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Anthony Head is a British actor best known as his role as Giles in ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'' when he went by his full name, Anthony Stewart Head, and more recently as King Uther in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. He also had a short role as Will's terrible dad in ''Film/TheInBetweeners''.

He also has an album, played Nathan in the RockOpera ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' and served up glorious sides of [[LargeHam ham]] as the [[EvilIsHammy evil guardian]] Mr Gently Benevolent in [[Creator/TheBBC Radio 4]]'s ''Radio/BleakExpectations''. He also played Michael the Prime Minister in sketch show ''LittleBritain'' ("It's [[LampshadeHanging not the real prime minister]] of course, it's just [[ActorAllusion that bloke from Buffy]]"), and appeared in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "School Reunion" as [[MonsterOfTheWeek that episode's villain]], Mr. Lucas Finch. In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, he played LargeHam Grayvorn in the Excelis story arc. He [[RuleOfThree once again]] played a ''Series/DoctorWho'' villain as the voice of Space Pirate Balthasar in ''[[DoctorWho2007TDWASTheInfiniteQuest The Infinite Quest]].'' He occasionally turns up in ''Radio/CabinPressure'' as [[Creator/RogerAllam Douglas]]'s old friend Herc Shipwright. More recently, he played the MadScientist Paracelsus in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'', obsessed with immortality.

Long before he was Giles, he was most recognisable for being half of an insufferably smug WillTheyOrWontThey couple flirting over instant coffee in commercials for Nescafé and its [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American equivalent]] Taster's Choice.

Oh, and he played [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]] in some performances of ''The Rocky Horror Show''.

Fun fact: He has a brother who is a veteran of musicals on the West End, named Murray Head. Murray is better known for his performances in the original ''Jesus Christ Superstar'' and his biggest chart hit, "One Night in Bangkok" (from a far less successful musical called ''Chess'').

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