Anthony is a theatre and media practitioner and theorist with a background in creative, policy and academic spheres. He is a Director, with John Berry CBE, of Scenario Two Ltd, a new global commercial theatrical production business, a founder of Magic Lantern Productions Ltd, a digital media creative house and consultancy, and Executive Chairman of Myra Ventures.   His creative work has been recognised internationally including with BAFTA, Peabody and Royal Television Society awards.  

Anthony is a Council Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council where he chairs the £85M government investment in Creative Industries R&D Clusters and advises the CEO.  He has a personal Chair as Professor of Creative Industries at Ulster University and has previously held a Visiting Professorship at the UK Centre of Excellence for Media at Bournemouth University and been Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media at the University of Oxford where he was also a Fellow of Green College.  He is currently a trustee of NESTA and the Crafts Council.

He has a life-long passion for the arts and began his professional career in theatre to which he has now returned. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and has also been a

Trustee of the English National Opera and Chair of Trustees at Lighthouse. 

In 2008, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to media and the creative industries.

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