10 Things You Didn’t Know about Anthony Welsh

Anthony Welsh

Anthony Welsh grew up going to a local cinema with his father, a ritual that made him fall in love with the idea of performing. Eventually, Anthony decided that acting was what he wanted to do with his life, and he put lots of time and effort into honing his skills. Since making his on-screen debut in 2009, he has continued working his way toward bigger and better opportunities. The last few years have been especially lucrative for him, and the future is looking even brighter.

In 2021, he made a two-episode appearance in Aziz Ansari‘s hit series, Master of None. Between 2019 and 2021, he popped up around a few movies and TV shows, racking credits and building his portfolio. But it’s his 2022 appearance as Leon in the romantic comedy series, The Flatshare, that’s got pop culture fans curious about him. Below are ten facts about Anthony Welsh that should satiate that curiosity.

1. He’s From London

Anthony was raised in London, and it was there that he fell in love with acting. He was born in West London to be exact, at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in Hammersmith. There’s no doubt that the city has had a huge impact on who he is as a person and an actor. He attended high school there and started his acting training at Richmond, a local drama school. From what we can tell, he still lives in London and doesn’t have any plans to relocate.

2. He Likes to Stay Active

Anthony Welsh in the gym

While The Flatshare is a fresh and welcome addition to the rom-com genre for the story concept, Anthony’s well-chiseled body is a contributing factor to the show’s popularity. Anthony Welsh likes to take good care of his body, and staying in shape is very important to him. Acting may not be a sport, but being physically fit can help performers keep up with the demands of the industry. And in this case, attract a few thousand viewers.

3. He Likes His Privacy

There are plenty of people in the entertainment business who love constantly being in the spotlight, and they don’t shy away from sharing their every move with the world. However, that isn’t true for Anthony Welsh. He has chosen not to share much information about his private life.

4. He Has a Great Sense of Style

Anthony Welsh in a photoshoot

Fashion and entertainment have always had a very close relationship, and it’s easy to see why. Both industries are about creativity and self-expression and both of those are things that Anthony thoroughly enjoys. He has a great eye for fashion and a scroll through his Instagram shows a man who knows how to wear a fit. Even when it’s just a t-shirt.

5. He Enjoys Cooking

Exercise isn’t the only way that Anthony likes to take care of his body. He also follows a healthy diet and he likes spending time in the kitchen preparing his own food. Every once in a while, he’ll share a cooking video on social media. Unfortunately, though, he probably doesn’t get as much time to cook as he’d like.

6. He’s a Formally Trained Actor

Anthony Welsh in an acting scene

The entertainment industry is very competitive and actors have to do what they can to give themselves a bit of an edge. For Anthony, who has chosen to dedicate his life to the art form, part of that process was going to drama school. He studied at the London Academy of Music and Drama Art which is a school known for producing successful actors. Some notable alumni include Brian Cox, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

7. He’s Done Video Game Work

Being in a music video isn’t the only cool opportunity Anthony has gotten over the years. In 2012, he did some motion capture work for the video game Forza Horizon. This remains his only video game credit to date, and it’s unclear whether he wants to work on more video game projects.

8. He Was in a Music Video

Anthony Welsh in a music video

Anthony Welsh has gotten lots of cool opportunities over the course of his career, and one of them was the chance to be in a music video. In 2016, he was in the video for the song “Another Hole in Babylon” by Gaika Tavares. The video, which also doubles as a short film and was commissioned by Channel 4, has over 8,000 views on YouTube.

9. He Was A Big Ninja Turtles Fan

If you were around in the 1980s and 90s, you probably remember when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were all the rage. Although the concept may seem silly on the surface, these pizza-loving turtles with martial arts skills became loved by people all over the world, and Anthony was one of them. During an interview with BAFTA, Anthony said, “I think my first film was a Ninja Turtles movie – I was a really big Ninja Turtles fan.” Sadly, he didn’t provide any detail on who his favorite Ninja Turtle was.

10. Anthony Welsh is also a rapper

Anthony Welsh performing at his EP's listening party

Acting has been Anthony’s main focus for many years, but it’s actually not how he got his start as an entertainer. While talking to The Book of Man, Anthony said, “The first time I ever performed was actually before acting. I used to rap back in the day and when I was about 17, I went to a hip-hop night with my Uncle at the Jazz Cafe in Camden.”

But music is not in the past for Anthony Welsh. In December 2022, he released a five-song EP, West End Grove. The mixtape is a reflection of his journey as an actor, achievements, and aspirations. The project was produced by J Sas and it’s available on all streaming platforms.

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