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Anne Flannery


Anne Flannery's screen roles often saw her playing wife and mother — from the partner of missionary Henry Williams in episode one of television epic The Governor, to the wheelchair-bound and mute Mary Jackson in movie Heart of the Stag. In 1976 she was nominated for a Feltex Award after playing the title role in one-off drama The Woman at the Store. The actor and theatre director then won acclaim in Vincent Ward's adaptation of A State of Siege, which offered her a rare chance to take centre frame. Flannery played a repressed ex-teacher whose demons unravel in an isolated house. Flannery died in Sydney in July 2001.

...(an) utterly dominating, even shattering performance by Anne Flannery, an actress New Zealand should be more than proud of. Michael Heath, in a 1978 review of A State of Siege