Anne Stallybrass, who starred in the films Onedin Line and Heartbeat, has died at the age of 82.
ANNE STALLYBRASS died at the age of 82, after a successful television career that began in the 1970s.
The actress, who was terrified of the water, rose to prominence as Jane Seymour in The Six Wives of Henry VIII and then as the long-suffering wife of shipping firm founder James Onedin in The Onedin Line. Later, Anne Stallybrass, who married actor Roger Rowland in 1963 before later divorcing, married her co-star Peter Gilmore in 1979 following a ten-year relationship, and they lived in a Dartmouth villa. In 2013, he passed away.
The actress, whose full name was Jacqueline Anne Stallybrass, was born on December 4, 1938, and passed away just a few days ago. Jeremy, her nephew, and Caroline and Nicola, her nieces, survive her.
Anne was born in Rochford, Essex, to Edward Stallybrass, a Bank of England employee, and his wife Annie, neé Peacock.
She attended the same local convent school as Dame Helen Mirren and Gemma Graven.
She began her acting career with the Arthur Brough Players in Folkestone’s Leas Pavilion, where she had her stage debut in Rookery Nook in Westcliff in 1960.
Her first famous television performance was as Jane in The Six Wives of Henry VIII, which went on to become a worldwide smash in 1970.
“Not one of us felt we were participating in a success while we were creating it,” she remarked of the role in 1989.
“I had a cheque from Saudi Arabia the other day and it was for a piece of work I originally produced 19 years ago, I suppose,” she remarked, referring to the show’s global acclaim at the time. Amazing.”
After playing Jane for 18 months, she landed her most famous role in BBC’s The Onedin Line, which aired in 70 countries.
She played Anne, the wife of James, the founder of the shipping line, who was played by her later-husband Peter, who was afterwards dubbed “a working-class Horatio Hornblower” by one critic.
James invests his £25 inheritance from his father, a chandlery owner, in the Charlotte Rhodes, a square-rigged sailing ship, to start his own business and compete with his former shipping employer.
Captain Webster’s ship was sold to him for a cut price by James Hayter’s character. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”