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Antony Starr, a New Zealand native, combines effortless charm with talent that transcends both the big and small screens.
Starr made his American television debut in January 2013. Following a long casting search, Starr won the coveted lead role of “Lucas Hood” in the HBO/Cinemax action drama series, BANSHEE, executive produced by Alan Ball and Greg Yaitanes. The 10-episode series, written by authors Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, centers on an ex-convict and master theif (Starr) who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA. “Lucas” continues his criminal activities, even as he’s being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Starr was “intriguing” in its review of Season 1, and The Wall Street Journal wrote that Starr’s performance was “conveyed with admirable subtlety”. The fourth and final season of BANSHEE aired April 1, 2016.
Antony is currently leading the case of Amazon’s breakout hit drama series THE BOYS. He plays the role of “Homelander”, the head of the superhero team, ‘The Seven’. The series is based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson and is created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke. THE BOYS is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, but world collide when a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys”, set out to take down all of the corrupt heroes by using their blue-collar grit and will to fight dirty. The series was released in July 2019 and renewed for a second season.
On the big screen, Antony can next be seen in the independent feature, BUTTERBEE, directed by Ulrich Thomsen. Ant plays the lead of “Mike”, opposite Earl W. Brown and Ewan Bremner.
In June 2013, Starr was seen in the Australian Independent film, WISH YOU WERE HERE, opposite Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer and Felicity Price. The film, directed by Kieran Darcy- Smith, opened the 2012 Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Dramatic Competition to rave reviews, and received a Grand Jury Prize nomination. The film centers on four friends who lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Following Jeremy’s (Starr) mysterious disappearance, the remaining trio return home to friends and family, all desperate for answers. The film was released in Australia in summer 2012 and received eight AACTA Nominations from the Australian Film Institute, including “Best Film” and one for Starr for “Best Supporting Actor,” which he then went on to win. The Film Critics Circle of Australia also voted him “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” on behalf of his performance in the film. Entertainment One picked up the North American rights and released the film in select theaters on June 7, 2013.
In 2011, Starr was featured in the fourth season of the popular Australian drama series, RUSH. The show follows the members of a Police Tactical Response team. Antony portrayed “Charlie Lewis,” the leader of the team.
In 2010, Starr appeared in the critically acclaimed independent film, AFTER THE WATERFALL, directed by Simone Horrocks. He portrayed, “John,” a forest ranger who is haunted by the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter, and the subsequent breakup of his marriage. Starr received a “Best Actor” AFTA Award/New Zealand Film & Television Award nomination on behalf of his work in the film.
Also in 2010, Star was seen starring in the New Zealand television series, SPIES & LIES, which was adapted from the book: The Plot to Subvert Wartime New Zealand by Hugh Price. Starr received another “Best Actor” AFTA Award/New Zealand Film & Television Award nomination on behalf of his work in the series.
In 2005, Starr was cast in the dual roles of twins “Van” and “Jethro West” in OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, a show that has grown into the most popular and longest running drama series in New Zealand’s television history. Playing twins won Starr the 2007 Air New Zealand Screen Award for “Best Performance by an Actor,” the award for “Best Actor” at the Qantas Television Awards, and “Best Actor” at the Asian TV Awards, in the same year. Readers of TV Guide also voted Antony “Best Actor” in 2007 and TV Guide’s “Best on the Box People’s Choice Award.”
Starr currently resides in Los Angeles.