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Anton Lesser

  • Feb 14, 1952 (age 67)
  • 5' 5" (1.66 m)
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2018
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
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Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Game of Thrones".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nomination2018

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "The Crown".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2017
Disobedience
MovieSep 10, 2017

Disobedience

A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that …
A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
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On Chesil Beach
MovieSep 7, 2017

On Chesil Beach

In 1962 England, conservative, demure violinist Florence …
In 1962 England, conservative, demure violinist Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and brash, working class graduate student Edward (Billy Howle) fall in love despite their different backgrounds. They get married, but things fall apart on their honeymoon at Chesil Beach when the newlyweds are unable to enjoy physical intimacy because of their opposing attitudes about sex. The resulting fight changes the course of their relationship.
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Will
TV ShowJul 10, 2017

Will

Will is an American drama television series about the …
Will is an American drama television series about the (fictional) life of William Shakespeare in his early 20s. The series was ordered for a first season, consisting of ten episodes, on May 18, 2016. It premiered on TNT on July 10, 2017, and concluded on September 4, 2017. It was originally ordered to series at Pivot in 2013, but was never broadcast. The series premiered at 9:00 pm EST, but after four weeks, was moved to 11:00 pm. On September 5, 2017, the series was canceled after one season.
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2016
Allied
MovieNov 9, 2016

Allied

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa …
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
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The Crown
TV ShowNov 4, 2016

The Crown

The Crown is a historical drama web television series about …
The Crown is a historical drama web television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan, and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. It grew out of Morgan's film The Queen (2006) and his stage play The Audience (2013). The first season covers the period from Queen Elizabeth's marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret's engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season spans the period between 1964 and 1977, including Harold Wilson's two periods as prime minister, while the fourth will include Margaret Thatcher's premiership and introduce Lady Diana Spencer.
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The Exception
MovieSep 12, 2016

The Exception

Whiling away the hours in an isolated countryside estate …
Whiling away the hours in an isolated countryside estate near Nazi-occupied Utrecht, the abdicated German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, is still considered an influential man, and above all, a desirable assassination target. As a result, to avert a possible attempt against the life of the silver-haired former monarch, the reluctant Wehrmacht Captain, Stefan Brandt, is put in charge of his security, as there are rumours that a stealthy spy is in their midst. However, against all odds, Stefan will commence a fervent clandestine affair with the mansion's cryptic Dutch handmaiden, Mieke de Jong, threatening to put in jeopardy an already dangerously volatile situation. Now, with the imminent arrival of the powerful Reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, can Brandt protect both the Kaiser and the unexpected love of his life?
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A United Kingdom
MovieSep 9, 2016

A United Kingdom

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving …
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
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2015
Wolf Hall
TV ShowJan 21, 2015

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall is a British television serial first broadcast on BBC …
Wolf Hall is a British television serial first broadcast on BBC Two in January 2015. The six-part series is an adaptation of two of Hilary Mantel's novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, a fictionalised biography documenting the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII through to the death of Sir Thomas More, followed by Cromwell's success in freeing the king of his marriage to Anne Boleyn. Wolf Hall was first broadcast in April 2015 in the United States on PBS and in Australia on BBC First.
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2013
Closer to the Moon
MovieNov 29, 2013

Closer to the Moon

Bucharest 1959. A spectacular Bank heist has the country in …
Bucharest 1959. A spectacular Bank heist has the country in an uproar. In post-war Communist Romania it is an unimaginable slap in the face to the iron fisted authorities. Four men and a woman are arrested, tried, convicted and while waiting for their execution... are forced to star in a propaganda film about the crime. All five protagonists were heroes of the resistance during the Second World War and highly placed members of Romanian society. They clearly knew they would be caught and executed.
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Atlantis
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TV ShowSep 28, 2013

Atlantis

Atlantis is a British fantasy-adventure television …
Atlantis is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, inspired by Greek mythology (including the legend of Atlantis) and created by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy with Howard Overman. It premiered on 28 September 2013 on BBC One.
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Father Brown
TV ShowJan 14, 2013

Father Brown

Father Brown is a British television detective period drama which …
Father Brown is a British television detective period drama which began airing on BBC One on 14 January 2013. It features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest. The series is loosely based on short stories by G. K. Chesterton.
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Spies of Warsaw
TV ShowJan 9, 2013

Spies of Warsaw

Spies of Warsaw is a British television series in which a …
Spies of Warsaw is a British television series in which a Deuxième Bureau intelligence agent (spy) poses as a military attaché at the French embassy in Warsaw, and finds himself drawn into the outbreak of World War II.
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2012
Ripper Street
TV ShowDec 30, 2012

Ripper Street

Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in the …
Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in the East End of London starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, and MyAnna Buring. It begins in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. The first episode was broadcast on 30 December 2012, during BBC One's Christmas schedule, and was first broadcast in the United States on BBC America on 19 January 2013. Ripper Street returned for a second eight-part series on 28 October 2013.
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Secret State
TV ShowNov 7, 2012

Secret State

Secret State is a 2012 British four-part political thriller, starring …
Secret State is a 2012 British four-part political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Gina McKee, and inspired by Chris Mullin's novel A Very British Coup. It delves into the relationship between a democratically elected government, the military and big business. The first one-hour part premiered on Channel 4 on Wednesday 7 November 2012, with the other three parts being shown the following Wednesdays.
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The Scapegoat
MovieSep 9, 2012

The Scapegoat

Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The …
Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.
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The Hollow Crown
MovieJun 30, 2012

The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown is a series of British TV that adapts …
The Hollow Crown is a series of British TV that adapts William Shakespeare's historical tetralogy, the Henriad. This includes Richard II, Henry IV part 1 and 2, and Henry V. Each episode is directed by a notable British stage director and the project as a whole was produced by Sam Mendes.
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2011
The Hour
TV ShowJul 19, 2011

The Hour

The Hour is a British television drama series broadcast on …
The Hour is a British television drama series broadcast on BBC. The series was centred on a new current-affairs show being launched by the BBC in June 1956, at the time of the Hungarian Revolution and Suez Crisis. It stars Ben Whishaw, Dominic West, and Romola Garai, with a supporting cast including Tim Pigott-Smith, Juliet Stevenson, Burn Gorman, Anton Lesser, Anna Chancellor, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and Oona Chaplin. It was written by Abi Morgan (also one of the executive producers, alongside Jane Featherstone and Derek Wax).
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
MovieMay 7, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Ti…

Captain Jack Sparrow …
Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
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Game of Thrones
TV ShowApr 17, 2011

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television …
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The show was both produced and filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Filming locations also included Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco and Spain. The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019, with 73 episodes broadcast over eight seasons.
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2008
Little Dorrit
TV ShowOct 26, 2008

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit is a 2008 British miniseries based on Charles …
Little Dorrit is a 2008 British miniseries based on Charles Dickens’s serial novel of the same title, originally published between 1855 and 1857. The screenplay is by Andrew Davies and the episodes were directed by Adam Smith, Dearbhla Walsh, and Diarmuid Lawrence.
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The Palace
TV ShowJan 14, 2008

The Palace

The Palace is a British drama television series that aired on …
The Palace is a British drama television series that aired on ITV in 2008. Produced by Company Pictures for the ITV network, it was created by Tom Grieves and follows a fictional British Royal Family in the aftermath of the death of King James III and the succession of his 24-year-old son, King Richard IV, played by Rupert Evans. It also stars Jane Asher and Zoe Telford. The series was filmed on location in Lithuania in 2007 and broadcast from 14 January to 3 March 2008. It was cancelled after one series due to low viewing figures.
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2007
Primeval
TV ShowFeb 10, 2007

Primeval

Primeval is a British science-fiction drama television programme …
Primeval is a British science-fiction drama television programme produced for ITV by Impossible Pictures. Created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines, who previously created the Walking with... documentary series, Primeval follows a team of scientists tasked with investigating the appearance of temporal anomalies across the United Kingdom through which prehistoric and futuristic creatures enter the present, as well as trying to stop the end of the world.
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2006
Miss Potter
MovieDec 3, 2006

Miss Potter

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and …
The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
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2005
River Queen
MovieSep 12, 2005

River Queen

An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish …
An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.
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The Girl in the Café
MovieJun 25, 2005

The Girl in the Café

Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an …
Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.
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2003
Eroica
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MovieOct 4, 2003

Eroica

On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries …
On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries assemble a group of musicians to give the first performance of his Third Symphony, 'Bonaparte', to his patron Prince Lobkowitz and ...
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2002
Foyle's War
TV ShowOct 27, 2002

Foyle's War

Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set …
Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set during (and shortly after) the Second World War, created by Midsomer Murders screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV after the long-running series Inspector Morse ended in 2000. It began broadcasting on ITV in October 2002. ITV director of programmes Simon Shaps cancelled Foyle's War in 2007, but complaints and public demand prompted Peter Fincham (Shaps' replacement) to revive the programme after good ratings for 2008's fifth series. The final episode was broadcast on 18 January 2015, after eight series.
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Spooks
TV ShowMay 13, 2002

Spooks

Spooks (known as MI-5 in some countries) is a British …
Spooks (known as MI-5 in some countries) is a British television drama series that originally aired on BBC One from 13 May 2002 to 23 October 2011, consisting of 10 series. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquarters, in a highly secure suite of offices known as The Grid. It is notable for various stylistic touches, and its use of popular guest actors. In the United States, the show is broadcast under the title MI-5. In Canada, the programme originally aired as MI5 but now airs on BBC Canada as Spooks.
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2001
Charlotte Gray
MovieDec 17, 2001

Charlotte Gray

A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during …
A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.
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2000
Lorna Doone
MovieDec 24, 2000

Lorna Doone

Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer …
Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.
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Waking the Dead
TV ShowSep 4, 2000

Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural …
Waking the Dead is a British television police procedural crime drama series, produced by the BBC, that centres on a fictional London-based Cold Case unit composed of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist. A pilot episode aired in September 2000, and a total of nine series followed. Each story is split into two hour-long episodes, shown on consecutive nights on BBC One. A third series episode won an International Emmy Award in 2004. The programme was also shown on BBC America in the United States, though these screenings are edited to allow for advertising breaks, as well as UKTV in Australia and New Zealand and ABC1 in Australia. The show aired its final episode on 11 April 2011. A spin-off from the series, titled The Body Farm, revolving around forensic scientist Eve Lockhart (Tara Fitzgerald), was announced by the BBC in January 2011 and ran for just one series.
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1999
Holby City
TV ShowJan 12, 1999

Holby City

Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI⁺Y) is a British medical drama …
Holby City (styled as HOLBY CI⁺Y) is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One. The series was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama Casualty, and premiered on 12 January 1999. It is set in the same hospital as Casualty, in the fictional city of Holby, and featured occasional crossovers of characters and plots with both Casualty (which featured dedicated episodes broadcast as Casualty@Holby City) and the show's 2007 police procedural spin-off HolbyBlue. Its first executive producers were Young and Johnathan Young, who were succeeded by Kathleen Hutchison from 2002 to 2004, Richard Stokes from 2004 to 2006, McHale from 2006 to 2010, Belinda Campbell from 2010 to 2011, Johnathan Young from 2011 to 2013, Oliver Kent from 2013 to 2017 and Simon Harper from 2017. Holby City airs once a week, all year round, and each series now contains 52 episodes.
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1998
Vanity Fair
TV ShowNov 1, 1998

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair is a BBC television drama serial adaptation of …
Vanity Fair is a BBC television drama serial adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name broadcast in 1998. The screenplay was written by Andrew Davies. The BBC previously adapted the novel as a serial twice before, in 1967 and in 1987.
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1997
FairyTale: A True Story
MovieOct 24, 1997

FairyTale: A True Story

In 1917, two children take a …
In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.
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Midsomer Murders
TV ShowMar 23, 1997

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama …
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. A major success in viewership since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide in numerous countries.
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1996
Dalziel and Pascoe
TV ShowMar 16, 1996

Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime …
Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell") and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team."
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Silent Witness
TV ShowFeb 21, 1996

Silent Witness

Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by …
Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by the BBC, focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes. First broadcast in 1996, and still on air, the series was created by Nigel McCrery, a former murder squad detective based in Nottingham. He later went on to create the hit series New Tricks, with writer Roy Mitchell.
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1992
A Touch of Frost
TV ShowDec 6, 1992

A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by …
A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television (later ITV Studios) for ITV from 6 December 1992 until 5 April 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R. D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard Harris.
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1989
Agatha Christie's Poirot
TV ShowJan 8, 1989

Agatha Christie's Poirot

Poirot (also known as Agatha …
Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's Poirot) is a British mystery drama television series that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Initially produced by LWT, the series was later produced by ITV Studios. The series also aired on VisionTV in Canada and on PBS and A&E in the United States.
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1986
Perfect Strangers
TV ShowMar 25, 1986

Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight …
Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons, from March 25, 1986 to August 6, 1993, on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker) and his distant cousin from eastern Mediterranean Europe, Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot).
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1983
Good and Bad at Games
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MovieDec 1, 1983

Good and Bad at Games

Ten years after leaving …
Ten years after leaving school, Cox, bullied and constantly humiliated in his schooldays, seeks out his former classmates in order to be revenged.
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1974
Nova
TV ShowMar 3, 1974

Nova

Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science …
Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston since 1974. It is broadcast on PBS in the U.S., and in more than 100 other countries. The series has won many major television awards.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED/San Francisco, WTTW/Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV/Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1952
Anton Lesser
BirthFebruary 1952

Anton Lesser

Anton Lesser was born.
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