Actress Anna Massey, who starred in a
string of screen dramas, has died at the age of 73, her agent has confirmed.
Massey won many awards during her acting career, including a Bafta for her
portrayal of a lonely spinster in a 1986 TV adaptation of Hotel du Lac.
The star also appeared in the film adaptation of AS Byatt’s Possession,
opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and was in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1972 movie Frenzy.
She was awarded a CBE for services to acting in 2004.
The child of Canadian actor Raymond Massey – best known for his role as Dr
Gillespie in the TV series Dr Kildare and West End actress Adrienne Allen –
Massey was brought up in London but saw little of her father after her parents
divorced when she was a year old.
Massey began her career on the stage, making her professional debut at the
age of 17 in The Reluctant Debutante.
Her film debut was in 1958 in Gideon’s Day, directed by her godfather John
Her TV roles included notable costume drama turns as Mrs Danvers in Rebecca
(1979), while she also appeared in an 1983 adaptation of Mansfield Park.
Her film credits include 1960’s Peeping Tom, comedy The Tall Guy in 1989 and
The Importance of Being Earnest in 2002.
She also starred in a 2004 BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He
Two years later Massey portrayed Margaret Thatcher in television film
Pinochet in Suburbia.
Most recently, she appeared in one of Jimmy McGovern’s Moving On dramas on
BBC One, credited as her last screen appearance.
“I find acting incredibly difficult – it demands much more of my time than it
does for some people.
“I’m not instinctive. It takes enormous discipline and bravery to get me
there,” the actress told The Independent in 1996.
Massey was married to Sherlock Holmes actor Jeremy Brett for four years until
1962, and spent 27 years alone until she met her second husband.
Her agent said: “She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, a
cherished grandmother, a generous colleague and, always, a consummate
professional. She will be greatly missed.”
Anna Raymond Massey was born on August 11th, 1937 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Massey
August 11th, 1937
8 + 11 +1+9+3+7 = 39 = her life lesson = what she was here to learn = Charm. Compliments. A nice person.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
1551 411157 31
her path of destiny / how she learned what she was here to learn = Difficulties. Struggling. Striving to be the best she could be. Rising to the challenge.
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