A WELL-loved actor has taken up a new role as patron of Shipston Home Nursing.
Anton Lesser has been announced as the latest patron of the hospice at home charity.
Anton was born in Birmingham, trained at RADA and is an associate of the RSC.
His renowned body of work includes theatre, film and TV, including Endeavour, the BBC’s Wolf Hall for which he was nominated for a BAFTA, The Crown, Game of Thrones and Disney’s Andor.
His voice is also well-known thanks to his extensive work with BBC Radio and audiobooks, including most of Dickens’ novels.
Anton said: “I am honoured to have been asked to be a patron of the amazing Shipston Home Nursing. Having been a long-time resident in the area, I have seen their tireless and selfless care become a respected, cherished and indispensable part of the community. I very much look forward to working with them.”
Andrew Revell, executive director of Shipston Home Nursing, added: “We are delighted that Anton Lesser has joined us as patron. As a small charity, to have a dedicated patron like Anton will really help us to raise awareness of Shipston Home Nursing within our local community. We’re also looking forward to welcoming him to some of our forthcoming fundraising events. Watch this space.”