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Acting Naturally

Philip Anglim~~Acting Naturally

"But sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams."
~The Elephant Man~by Bernard Pomerance

Philip Anglim is a native Californian from the San Francisco Bay Area. On the road to studying veterinary medicine, Philip encountered a detour when a drama teacher wanted him to appear in a play.

Graduating from Yale University with a degree in English Literature, the detour led to a career as an actor. The diversity of roles that he has chosen have dealt with subjects such as cannibalism, AIDS, spirituality, & nuclear holocaust.

Lonely Planet

Whether portraying an elephant man, a prisoner, Shakespere, men of the cloth, or walking with the Prophets, one thing is certain: this chameleon can't be categorized...


Philip and Kelty the wolfhound, out for a spin.

The Elephant Man (1982-ABC Theater/Marble Arch Productions) As John Merrick

A plea for help...
"He was thus denied all means of
escape from his tormentors."

"Rules make us happy
because they are for our own good."

"All right..."

"I planned to say so many things...I forgot them.
You are so beautiful."

"Mr. Merrick, it has been a very great pleasure
to make your acquaintance."

"It is done..."

Click HERE to view scenes from the Broadway production at the Booth Theater!

Macbeth (1982-Lincoln Center Theater Co.) As Macbeth

"You shall be King..."
"My thought is murder, yet is but fantastical..."

"False face must hide what the false heart doth know..."
"I will not be afraid of death and bane..."

"Lay on, MacDuff...damned be him who first cries 'enough'!"

Testament (1983-Paramount Pictures) As Father Hollis Mann

Trying to keep the faith following a nuclear strike:
The death toll mounts:

With the world crumbling around them, a man & a woman cling to each other; holding on to life, to humanity, to hope...

The Thorn Birds (1983-Warner Bros.) As Dane O'Neill

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Idolizing the "perfect" priest...
Father & son...destiny unaware

The "favorite" son, Saint Dane...
A truly Holy Man...

The Horse Dealer's Daughter (1984-American Film Institute) As Dr. Jack Ferguson

A small town doctor...
A foolish moment that could have cost two lives...
Renewed life...
Discovering love...

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