Anita is an English stage, film and television actress, and singer. She is best known for her role from 1985 to 1988 as Angie Watts in EastEnders. As Angie, Anita was one of the most popular characters on television, winning her the Pye Award for Television Personality Of The Year, the Daily Mirror’s Actress Of The Year and the TV Times Actress Of The Year award, voted by the readers. Since EastEnders she has appeared in many television, film and theatre roles.
Her many stage appearances include Budgie, The Three Sisters, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, The Vagina Monologues, The Island Of Slaves, Frozen (for which she was nominated for an Olivier, Evening Standard and London Critics Award), Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Milly, Hamlet, Hello Dolly!, The Silver Lake, Calendar Girls, Two Sisters, Sleeping Beauty, Merry Wives Of Windsor, Wicked, Annie and Fiddler on the Roof to name a few.
Film includes Seaview Knights, Beyond Bedlam, The Tichborne Claimant, The Revengers' Comedies, Darkness Falls, Charlie, Soltary, The Rise Of The Krays, The Fall Of The Krays, London Road taken from the acclaimed National Theatre production directed by Rufus Norris and The Fight.