Anna Massey

Anna Massey

Highest Rated: 96% Peeping Tom (1960)

Lowest Rated: 0% 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

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

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 41% Affinity Miss Haxby (Character) - 2008
17% 33% The Oxford Murders Mrs. Eagleton (Character) $3.6K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Good Murder Unknown (Character) - 2006
50% 17% The Gigolos Edwina (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinochet's Last Stand Baroness Thatcher (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
64% 58% Possession Lady Bailey (Character) $10.1M 2002
No Score Yet 75% An Angel for May Rosie (Character) - 2002
57% 72% The Importance of Being Earnest Miss Prism (Character) $8.4M 2002
62% 84% Dark Blue World English Teacher (Character) $258.2K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sleeper Lillian (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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
71% 68% Angels and Insects Miss Mead (Character) $3.4M 1995
No Score Yet 31% The Grotesque Mrs. Giblet (Character) $4.6K 1995
80% 51% Haunted Nanny Tess Webb (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 52% Driftwood Mother (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Mind Rosemary (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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
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
67% 77% Mountains of the Moon Mrs. Arundell (Character) $1.4M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Dad Edith (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day After the Fair Letty (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel du Lac Edith Hope (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreign Body Miss Furze (Character) $7.3K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The McGuffin Nina (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Hearts Sister Thomas (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 78% Anna Karenina Betsy (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder Rock Unknown (Character) - 1985
71% 62% The Little Drummer Girl Chairlady (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sakharov Klavdia (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 71% The Chain Betty (Character) - 1984
14% 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 No Score Yet The Corn Is Green Miss Ronberry (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 43% A Doll's House Kristine Linde (Character) - 1973
80% 51% Vault of Horror Donna (Character) - 1973
90% 77% Frenzy Barbara Jane "Babs" Milligan (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 48% The Looking Glass War Avery's Wife (Character) - 1970
0% 25% De Sade Renee de Montreuil (Character) - 1969
96% 85% Peeping Tom Helen Stephens (Character) $84K 1960
No Score Yet 50% Gideon of Scotland Yard Sally Gideon (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
88% 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) 2005 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Angel for May Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders Honoria Lyddiard (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Elephant Man Unknown (Voice) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebecca Mrs. Danvers (Character)

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