Anthony Ilott is a British actor who is best known for his performance in The Red Zone: Online Series- The Thirst For Love. His other short films include “My Brother: The Tennis Umpire” and “Samaritan. This super talented and accomplished actor is highly versatile and skilled in innumerable fields. He performs as both an Actor and Musician, in fields like Comedy, Musical Comedy and Musical Theatre. He is highly skilled in Archery, Basketball, Gymnastics, Karate, Stage Combat and Volleyball, to name a few. He is also very accomplished in playing several musical instruments.
Anthony got into performing at a very young age and this was when he joined a local theatre group in England and his interest increased even more, as he started singing and playing guitar. He knows how to appreciate the skills and talents of other fellow artists. For him, acting developed into a huge passion while he was studying Performing Arts in college. He began auditioning for drama schools in London and secured a place for himself in the famous and reputed “Guildford School of Acting” where he was provided with a full scholarship. Graduating from from this school is where he feels he got the best of training and experience. He participated in workshops and productions like The Tempest, Oklahoma and stage performances such as Spring Awakening, Guys and Dolls, Billy the Musical and Children of Eden.
Anthony draws huge inspiration from the works of Tom Hanks, Leonardo Di Caprio, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Robert Di Nero, Robert Downy Jr and Andrew Garfield. He cherishes his experience of working on “Wrong Turn 6” for 20th Century Fox where a group of actors from all over the world filmed in Bulgaria. He also appreciated the support from actress Aqueela Zoll who was paired opposite him in this movie. He also compliments the production team and efforts of director Valeri Milev and considers the crew as one of the best he has ever worked with.
For Anthony, the ideal production he would love to be a part of, would be projects like “Cast Away” or “Forest Grump”. Aside from loving psychological thrillers he also has a liking for comedy. Anthony continues to learn and practice his acting skills whenever he as the opportunity. Andrew always pays attention to the script of the projects he works on and believes in giving great efforts towards the characters he portrays. His theatre works include “Adam” (Children of Eden – Stephen Schwartz) at the Ivy Arts Centre and “Fred/Ghost of Present” (A Christmas Carol – Alan Menken) at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick.
For the aspiring actors, this brilliant artist suggests the qualities like persistence and patience. He is a firm believer in hard work. His advice includes staying level headed, taking risks and enjoying one’s work and all the rest will fall into place. Anthony is a perfect example of how this works and we can’t wait to see what he does next!