27 April 1965 |
Richmond, London, England
|Spouse(s)||Nigel Willoughby (1993–1998)
Redha Debbah (2010–present)
Anna Chancellor (born 27 April 1965) is an English actress.
Chancellor was born in Richmond, London, England, the daughter of the Hon. Mary Alice Jolliffe (daughter of William Jolliffe, 4th Baron Hylton) and John Paget Chancellor, grandson of John Chancellor. Through her mother's mother, Lady Perdita Rose Mary Asquith, Chancellor is the great-granddaughter of Raymond Asquith and the great-great-granddaughter of Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, and through her father, she is the great-great-granddaughter of the 12th Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham (a descendant of Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter and William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley). She is a second cousin, once removed of actress Helena Bonham Carter, through her mother's side. Her uncle is journalist Alexander Chancellor, the father of model Cecilia Chancellor, her six times great-aunt was author Jane Austen, herself a great-niece of James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. She is also ten times a descendant of Mary Boleyn, twice of Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich and once of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.
Through her great-grandfather, John Chancellor, she is a six times great-granddaughter of William Duff, 1st Earl Fife and his second wife, Jean Grant (1705-1788), daughter of James Grant, 6th Bt., by two separate lines of descent.
Chancellor was accepted into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but in her third year she became pregnant and dropped out. Her daughter with Scots poet Jock Scott, Poppy Chancellor, was born in 1987. When their relationship ended, she then married a cameraman, Nigel Willoughby, whom she had met in 1993 while shooting a Boddington's advertisement. However, they divorced in 1998. She is now married to Redha Debbah.
Chancellor had a prominent role in the series Kavanagh QC. She is also known for her performance as "Duckface" in Four Weddings and a Funeral opposite Hugh Grant. She has also been noted for her work as Caroline Bingley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and as Questular Rontok in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In 2005, she joined the cast of the popular BBC One television drama series Spooks as a new regular character, Juliet Shaw. She has also appeared in The Vice, Jupiter Moon, Karaoke, Cold Lazarus, The Dreamers, and Tipping the Velvet, and has a starring role in the satirical black comedy Suburban Shootout. In 2011, she took a supporting role in the thriller serial The Hour, for which she received a British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.
In 2013, she received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress nomination for her work on Private Lives.
|1990||Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother||Barmaid|
|Jupiter Moon||Mercedes Page||TV series (50 episodes: 1990–1996)|
|1992||Inspector Morse||Sally Smith||TV series (1 episode: "Cherubim and Seraphim")|
|1993||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Virginie Mesnard||TV series (1 episode: "The Chocolate Box")|
|Comedy Playhouse||Julia||TV series (1 episode: "The Complete Guide to Relationships")|
|Century||Woman in Police Station|
|1994||Four Weddings and a Funeral||Henrietta (Duckface) – Wedding Four|
|Tom & Viv||Woman|
|Princess Caraboo||Mrs. Peake|
|Ellington||Ally Stone||TV film|
|1995||Pride & Prejudice||Caroline Bingley||TV mini-series (6 episodes)|
|Kavanagh QC||Julia Piper||TV series (11 episodes: 1995–1997)|
|1996||Karaoke||Anna Griffiths||TV mini-series (4 episodes)|
|Cold Lazarus||Anna Griffiths||TV mini-series (3 episodes)|
|1997||FairyTale: A True Story||Peter Pan|
|The Man Who Knew Too Little||Barbara Ritchie|
|1999||The Vice||Dr. Christine Weir||TV series (5 episodes)|
|2000||Longitude||Muriel Gould||TV film|
|2001||The Cazalets||Diana Mackintosh||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2002||Tipping the Velvet||Diana Lethaby||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2003||Georgian Underworld||Narrator||TV series (1 episode: "Queer as 18th Century Folk")|
|What a Girl Wants||Glynnis Payne|
|Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie||Nicky Bowden||TV film|
|Fortysomething||Estelle Slippery||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2004||Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London||Lady Josephine Kenworth|
|Blue Dove||Maria Bishop||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Roman Road||Maddy Bancroft||TV film|
|2005||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Questular Rontok|
|The Best Man||Dana|
|A Waste of Shame: Shakespeare and His Sonnets||Anne Hathaway||TV film|
|Spooks||Juliet Shaw||TV series (15 episodes: 2005–2007)|
|2006||Breaking and Entering||Kate|
|Rebus||Amanda Morrison||TV series (1 episode: "Let It Bleed")|
|The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton||Elizabeth Dorling||TV film|
|Suburban Shootout||Camilla Diamond||TV series (11 episodes: 2006–2007)|
|2007||Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars||Irene Adler||TV film|
|St. Trinians||Miss Bagstock|
|Christmas at the Riviera||Diane||TV film|
|2008||My Family||Zelda Nobbs||TV series (1 episode: "Cards on the Table")|
|Agatha Christie's Marple||Lydia Horton||TV film|
|2009||Law & Order: UK||Evelyn Wyndham||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Silent Witness||Chief Supt. Karen Somerville||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Miranda||Helena||TV series (1 episode: "A New Low")|
|More Afraid of You||Lucy||short|
|2011||Hustle||Wendy Stanton||TV series (1 episode: "As Good as it Gets")|
|Waking the Dead||Lucy Christie||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Lewis||Judith Suskin||TV series (1 episode: "The Gift of Promise")|
|The Hour||Lix Storm||TV series (12 episodes)
Nominated – British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress
|Hidden||Elspeth Verney||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2012||Pramface||Janet Derbyshire||TV series|
|2013||A Touch of Cloth||Hope Goodgirl||TV series (2 episodes)|
|How I Live Now||Aunt Penn|
|2014||Death Knight Love Story||Miria||Animated, motion-captured, fan-made Machinima film|
|Inside No. 9||Elizabeth||Episode 1, "Sardines"|
|Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond||Second Officer Monday||TV series (4 episodes)|
|Downton Abbey||Lady Anstruther|
|Mapp and Lucia||Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas||TV series (3 episodes)|
|Penny Dreadful||Claire Ives||TV series (1 episode)|
|TBA||Testament of Youth||Filming|
- Boston Marriage, Donmar Warehouse – March–April 2001; Donmar in the West End – November 2001 – February 2002
- Mammals at the Oxford Playhouse and touring – Lorna, January 2006
- Never So Good, National Theatre – summer 2008
- The Observer, National Theatre – spring 2009
- The Last of the Duchess, Hampstead Theatre – October–November 2011
- Private Lives (playing Amanda), Chichester Festival Theatre, September 2012, and the Gielgud Theatre, London (July–September 2013)
- The Wolf From the Door, Royal Court Theatre, September–November 2014
- Green – Aristocratic Anna
- Lewis, Tim (21 August 2011). "The Observer – My life was chaotic. But it turned out OK.". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
- The Hour at IMDb
- "Scene & Heard – Who We Are". sceneandheard.org. 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- "Review of Private Lives". Time Out. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
- "The Complete Smiley – The Karla Trilogy, Book 2: The Honourable Schoolboy". BBC. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- "The Complete Smiley: Smiley's People". BBC. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- Anna Chancellor at the Internet Movie Database
- Anna Chancellor at the bbc.co.uk official Spooks website
- The Anna Chancellor Page
- Anna Chancellor sponsored video interview at The Huffington Post