Date of Birth : Apr 27th 1965
Anna Chancellor (born 27 April 1965) is a British actress, perhaps best known for her performance as “Duckface” in Four Weddings and a Funeral, as Caroline Bingley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and as Questular Rontok in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In 2005, 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 Jupiter Moon, Karaoke, Cold Lazarus, The Dreamers, and Tipping the Velvet, and has a starring role in the satirical black comedy Suburban Shootout.
Chancellor was born in Richmond, Surrey, England to the Hon. Mary Joliffe (daughter of William Jolliffe, 4th Baron Hylton, of the Baron Hyltons) and John Chancellor. Through her mother, Chancellor is the great-great-granddaughter of Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, and through her father, she is the great-great-granddaughter of the Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham. Her uncle is journalist Alexander Chancellor and her eight-times great aunt was author Jane Austen. She has spent time living in several countries around the world and has a particular attraction to Zimbabwe.
In her third year at the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts, she became pregnant and dropped out. Her daughter with cult Scots poet Jock Scott, Poppy, was born in 1988. When their relationship ended, she then married a cameraman, Nigel Willoughby, who she had met in 1993 while shooting a Boddington’s advert. However, they divorced in 1999. She now lives with an Algerian cabdriver several years her junior, Redha, who is now a sound technician.