Anna Massey

Biography

Date of Birth 11 August 1937, Thakeham, West Sussex, England, UK Birth Name Anna Raymond Massey Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Spouse Uri Andres (1990 - present) Jeremy Brett (24 May 1958 - 1962) (divorced) 1 child Trivia Daughter of the actors Raymond Massey and Adrianne Allen and the niece of the Canadian politician Vincent Massey. Sister of Daniel Massey Won a Tony-nomination for "The Reluctant Debutante" in 1955 at the age of 18. Mother of the writer David Huggins ('The Kiss' and 'Lucky Amnesia'). Veteran director John Ford was her godfather. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1983 (1982 season) for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "The Importance of Being Earnest". She was awarded the 1982 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actress of 1981 for her performance in a Kind of Alaska. Given the title of Commander of the order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Honours, 2005. Won a Tony Award nomination as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "The Reluctant Debutante" in 1957 at the age of 19. Appeared with her former husband, Jeremy Brett, in the 1979 BBC television production of "Rebecca" where he played Maxim de Winter and she played his housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers. Personal Quotes I think however old and blind and prune-like one may look, the spirit that goes on inside you stays young and flirtacious. "My education finished at fifteen; if I'd stayed at school I'm not sure I'd have become an actor." "Theatre eats up too much of your family life. I have a grandson and a husband and I'd rather I was able to be a granny and a wife." "Actors marrying each other is not a good idea."

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Birth Name

Anna Raymond Massey

Birth Place

Thakeham, West Sussex, England, UK

Birth Date

8/11/1937

Death Date

7/2/2011
Known For
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Another Country

Imogen Bennett

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Gideon of Scotland Yard

Sally Gideon

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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Mrs. Arbuthnot

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De Sade

Renée de Montreuil

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Lucetta Farfrae / ... (4 episodes, 1978)

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Agatha Christie : A Life In Pictures / Agatha Christie's Garden : Murder & Mystery In Devon (2 Disc

Older Agatha

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Sweet William

Edna McClusky

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Os Gigolôs

Edwina

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The Robinsons - Complete Series One

Pam Robinson (6 episodes, 2005)

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Coral Browne: Caviar for the General

Herself

Starring In
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The Oxford Murders

Mrs. Eagleton

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Affinity

Miss Haxby

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Oliver Twist (2007)

Mrs Bedwin (unknown episodes)

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Os Gigolôs

Edwina

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The Robinsons - Complete Series One

Pam Robinson (6 episodes, 2005)

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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Mrs. Arbuthnot

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The Machinist: Brad Anderson and the Machinist

Mrs. Shrike

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The Machinist

Mrs. Shrike

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Agatha Christie : A Life In Pictures / Agatha Christie's Garden : Murder & Mystery In Devon (2 Disc

Older Agatha

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An Angel for May

Rosie

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Lucetta Farfrae / ... (4 episodes, 1978)

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Possession

Lady Bailey

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Miss Laetitia Prism

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Dark Blue World

English Teacher

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Room for Rent

Sarah Stevenson

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A Very British Psycho

Self

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Midsomer Murders - Death's Shadow

Honoria Lyddiard

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Deja Vu

Fern Stoner

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Angels And Insects

Miss Mead

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Haunted

Nanny Tess Webb

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The Grotesque

Mrs. Giblet

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Impromptu

George Sand's Mother

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Mountains of the Moon

Mrs. Arundell

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The Tall Guy

Mary

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Killing Dad

Edith

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Coral Browne: Caviar for the General

Herself

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Tears In The Rain

Lady Emily

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A Hazard of Hearts

Eudora

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The Little Drummer Girl

Chairlady

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Another Country

Imogen Bennett

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Cinque Giorni una Estate

Jennifer Pierce

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The Cherry Orchard

Charlotte

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A Little Romance

Ms. Siegel

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Sweet William

Edna McClusky

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The Corn is Green

Miss Ronberry

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The Vault of Horror

Donna (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")

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A Doll's House

Kristine Linde

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Frenzy

Babs Milligan

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David Copperfield

Jane Murdstone

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The Looking Glass War

Avery's Wife

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De Sade

Renée de Montreuil

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Bunny Lake Is Missing

Elvira

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The Trip to Biarritz

Marjorie Robertson

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Peeping Tom

Helen Stephens

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Gideon of Scotland Yard

Sally Gideon

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