Born in Hammersmith, London to Irish parents, Anthony has been acting since the age of 16, first with the Dublin Youth Theatre, and then with the National Youth Theatre. He moved from there to work in Irish theatres, including The Abbey Theatre and Druid, both in Ireland and the West End.
Favourite theatre work includes: Defender of the Faith, Lieutenant of Inishmore and Character (Decadent); Made in China, Twenty Grand (Peacock) Plough and the Stars, Barbaric Comedies, Observe the Sons (Abbey); Blue Macushla, Shoot the crow, Lonesome West (Druid); Studs, Diarmuid and Grainne (Passion Machine); Tangles (Wet paint & R.N.T); Look back in Anger, Sexual perversity in Chicago (Players); Red Noses Savages, Don Juan (Pigsback); How many miles to Babylon, Macbeth (Second Age); Thesis, Skin (Guna nua); The Woman who walked into doors (Olympia); The Crucible (N.Y.T), 1992, Charades, Ficky Stingers, American dream (D.Y.T)
Favourite Film and TV work includes; In the name of the Father, Run of the Country, The Gathering Storm, The Informant, Some Mothers Sons, Benedict Arnold, Mapmaker, Fifty Dead men walking, All our Fault, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Snow White in the Black forest, The Devils own, Pure Mule, Last Bus home, Dust, Frankie, The Tudors (1-4), Penny Dreadful, The Cherry Tree, The Shore, Prime Suspect (NBC) and C.S.I (CBS).
As a writer, Anthony’s first play Chicane was shortlisted for the Stewart Parker award and the Manchester Royal Exchanges new playwriting competition. His first novel Summer of Stan was long listed for the Novel Fair competition at the Irish Writers Centre.