Tony Way

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Tony Way
Born (1978-10-07) 7 October 1978 (age 45)
Rochford, Essex, England
Occupation(s)Actor, writer, comedian
Years active1995–present

Tony Paul Way (born 7 October 1978) is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for playing characters in a number of British comedy TV series including Extras, After Life, Black Books and Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer, as well as comedy movies including Sightseers and Ali G Indahouse. He has since moved into drama, appearing as Plague in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dontos Hollard in HBO's Game of Thrones, and Thomas Nashe in Anonymous.

Early life[edit]

Way was born in Rochford, Essex and grew up in Wickford, Essex.


Way started his career in comedy and acting at the age of 17 when he, Rhys Thomas, Stephen Burge, and Glynne Wiley started making comedy videos as sketch group Stay Alive Pepi while at college. The videos were noticed by Bob Mortimer and Charlie Higson, who gave Way his first television appearances in a sketch on The Fast Show and in several sketches in Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer. Way went on to write for and perform in more comedy shows, including Blunder, Mongrels, Extras, Spaced, and Tittybangbang.

Way has also performed in many television shows and feature films, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Anonymous,[1] Tunnel of Love, Finding Neverland, Cheeky, Ali G Indahouse, Fairytales, Down Terrace[2] and Sightseers. From 2012 to 2014, Way appeared as Ser Dontos Hollard on HBO's Game of Thrones.[3][4] In 2014, he co-starred in the sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow,[5] and made an appearance on Doctor Who.[6] Since 2013 he has played Terry in BBC Radio 4 sitcom Seekers, written by his friend and collaborator Stephen Burge. Way also still regularly works with Rhys Thomas on the Thomas and Way Podcast, which they have been recording irregularly since 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Way lives in Hackney, London.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Cheeky Rick
2002 Ali G Indahouse Dave
2004 Finding Neverland Set Mover
Tunnel of Love Spiff
2008 Trimming the Fat James "Hendy" Henderson
2009 Beyond the Pole Landlord
Down Terrace Garvey Winner Fantastic Fest – Best Feature and Best Screenplay & Best British Film at London's Raindance Film Festival
2010 London Boulevard Lone Pap
2011 Anonymous Thomas Nashe
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Plague
2012 Sightseers Crich Tourist
2013 Gus and His Dirty Dead Dad Taxi Gavin
Convenience Stoner 2
2014 Legend of the Golden Fishcake Gavin
The Riot Club Mugger
Edge of Tomorrow Kimmel
2015 Brand New-U Gun Dealer/Santa
Aaaaaaaah! Sitcom Lee
High-Rise Robert the Caretaker
Trespass Against Us Norman
2016 Mindhorn Dad with Newspaper


Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Fast Show New Boy
1998–2001 Eleven O'Clock Show Writer
1999 Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer Various characters
Small Potatoes Elwood
Spaced Paper Boy
2000–2001 Randall and Hopkirk Hammer of God
2000–2004 Black Books Cinema Clerk/Burger Boy
2000–2011 My Family Himself Guest cast
2001–2002 Fun at the Funeral Parlour Gwynne Thomas
2003–2004 Hardware Cliff
2005 Monkey Trousers Various characters
Extras Chef
2005–2007 Tittybangbang
2006 Blunder Writer
2008 Fairy Tales Rapunzel
No Heroics Praying Mantis
The Wall Various characters Writer
Torn Up Tales Clint "The Beast" Beastwood
2008–2009 Crash Various characters Writer
2009–2011 Shooting Stars Various characters Writer
The Impressions Show Various characters Writer
2009 2009 Unwrapped with Miranda Hart Arthur
2010 Money Fat Paul
Mongrels Gary
Above Their Stations Techno Benson
2011 Life's Too Short
2012 Sherlock
2012; 2014 Game of Thrones Ser Dontos Hollard
2014 Derek Pete
Doctor Who Alf
Not Going Out Tony
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern Ned/Captain Cupnutz/Rick Parfitt
2015 Asylum Alan
Pompidou Merrick
Drunk History Various characters
House of Fools Punter/Butcher Brother
Inside No. 9 Michael
Murder in Successville Harry Styles
SunTrap Glenn
Jekyll and Hyde Silas
2016 Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Ned
2016–2017 Zapped Chestnut
2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Carmichael
Tracey Breaks the News Various characters
2018 Collateral Conor
2019–2022 After Life Lenny
2019 Giri/Haji Roy
2020 Mandy Sergei
Des Dyno Rod Engineer


  • Seekers (BBC Radio 4) – Terry
  • Thomas and Way Podcast
  • The Don't Watch With Mother Sketchbook – Various characters, also writer



  1. ^ Fordy, Tom (31 October 2011). "Anonymous: Interview With Tony Way". The Hollywood News. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Down Terrace (2010) Review". 15 October 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  3. ^ Ortiz, Jen (21 April 2014). "The Game of Thrones Exit Interview: The Drunk Knight Who Saved Sansa (and Maybe Killed Joffrey) Talks Postmortem". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Tony Way talks Ser Dontos, Purple Wedding, Sansa & Littlefinger". 22 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  5. ^ "'Edge of Tomorrow' Review". 6 June 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Tony Way's Appointment With The Doctor". The Velvet Onion. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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