Anastasia had traditional theatre training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Her TV movie and film credits include Dirty Filthy Love (2004), Nature Unleashed: Fire (2004), Turn (2004), and The Headsman (2005).
Anastasia did an impressive work with doing an American accent on Damages. So much so that when her mother visited her from London, no one on the set believed that it was her mother.
When she moved to New York City in December 2006, Anastasia was being handled by Paradigm agency. They were the ones who got her to audition for the role of Katie Connor on Damages.
Her nickname is Sas.
Anastasia is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall.
Anastasia: For people who don't know, I've got six older brothers and I am the only girl and the youngest. I think secretly they were a lot more protective than they ever let on to me. You know, people have told me since, being an adult, that my brothers are fiercely protective of me, but they've never kind of let me know that, which I think is probably a good thing.
Anastasia: (on knowing the direction of the show, "Damages") No, we're kept very much in the dark. I think this happens with all big TV shows, which are going to be subject to twists and turns and I think it's quite right that we don't know everything to begin with because we'll give too much away.
Anastasia: (about working on "Damages") I think for any young actress working with Glenn Close is a dream come true. I mean she really is at the top of her game, whether that be theater, film or television, and also Ted Danson, Rose Byrne; it just has an incredible cast. And the writing, too, is fantastic.
Anastasia: (in a 2007 interview for the show "Damages") A year ago if someone had asked me what I would like to be doing in a year's time it would be playing an American in a well written, well directed TV show out here. So that really was my kind of first dream and now I've achieved that and hopefully will gain some longevity from that. I would like very much to explore film and theater in more depth.
Anastasia: I think (my) Dad is old school and thinks it's more fitting for a daughter to go into acting than it is a for a son, but having said that, he's done everything he can to encourage me to do other things. He's got huge confidence in my intelligence and my ability to do things and also to act. But he just has no trust, I think, in the world of acting.
Anastasia: (comparing herself to her character on "Damages") People have things that they don't want to share with the rest of the world, or at least it's not how they want to be perceived and I don't think anything Katie is doing, you know, she's maybe foolish and living by her gut. But I think she's a very impulsive girl and I guess that's something, yes, that's something I can relate to. I'm generally described as kind of impulsive.
Anastasia: (on perfecting an American accent) It's like a muscle I think; you've got to just keep it sharpened and keep it flexed and keep your ear in it.
Anastasia: That's real life, you know, actually however much we love to try and put people in boxes it's next to impossible and you know the interesting thing about being a human being is this kind of dichotomy between good and bad and the light and the dark.
Anastasia: (on the idea of his brother guest-starring on "Damages") Oh, I would love it if he would, I would love it. It's not really up to me, but if a suitable role came up I would certainly be the first person to suggest that he comes on. It would be fantastic to work with him.
Anastasia: (on playing Katie Connor on "Damages") I think my biggest challenge generally is always to be as truthful as possible in the scenario that the character is in and not bring too much of my own interpretation of how I would respond to something, but really see it from the character's point of view.
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