Powerful new drama ANTHONY is out on DVD on 3rd August and available on Digital Download now. Inspired by conversations with Gee Walker, Anthony’s mother, ANTHONY is written by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jimmy McGovern (Broken, The Street, Cracker) and stars Toheeb Jimoh (The Power, Ted Lasso) as Anthony and Rakie Ayola (Shetland, Noughts + Crosses) as Gee.
In 2005 Anthony Walker was a Liverpool teenager with a devout Christian faith and a love of basketball. Known to his family and friends for his humour, intelligence and compassion, Anthony was halfway through college with dreams of visiting America and studying Law.
On 29th July that year, in Huyton, Merseyside, Anthony was murdered by two white racists in an unprovoked attack, he was just 18 years old.
ANTHONY is the story of how this talented young man’s life may have turned out if he had lived. His imagined life is told through reverse chronology as we see him realise his dreams and enjoy the life he had a right to live, before fate, and hate, took it all away.