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Vale – Anna Massey

 

Anna Massey - 1937-2011

Quick tip of the hat this morning to British actress Anna Massey, who passed away earlier this week.

Ms Massey’s first major role was in Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, before going on to Otto Premingers Bunny Lake Is Missing. She appeared in Hitchcock’s Frenzy, as well as The Vault of Horror in 1973. Along with film and stage work, Massey appeared in numerous television roles, including The Darling Buds of May, The Robinsons, dramatic telemovies such as The Cherry Orchard and Anna Karenina, and crime dramas like Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders, and Poirot.

Ms Massey was awarded a British Academy TV Award for Best Actress for her work on Hotel du Lac, and appeared with Christian Bale in his 2004 film The Machinist. Among her most recent roles are appearances in Tess Of The D’Urbervilles and The Oxford Murders.

Anna Massey was 73.

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