Anthony Calf was born in 1959 in London's Hammersmith. At the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he trained to become an actor. Besides a number of theater productions, he worked mainly on British television with, such as in the detective series Inspector Barnaby ( Midsomer Murders, 1999) and New Tricks - The crime specialists ( New Tricks, from 2005 to 2013 ). In 1995, he was also seen as Colonel Fitzwilliam in the BBC TV mini-series Pride and Prejudice ( Pride and Prejudice, 1995) with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. Among the feature films in which he played small supporting roles include the comedy King George - A Madness of ( The Madness of King George, 1994), the literary adaptation Anna Karenina (1997) with Sophie Marceau and the thriller Straightheads on the side of Gillian Anderson.
With his wife, Caroline Harker, the sister of actress Susannah Harker, he has three daughters: Emma Louise (* 1983), Cecilia Ann (* 1995) and Anemone Georgiana (* 2000).