Anthony Crank has had a wonderfully diverse career. From print journalism, presenting and then finally transitioning to the silver screen himself as an actor, Anthony’s unique career development make him a fascinating figure. Moreover, his involvement with the LGBTQ+ community have given him unique insight into the world of advocacy, and the importance of mental health.
Anthony is also passionate about LGBT+ advocacy, and has worked closely with Manchester Pride, Queer Up North and the LGF on various projects and hosting live events and festivals. In 2017, Anthony co-produced the National LGBT Awards, single handy attaining access to The Duke of Cambridge in securing him as the winner of the LGBT+ Ally of the Year Award.
Currently practicing Actor Mentoring and Coaching at First Take School of Acting, and representing some of the finest young acting talent in the North West and beyond, in the past year alone Anthony has recently just chaired & anchored various Q&A events in and across Manchester focusing on mental health and well-being, namely the book launch for ‘Me, Myself & Bi-Polar Brenda’ in conjunction with MIND and Bipolar UK, and the premiere for the film ‘Lead Belly’, focusing on PTSD and street homeless charities.