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      Anna Massey

      Anna Massey

      Highest Rated: 95% The Face of Fear (1960)

      Lowest Rated: 10% De Sade (1969)

      Birthday: Aug 11, 1937

      Birthplace: Thakeham, West Sussex, England, UK

      Anna Massey, the daughter of actors Adrianne Allen and Raymond Massey, made her film debut in the 1958 drama "Gideon of Scotland Yard," directed by John Ford. While her career would span another five-plus decades, her most famous role came just two years later, as a woman who unwittingly becomes friends with a murderer in Michael Powell's voyeuristic thriller "Peeping Tom." In 1972, Massey put in similar duties in master-of-suspense Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," as a barmaid who is strangled to death by a serial killer. Continuing the thrills and chills, Massey was the victim of more foul play (by her own brother Daniel Massey, no less) in 1973's "The Vault of Horror." Starting in the mid-1970s Massey began appearing with increasing frequency on British television, with roles in numerous top-notch literary adaptations--including "Hotel du Lac" (based on the novel by Anita Brookner) on the program "Screen Two," "The Pallisers" (based on the series of books by Anthony Trollope), and "Anna Karenina" (based on Leo Tolstoy's classic novel), to name a few. Through the 1990s and 2000s, Massey found some choice roles on sitcoms, not the least of which were "Nice Day at the Office" and "The Robinsons." During this time, she also appeared in the cult classic film "The Machinist" and the visually-wondrous romance "Angels and Insects" in supporting roles.

      Highest rated movies

      The Face of Fear
      Frenzy
      Haunted
      Vault of Horror
      The Machinist
      The Little Drummer Girl
      Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
      Angels and Insects

      Photos

      THE VAULT OF HORROR, Anna Massey, 1973 GIDEON'S DAY, Anna Massey, 1958 FRENZY, from left: Anna Massey, Jon Finch, 1972 ANOTHER COUNTRY, Anna Massey, 1984. ©Orion Classics GIDEON OF SCOTLAND YARD, (aka GIDEON'S DAY), director John Ford, Anna Massey, Jack Hawkins, on-set, 1958 PEEPING TOM, Anna Massey, 1960 PEEPING TOM, from left: Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, 1960 FRENZY, Jon Finch, Anna Massey, 1972 FRENZY, Anna Massey, 1972 PEEPING TOM, Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, 1960 PEEPING TOM, Anna Massey, Karl Boehm, 1960 PEEPING TOM, Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, 1960 PEEPING TOM, Anna Massey, Carl Boehm, 1960 FRENZY, Barry Foster, Anna Massey, 1972 FRENZY, Jon Finch, Anna Massey, 1972 FRENZY, Barry Foster, Anna Massey, 1972 DEJA VU, Vanessa Redgrave, Anna Massey, 1997, (c)Rainbow Releasing PEEPING TOM, from left: Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, 1960 PEEPING TOM, Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, 1960 THE TALL GUY, left from second left: Harold Innocent, Anna Massey, Emma Thompson, 1989, © Miramax

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      17% 33% The Oxford Murders Mrs. Eagleton (Character) $3.6K 2008
      No Score Yet 41% Affinity Miss Haxby (Character) - 2008
      50% 17% The Gigolos Edwina (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinochet's Last Stand Baroness Thatcher (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Good Murder Phyllis (Character) - 2006
      70% 82% Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Mrs. Arbuthnot (Character) $61.1K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Belonging Brenda (Character) - 2004
      77% 83% The Machinist Mrs. Shike (Character) $1.1M 2004
      No Score Yet 76% An Angel for May Rosie (Character) - 2002
      63% 58% Possession Lady Bailey (Character) $10.1M 2002
      57% 72% The Importance of Being Earnest Miss Prism (Character) $8.4M 2002
      62% 83% Dark Blue World English Teacher (Character) $258.2K 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sleeper Lillian (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 33% Room to Rent Sarah Stevenson (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 43% Mad Cows Dwina Phelps (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Respectable Trade Sarah Cole (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Slab Boys Miss Elsie Walkinshaw (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Written in Blood Honoria Lyddiard (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Angel Mine Mother (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 52% Driftwood Mother (Character) - 1995
      80% 51% Haunted Nanny Tess Webb (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 31% The Grotesque Mrs. Giblet (Character) $4.6K 1995
      68% 67% Angels and Insects Miss Mead (Character) $3.4M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Mind Rosemary (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 62% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: The Winds of Change Gertrude Bell (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Families Lady Emily Balcombe (Character) - 1992
      65% 77% Mountains of the Moon Mrs. Arundell (Character) $1.4M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Tree Constance (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From the Pru Julia Wallace (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 60% Killing Dad Edith (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Day After the Fair Letty (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreign Body Miss Furze (Character) $7.3K 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel du Lac Edith Hope (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Hearts Sister Thomas (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 74% Anna Karenina Betsy (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The McGuffin Nina (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder Rock Unknown (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 75% The Chain Betty (Character) - 1984
      71% 61% The Little Drummer Girl Chairlady (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sakharov Klavdia (Character) - 1984
      25% 33% Five Days One Summer Jennifer Pierce (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Potting Shed Unknown (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet William Edna McClusky (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Virginia Fly Is Drowning Virginia Fly (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 60% The Corn Is Green Miss Ronberry (Character) - 1979
      80% 51% Vault of Horror Donna (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 43% A Doll's House Kristine Linde (Character) - 1973
      91% 78% Frenzy Barbara Jane "Babs" Milligan (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 49% The Looking Glass War Avery's Wife (Character) - 1970
      10% 25% De Sade Renee de Montreuil (Character) - 1969
      95% 85% The Face of Fear Helen Stephens (Character) $23.0K 1960
      No Score Yet 54% Gideon of Scotland Yard Sally Gideon (Character) - 1958

      TV

      Credit
      82% 94% Kingdom Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tess of the D'Urbervilles Mrs D'Urberville (Character) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998 2005
      No Score Yet 88% Midsomer Murders Honoria Lyddiard (Character) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mansfield Park Mrs Norris (Character) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Irene Wrzaszcyzk (Character) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebecca Mrs. Danvers (Character)