Anna Maxwell Martin

Active - 2004 - 2013  |   Born - May 10, 1977 in Beverley, Yorkshire, England  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Both of her parents were scientists.
  • Auditioned for a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1998, but did not get in.
  • Specialized in the First World War at university.
  • Added her grandfather's name, Maxwell, to her last name to distinguish herself from someone else with the same name when she joined Equity, the trade union for actors.
  • Appeared in the original 2003 production of His Dark Materials, opposite Timothy Dalton and Dominic Cooper, at the National Theatre in London.
  • Starred in the 2006 West End production of Cabaret as Sally Bowles.
  • Played Regan, opposite Simon Russell Beale, in the Sam Mendes-directed 2014 production of King Lear.