Actress Anna Massey has died of cancer at the age of 73

Actress, Anna Massey has died of cancer at the age of 73.

Her agent said: “Actress Anna Massey CBE passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, with her husband and son by her side. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, a cherished grandmother, a generous colleague and, always, a consummate professional. She will be greatly missed.”

She was awarded a CBE for services to acting in 2004.

On stage, she won an Olivier Award in 1983 for The Importance Of Being Earnest at the Lyttelton, National Theatre. Her last major stage appearance was in 1996 in Mary Stuart at the Lyttelton, NT.

On TV, she won a British Academy TV Award for Best Actress for her role in Hotel du Lac, in 1986. Her recent TV appearances include Bella in "Moving On" in 2010; Miss Pebmarsh in Poirot episode The Clocks in 2009; Mrs. D'Urberville in Tess of the D'Urbervilles in 2008.

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