Anna Maxwell Martin is an English actress, famous for portraying Lyra in the stage production of "His Dark Materials". Her mother Rosalind was a scientist and her father Ivan Martin worked for a pharmaceutical company. Anna Maxwell Martin studied World War I at Liverpool University before getting her big break in "His Dark Materials". She won a BAFTA for Best Actress for her role in "Poppy Shakespeare".
Anna Maxwell Martin married theater director, Roger Michell in 2009. The couple has been blessed with two children named, Maggie (born April 2009) and Nancy Michell. Prior to marrying Anna, Roger was married to actress Kate Buffery in 1992 and divorce in 2002. Currently, Anna and her husband reside somewhere in England with their children.