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Anna Maxwell Martin is a famed British actress. Anna Maxwell Martin is widely known for her role as Esther Summerson in the BBC 2005 adaptation of “Bleak House” and N in the 2008 Channel 4 adaptation of “Poppy Shakespeare.”

Early Life

Born as Anna Charlotte Martin, best known by the name Anna Maxwell Martin. She opened her eyes to this world on the 10th of May 1977, in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. She is currently 46 years old and has a birth sign of Taurus. Moreover, she belongs to the British-White ethnicity and practices the Christianity religion. She holds British citizenship.

She was born to Ivan Martin (father) and Rosalind Youngson(mother). By profession, her father was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. While her mother was a research scientist and quit her job to bring up her children. Meanwhile, she grew up with her older brother, Adam.

Anna Maxwell Martin – Education

In terms of her academics, she attended Beverley High School, where she appeared in school plays. Martin attended Liverpool University after graduating from high school. After finishing her studies at Liverpool, she joined the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Professional Career

Anna Maxwell Martin was passionate about acting from an early age. She had already shown hints of being an actress in the coming days from her early day. Meanwhile, she used to perform in school plays. After joining the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, she started to improve her acting skills and abilities.

Then, she began acting in theatre productions. In 2002, she made her television debut in an episode of the crime drama “Midsomer Murders.” She rose to prominence after starring as Lyra in the National Theatre’s production of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials.” For the role, she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress.

“Enduring Love,” a 2004 psychological thriller, was her feature film debut. In 2004, she played Bessie Higgins in the BBC television adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel “North and South.” She portrayed Esther Summerson in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’s “Bleak House” in 2005.

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Caption: The poster BBC 2005 adaptation of Bleak House (Source: Kinorium)

In 2008, she portrayed N in Channel 4’s adaptation of “Poppy Shakespeare.” She was nominated for a 2011 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her performance as Sarah Burton in the BBC series “South Riding.” For her role as Julia in the sitcom “Motherland,” she was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance.

Recent works and other appearances

In 2019, she began filming the fifth season of BBC Two’s police procedural drama “Line of Duty.” Additionally, she portrayed DCS Patricia Carmichael. Later, she returned to the sixth season of “Line of Duty.” In 2021, she co-starred in the ITV drama series “Hollington Drive” alongside Rachael Stirling.

Additionally, she hosted the seventh episode of the sixty-third series of “Have I Got News for You” in 2022, alongside guests Chris McCausland and Steph McGovern, as well as team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Martin was cast as Delia Balmer in the ITV-commissioned true crime drama series “Delia Balmer” in February 2023.

Further, she has appeared in a number of television shows, including “Doctor Who,” “Free Agents,” “Accused,” “The Bletchley Circle,” “The Frankenstein Chronicles,” “Urban Myths,” and “Mandy.”  Moreover, she has appeared in a number of television movies, including “The Wind in the Willows” (2006), “White Girl” (2008), “Freefall” (2009), “Moonshot” (2009), “On Expenses” (2010), “The Night Watch” (2011), “Reg” (2016), and “Mother’s Day” (2018).


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Caption: Anna Maxwell Martin wins the 2006 BAFTA award (Source: BAFTA Awards Database)

Through her several appearances in movies and television, he has managed to earn some of them in his career, He was awarded the Best Actress in the 2006 British Academy Television Awards. Similarly, she won the 2009 British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress for her role in “Poppy Shakespeare.” Meanwhile, she has been nominated for “Laurence Olivier Awards” (2005), “Gold Derby Awards” (2006), “The Royal Television Society Programme Awards” (2009), “Crime Thriller Awards” (2014),  and many more.

Anna Maxwell Martin – Net Worth 2023

Primarily, Martin makes money from her acting career. She began her acting career in the theatre and has appeared in numerous productions. This British actress has also appeared in a number of films and television shows. Moreover, this actress’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million-$5 million.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Anna Maxwell Martin with her kids (Source: The Telegraph)

Anna Maxwell Martin is currently a divorced woman. In the past, she married her ex-husband, Roger Michell, a film director. With the marriage, the couple had two daughters.

Nancy Michell and Maggie Michell are the names of their daughter. In 2020, the couple got separated and Michell died in September 2021. Till now, this British actress has not been involved in a major controversy or scandal. Meanwhile, she has maintained a clean profile.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Anna Maxwell Martin posing for a photo (Source: The Telegraph)

Martin stands 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.68 m) and weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs). Meanwhile, she has a pair of blue eyes with dark blonde hair colour. Similarly, her sexual orientation is straight.

Anna Maxwell Martin – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@anna.maxwell.martin’ there are over 1k followers. Other than this, she is not active on Facebook and Twitter.

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