Anna Massey

Born Aug 11, 1937

Anna Raymond Massey CBE was an English actress. She won a BAFTA Award for the role of Edith Hope in the 1986 TV adaptation of Anita Brookner’s novel Hotel du Lac in a role which one of her co-stars, Julia McKenzie, has said 'could have been written for her.'… Read More

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1937 Birth Born on August 11, 1937.


1955 17 Years Old Although she had no formal training at either drama school or in repertory, in May 1955 at the age of 17, Anna Massey made her first appearance on stage at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, as Jane in The Reluctant Debutante, subsequently making her first London appearance in the same play at the Cambridge Theatre in May 1955 "and was suddenly famous".
1956 18 Years Old She then left the cast in London to repeat her performance in New York in October 1956.


1972 34 Years Old …  In 1972, she played the role of the barmaid Babs in Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film Frenzy. … Read More


1987 49 Years Old In 1987, Massey was awarded the British Academy TV Award for Best Actress for her role in Hotel du Lac after acquiring the TV rights two years earlier, only a few weeks before the novel won the Booker Prize.


1988 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  At an August 1988 dinner party held at the home of their mutual friend, Joy Whitby, she met Russian-born metallurgist Uri Andres, who had been based at Imperial College, London since 1975.
1990 52 Years Old In the 1990's she appeared with Alan Bennett in a dramatised reading of T.S. Eliot's and Virginia Woolf's letters in a production at the Charleston Festival devised by Patrick Garland.


2004 66 Years Old In the New Year's Honours List published 31 December 2004 she was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama.
2006 68 Years Old Massey published an autobiography in 2006, Telling Some Tales, in which she revealed a difficult early life and discussed her failed marriage (1959–1962) to actor Jeremy Brett, discussing his struggle with bipolar disorder.
2008 70 Years Old She also appeared as Mrs. D'Urberville in the 2008 BBC adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, an older version of May and as Rosie in An Angel For May, and in the 2004 BBC version of Our Mutual Friend. … Read More
2009 71 Years Old …  In 2009, she also appeared in a new radio version of The Killing of Sister George.
2011 74 Years Old Massey died from cancer on 3 July 2011, aged 73. … Read More
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