Anna Maxwell Martin


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The rather striking Anna Maxwell-Martin is a rising star on both stage and screen. Anna had dreamed all her life of becoming actress even though her family had no background in the arts whatsoever. She starred in school plays and an acclaimed production of "Breezeblock Park" in the role of Betty. At the age of 20 she auditioned for the prestigious ... See full bio »

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4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Becoming Jane Cassandra Austen
(2007)
Philomena Jane
(2013)
The Night Watch Kay Langrish
(2011)
Bleak House Esther Summerson
(2005)

Filmography

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 2020 Code 404 (TV Series) (pre-production)
  Ilkley (post-production)
DCI Brough
 2019 Good Omens (TV Mini-Series)
Beelzebub
- The Doomsday Option (2019) ... Beelzebub
- In the Beginning (2019) ... Beelzebub
 2019 Line of Duty (TV Series)
DCS Patricia Carmichael
- Episode #5.6 (2019) ... DCS Patricia Carmichael
- Episode #5.5 (2019) ... DCS Patricia Carmichael
 2019 The Conception of Terror (TV Mini-Series)
Jo Harrington
 2018 The Egg and the Thieving Pie (Short)
Shona
 2018 Mother's Day (TV Movie)
Wendy
 2018 Urban Myths (TV Series)
Agatha Christie
- Agatha Christie (2018) ... Agatha Christie
 2016-2017 Motherland (TV Series)
Julia
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Julia
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Julia
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Julia
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Julia
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Julia
 2016 Chubby Funny
Sally
 2016 Reg (TV Movie)
Sally Keys
 2015 And Then There Were None (TV Mini-Series)
Ethel Rogers
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Ethel Rogers
 2015 The Frankenstein Chronicles (TV Series)
Mary Shelley
- The Frankenstein Murders (2015) ... Mary Shelley
- The Fortune of War (2015) ... Mary Shelley
- All the Lost Children (2015) ... Mary Shelley
- Seeing Things (2015) ... Mary Shelley
 2015 Midwinter of the Spirit (TV Mini-Series)
Merrily Watkins
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Merrily Watkins
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Merrily Watkins
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Merrily Watkins
 2015 Birthday (TV Movie)
Lisa
 2014 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (TV Series)
Jess Hunt
- Bi-Polar Polar Bear Aid (2014) ... Jess Hunt
- Death of Rock (2014) ... Jess Hunt
 2014 The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (TV Mini-Series)
Janine
- Part Two (2014) ... Janine
- Part One (2014) ... Janine
 2014 Off the Page: School Gate (Short)
Jenny
 2014 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series)
Elizabeth Darcy
- Death Comes to Pemberley: Part One (2014) ... Elizabeth Darcy
- Death Comes to Pemberley: Part Two (2014) ... Elizabeth Darcy
 2014 King Lear
Regan
 2012-2014 The Bletchley Circle (TV Series)
Susan
- Blood on Their Hands: Part 2 (2014) ... Susan
- Blood on Their Hands: Part 1 (2014) ... Susan
 2013 Death Comes to Pemberley (TV Mini-Series)
Elizabeth Darcy
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Elizabeth Darcy
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Elizabeth Darcy
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Elizabeth Darcy
 2013 Philomena
Jane
 2013 Alan Partridge
Janet Whitehead
 2012 Accused (TV Series)
Tina Dakin
- Tina's Story (2012) ... Tina Dakin
 2011 The Night Watch (TV Movie)
Kay Langrish
 2011 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Burton
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Sarah Burton
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Sarah Burton
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Sarah Burton
 2010 On Expenses (TV Movie)
Heather Brooke
 2009 Moonshot (TV Movie)
Janet Armstrong
 2009 Freefall (TV Movie)
Mandy
 2009 Free Agents (TV Series)
Sophie
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... Sophie (as Anna Maxwell-Martin)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Sophie (as Anna Maxwell-Martin)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Sophie (as Anna Maxwell-Martin)
 2008 Poppy Shakespeare (TV Movie)
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 2008 White Girl (TV Movie)
Debbie
 2007 I Really Hate My Job
Madonna
 2007 Becoming Jane
Cassandra Austen
 2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Gaoler's Daughter
 2006 The Other Man (Short)
 2005 Bleak House (TV Series)
Esther Summerson
- Episode #1.15 (2005) ... Esther Summerson
- Episode #1.14 (2005) ... Esther Summerson
- Episode #1.13 (2005) ... Esther Summerson
- Episode #1.12 (2005) ... Esther Summerson
- Episode #1.11 (2005) ... Esther Summerson
 2005 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Suki Macrae Cantrell
- The Long Game (2005) ... Suki Macrae Cantrell (as Anna Maxwell-Martin)
 2004 North & South (TV Mini-Series)
Bessy Higgins
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Bessy Higgins
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Bessy Higgins
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Bessy Higgins
 2004 Enduring Love
Penny
 2002 Eddie Loves Mary (Short)
 2002 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Arabella Heywood
- Murder on St. Malley's Day (2002) ... Arabella Heywood (as Anna Maxwell-Martin)
 1978 Everyday Maths (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Her National Theatre credits include: readings of "After the Fire" and "The Black Glove" by August Strindberg and "Snowbound", a new play by Ciaran McConville (all 2005), Lyra in the 2003-2004 production of "His Dark Materials" based on the novels by Philip Pullman, Irina in Chekhov's "Three Sisters", Sophie in the UK premiere of "Honour" by Joanna Murray-Smith (... See more »

Alternate Names:

Anna Maxwell-Martin

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[commenting on her face] I get described as 'interesting' a lot. People often call me odd, too. Maybe they mean ugly. Given the services of a plastic surgeon, I would get a pair of cheekbones.

Trivia:

Starring as the lead character, Lyra, in His Dark Materials, the play based on Philip Pullman's trilogy of books at the National Theater in London, U.K. Also stars Timothy Dalton. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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