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Anna Chancellor Biography

Birth Place:
Richmond, Surrey, England

Fast Facts

  • Is distantly related to both Jane Austen and Lord Byron
  • Great-great grandfather was H
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  • Asquith, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, making her a second cousin, once removed of Helena Bonham Carter
  • Left the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts when she became pregnant with her daughter Poppy
  • Met cameraman ex-husband Nigel Willoughby while filming for a beer commercial in 1993
  • Met husband Redha Debbah when he was working as a cab driver and took her to the West End while she was performing in The Real Inspector Hound in 1998
  • While appearing in an off-Broadway production of Creditors in 2010, became stricken with a case of viral meningitis and had to be rushed to the hospital by the play's director, Alan Rickman


  • Eddy Chancellor -- Brother
  • Cecilia Chancellor -- Cousin
  • Poppy Chancellor -- Daughter
  • Jock Scott -- Ex-significant Other
  • John Chancellor -- Father
  • Redha Debbah -- Husband
  • Mary Alice Jolliffe -- Mother
  • Isabel -- Sister
  • Kate -- Sister