Anna Chancellor

Anna Chancellor

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1965-04-27 (56 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Richmond, Surrey, England, UK

48 Movies · 38 TV shows

Biography

Anna Theodora Chancellor (born 27 April 1965) is an English actress. She has received nominations for BAFTA and Olivier Awards.

Early Life

Chancellor was born in Richmond, England to barrister John Paget Chancellor, eldest son of Sir Christopher Chancellor, and Mary Jolliffe, a daughter of Lord Hylton. The Chancellor family were Scottish gentry who owned land at Quothquan since 1432.Chancellor was brought up in Somerset and educated at St Mary's School, Shaftesbury, a Roman Catholic boarding school for girls in Dorset, but left at sixteen to live in London, later describing her early years there as "quite wild". In her early twenties, she became the partner of the poet Jock Scot (1952–2016), with whom she had her daughter, Poppy Chancellor (born 1988), whilst still studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She separated from Scot a few years later. She got her first acting role on television playing Mercedes Page in Jupiter Moon, a BSkyB soap, then came a commercial for Boddingtons beer and a part in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), playing "Duckface" opposite Hugh Grant.Chancellor is a niece of the journalist Alexander Chancellor, a great-granddaughter of Raymond Asquith (son of the liberal prime minister H. H. Asquith), a first cousin of both the actress Dolly Wells and the model Cecilia Chancellor, and a second cousin of the actress Helena Bonham Carter. Chancellor herself has spoken of her lineage, stating: You've worked hard all your life to be an actress, or whatever you've done, and that is what's presented to you. Don't you think that's embarrassing? I don't enjoy being quoted as saying that's who I am, because I don't feel that is who I am.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

2022
A new adaptation of Paul Gallico's novel about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of this fol...

2021.

1 TV show
TV
The Watch

The Watch

2021
A group of misfit cops rise up to save their corrupt city. The characters were created by Sir Terry Pratchett.

2020.

1 Movie
Come Away

Come Away

5.5
2020
Before Peter became Pan, they were brothers and sisters. When their oldest brother dies in a tragic accident, they each seek to save their parents from their downward spirals of despair until finally ...

2019.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

One Red Nose Day and a Wedding

2019
You’re invited to the wedding of the year, as the original cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral reunite in this one-off sequel. Twenty-five years after the events of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994),...
The Importance of Being Oscar

The Importance of Being Oscar

2019
A star-studded BBC film of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar’s brilliant comedies such as The ...
For Love or Money

For Love or Money

2019
When Mark discovers his bride-to-be is scheming against him, it takes an unexpected turn. They hatched a plan to take half of Mark's fortune and use it for their own happy ending. Mark is one step ahe...
TV
Pennyworth

Pennyworth

6.6
2019
The origin story of Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce's billionaire father, in 1960...

2018.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Nativity Rocks!

Nativity Rocks!

2018
The staff and students at St. Bernadette's Primary School audition for a coveted place in a spectacular rock musical competition.
TV
Trust

Trust

6
2018
The trials and successes of one of the wealthiest families in the United States. The series began in 1973, with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, heir to the oil fortune, by the Italian Mafia in ...
TV
Ordeal by Innocence

Ordeal by Innocence

6
2018
Jack Argyll, the black sheep of the family, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man is claiming his innocence. The family must come to terms with the fact that the real kill...
Benjamin

Benjamin

2018
A promising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional disarray over the impending release of his second feature when he is introduced to a magnetic French musician called Noah.
The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

2018
Oscar Wilde was the most famous writer in London in 1895, and his lover was the son of the notorious Marquess of Queensberry. He was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years in prison. ...

2017.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Timewasters

Timewasters

2017
South London's jazz band was sent back in the 1920s.
Love of My Life

Love of My Life

7.5
2017
If you only had five days to figure it out. Everything.
TV
Three Wives, One Husband

Three Wives, One Husband

2017
There are 14 Mormon families who have made a home for themselves in the community of Rockland Ranch in the Utah desert. Half the men here are polygamists. He is one of the most influential men in the ...

2016.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
New Blood

New Blood

6
2016
Two junior investigators come together against a new breed of criminal, the rich and powerful corporations, individuals and governments who hide behind legitimate facades.
TV
The Crown

The Crown

6.71
2016
The inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the sec...
This Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic

8
2016
A young woman who dreams of being a children's author befriends a cantankerous widower.
TV
Flowers

Flowers

5.79
2016
The eccentric members of the Flowers family are the subject of a dark comedy. Maurice and Deborah are still together. Maurice's mother and their twin children live with them.
The Carer

The Carer

6
2016
Dorottya wants to make it on the English stage. Sir Michael Gifford has a disease and wants to be left alone. They hope their wish will be fulfilled when Dorottya becomes his care giver.
The Last Dragonslayer

The Last Dragonslayer

2016
In a fantasy world where magic is being lost, an orphan teen discovers she can become a dragonslayer.

2014.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Fleming

Fleming

6
2014
Ian Fleming is a mischievous playboy who is untroubled by the specter of impending war as he chases women, collecting rare books and living off of his family fortune. Fleming wants to be the ultimate ...
Inside No. 9: “Sardines”

Inside No. 9: “Sardines”

2014
There is a game of sardines in a country mansion.
TV
Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9

3.5
2014
An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales, each one taking place behind a door marked 'number 9'
Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

6
2014
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of vi...
Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled

Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled

2014
This is the story of Queen Victoria as never heard before; a psychological insight of the woman told through her own words, her experiences recounted solely through her personal diaries and letters.
TV
Mapp and Lucia

Mapp and Lucia

4.67
2014
The rivalry between two women in a quaint village was the subject of a comedy drama in the 1930s.

2013.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Confessions of an Alien Abductee

Confessions of an Alien Abductee

2013
Interviews with abductees
West End Theatre Series: Private Lives

West End Theatre Series: Private Lives

2013
Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne are both rich and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning with their new ...
TV
Shetland

Shetland

5.82
2013
DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crime within the close knit island community in the novels by Ann Cleeves. The team have to rely on a unique style of policing in this environment.
How I Live Now

How I Live Now

4
2013
An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her life as war breaks out.

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Pramface

Pramface

8
2012
Pramface is a comedy series on the British Broadcasting Corporation. The six-part first series began transmission on February 23, 2012 The first episode of the second series was 60 minutes long and th...
We'll Take Manhattan

We'll Take Manhattan

2012
In We'll Take Manhattan, the love affair between Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey is explored. The drama is based on a 1962 Vogue photo shoot in New York and tells the story of two young people falling...

2011.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Hidden

Hidden

7.5
2011
Hidden is a British television drama starring Philip Glenister, Anna Chancellor, Michael Winder, Andrew Scarborough and David Suchet. Christopher Hall produced the series.
Hysteria

Hysteria

2011
Two doctors in Victorian England used manual stimulation of female genitalia to cure their patients' illnesses, which resulted in the invention of the vibrator.
TV
Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

6
2011
The fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie was the setting for the comedy detective series. A British detective and his team solve murder mysteries.
TV
The Hour

The Hour

6.21
2011
A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.

2010.

1 Movie
Critical Eye

Critical Eye

2010
Critical Eye, a TV show hosted by Miserable critic, Brian Tanner, features vicious film reviews. He hates everything he sees, including his wife.

2009.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order UK

Law & Order UK

8
2009
Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.

2007.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Christmas at the Riviera

Christmas at the Riviera

2007
Over the Christmas period, the assistant manager is left to run the building.
Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars

2007
A gang of street kids help save the world's greatest detective from an accusation of murder and foil a robbery.
TV
Lewis

Lewis

6
2007
Oxford's learned inhabitants throw tough cases at Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway.
St. Trinian's

St. Trinian's

10
2007
If the powers fail to raise the proper funds, the girls will steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian isn't in the red anymore.

2006.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton

The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton

2006
In 19th century Victorian England, Mrs. Isabella Beeton produced what became an essential book for housewives of the day. She was married at a relatively young age to Sam Beeton, a publisher of books ...
TV
Suburban Shootout

Suburban Shootout

2006
Suburban Shootout is a British satirical black comedy television series produced for Channel 5 and Paramount Comedy by Feelgood Fiction. The first series was on Channel 5 in the UK. It aired in the Un...
Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering

6
2006
An affair between a British landscape architect and a Bosnian woman, who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, takes place in an inner-city neighbourhood of London.

2005.

5 Movies
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'

Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'

2005
A documentary about the making of 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (2005)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

7.14
2005
Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect just seconds before the Earth is to be destroyed by aliens.
A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets

A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets

2005
In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature - and at the center of this masterpiece lies a mystery t...
The Best Man

The Best Man

2005
When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Olly was asked to be the best man at James' wedding. Olly was at...

2004.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Roman Road

Roman Road

2004
Vince is a writer who suddenly decides to visit his old college friend Matt to join him on an expedition. It doesn't take long for it to become apparent that they're being followed by a man in a car. ...
TV
Agatha Christie's Marple

Agatha Christie's Marple

6.11
2004
Miss Jane Marple is an elderly spinster living in a quiet village. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon murders she helps solve. Although ...
TV
Hustle

Hustle

5.35
2004
There is a group of con artists in London.
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

8
2004
With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, the world's leaders are in danger of falling under the evil control of a villain.

2003.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Dreamers

The Dreamers

6.69
2003
A young American student in Paris in 1968 befriends a French brother and sister.
Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie

Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie

2003
Doctor Bamford has had enough of village life and is desperate for some distance from inquisitive Cornish neighbours. When the local estate agent shows him Tregunnt Farm # derelict and miles from anyw...
TV
Fortysomething

Fortysomething

6
2003
Fortysomething is a 2003 British comedy-drama series starring and directed by Hugh Laurie as Paul Slippery, a doctor facing a mid-life crisis. His wife is going to work as a headhunter. Three of his s...
What a Girl Wants

What a Girl Wants

6.02
2003
An American girl is looking for the father she's never met. She learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician, instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother. The only proble...

2002.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

8
2002
A tempestuous tale of love and life as a naïve girl discovers both romance and pain in the hidden, decadent world of bohemian London in the 1890s. Nan Astley embarks on a voyage of emotional and sexua...
The Real Jane Austen

The Real Jane Austen

2002
A drama-documentary explores the life of Jane Austen. Through readings and reconstructions, Anna Chancellor discovers the woman behind the acclaimed novels. There are pictures of her homes in Stevento...
TV
Spooks

Spooks

6
2002
The British Security Service work against the clock to safeguard the nation in a tense drama series. The series follows the work of a group of MI5 officers based at the service's Thames House headquar...
Tipping the Velvet

Tipping the Velvet

2002
Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Cazalets

The Cazalets

2001
The life of a large privileged family in the years to 1937 to 1947 is the subject of The Cazalets. The drama was based on the novels of Elizabeth Jane Howard, and was adapted by the screenwriter Dougl...
Crush

Crush

2001
Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets and swap stories about which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate's best friends are t...

2000.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Longitude

Longitude

2000
The fascinating story of John Harrison who, in the 18th century, believed he could make a clock that would work on board a ship—and so solve the problem of finding longitude at sea.
TV
Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

4.67
2000
A detective team uses new techniques to solve old crimes.
Longitude

Longitude

2000
The 18th century saw Harrison build the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea, while the 20th century saw Gould restore it.

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Heart

Heart

1999
A woman, plastered in blood, is arrested by a grave, and a tale of loss, lust and jealousy slowly unfolds.
TV
The Vice

The Vice

1999
The Vice is an ITV police drama about the Metropolitan Police Vice Unit. It ran for five short series between 1999 and 2003. It tells the story of the London Metropolitan police force's vice squad, wh...

1997.

2 Movies
The Man Who Knew Too Little

The Man Who Knew Too Little

1997
An American is involved in a case of mistaken identity after getting a ticket for an audience participation game in London. He thinks the international plot is part of the act.
FairyTale: A True Story

FairyTale: A True Story

1997
Two children in 1917 take a photograph that is believed to be the first proof of fairies. It's based on a true story.

1996.

3 TV shows
TV
Karaoke

Karaoke

6
1996
The writer of Karaoke is Daniel Feeld.
TV
Silent Witness

Silent Witness

5.5
1996
Silent Witness focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
TV
Cold Lazarus

Cold Lazarus

6
1996
A group of scientists are on the verge of a major breakthrough as they begin to tap into the memory of a man who died in the 1990s.

1995.

2 TV shows
TV
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

7.2
1995
Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr...
TV
Kavanagh QC

Kavanagh QC

1995
A British television series was made between 1995 and 2001 by Central Television. The series starred John Thaw as a barrister who comes from a working-class background. This was only discovered in lat...

1994.

4 Movies
Princess Caraboo

Princess Caraboo

1994
Bristol was in the early 19th century. A young woman who speaks a weird language is being tried for begging. It is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land when a man claims that h...
Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral

9.25
1994
A committed bachelor may have discovered love over the course of five social occasions.
Tom & Viv

Tom & Viv

1994
The story of the marriage of the poet to a wealthy woman, which had to deal with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame, is told in this story.
Staggered

Staggered

1994
Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged when he is naked on a Scottish island. Neil encountered a lot of obstacles as he made his way to London for his wedding day. Is it?

1993.

1 Movie
Century

Century

1993
The turn-of-the-century love story focused on the emergence of modern science.

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Jupiter Moon

Jupiter Moon

1990
The first broadcast of Jupiter Moon was by British Satellite Broadcasting on March 26, 1990. The first 112 episodes were broadcast. It was shown three times a week, with an omnibus edition on weekends...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Agatha Christie's Poirot

Agatha Christie's Poirot

6.24
1989
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first clas...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse

4.83
1987
Colin Dexter wrote a series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. A large cast of notable actors and actresses, as well as John Thaw and Kevin Whately, starred in the series.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series.
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