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[[caption-width-right:300:Tony in his heyday on ''[[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Whose Line]].'']]

Anthony Declan James "Tony" Slattery (born 9 November 1959) is a comedian and actor still best known for his appearances on the early UK series of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway.'' In the '80s he was in the Cambridge Footlights alongside Creator/StephenFry, Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/EmmaThompson, and went on to be ubiquitous on TV panel shows and the like. However, his career was curtailed in the mid-'90s by a nervous breakdown, caused by undiagnosed bipolar disorder for which he self-medicated with drugs and alcohol.

Despite recovering and going on to work on a variety of shows and films (including ''{{Series/Kingdom}}'' in 2007-8), today he is rather obscure; if you hear him mentioned in modern Britain it will usually be at the end of the sentence "Whatever happened to Tony Slattery?" His partner is actor Mark Michael Hutchinson.

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!!Has appeared in:
* {{Series/Casualty}}
* Series/CoronationStreet
* Film/TheCryingGame
* ITV's Radio/JustAMinute adaptation
* {{Series/Kingdom}}
* Film/PetersFriends
* [[Series/ThisIsDavidLander This Is David Harper]]
* Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway

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!!Associated tropes include:
* BeardOfEvil: Grew one in order to play a pantomime villain in 2008.
* BigGuyLittleGuy / FatAndSkinny: With Mike [=McShane=] in their double-act improv show ''[[InitialismTitle S&M]].'' Although Tony was actually 5'11" and slightly overweight himself, Mike was ''so'' tall and fat that he looked little by comparison.
* CharacterTics: Pushing back his fringe with one hand, especially when nervous or directly after a scene.
* LoveableSexManiac: Dominant element of his comedy persona.
* RealitySubtext: Used to mention unnecessarily specific drugs during skits ("Have you been taking methyl dexamphetamine sulphate?"). This isn't just a potential FunnyAneurysm in light of his real life drug abuse - he's actually interested in pharmacology and likes to memorise the details of their names and composition.
* RunningGag: 'Patricia.'