She's a descendant of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The “posh question” is all the more loaded thanks to Chancellor’s well-heeled background; although she claims to know little about her family tree, it’s thick with earls, ladies and barons, with branches leading to Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and to Jane Austen (though she scotches rumours she’s related to Lord Byron). She starred in The Crown, whose cast included Matthew Goode, Ed Cooper Clarke, Julian Ovenden, Kate Phillips, and Harry Hadden-Paton; Penny Downie, Charles Edwards, and Jane Lapotaire starred in the third season. I don’t think we really enjoy feeling apathetic, that’s a very gloomy place for the spirit to reside,” she says. Anna Chancellor (born 27th April, 1965; Richmond, England) is an English actress who portrays the Dowager Lady Anstruther in the fifth season of Downton Abbey. That’s the absurdist vision that propels Rory Mullarkey’s new play, The Wolf From the Door at the Royal Court in London. It averaged 11.8M viewers across the run. Anna Chancellor as Miss Bingley in Pride and Prejudice, High spirits: Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens in 'Private Lives' now running at the Gielgud Theatre. Short and sharp, funny and angry, it’s the 2014 Pinter Commission – a new-writing prize handed out annually by the theatre and Harold Pinter’s widow, Lady Antonia Fraser –and has already won Mullarkey the George Devine award for most promising playwright. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. Downton Abbey Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Character Or just lying on your bed.”, OK – but why does she think Downton’s been so hugely popular? IMDB Profile Amazon Video X-Ray, Other Works The film was Chancellor’s big break and Duckface remains the role for which she is best-known. After I burble on about a retrograde desire to step back in time to an age when everyone knew their place in the social order and wore nice frocks, she sniffs: “Well, it doesn’t interest me.”. I do try and curb my mouth, but I find it really hard. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Is that, I ask Chancellor, what theatre should do – shake us all up? She avoids the question elegantly by answering “I don’t actually watch much telly… there’s just so many things to do. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Official Sites, Anna's father was the great-grandson (maternally) of the 12th Earl of Winchilsea & Nottingham, who was himself the son of the 10th Earl of Winchilsea & Nottingham (two separate earldoms) with his *third* wife Fanny Margaretta Rice. Still best known to many as Duckface from Four Weddings and a Funeral, the 49-year-old actress has more recently drawn acclaim as a scene-stealing news hound opposite Peter Capaldi in The Hour and as a tempestuous romantic in Noël Coward’s Private Lives on stage with Toby Stephens. Does anyone use it except journalists? Has been nominated twice for the Laurence Olivier award for stage performances in London's West End- Stanley and Private Lives. She has one daughter, Poppy Chancellor, born in 1988. Chancellor provided the standout comedy in Richard Curtis’s 1994 romcom when her character, the weepy and needy Henrietta (aka Duckface), punched Hugh Grant full in the kisser after he jilted her at the altar. 1:19. I don’t know if I ever will. I’m passionate and ill-informed! She played a sort-of British Martha Gellhorn and her hard-living character was given some whipcrack one-liners, punchily delivered in Chancellor’s deadpan style. Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo star in trailer for fairy tale fantasy Come Away. Her TV credits include Lix Storm in the Emmy award-winning miniseries "The Hour;" "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond" alongside Dominic Cooper, and in the UK comedy... 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Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. “I could imagine men being really irritated by it,” she decides, doing an impression of a scornful stuffed-shirt harrumphing at its change-the-world fervour. April 27th, 1965 Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. In Andrew Davies’s famed 1995 BBC adaptation, Chancellor was deliciously nasty as the duplicitous and cold-hearted Caroline Bingley. You just have to be as true and as believable in this absurdist world as possible.”, That said, she’s right behind Mullarkey’s attack on our modern apathy. I wonder how many jobs I've talked myself out of! Richard E. Grant and Anna Chancellor join the cast of Downton Abbey DOWNTON Abbey is about to become home to a few more new faces after ITV announced that the show will be … Flickeringmyth Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? The characters they play are set to bring yet more excitement and intrigue to the show.” Returning guest cast member Dame Harriet Walter will also reprise her role as Lady Shackleton, and Peter Egan will return as Lord Flintshire. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Anna May Bates (née Smith) (played by Joanne Froggatt) is lady's maid to Lady Mary at Downton Abbey; previously she was first parlour maid and head housemaid. Flickeringmyth “I do actually try to keep myself awake and alive. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. | It's a complex one, because it's easy for one to get left out and the others to gang up. What happens if you had a really athletic daughter?” She even instructs me in how to write the interview: “I hope you don’t write ‘she enthused’. Couldn’t you? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. Mapp and Lucia, however, she would watch. Downton Abbey will return to ITV for an eight-part series and Christmas special in the autumn of 2014. Anna Chancellor, on August 28, 2014 in London. Anna Chancellor, Actress: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I attempt to draw her – is she a fan? Publicity Listings Typical actress, probably.”, ‘The Wolf From the Door’ is at the Royal Court, London SW1, 10 Sept to 1 Nov; royalcourttheatre.com. “It’ll be on my grave,” she has observed. You could be having a bath. All Rights reserved. Appearances She holds forth on the youth of today: “Some young people are incredibly politically activated and knowledgeable, and a lot are caught up with just being incredibly vain … I think young people have become quite straight.” And the male bias in sports coverage: “It’s 99 per cent about men. A familiar face on television and film, Anna Chancellor is perhaps best known for her unforgettable... Anna's father was the great-grandson (maternally) of the 12th Earl of Winchilsea & Nottingham, who was himself the son of the 10th Earl of Winchilsea & Nottingham (two separate earldoms) with his *third* wife Fanny Margaretta Rice. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. “I knew you were going to ask me this. |  Anna Chancellor (born 27th April, 1965; Richmond, England) is an English actress who portrays the Dowager Lady Anstruther in the fifth season of Downton Abbey.

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