Anna Massey

  1. Jean Marsh, Frenzy, 1971. Massey who met with Alfred Hitchcock about playing Monica Barling, and became a victim of the film’s serial killer. Ironically, Massey had starred in Peeping Tom – which destroyed UK director Michael Powell’s career in the same 1960 as the somewhat similar “scandal” of Psychorelaunched Hitchcock’s.
  2. Colette O’Neill, Doctor Who #124: Snakedance, TV, 1982.         Judi Dench and Carry On star Joan Sims up for the same part  – kidding, right? Nope! Producer John Nathan-Taylor loved rocking the boat. He suggested 14 ladies as Lady Tanha, for when Doc5 Peter Davidson landed on Manussa. The others were Massey, Jill Bennett, Eleanor Bron, Elspeth Gray, Sheila Hancock, Jean Marsh, Kate O’Mara (the future Time Lady Rani), Barbara Shelley, Elizabeth Spriggs, Wanda Ventham (the mother of Benedict Cumberbatch) and Fiona Walker. The Scottish O’Neill had scored 77 mainly UK credits by 2016.

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