Anne Trenchard

Played By Tamsin Greig


A clever, strong woman, but not a bully. Born the daughter of a country teacher, she loves her husband and enjoys his success without sharing his social ambitions. Astute and thoughtful, she straddles the class divide with elegance and insight, her sound judgements occasionally derailed by her husband’s aspirations and her own emotional response to events.


Tamsin Greig is a highly acclaimed, award-winning actress with numerous credits across theatre, film and television. Remembered for her role in Black Books with Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey, Dr Caroline Todd in Green Wing (Royal Television Society’s Award 2006, BAFTA Nomination 2006 and British Comedy Award Nomination 2005) and as Jackie in the BAFTA nominated Friday Night Dinner. Other television credits include Elementary, Episodes (5 Series, BAFTA nomination), Diana & I, White Heat, The Guilty, Emma, The Diary of Anne Frank, Love Soup, Going Postal,  People Like Us and Happiness. Tamsin has also received great acclaim for an array of theatre productions such as A Kind of Alaska & Landscape (Harold Pinter) Labour of Love (Noel Coward); Twelfth Night & Gethsamene (National); Longing (Hampstead); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,  (Playhouse; Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), God of Carnage (Gielgud) and Much Ado About Nothing (RSC; Winner of The Critics Circle Award and Olivier Award for Best Actress). Film credits include Tamara Drewe (British Independent Film Awards Nomination and an out of competition hit at Cannes); The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Breaking the Bank and Stop the World.