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Anna Chancellor


Anna Chancellor was born on April 27, 1965 in Richmond, Surrey, England. She is an actress, known for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), The Dreamers (2003) and What a Girl Wants (2003). She was previously married to Nigel Willoughby. See full bio »
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 2015 Testament of Youth (post-production)
Mrs. Leighton
 2014 Penny Dreadful (TV Series)
Claire Ives
- Closer Than Sisters (2014) ... Claire Ives
 2012-2014 Pramface (TV Series)
Janet Derbyshire
- Kiss for the Camera (2014) ... Janet Derbyshire
- Enchanted Picnic (2014) ... Janet Derbyshire
- Ignore the Monkey (2014) ... Janet Derbyshire
- I'm Excited Too! (2014) ... Janet Derbyshire
- Optimum Conditions (2013) ... Janet Derbyshire
 2014 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Sardines (2014) ... Elizabeth
 2014 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Lady Anstruther
- Episode #5.1 (2014) ... Lady Anstruther
 2013 How I Live Now
Aunt Penn
 2013 A Touch of Cloth (TV Series)
Hope Goodgirl
- Undercover Cloth: Part Two (2013) ... Hope Goodgirl
- Undercover Cloth: Part One (2013) ... Hope Goodgirl
 2011-2012 The Hour (TV Series)
Lix Storm
- Episode #2.6 (2012) ... Lix Storm
- Episode #2.5 (2012) ... Lix Storm
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... Lix Storm
- Episode #2.3 (2012) ... Lix Storm
- Episode #2.2 (2012) ... Lix Storm
 2012 We'll Take Manhattan (TV Movie)
Lucie Clayton
 2011 Hidden (TV Mini-Series)
Elspeth Verney
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Elspeth Verney
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Elspeth Verney
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Elspeth Verney
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Elspeth Verney
 2011 Hysteria
Mrs. Bellamy
 2011 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Judith Suskin
- The Gift of Promise (2011) ... Judith Suskin
 2011 Hustle (TV Series)
Wendy Stanton
- Silent Witness (2011) ... Wendy Stanton
 2010 More Afraid of You (Short)
Lucy
 2010 Miranda (TV Series)
Helena
- A New Low (2010) ... Helena
 2009-2010 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Evelyn Wyndham
- Anonymous (2010) ... Evelyn Wyndham
- Honour Bound (2009) ... Evelyn Wyndham
 2010 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Chief Supt Karen Somerville / Chief Supt. Karen Somerville
- Shadows: Part II (2010) ... Chief Supt Karen Somerville
- Shadows: Part I (2010) ... Chief Supt. Karen Somerville
 2010 Critical Eye (Short)
Laura
 2009 The Transaction (Short)
The Lady
 2008 My Family (TV Series)
Zelda Nobbs
- Cards on the Table (2008) ... Zelda Nobbs
 2007 Christmas at the Riviera (TV Movie)
Diane
 2005-2007 MI-5 (TV Series)
Juliet Shaw
- Episode #6.8 (2007) ... Juliet Shaw
- Episode #5.7 (2006) ... Juliet Shaw
- Episode #5.6 (2006) ... Juliet Shaw
- Episode #5.2 (2006) ... Juliet Shaw
- Episode #5.1 (2006) ... Juliet Shaw
 2006 The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Dorling
 2006 Rebus (TV Series)
Amanda Morrison
- Let It Bleed (2006) ... Amanda Morrison
 2006 Breaking and Entering
Kate
 2005 Feeder (Short)
Doctor
 2004 Roman Road (TV Movie)
Maddy Bancroft
 2004 Blue Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Bishop
- Episode #1.8 (2004) ... Maria Bishop
- Episode #1.7 (2004) ... Maria Bishop
 2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
Lady Josephine Kenworth
 2003 Confused (Short)
 2003 The Dreamers
Mother
 2003 Fortysomething (TV Series)
Estelle Slippery
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Estelle Slippery
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Estelle Slippery
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Estelle Slippery
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Estelle Slippery
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Estelle Slippery
 2003 Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie (TV Movie)
Nicky Bowden
 2003 Georgian Underworld (TV Series)
Narrator
- Queer as 18th Century Folk (2003) ... Narrator
 2002 Tipping the Velvet (TV Mini-Series)
Diana Lethaby
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Diana Lethaby
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Diana Lethaby
 2001 The Cazalets (TV Series)
Diana Mackintosh
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Diana Mackintosh
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Diana Mackintosh
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Diana Mackintosh
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Diana Mackintosh
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Diana Mackintosh
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Muriel Gould
 1999 Heart
Nicola Farmer
 1999 The Vice (TV Series)
Dr. Christine Weir / Dr. Christina Weir
- Dabbling: Part 2 (1999) ... Dr. Christina Weir
- Sons: Part 2 (1999) ... Dr. Christine Weir
- Sons: Part 1 (1999) ... Dr. Christina Weir
- Daughters: Part 2 (1999) ... Dr. Christine Weir
- Daughters: Part 1 (1999) ... Dr. Christine Weir
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little
Barbara Ritchie
 1995-1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Julia Piper / Julie Piper-Robinson
- In God We Trust (1997) ... Julie Piper-Robinson
- A Stranger in the Family (1996) ... Julia Piper
- Job Satisfaction (1996) ... Julia Piper
- A Sense of Loss (1996) ... Julia Piper
- The Burning Deck (1996) ... Julia Piper
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series)
Anna Griffiths
 1996 Karaoke (TV Mini-Series)
Anna Griffiths
- Friday (1996) ... Anna Griffiths
- Thursday (1996) ... Anna Griffiths
- Wednesday (1996) ... Anna Griffiths
- Tuesday (1996) ... Anna Griffiths
 1994 Ellington (TV Movie)
Ally Stone
 1994 Princess Caraboo
Mrs. Peake
 1994 Staggered
Carmen Svennipeg
 1994 Tom & Viv
Woman
 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral
Henrietta - Wedding Two
 1993 Century
Woman in Police Station
 1993 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Julia
 1993 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Virginie Mesnard
- The Chocolate Box (1993) ... Virginie Mesnard
 1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Sally Smith
- Cherubim & Seraphim (1992) ... Sally Smith
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Other Works:

Her credits at London's Donmar Warehouse include: in Strindberg's "Creditors" , in "Boston Marriage" by 'David Mamet' (2000, also West End), "The Real Inspector Hound" by Tom Stoppard and "Black Comedy" by Peter Schaffer (1998, also tour). See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I was brought up with two sisters, so I do know about a three-way dynamic. It's a complex one, because it's easy for one to get left out and the others to gang up. In my family, we were all pretty up for it, but the dynamics would constantly change. See more »

Trivia:

She has twice lost Colin Firth to another woman in a film. First in Pride and Prejudice (1995) when, as "Caroline Bingley", she loses out to Jennifer Ehle's "Elizabeth Bennet". Then, in What a Girl Wants (2003) as "Glynnis Payne", she loses him to Kelly Preston's "Libby Reynolds". Her bad luck when it comes to landing film hubbies apparently began in 1994's Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), in ... See more »

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