Jackson Anthony - Filmography

Jackson Anthony - Filmography

* Guru Gedara
* Ayoma
* Visidela (1994)
* Lokuduwa (1994)
* Bawa Duka
* Bawa Karma
* Gini Avi Saha Gini Keli (1997)
* Gini Awi Saha Gini Keli
* Aswesuma
* Agnidahaya (2002)
* Sooriya Arana (2004)
* Mille soya (2004)
* Randiya Dahara (2004)
* Guerilla marketing (2005)
* Dheewari (2006)
* Kurulu Pihatu (2006)
* ABA: Pandukababhaya (2008)

Beside his prolific acting career, Jackson Anthony is a pivotal figure also in the Sri Lankan entertainment industry. He was the Winner of the PEOPLES’ AWARD FOR THE BEST ARTIST at the Awards Ceremony of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) 2007. Currently, Jackson Anthony serves as the Creative Director of Swarnavahini Televison Channel where his mature creativity has brought to the masses new trends on the small screen. He is acclaimed for his concept and presentation of ‘Maha Sinhalaye Vansa Kathawa’ (translated as “The Great Chronicle of the Sinhalese”) telecast through Swarnavahini channel for several years. With many erudite historians brought together, this probably became the most comprehensive programme dedicated to the History of Sri Lanka. Other popular programmes created by him include exploratory programmes like “Ganga dige”(an exploration of the water bodies in the island) and “Salang hanthe”(a travel programme revealing the history and civilization of Lesotho).

He has also directed several Sinhalese films. His directorial debut, ‘Julietge bhumikawa’ won him the award for the Most Promising Director at the Critics’ Awards Ceremony. Paradeesaya was another film directed by him. Currently he is working on his newest directorial enterprise, Aba, allegedly the most expensive movie ever to have been made in Sri Lanka. It is based on the historical legend of King Pandukabhaya; a story which took place more than 2300 years ago. Jackson’s son Sajith Anuttara will play the role of the young Pandukabhaya. This is expected to pioneer an “epical tradition of Sri Lankan cinema”.

He has kept his mark as a teledrama director also. "Esala Kaluwara" is the only teledrama directed by him and is based on a story that addresses a realistic approaches to the roots and causes of the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka.