|Anna Chancellor and Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral|
Charles: Perhaps we should've got married.
Henrietta: No! I'd have had to marry your friends, and I'm not sure I could take Fiona.
Charles: Fiona loves you.
Henrietta: Fiona calls me Duckface.
Charles: Well, I never heard that.
|Anna Chancellor as Miss Bingley in P&P|
Miss Bingley: I believe I can guess your thoughts at this moment.
Mr. Darcy: I should imagine not.
Miss Bingley: You are thinking how insupportable it would be to spend many evenings in such tedious company.
Mr. Darcy: No, indeed, my mind was more agreeably engaged. I've been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.
Miss Bingley: And may one dare ask whose the eyes that inspire these reflections?
Mr. Darcy: Miss Elizabeth Bennet's.
Miss Bingley: Miss Elizabeth Bennet. I am all astonishment.
|Anna Chancellor with Amanda Bynes and Kelly Preston in What a Girl Wants|
Glynnis Payne: I know my daddy was naughty, but what about me?
|Anna Chancellor as Questular Rontok in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|
Questular Rontok: [about Trillian] She's lying. She's skinny, and she's pretty, and she's lying!
|Anna Chancellor as Juliet Shaw with Peter Firth as Harry Pearce in Spooks|
As ruthless right-wing Juliet Shaw in Spooks (MI5) we get to see Anna as a real ball buster. Juliet versus Ros is something to behold.
|Fortysomething with Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor and Benedict Cumberbatch|
One of the reasons I still love writing this blog after 2 years (other than the fact that I have some of the best readers & commenters on the internet) is that together we discover some unknown gems of film or television.
Fortysomething is a 6 episode TV series from 2003 starring Anna Chancellor as the sexy wife of Hugh Laurie, a slightly befuddled medical doctor. Sort the opposite of Dr. House if you can imagine. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the eldest of 3 rather horny male offspring in this hilariously dysfunctional abode.
If you want to give it a whirl, the first episode is on YouTube here. I am afraid I will be watching this all weekend now!!!
|Anna Chancellor as Lix Storm in The Hour|
Well, I certainly do appreciate the talent of Anna Chancellor in her many varied roles. I also liked her in the girly film Crush and in the recently released Hysteria. She is always fun to watch. Which are your faves of hers?