Anne Stallybrass dead: The Onedin Line and Heartbeat actress dies aged 82 after stellar career

ACTRESS Anne Stallybrass has died aged 82 after a stellar career.

The Onedin Line star, who shot to fame in the 1970s, passed away on July 3.


Stallybrass played Jane Seymour in The Six Wives Of Henry VIII and later starred in BBC drama The Onedin Line.

She played Anne, the long-suffering wife of shipping line founder James, played by Peter Gilmore.

The role saw her nominated for best actress at the Baftas in 1973.

After two series, Stallybrass returned to the stage to appear in several theatre productions.

Other major roles included Anna Strauss in The Strauss Family, Eileen Reynolds in ITV drama Heartbeat, and Queen Elizabeth II in Diana: Her True Story.

Her final screen role was as as the mother in A Song for Jenny, the 2015 television film adaptation of Julie Nicholson’s book about losing a daughter in the 7/7 London bombings

Stallybrass married actor Roger Rowland in 1963 before later divorcing.

She later married her co-star Gilmore in 1979 after 10 years as a couple.He died in 2013.

Stallybrass is survived by two nieces, Caroline and Nicola, and her nephew Jeremy.



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