Anthony Crank Joins act4tv as a Tutor
After kicking off an exciting career in the late 90’s/early 00’s in print journalism, writing for popular editorial titles such as Mizz, Sky, More! Magazine, Attitude, and OK! Magazine, Anthony was tracked down by the popular Channel 4 ‘Youth’ strand, T4, where he started out as Entertainment Correspondent before becoming their live broadcasting Co-Host.
Alongside sister brands E4, T4 Holiday Mornings, T4 On The Beach, T4/C4 Movie specials and C4, Anthony went onto further presenting roles across all major terrestrial broadcasters. From ‘MTV Backstage:Live’, to hosting all the European TV outlets for ‘THE MTV:EMA’s 2006’ (alongside his then regular co-host Emma Willis), ‘Make Me a Supermodel Extra” and ‘The MTV VMA’s 2007’ for FIVE, Extreme Makeover, Eat Cinema, ITV’s Review of The Year 2006, 46664: The Mandela Tribute live from Cape Town, The Isle Of Wight Festival ’05, The British Soap Awards 2006, Totally Scott Lee, Bingo Night Live!, Liquid News to landing his dream presenting role working for BBC1 on the long-running prime time travel show, ‘HOLIDAY’, inclusive BBC1 spin-offs “Departure Lounge’ and ‘Holiday Hit Squad’. He also hosted a bevy of topical and factual radio shows on BBC Radio Manchester and Gaydio Manchester, and has recently been anchoring ‘The Mindshed’, with Romesh Ranganathan and more.
After enjoying 11 years living and working in London, Anthony embarked on a fresh challenge and moved back to his native Manchester to study and enjoyed roles in popular TV shows and movies such as feature film ‘Poor Wee Me’, Coronation Street, Jimmy McGovern’s The Accused, Hollyoaks: The Morning After The Night Before, and as Bill in Shameless, Kay Mellor’s ‘The Syndicate’, and has appeared on stage in the award-winning two-hander ‘The Rainbow Connection’, ‘The Opposite Of Claustrophobia’, ‘Fetish Knights’, ‘Rid The World’ and ‘The Newspaper Boy ‘opposite BAFTA Award winner Suranne Jones.
Deciding to turn his hand to teaching, mentoring and coaching talent, Anthony spent 5 years as a Senior Acting Practitioner at the Manchester School Of Acting, as well as ActUpNorth, 13 Performing Arts, Cinemagic Belfast and two years at First Take School of Acting, guiding and mentoring the careers and well being of almost 400+ actors, working in-house in casting and pastoral care/career industry advisor, as well as as a Youth Mentor, Guest Speaker and Engagement Officer in schools all over the North West.