Anne Reid MBE has worked extensively in television, film and theatre. Her acclaimed performance in Roger Michell’s film The Mother with Daniel Craig led her to being awarded the London Critics Circle Award for Best British Actress and Best Actress at the Cinessonne Film Festival, and also nominations for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards, British Academy Film Awards, European Film Awards, and Evening Standard Film Awards. She has appeared in many TV series, including and most recently as ‘Celia’ in the BBC comedy drama series Last Tango In Halifax for BBC1, as well as Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case (ITV1), Upstairs Downstairs (BBC1), Prisoner’s Wives (BBC1), Marchfields (ITV1), Ladies of Letters (ITV1) and as Jean in BBC1’s Dinnerladies.
Amongst Anne’s theatre credits are ‘Mother’ in Peter Gill’s production of The York Realist at the Royal Court and in the West End and ‘Juno’ in Out of this World at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Most recently she performed in Hedda Gabbler at the Old Vic, Dimetos at the Donmar Warehouse and Happy Now? at the National Theatre, directed by Thea Sharrock.
Anne Reid was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours