red Templar
2016 Quantum Break Jack Joyce Prototype #2
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda Gil Brodie[18]
2019 Anthem Various




  1. ^ Longman, Will (19 April 2017). "5 minutes with Gethin Anthony: 'I cried when I got a call from the RSC'". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  2. ^ "BBC - Oxford Stage". Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Gethin Anthony". United Agents. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Boris Godunov | Michael Boyd 2012 | Royal Shakespeare Company".
  5. ^ "Boris Godunov, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon". The Independent. 29 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Gethin it Done: GoT alum Gethin Anthony makes SF stop to promote new flick". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Interview: "Game of Thrones" Gethin Anthony Isn't Afraid of a Little Manscaping". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  8. ^ Ugrin, Nicole. "Interview: Gethin Anthony talks Game of Thrones, Minister of Chance - | movies, TV, videogames, crowd-funding - Shadowlocked: find the future!". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Renly Baratheon isn't happy about 'Game of Thrones' happenings". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  10. ^ Smith, Krista (28 May 2015). "Gethin Anthony on Going from Game of Thrones Into the Mind of Charles Manson". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  11. ^ "'Game of Thrones' Star on Transforming Into Charles Manson for 'Aquarius'". 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  12. ^ Harris, Bill; Network, Postmedia. "'Game of Thrones' star Gethin Anthony tackles Charles Manson for 'Aquarius'". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  13. ^ "GIL BRODIE". Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  14. ^ Longman, Will (10 March 2017). "Exclusive: Casting announced for A Lie of the Mind at Southwark Playhouse". Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  15. ^ "2006 Pinochet - Filmography".[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Bundel, Ani (25 September 2016). "Gethin Anthony Talks Positive Gay Role Models on Game of Thrones". Winter Is Coming. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  17. ^ Desta, Yohana (20 November 2017). "Charles Manson Is Dead, but Hollywood Isn't Done with Him Yet". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  18. ^ "MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA – Natalie Dormer as Dr Lexi T'Perro". YouTube.

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