Tony Way

Tony Paul Way (born 7 October 1978) is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for playing characters on a great number of British comedy TV series including Extras, Black Books and Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer, as well as comedy movies including Sightseers and Ali G Indahouse. He has since moved into drama, appearing as Plague in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dontos Hollard in HBO's Game of Thrones, and Thomas Nashe in Anonymous.

Tony Way
Born (1978-10-07) 7 October 1978 (age 41)
Rochford, Essex, England
OccupationActor, writer, comedian
Years active1995–present

Early lifeEdit

Way was born in Rochford, Essex and grew up in Wickford, Essex, where he attended the Beauchamps School.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Way started his career in comedy and acting at the age of 17 when he, Rhys Thomas, Stephen Burge, and Glynne Wiley started making comedy videos as sketch group Stay Alive Pepi while at college. The videos were noticed by Bob Mortimer and Charlie Higson, who gave Way his first television appearances in a sketch on The Fast Show and in several sketches in Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer. Way went on to write for and perform in more comedy shows, including Mongrels, Extras, Spaced, and Tittybangbang.

Way has also performed in many television shows and feature films, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Anonymous,[1] Tunnel of Love, Finding Neverland, Cheeky, Ali G Indahouse, Fairytales, Down Terrace[2] and Sightseers. From 2012 to 2014, Way appeared as Ser Dontos Hollard on HBO's Game of Thrones.[3][4] In 2014, he co-starred in the sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow,[5] and made an appearance on Doctor Who.[6] Since 2013 he has played Terry in BBC Radio 4 sitcom Seekers, written by his friend and collaborator Stephen Burge. Way also still regularly works with Rhys Thomas on the Thomas and Way Podcast, which they have been recording irregularly since 2011.

Personal lifeEdit

Way lives in Hackney, London.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Cheeky Rick
2002 Ali G Indahouse Dave
2004 Finding Neverland Set Mover
2008 Trimming the Fat James "Hendy" Henderson
2009 Beyond the Pole Landlord
Down Terrace Garvey Winner Fantastic Fest – Best Feature and Best Screenplay & Best British Film at London's Raindance Film Festival
2010 London Boulevard Lone Pap
2011 Anonymous Thomas Nashe
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Plague
2012 Sightseers Crich Tourist
2013 Gus and His Dirty Dead Dad Taxi Gavin
Convenience Stoner 2
2014 Legend of the Golden Fishcake Gavin
The Riot Club Mugger
Edge of Tomorrow Kimmel
2015 Brand New-U Gun Dealer/Santa
Aaaaaaaah! Sitcom Lee
High-Rise Robert the Caretaker
Trespass Against Us Norman
2016 Mindhorn Dad with Newspaper

TelevisionEdit

RadioEdit

  • Seekers (BBC Radio 4) – Terry
  • Thomas and Way Podcast
  • The Don't Watch With Mother Sketchbook – Various characters, also writer

StageEdit

  • Richard Sandlings Perfect Movie – Queen's Head, London
  • Lenny Beige's Night of Legends – Pigalle Club, London
  • Oram and Meeten's Club Fantastico – Lowdown, The Albany, London
  • Stay Alive Pepi – Canal Cafe, London
  • Stay Alive Pepi – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
  • Stay Alive Pepi – De Hems, London

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fordy, Tom (31 October 2011). "Anonymous: Interview With Tony Way". The Hollywood News. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Down Terrace (2010) Review". workingauthor.com. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  3. ^ Ortiz, Jen (21 April 2014). "The Game of Thrones Exit Interview: The Drunk Knight Who Saved Sansa (and Maybe Killed Joffrey) Talks Postmortem". gq.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Tony Way talks Ser Dontos, Purple Wedding, Sansa & Littlefinger". flicksandthecity.com. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  5. ^ "'Edge of Tomorrow' Review". screenrant.com. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Tony Way's Appointment With The Doctor". The Velvet Onion. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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