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Quick Facts of Anna Cropper

  • Full NameAnna Cropper
  • Date of Birth1938 /05 /13
  • NicknameAnna
  • BirthplaceBrierfield, Lancashire, England
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress
  • NationalityEnglish
  • Active Year1960-1999
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseWilliam Roache (m. 1961⁠–⁠1974) (divorced)
  • Children2
  • HoroscopeTaurus

All Neat in Black Stockings, Cromwell, and Don’t Get Me Started, if you have watched any of these movies, then you might be familiar with the name Anna Cropper. Cropper was an English stage and television actress.  Anna played Chrysalis in the 1969s tv series The Insect Play.

Not just that, Anna rose to prominence as a mother of English actor Linus Roache.  The 68 years old Anna died all of a sudden in Tangmere, West Sussex. Let’s get into the article to know the reason for her death, her net worth, and married life.

Brierfield, Lancashire Native

Anna Cropper was born on13 May 1938 in Brierfield, Lancashire, England. Cropper holds an English nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She was a daughter of Margaret Cropper, a stage actress and director and Jack Cropper, a dentist.

As a child, Anna lived on Todmorden Road in Burnley. She enrolled her study in acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Career as an Actress

Cropper made her acting debut as Chrysalis in The Insect Play. Then she portrayed her role in Emergency Ward 10 three times and on Coronation Street three times in 1962. She rose to fame after portraying a young schizophrenic in the television play In Two Minds. She is also credited for films like All Neat in Black Stockings, Cromwell, Nanou.

In 1978, Anna starred the role of Mary Hodgson, the nurse of the boys who inspired the creation of Peter Pan in the BBC drama The Lost Boys. Her other television credits include Anna of the Five Towns, The Jewel in the Crown, The Lost Boys, Schmoedipus and The Exorcism.

Net Worth in Millions

Anna Cropper might have earned a great fortune from her long term acting career. However, the exact figure of her net worth is under review. She was one of the finest actress in the industry and had acted in dozens of hit films and television series. Although her net worth is not available in media, it is believed that she had a net worth of around $1 million until she was alive.

While, on the other hand, her son Linus Roache is a British actor whose net worth is in between $8 million-$9 million. He is widely famous for his role as Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter in the tv series Law & Order, featuring George Dzundza, Dann Florek, Carey Lowell, and Milena Govich.

Ex-Husband William Roache

Anna Cropper was married to her long-time boyfriend turned husband William Roache for more than one decade. Her former husband is famous for his role in Coronation Street. Since both of them were involved in the entertainment industry, they might have met on a set of certain shows.

Anna Cropper walked down the aisle with husband William
Anna Cropper and William’s wedding picture, Image Source: GettyImage

From their long span marriage, the ex-couple has two children, son Linus Roache and daughter Vanya Roache. After the birth of their two children, the couple failed to continue their relationship and they divorced in 1974. Their daughter Vanya, died on 2nd March 2018 at age 50. Besides, Linus is happily living with wife Rosalind Bennett. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in Malvern Hill,s Worcestershire in 2002.

Anna Cropper with her family
Anna Cropper and her ex-husband with their children, Picture Source: Metro

Following their divorce, William later exchanged his wedding vows with Sara McEwan Mottram. Together the couple had a daughter Verity and a younger son the actor James Rocher. Additionally, their daughter Edwina, died aged 18 months on 1984.  The 87 years old actor is living with his children after his wife Sara died in 2009.

Died at the age of 68

In January 2007, the 68 years old British actress died at her home in Tangmere West Sussex. Well, the reason behind her death is still a mystery.


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