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Early vitality

Massey was born in Thakeham, Sussex, England, the daughter of British actress Adrianne Allen and Canadian-born Hollywood agent Raymond Massey. Her brother Daniel Massey was also an agent. She was the niece of Vincent Massey, a Governor General of Canada, and her godfather was film ruler John Ford.

Career

Although she had no customary training at either drama school or in repertory, Anna Massey made her leading advent on stage in May 1955 at the period of 17, at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, as Jane in The Reluctant Debutante, subsequently making her leading London advent in the identical play at the Cambridge Theatre in May 1955 "and was suddenly famous". She then left the hurl in London to reiterate her accomplishment 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 origination at the Charleston Festival devised by Patrick Garland.

Several of her early film roles were in enigma 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 ruler was her godfather John Ford. She played a possible murder sufferer in Michael Powell's cult thriller Peeping Tom (1960) and appeared in Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965). 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 free, Massey mentioned that she originally auditioned for the abundant smaller role of the secretary Monica, a portion for which Jean Marsh was hurl. She also noted that her symbol's nude scenes in Frenzy were performed by matter doubles. She appeared alongside her brother Daniel—they played siblings—in the fear film The Vault of Horror (1973).

Massey continued to create occasional film and stage appearances, preserve worked more frequently in television. She made her leading little-abattis advent as Jacqueline in Green of the Year in October 1955, and thereafter featured in dramas such as The Pallisers (1974), the 1978 accommodation 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 order 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.

With Imelda Staunton, she co-devised and starred as Josephine Daunt in Daunt and Dervish on BBC radio. She was the narrator of This Sceptred Isle on BBC Radio 4, a history of Britain from Roman times which ran for more than 300 fifteen-diminutive episodes. In 2009, she also appeared in a novel radio rendering of The Killing of Sister George.

In 1987, Massey was awarded the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her role in Hotel du Lac behind acquiring the TV rights two years earlier, one a brief weeks precedently the novel won the Booker Prize. She also appeared as Mrs. D'Urberville in the 2008 BBC accommodation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, an older rendering of May and as Rosie in An Angel For May, and in the 2004 BBC rendering of Our Mutual Friend.

Acting phraseology

One of Massey's goods as an actress was her "unwonted tone... it was so listenable." Although Massey's parts were varied, her "separate-glass English force conveyed a cold and repressed symbol on abattis". Michael Billington of The Guardian characterised her act as being informed by "stillness", such as in the National Theatre's origination of Harold Pinter's A Kind of Alaska.

She was known for a elevated plane of preparation and test, with one producer assertion that she had a usage of using five different coloured pens on scripts to explore eviscerate "breaths and pauses" and the outgrowth of a sight; for sample, "if a phrase early in a paragraph was going to be picked up again later, she would highlight those two bits in the identical colour, so that it would remind her that that leading phrase was referring to something later."

Personal vitality

In the New Year's Honours List published on 31 December 2004, she was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama.

Massey published an autobiography in 2006, Telling Some Tales, in which she revealed a difficult early vitality and discussed her failed espousals (1958–1962) to agent Jeremy Brett, discussing his contest with bipolar disorder. The couple had one son, writer and illustrator David Huggins (b. 1959). At an August 1988 dinner party held at the home of their alternate associate, 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 departure in 2011.

Massey was quoted as assertion, "Theatre eats up too abundant of your family vitality. I occupy a grandson and a husband and I'd rather I was powerful to be a granny and a consort."

She died from cancer on 3 July 2011, aged 73.

Selected TV and filmography

Year Title Role Notes 1958 Gideon's Day Sally Gideon 1960 Peeping Tom Helen Stephens 1963 The Trip to Biarritz Marjorie Robertson 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing Elvira Smollett 1969 De Sade Renée de Montreuil 1970 The Looking Glass War Avery's Wife 1970 Wicked Women Christiana Edmunds TV episode 1972 Frenzy Babs Milligan 1973 The Vault of Horror Donna Rogers (section 1 "Midnight Mess") 1973 A Doll's House Kristine Linde 1974 The Pallisers Laura Kennedy TV miniseries 1978 The Mayor of Casterbridge Lucetta Templeman 1979 Rebecca Mrs. Danvers TV miniseries 1979 A Little Romance Ms. Seigel 1980 Sweet William Edna McClusky 1982 Five Days One Summer Jennifer Pierce 1982 I Remember Nelson Lady Frances Nelson 1983 Mansfield Park Mrs. Norris TV order 1984 Another Country Imogen Bennett 1984 Journey into the Shadows: Portrait of Gwen John Gwen John TV film 1984 The Little Drummer Girl Chairlady 1984 The Chain Betty 1985 Sacred Hearts Sister Thomas 1986 Hotel du Lac Edith Hope BAFTA assign-alluring TV role 1986 Foreign Body Miss Furze 1987 A Hazard of Hearts Eudora, Serena's Maid 1988 La couleur du outlet Norma 1988 Tears in the Rain Emily 1989 The Tall Guy Mary 1989 A Tale of Two Cities Miss Pross 1989 Around the World in 80 Days Queen Victoria 1990 Mountains of the Moon Mrs. Arundell 1990 Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother Edith 1991 Impromptu George Sand's mother 1992 Inspector Morse Lady Emily Balcombe TV order, 'Happy Families' 1992 Emily's Ghost Miss Rabstock 1992 The Darling Buds of May Mam’selle Antoinette Dupont, a French hotelier 1995 The Grotesque Mrs. Giblet 1995 Angels & Insects Miss Mead 1995 Haunted Nanny Tess Webb 1996 Sweet Angel Mine Mother 1997 Driftwood Mother 1997 The Slab Boys Miss Elsie Walkinshaw 1997 Deja Vu Fern Stoner 1998 Midsomer Murders Honoria Lyddiard Episode "Written in Blood" 1999 Captain Jack Phoebe Pickles 1999 Mad Cows Dwina Phelps 2000 Room to Rent Sarah – A healer 2001 Dark Blue World English instructor 2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Miss Prism 2002 Possession Lady Bailey 2004 The Machinist Mrs Shrike 2004 Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures Agatha Christie 2004 He Knew He Was Right Miss Stanbury TV film 2004 Belonging Herself TV film 2005 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Mrs Arbuthnot 2005 The Worst Week of My Life Aunt Yvonne 2006 The Gigolos Edwina 2007 Fairy Stories by The Brothers Grimm Narrator Audiobook 2007 Lewis Professor Margaret Gold 2007 Oliver Twist Mrs Bedwin TV miniseries 2008 Doctor Who – The Girl Who Never Was Miss Pollard 8th Doctor audio drama 2008 The Oxford Murders Mrs. Julia Eagleton 2008 Affinity Miss Haxby TV film 2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles Mrs D'Urberville TV miniseries 2009 Midsomer Murders Brenda Packard Episode "Secrets & Spies" 2010 The Clocks Miss Pebmarsh 2011 Act of Memory Older Maria brief, (final film role)

Books

Massey, Anna (2006). Telling Some Tales. London: Hutchinson. ISBN 0-09-179645-8. 

Early vitality

Massey was born in Thakeham, Sussex, England, the daughter of British actress Adrianne Allen and Canadian-born Hollywood agent Raymond Massey. Her brother Daniel Massey was also an agent. She was the niece of Vincent Massey, a Governor General of Canada, and her godfather was film ruler John Ford.

Career

Although she had no customary training at either drama school or in repertory, Anna Massey made her leading advent on stage in May 1955 at the period of 17, at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, as Jane in The Reluctant Debutante, subsequently making her leading London advent in the identical play at the Cambridge Theatre in May 1955 "and was suddenly famous". She then left the hurl in London to reiterate her accomplishment 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 origination at the Charleston Festival devised by Patrick Garland.

Several of her early film roles were in enigma 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 ruler was her godfather John Ford. She played a possible murder sufferer in Michael Powell's cult thriller Peeping Tom (1960) and appeared in Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965). 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 free, Massey mentioned that she originally auditioned for the abundant smaller role of the secretary Monica, a portion for which Jean Marsh was hurl. She also noted that her symbol's nude scenes in Frenzy were performed by matter doubles. She appeared alongside her brother Daniel—they played siblings—in the fear film The Vault of Horror (1973).

Massey continued to create occasional film and stage appearances, preserve worked more frequently in television. She made her leading little-abattis advent as Jacqueline in Green of the Year in October 1955, and thereafter featured in dramas such as The Pallisers (1974), the 1978 accommodation 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 order 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.

With Imelda Staunton, she co-devised and starred as Josephine Daunt in Daunt and Dervish on BBC radio. She was the narrator of This Sceptred Isle on BBC Radio 4, a history of Britain from Roman times which ran for more than 300 fifteen-diminutive episodes. In 2009, she also appeared in a novel radio rendering of The Killing of Sister George.

In 1987, Massey was awarded the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her role in Hotel du Lac behind acquiring the TV rights two years earlier, one a brief weeks precedently the novel won the Booker Prize. She also appeared as Mrs. D'Urberville in the 2008 BBC accommodation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, an older rendering of May and as Rosie in An Angel For May, and in the 2004 BBC rendering of Our Mutual Friend.

Acting phraseology

One of Massey's goods as an actress was her "unwonted tone... it was so listenable." Although Massey's parts were varied, her "separate-glass English force conveyed a cold and repressed symbol on abattis". Michael Billington of The Guardian characterised her act as being informed by "stillness", such as in the National Theatre's origination of Harold Pinter's A Kind of Alaska.

She was known for a elevated plane of preparation and test, with one producer assertion that she had a usage of using five different coloured pens on scripts to explore eviscerate "breaths and pauses" and the outgrowth of a sight; for sample, "if a phrase early in a paragraph was going to be picked up again later, she would highlight those two bits in the identical colour, so that it would remind her that that leading phrase was referring to something later."

Personal vitality

In the New Year's Honours List published on 31 December 2004, she was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to drama.

Massey published an autobiography in 2006, Telling Some Tales, in which she revealed a difficult early vitality and discussed her failed espousals (1958–1962) to agent Jeremy Brett, discussing his contest with bipolar disorder. The couple had one son, writer and illustrator David Huggins (b. 1959). At an August 1988 dinner party held at the home of their alternate associate, 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 departure in 2011.

Massey was quoted as assertion, "Theatre eats up too abundant of your family vitality. I occupy a grandson and a husband and I'd rather I was powerful to be a granny and a consort."

She died from cancer on 3 July 2011, aged 73.

Selected TV and filmography

Year Title Role Notes 1958 Gideon's Day Sally Gideon 1960 Peeping Tom Helen Stephens 1963 The Trip to Biarritz Marjorie Robertson 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing Elvira Smollett 1969 De Sade Renée de Montreuil 1970 The Looking Glass War Avery's Wife 1970 Wicked Women Christiana Edmunds TV episode 1972 Frenzy Babs Milligan 1973 The Vault of Horror Donna Rogers (section 1 "Midnight Mess") 1973 A Doll's House Kristine Linde 1974 The Pallisers Laura Kennedy TV miniseries 1978 The Mayor of Casterbridge Lucetta Templeman 1979 Rebecca Mrs. Danvers TV miniseries 1979 A Little Romance Ms. Seigel 1980 Sweet William Edna McClusky 1982 Five Days One Summer Jennifer Pierce 1982 I Remember Nelson Lady Frances Nelson 1983 Mansfield Park Mrs. Norris TV order 1984 Another Country Imogen Bennett 1984 Journey into the Shadows: Portrait of Gwen John Gwen John TV film 1984 The Little Drummer Girl Chairlady 1984 The Chain Betty 1985 Sacred Hearts Sister Thomas 1986 Hotel du Lac Edith Hope BAFTA assign-alluring TV role 1986 Foreign Body Miss Furze 1987 A Hazard of Hearts Eudora, Serena's Maid 1988 La couleur du outlet Norma 1988 Tears in the Rain Emily 1989 The Tall Guy Mary 1989 A Tale of Two Cities Miss Pross 1989 Around the World in 80 Days Queen Victoria 1990 Mountains of the Moon Mrs. Arundell 1990 Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother Edith 1991 Impromptu George Sand's mother 1992 Inspector Morse Lady Emily Balcombe TV order, 'Happy Families' 1992 Emily's Ghost Miss Rabstock 1992 The Darling Buds of May Mam’selle Antoinette Dupont, a French hotelier 1995 The Grotesque Mrs. Giblet 1995 Angels & Insects Miss Mead 1995 Haunted Nanny Tess Webb 1996 Sweet Angel Mine Mother 1997 Driftwood Mother 1997 The Slab Boys Miss Elsie Walkinshaw 1997 Deja Vu Fern Stoner 1998 Midsomer Murders Honoria Lyddiard Episode "Written in Blood" 1999 Captain Jack Phoebe Pickles 1999 Mad Cows Dwina Phelps 2000 Room to Rent Sarah – A healer 2001 Dark Blue World English instructor 2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Miss Prism 2002 Possession Lady Bailey 2004 The Machinist Mrs Shrike 2004 Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures Agatha Christie 2004 He Knew He Was Right Miss Stanbury TV film 2004 Belonging Herself TV film 2005 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Mrs Arbuthnot 2005 The Worst Week of My Life Aunt Yvonne 2006 The Gigolos Edwina 2007 Fairy Stories by The Brothers Grimm Narrator Audiobook 2007 Lewis Professor Margaret Gold 2007 Oliver Twist Mrs Bedwin TV miniseries 2008 Doctor Who – The Girl Who Never Was Miss Pollard 8th Doctor audio drama 2008 The Oxford Murders Mrs. Julia Eagleton 2008 Affinity Miss Haxby TV film 2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles Mrs D'Urberville TV miniseries 2009 Midsomer Murders Brenda Packard Episode "Secrets & Spies" 2010 The Clocks Miss Pebmarsh 2011 Act of Memory Older Maria brief, (final film role)

Books

Massey, Anna (2006). Telling Some Tales. London: Hutchinson. ISBN 0-09-179645-8. 


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