Anna Massey
Actress
Anna Massey
Biography
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Birthday
11 August 1937
Deceased
03 July 2011
home town
Sussex
Death Place
London
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Alternative names
Massey, Anna Raymond
Birth name
Anna Raymond Massey
Active years end year
1958z
Nationality
British
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Human Rights Watch Presents Cries From The Heart
Green Celebrity Network - over 4 years
On Sunday, May 6, 2012, Human Rights Watch will present CRIES FROM THE HEART: FREEDOM NEEDS A VOICE at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Works by acclaimed writers, journalists, and activists from around the world will be performed on stage by a star-studded cast of actors that are all donating their time and talent to take part in this important evening. The cast includes Lisa Edelstein, Jacqueline Emerson, Greg Germann, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Anna Khaja, Sally Kirkland, Dayo Okeniyi, Missi Pyle, Peter Riegert, Julian Sands, Arnold Vosloo, and Reno Wilson. Special musical guests include Aloe Blacc and Isobel Campbell. The 90-minute show will include powerful performances of selected writings and personal testimonies that celebrate and bring to life the voices of individuals who dare to speak out for freedom and justice around the world. The audience will be transported to the Middle East to hear testimonies from the frontlines of the Arab Spring. They will be inspired by the wo ...
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IL TELECOMANDO, LA GUIDA TV DI DM: 24 AGOSTO 2011. CONSIGLIAMO UDINESE-ARSENAL ... - DavideMaggio.it
Google News - over 5 years
Film di John-Paul Davidson e interpretato da Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting, Lena Headey, Jim Carter, Anna Massey, Trudie Styler, Maria Aitken, James Fleet, Steven Mackintosh. Prodotto nel 1995 in Gran Bretagna. Trama: L'eccentrico aristocratico
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Trio hits spotlight at Roxy Theater Saturday night - Muskogee Daily Phoenix
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Saturday night's show also will feature The Beau Weevilz Family Band, Hunter Gotcher, Anna Massey, Zach Henson, Haley Bales, Brittaney Bales, The DeSpain Sisters and Tonnie Nichols. Musicians include guitarist Joesf Glaude with violinist James Ruggles
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DEVOLVI IL 5XMILLE A MAMME DOMANI. AIUTA I NOSTRI PROGETTI. CF: 09390161009 - Mamme Domani
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Oggi è il compleanno di Alex Haley – imprenditore (1921), Mike Douglas – attore (1925), Beniamino Andreatta – parlamentare (1928), Fernando Arrabal – scrittore (1937), Anna Massey – attrice (1937), Stuart Gordon – attore (1947), Eric Carmen – cantante
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Summer Film Classics: Birth of the Slasher: Peeping Tom - Austin Chronicle
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Directed by Michael Powell., Starring Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley and Brenda Bruce. This abundantly creepy and always controversial British movie never goes out of style. A cameraman for the movies by trade, this killer's
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Lost Hitchcock film discovered in New Zealand - CTV.ca
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In this July 26, 1971 file photo, British film producer and director Alfred Hitchcock, right, discusses filming with actress Anna Massey, one of the stars of 'Frenzy', in Covent Garden Market, London. (AP / Leonard Brown, file) In this image released
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De Polly Platt y Eliseo Alberto - Vanguardia.com.mx
Google News - over 5 years
Luego de la pérdida de Anna Massey, Googie Withers y Linda Christian, el mes de julio no terminó sin otros dos decesos importantes en el mundo del cine. El primero ocurrió el pasado 27 de julio con la muerte a los 72 años de Polly Platt, una reconocida
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Has film really outgrown racism? - The Guardian (blog)
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It's a rich and fascinating film, loaded with old-school panache and cheeky invention – witness the late Anna Massey stepping out on to a busy London street, to be greeted not with the expected racket but unnerving silence. It's also one with a fuggy
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Stalled Oakland progress set to resume? - Albany Herald On-line
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“We're very happy with this location; it's ideal for people who live in this part of Lee County but work in Albany,” OakCrest Director Anna Massey said. “We're still hoping the development continues to grow, but it's a perfect location for us
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VIDEO; A Tragic Actress's Twilight, Burning, Not Dimming
NYTimes - over 5 years
The Letter Long overshadowed by William Wyler's 1940 remake starring Bette Davis, the first filming, from 1929, of W. Somerset Maugham's stage play ''The Letter'' has re-emerged, thanks to a new DVD edition from Warner Archive. As the only surviving sound film of the radically innovative Broadway star Jeanne Eagels, the film is an important piece
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Obit: British actress Anna Massey, 73 - Arizona Republic
Google News - over 5 years
10, 2011 12:00 AM AP LONDON - Anna Massey, the member of an acting dynasty whose roles ranged from lonely spinsters to Margaret Thatcher, has died. She was 73. Massey died July 2 after a battle with cancer, with her husband and son at her side,
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Notable deaths around nation, world as of July 10, 2011 - OregonLive.com (blog)
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Anna Massey, 73, of London, a BAFTA winner whose roles ranged from lonely spinsters to Margaret Thatcher, died July 2 of cancer. The daughter of Canadian actor Raymond Massey and British actress Adrianne Allen, she made her West End debut at 17 in "The
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Anna Massey, TV and Film Actress, Dies at 73 - New York Times
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By AP LONDON — Anna Massey, an actress whose roles ranged from lonely spinsters to Margaret Thatcher, died on Sunday. She was 73. The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia extravaganzas and much more
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Hosannas to Anna Massey & Ayrton Senna - WhatsOnStage.com (blog)
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Anna Massey was a glorious actress with a voice like a dry martini you could suck through a straw. It's amazing how certain descriptive words stick to certain actors. "Acidulous" was hers in the same way that "beanpole" is Guy Henry's, "fruity" Donald
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Massey
1937
Born on August 11, 1937.
1955
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
She then left the cast in London to repeat her performance in New York in October 1956.
In the 1990s 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. Several of her early film roles were in mystery thrillers. She made her cinema debut in the Scotland Yard film Gideon's Day (1958), as Sally, daughter of Jack Hawkins's Detective Inspector. The director was her godfather John Ford. She played a potential murder victim in Michael Powell's cult thriller Peeping Tom (1960) and appeared in Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965).
1972
In 1972, she played the role of the barmaid Babs in Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film Frenzy.
In the documentary on the film's DVD release, Massey mentioned that she originally auditioned for the much smaller role of the secretary Monica, a part for which Jean Marsh was cast. She also noted that her character's nude scenes in Frenzy were performed by body doubles. Massey appeared with her brother Daniel playing deadly siblings in the horror film The Vault of Horror (1973). Massey continued to make occasional film and stage appearances, but worked more frequently in television, making her first small screen appearance as Jacqueline in Green of the Year in October 1955 and in dramas such as The Pallisers (1974), the 1978 adaptation of Rebecca (in which she starred with her ex-husband, Jeremy Brett), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978), The Cherry Orchard (1980), and Anna Karenina (1985). She had roles in the British comedy series The Darling Buds of May (1991) and The Robinsons (2005). She also appeared in a number of mysteries and thrillers on television, including episodes of Inspector Morse, The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Midsomer Murders, Strange, Lewis, and Agatha Christie's Poirot.
1987
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
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.
The couple were married from November 1988 until her death in 2011. Massey was quoted as saying, "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." Massey died from cancer on 3 July 2011, aged 73.
2004
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
Massey published an autobiography in 2006, Telling Some Tales, in which she revealed a difficult early life and discussed her failed marriage (1958–1962) to actor Jeremy Brett, discussing his struggle with bipolar disorder.
2008
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.
One of Massey's assets as an actress was her "extraordinary voice... it was so listenable." Although Massey's parts were varied, her "cut-glass English accent conveyed a cold and repressed character on screen". Michael Billington of The Guardian characterised her work as being informed by "stillness", such as in the National Theatre's production of Harold Pinter's A Kind of Alaska. She was known for a high level of preparation and effort, with one producer saying that she had a practice of using five different coloured pens on scripts to mark out "breaths and pauses" and the development of a scene, for example "if a phrase early in a paragraph was going to be picked up again later, she would highlight those two bits in the same colour, so that it would remind her that that first phrase was referring to something later."
2009
In 2009, she also appeared in a new radio version of The Killing of Sister George.
2011
Died on July 3, 2011.
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