Anthony Head is an English actor born on February 20, 1954. He started his career as a performer in theatre in the UK during the 1980s. He later did television commercials for Nescafé. After a brief break, Anthony Head played the role of Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003). He gained popularity in North America after the role and later played Prime Minister in Little Britain (2003–2006), and Uther Pendragon in Merlin (2008–2012).