ANTON BLAKE HOROWITZ

Anton is an actor who has worked across the world, including London, New York and Berlin, in leading theatre roles in Classical and Contemporary Theatre as well as featured characters in ‘Allied’ for Paramount and ‘Mr Selfridge’ for ITV

Anton fled Apartheid South Africa as a teenager, where he’d interned at the extraordinary Space Theatre (a defiantly non-racial venue in a racially divided country) in Cape Town. Shortly after arriving in London, he was offered the (acting and singing) role of Macheath in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera at the Old Vic Theatre, as part of its youth program, which garnered him glowing reviews.

A year later, he began studies at the Drama Centre, under legendary teachers, Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren and Doreen Cannon, before his wanderlust led him to relocate to Berlin, where he furthered his training at the Transformtheater and the Schaubühne’s workshop programs, culminating in playing the role of Solange in Jean Genet’s The Maids.

Returning to Britain, Anton formed his own production company; he produced and performed in a multitude of plays, including Fortune & Men’s Eyes (about a young man’s experience in prison, exploring LGBT themes) and the UK premiere of a two-hander, Jerker (about a telephone relationship between two gay men in the beginning years of the AIDS epidemic) directed by Stephen Daldry.

The collapse of the Apartheid regime led him back to his homeland, where he performed across the country in plays (he is particularly proud of playing Mick in Pinter’s the Caretaker), films and television series. Soon, however, his love of travel got the best of him and he moved to New York for two years, performing in several exciting off-off-Broadway productions.

In the ensuing years, Anton has performed onstage in (among others) The Emigrants, War & Peace, Ubu Roi, The Yiddish Queen Lear; onscreen roles include Prince Carol in Mr Selfridge and the German Ambassador in Allied.

Besides acting, Anton also has a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has studied theatre directing at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Since the ‘80s, he has appeared in a multitude of pop videos (including in the iconic Scatman’s World) as well as many commercials (most recently playing Mr Nasty for Goodness Knows/ Mars).

He can be seen next as the controversial casting director, Roy Brustein, in the horror series (horror being his favourite genre) Apartment 7A on Paramount+ in the autumn.