Anthony is a multi-award winning director who first came to prominence for student productions of his own plays IVAN and YELLOW MONDAY, for which he won the RSC Buzz Goodbody Best Director’s Award at NSDF and a Special Production Award at LSDF respectively. Since then he has directed a host of critically acclaimed and award winning shows. He spent two years as an Assistant and then Resident Director at The Orange Tree Theatre, London; six years as Artistic Director of Contact Theatre, Manchester ; twelve years as Associate, and then Artistic Associate Director at The Birmingham Rep with special responsibility for the programming of The Door, and seven years as Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre, London. Throughout his career he has freelanced extensively including at The National Theatre, RSC, Bristol Old Vic, The Young Vic, Nottingham Playhouse, Watford Palace, Leicester Haymarket and Tara Arts.
Since 2010, he has been working as a freelance director, leading the MA Directing Course at E15 and the Drama Centre, Central Saint Martins UAL, and the MA Dramatic Writing Course .
In 2016 he set up his own company Theatre Accord.