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CHANCELLOR, Anna Theodora

Female 1965 -  (53 years)

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  • Name CHANCELLOR, Anna Theodora 
    Born 27 Apr 1965 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I115279  Leicestershire Antills & Connected Families
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2018 

    Father CHANCELLOR, John 
    Mother JOLLIFFE, Hon Mary Alice,   b. 1 Nov 1937, Surrey South Eastern 2a 663 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Between 1 Jan 1959 and 31 Mar 1959  Kensington 5c 2629 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1967 
    Family ID F32488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 SCOT, John Graham Manson Leslie "Jock" "Jock",   b. 21 Sep 1952,   d. 13 Apr 2016  (Age 63 years) 
     1. CHANCELLOR, Poppy,   b. Jul 1987, Hammersmith 12 2594 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F32495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 WILLOUGHBY, Nigel R. R. 
    Married Jul 1995  Hammersmith 231 0060 220 RAD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F32496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):From Wikpedia:

      "Anna Theodora Chancellor (born 27 April 1965) is an English actress of film, television and theatre. She has received nominations for BAFTA and Olivier Awards.

      Background and early life

      The daughter of John Chancellor and Mary Jolliffe, a daughter of Lord Hylton, 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". She became the partner of the poet Jock Scot (1952 - 2016), and in her early twenties had a daughter, Poppy, 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 the model Cecilia Chancellor and a second cousin of the actress Helena Bonham Carter. Chancellor herself has spoken derisively 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."


      Chancellor had a prominent role in the series Kavanagh QC. She has also been noted for her work as Caroline Bingley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and as Questular Rontok in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005). The same year, she joined the cast of the popular BBC One television drama series Spooks as a new regular character, Juliet Shaw. She has also appeared in The Vice, Karaoke, Cold Lazarus, The Dreamers, Tipping the Velvet and Fortysomething, and had a leading role in the satirical black comedy Suburban Shootout. In 2011, she took a supporting role in the BBC thriller serial The Hour, for which she was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress.

      In 1997, she received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role nomination for her performance in Stanley and in 2013 an Olivier Award for Best Actress nomination for her part in Private Lives.


      She is a patron of the London children's charity Scene & Heard.


      Year      Film      Role      Notes
      1990 Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother      Barmaid     
      Jupiter Moon      Mercedes Page      TV series (50 episodes: 1990'961996)

      1992      Inspector Morse         Sally Smith      TV series (1 episode: "Cherubim and Seraphim")

      1993      Agatha Christie's Poirot      Virginie Mesnard      TV series (1 episode: "The Chocolate Box")
      Comedy Playhouse      Julia      TV series (1 episode: "The Complete Guide to Relationships")
      Century            Woman in Police Station     

      1994      Four Weddings and a Funeral      Henrietta (Duckface) - Wedding Two     
      Tom and Viv      Woman     
      Staggered      Carmen Svennipeg     
      Princess Caraboo      Mrs. Peake     
      Ellington      Ally Stone      TV film

      1995      Pride & Prejudice      Caroline Bingley      TV mini-series (6 episodes)
      Kavanagh QC      Julia Piper      TV series (11 episodes: 1995 - 1997)

      1996      Karaoke      Anna Griffiths      TV mini-series (4 episodes)
      Cold Lazarus      Anna Griffiths      TV mini-series (3 episodes)

      1997      FairyTale: A True Story      Peter Pan     
      The Man Who Knew Too Little      Barbara Ritchie     

      1999      The Vice      Dr. Christine Weir      TV series (5 episodes)
      Heart      Nicola Farmer     

      2000      Longitude      Muriel Gould      TV film

      2001      The Cazalets      Diana Mackintosh      TV series (6 episodes)
      Crush      Molly Cartwright     

      2002      Tipping the Velvet      Diana Lethaby      TV series (2 episodes)

      2003      Georgian Underworld      Narrator      TV series (1 episode: "Queer as 18th Century Folk")
      What a Girl Wants      Glynnis Payne     
      Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie      Nicky Bowden      TV film
      Fortysomething      Estelle Slippery      TV series (6 episodes)
      The Dreamers      Mother     
      Confused            short

      2004      Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London      Lady Josephine Kenworth     
      Blue Dove      Maria Bishop      TV series (2 episodes)
      Roman Road      Maddy Bancroft      TV film

      2005      The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy      Questular Rontok     
      Feeder      Doctor      short
      The Best Man      Dana     
      A Waste of Shame: Shakespeare and His Sonnets      Anne Hathaway      TV film
      Spooks      Juliet Shaw      TV series (15 episodes: 2005 - 2007)

      2006      Breaking and Entering      Kate     
      Rebus      Amanda Morrison      TV series (1 episode: "Let It Bleed")
      The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton      Elizabeth Dorling      TV film
      Suburban Shootout      Camilla Diamond      TV series (11 episodes: 2006 - 2007)

      2007      Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars      Irene Adler      TV film
      St. Trinians      Miss Bagstock     
      Christmas at the Riviera      Diane      TV film

      2008      My Family      Zelda Nobbs      TV series (1 episode: "Cards on the Table")
      Agatha Christie's Marple: Murder Is Easy      Lydia Horton      TV film

      2009      Law & Order: UK      Evelyn Wyndham      TV series (2 episodes)

      2010      Critical Eye      Laura     
      Silent Witness      Chief Supt. Karen Somerville      TV series (2 episodes)
      Miranda      Helena      TV series (Series 2 episode 4: "A New Low")

      2011      Hustle      Wendy Stanton      TV series (1 episode: "As Good as it Gets")
      Waking the Dead      Lucy Christie      TV series (2 episodes)
      Lewis      Judith Suskin      TV series (1 episode: "The Gift of Promise")
      Hysteria      Mrs Bellamy     
      Hidden      Elspeth Verney      TV series (4 episodes)
      The Hour      Lix Storm      TV series (12 episodes)
      Nominated - British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress
      Nominated - Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress

      2012      More Afraid of You      Lucy      short
      Pramface      Janet Derbyshire      TV series
      We'll Take Manhattan      Lucie Clayton      TV film

      2013      A Touch of Cloth      Hope Goodgirl      TV series (2 episodes)
      How I Live Now      Aunt Penn     
      Noël Coward's Private Lives      Amanda Prynne     

      2014      Death Knight Love Story      Miria      Animated, motion-captured, fan-made Machinima film
      Inside No. 9      Elizabeth      Episode 1, "Sardines"
      Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond      Second Officer Monday      TV series (4 episodes)
      Penny Dreadful      Claire Ives      TV series (1 episode)
      Downton Abbey      Lady Anstruther     
      Testament of Youth      Mrs. Leighton     
      Mapp and Lucia      Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas      TV series (3 episodes)

      2016      The Carer      Milly     
      Shetland      Phyllis Brennan      TV series (4 episodes)
      New Blood      Eleanor Davies      TV Series
      Grantchester      Aunt Cece      Christmas special
      This Beautiful Fantastic      Bramble     

      2017      Love of My Life      Grace     

      2017      The Crown      Lady Rosse     

      2018      Ordeal by Innocence      Rachel Argyll      TV series - 3 episodes[8]

      2018      Trust      Penelope Kittson      TV Series - 5 episodes


      Boston Marriage, Donmar Warehouse  - March - April 2001; Donmar in the West End - November 2001 - February 2002

      Mammals at the Oxford Playhouse and touring - Lorna, January 2006

      Never So Good, National Theatre - summer 2008

      The Observer, National Theatre - spring 2009

      The Last of the Duchess, Hampstead Theatre - October - November 2011

      Private Lives (playing Amanda), Chichester Festival Theatre, September 2012, and the Gielgud Theatre, London (July - September 2013)

      The Wolf From the Door, Royal Court Theatre, September - November 2014

      The Seagull by Anton Chekhov at National Theatre - summer 2016


      Chancellor has played the role of Ann Smiley in a BBC dramatisation of the John le Carre novels The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People."