Anthony Head is an English actor. His acting career started in the late 1970s. His breakthrough role came in the 1990s with his starring role as Rupert Giles on the American series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At the same time, he starred as James on the short-lived show Manchild. He also starred in the HBO TV movie And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself. From 2003 to 2006, he starred as Michael Stevens on Little Britain. He later served as the narrator on Doctor Who Confidential. He became further known for his role as Uther Pendragon on Merlin. His recent work on television was as Lord Silvestro Capulet on the short-lived series Still Star-Crossed.