Anthony was born in Northallerton, North Yorkshire and raised in London's East End, Hackney, to an Irish mother and Nigerian father.
He spent his childhood summers in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
He was recognised as a potential performer at college in North London and was a founder member of Four's Company Dance Theatre.
He spent one year with a Lindy-hop troupe periodically touring the UK as a support act for the late great Humphrey Littleton and his jazz band and worked with Jos Houben of the Right Size Theatre Company.
In 1992 Anthony got his first stage drama in a Battersea pub theatre and went on to do extensive physical theatre productions across the world including Oedipus in 2011 with Steven Berkoff.
He has been especially proud to have performed in both his parent's countries of origin.
Anthony was a founder member of the 7th, 12th Collective Film Production Company and collaborated in making the Killing Zone, Dead Room and Bad Day.
In 1997, Anthony joined the BBC Radio Drama Company for a year.