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Actor Biography

Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, North London, England. He grew up in Hampton, which was near London. He's the youngest son of his parents, Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress). He has an older brother named Murray. Head has a girlfriend, named Sarah Fisher (they've been living together for the past 15 years). They met each other when he was 28 and she was 18. She's a former theatre administrator, but nowadays she's an animal trainer. They have two daughters, named Emily Rose (born 1989) and Daisy May (born 1991). Besides acting, Head is also a good singer. In 1983, he was in a band named 'Two Way'. The band released a 45 single with three songs,produced by Richard Dodd and Ron Roker. Head's other skills are: horse riding, swimming, scuba diving, piano, guitar and stage fighting











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Character Analysis

Giles is Buffy's watcher, he also acts as a father figure for Buffy, in the absence of her own father.  We have seen Giles in many roles, as a stuffy librarian from England, as Ripper in Band Candy, his younger alter ego, one episode he became a demon, and as a magic shop owner. He trained Buffy to be a slayer and is a constant in her life.