MyAnna Buring born Margaretha MyAnna Buring Rantapää; 22 September 1979) is a British-based Swedish actress, who is best known for appearing in the 2005 horror film The Descent, and most recently as Tanya in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and playing the role as maid Edna Braithwaite in Downton Abbey.
Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sweden, as Anna Margaretha My Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to England. She attended high school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, with her childhood friend Stegath Dorr, who is a character actor and a prolific horror filmmaker. Buring graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2004. She is also the associate director of the MahWaff Theatre Company.
In 2006, Buring guest-starred in “The Impossible Planet”, the first episode of a two-episode Doctor Who story. Her character, Scooti, perished in the vacuum of space; the scenes of her body floating… read more