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Anna Chancellor is a Actor British born on 27 april 1965 at Richmond (United-kingdom)

Anna Chancellor

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Birth name Anna Theodora Chancellor
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 april 1965 (59 years) at Richmond (United-kingdom)

Anna Theodora Chancellor (born 27 April 1965) is an English actress. She is the great-great-granddaughter of British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith.


Fille de l'honorable Mary Joliffe, elle-même fille de William Jolliffe, quatrième baron Hylton , et de Sir John Chancellor, qui fut président de l'Agence Reuters, Anna Chancellor est née le 25 avril 1965 à Richmond, dans le Grand Londres. Son oncle est un journaliste anglais connu, Alexander Chancellor , qui fut rédacteur en chef de l'hebdomadaire conservateur The Spectator de 1975 à 1984, et contribue au supplément dominical du Guardian. Elle est aussi une arrière-petite-fille, à la sixième génération d'Edward Knight, un des six frères de Jane Austen. Comme Helena Bonham Carter, elle est une arrière-petit-fille de Lord Asquith.

Elle a deux sœurs plus âgées, Isabel et Kate, un frère Edward, et une fille du poète écossais Jock Scott, Poppy, née en 1988, et a été mariée à Nigel Willoughby de 1993 à 1998.

Elle est élevée dans le Somerset, puis dans un couvent du Dorset, l'Institute of the Blessed Virgin. A 16 ans, elle part pour Londres et y vit avec son petit ami, le poète écossais Jock Scott, avec qui elle a une fille, Poppy, née en 1988. Le couple vit une vie plutôt marginale avec peu d'argent, malgré la fortune de la famille d'Anna. En 1992, ils se séparent, et Anna décide de devenir actrice.

Elle obtient son premier rôle à la télévision en 1990 dans le soap opera Jupiter Moon. En 1994, elle fait une percée en obtenant son premier rôle important dans Quatre mariages et un enterrement de Mike Newell, où Hugh Grant la laisse devant l'autel le jour de leur mariage.

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Filmography of Anna Chancellor (27 films)

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Benjamin (2019)
, 1h25
Directed by Simon Amstell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film
Actors Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Phénix Brossard, Jessica Raine, Joel Fry, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Roles Tessa
Rating65% 3.29473.29473.29473.29473.2947
Alors que Benjamin (Colin Morgan), réalisateur prometteur, allait présenter son second long-métrage au festival du film de Londres, son amie (Jessica Raine), publiciste, lui présente un musicien français qui a pour nom Noah (Phénix Brossard) : Benjamin est tout fou amoureux…
The Happy Prince, 1h45
Directed by Rupert Everett
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor
Roles Mrs. Arbuthnott
Rating63% 3.1509453.1509453.1509453.1509453.150945
Les derniers jours d'Oscar Wilde, vivant dans l’échec et la misère…
This Beautiful Fantastic, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock
Roles Mrs Bramble
Rating69% 3.4516553.4516553.4516553.4516553.451655
About the friendship between a young woman Bella Brown, who dreams of writing children's books and a bad-tempered, rich old, widower, Alfie Stephenson, who lives next door.
Testament of Youth, 2h10
Directed by James Kent
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Political films
Actors Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Colin Morgan, Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Dominic West
Roles Mrs. Leighton
Rating72% 3.6007953.6007953.6007953.6007953.600795
In 1914, Vera Brittain overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When World War I breaks out, her brother Edward, her fiancé Roland Leighton, and their friends Victor and Geoffrey, are sent to serve at the front lines. Brittain follows their sacrifice, leaving college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded and dying (both British and German) in London, Malta and France.
How I Live Now, 1h41
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Anna Chancellor, Corey Johnson, George MacKay, Harley Bird
Roles Aunt Penn
Rating64% 3.2030253.2030253.2030253.2030253.203025
Daisy, a neurotic and anorexic American teenager, is sent to the English countryside for the summer to stay with her Aunt Penn and her cousins, Eddie, Isaac, and Piper. She arrives at Heathrow Airport to tightened security and reports of a bombing in Paris, and Isaac drives to her cousins' farm, which she discovers to be dilapidated and very messy. Although initially abrasive, Daisy warms to them upon learning that her deceased mother used to stay there frequently. She also falls in love with Eddie, her eldest cousin, finding him to be as introverted and strong-willed as she, and noticing his unusual, almost mystical connection to animals. A few days after her arrival, her aunt flies to Geneva to attend an emergency conference because she is an expert in terrorist extremist groups, and the group take advantage of her absence to explore their local woodlands.
We'll Take Manhattan, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Karen Gillan, Aneurin Barnard, Helen McCrory, Fiona Button, Frances Barber, Anna Chancellor
Roles Lucie Clayton
Rating65% 3.289943.289943.289943.289943.28994
Le film débute à Londres en 1962, années du Swinging London. David Bailey, jeune photographe décomplexé, s'embarque pour New York en compagnie de sa nouvelle petite amie et mannequin encore débutante, Jean Shrimpton. Icône en devenir du nouveau style anglais, David Bailey a été sollicité pour réaliser une série de photos de mode à Manhattan. Ils sont accompagnés par un chaperon huppé, Lady Clare Rendlesham, éditrice du magazine de mode Vogue, passablement horrifiée par leur manque de classe et de style.
Hysteria (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Tanya Wexler
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality
Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Rupert Everett, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Pryce, Ashley Jensen
Roles Mrs. Bellamy
Rating66% 3.3498153.3498153.3498153.3498153.349815
Set at the end of 1880, the film depicts the invention of the vibrator. Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) is a young physician who has difficulty with his occupation due to constant arguments over modern medicine. He gets a job assisting Dr. Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce), whose practice specializes in the treatment of "hysteria", a popular diagnosis for women of that time. Medical practitioners like Dr. Dalrymple tried to manage hysteria by massaging the genital area, decently covered under a curtain, to elicit "paroxysmal convulsions", without recognizing that they were inducing orgasms. Granville meets Dr. Dalrymple's daughters, Emily (Felicity Jones), and her older sister Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a premodern feminist who runs a settlement house in a poor section of London.
Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars, 1h54
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films
Actors Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson, Michael Maloney, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Anna Chancellor, Christopher McHallem
Roles Irene Adler
Rating64% 3.2423.2423.2423.2423.242
The Baker Street Irregulars investigate as several of their members go missing, while also trying to prevent Sherlock Holmes — who is undergoing a personal crisis — being convicted of murder.
St. Trinian's, 1h37
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Musical theatre
Themes Films about education, Feminist films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Russell Brand, Antonia Bernath, Talulah Riley, Lena Headey
Roles Miss Bagstock
Rating58% 2.901022.901022.901022.901022.90102
Annabelle Fritton (Talulah Riley), an uptight daddy’s girl, unwillingly transfers to St Trinian’s from the distinguished Cheltenham Ladies’ College at her father’s (Rupert Everett) request. Annabelle is clearly different and doesn’t fit in, telling her father, Carnaby Fritton, that the school is “like Hogwarts for pikeys”. She is taken around the school by Kelly Jones (Gemma Arterton), the head girl, who introduces her to the various cliques within the school, including Emos, Chavs, Geeks and the First Years. On her first night at St Trinian’s, Annabelle calls her father and demands he pick her up immediately, following a series of pranks played on her by the other students, but her father dismisses her.
Breaking and Entering, 2h
Directed by Sydney Pollack, Anthony Minghella
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright, Martin Freeman, Vera Farmiga, Rafi Gavron
Roles Kate
Rating64% 3.2475353.2475353.2475353.2475353.247535
Will Francis (Jude Law), a young Englishman, is a landscape architect living a detached, routine-based life in London with his Swedish-American girlfriend Liv (Robin Wright Penn) and her autistic daughter Bea. The 13-year-old girl's irregular sleeping and eating habits as well as her unsocial behaviour (she has trouble relating to people and seems only interested in doing somersaults and gymnastics) reach worrying proportions and start to put a lot of strain on Will and Liv's relationship. Complicating the situation further is his feeling of being shut out of their inner circle since Bea is not his biological daughter. He and Liv start relationship counselling, but their drifting apart continues.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1h48
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor
Roles Questular Rontok
Rating66% 3.3497053.3497053.3497053.3497053.349705
The film begins with a Broadway-style number "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish", sung by the dolphins of the world, who are aware of the Earth's impending doom. At the end, they all jump out of the oceans and into space, leaving Earth for good.
The Best Man, 1h36
Directed by Stefan Schwartz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Stuart Townsend, Amy Smart, Seth Green, Kate Ashfield, Steve John Shepherd, Simon Callow
Roles Dana
Rating58% 2.9462352.9462352.9462352.9462352.946235
Childhood friends Olly Pickering and Murray go their separate ways when Olly goes to university. While there, Olly meets James. Murray vomits all over James, creating instant enmity between them.
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, 1h40
Directed by Kevin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films, Children's films
Actors Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Cynthia Stevenson, Daniel Roebuck, Keith David, Hannah Spearitt
Roles Jo Kenworth
Rating45% 2.2690252.2690252.2690252.2690252.269025
Agent Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) attends summer camp, actually a secret facility for training CIA teenage agents. When a group of CIA soldiers attempt to abduct head counselor Victor Diaz (Keith Allen), Cody helps him escape, mistaking the CIA operation for a training exercise. The director informs Cody that Diaz stole disks containing plans for a secret mind-control device, and sends Cody to recapture him.
The Dreamers, 1h56
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about films, Films about children, Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, La sexualité des mineurs, Histoire de France
Actors Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci, Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Roles Mother
Rating71% 3.551073.551073.551073.551073.55107
Matthew (Michael Pitt) is an American exchange student who has come to Paris to study French. While at the Cinémathèque Française protesting the firing of Henri Langlois, he meets the free-spirited twins Théo (Louis Garrel) and Isabelle (Eva Green). The three bond over a shared love of film.