Anthony is a versatile and busy artist whose unique work is intended to inspire awe and wonder. He has a Diploma in General Art & Design from North Warwickshire College and a B.A. Degree Hon’s in Theatre Studies from ‘The Central School of Speech and Drama’ in London.
As a Set and Production Designer he has designed for over fifty amateur and professional productions. These include ‘The Country Wife’, ‘Oliver’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ and many more. Between 1993 and 1995 he was also Vice Chairperson of Nuneaton Arts Centre, helping to keep alive the theatre which started Anthony’s interest designing sets and costumes.
He has even been known to tread the boards himself, occasionally playing parts as diverse as Prospero in ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ and Toad in ‘Wind In The Willows’.
Employment has included working as a community workshop leader and as a designer for Nintendo Video Games. Anthony was also one of the first BBC Vision trainees working on shows such as ‘Blue Peter’, ‘Noels Telly Addicts’, ‘Style Challenge and ‘Out of Hours’. He also worked on ITV’s first Christmas Pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ recorded at The Old Vic Theatre in London.
In 1992 Anthony started his own company called Creaturama running mask and model making workshops in over 400 schools across the country. He also created three popular touring exhibitions of his work called ‘Creaturama Universe’ (based on aliens and monsters), ‘Creaturama Dinosaur’ (based on prehistoric creatures) and ‘Creaturama Legends’ (based on ancient myths and legends). Both Universe and Legends have appeared on BBCTV’s ‘Blue Peter’ and all three exhibitions have broken attendance records at galleries nationally.
Anthony has published several books and educational resources based on his Creaturama work.
During 2008 and 2009 he was the ‘in house’ set designer for the Priory Theatre in Kenilworth and his alien creations appeared on ITV’s Sunday night drama ‘Kingdom’ in the summer of 2009.
In 2013 he became a father, and his pantomimes .’CINDERELLA’ and ‘SNOW WHITE’ have broken box office records.
Anthony on BBC’s ‘Blue Peter’ in 1997