MyAnna Buring born on 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.
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 towards a black hole were filmed in an underwater tank in Pinewood Studios, to create the effect of weightlessness.
Also in 2006, Buring played Olivia in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by Exeter’s Northcott Theatre Company, alongside Sara Weymouth and David Gwillim, and appeared in a new play, Seduced by Michael Kingsbury at London’s Finborough Theatre. In 2008, Buring starred as Alice in the independent film Credo, also known as The Devil’s Curse.
Buring also starred as Debbie in Much Ado About Nothing (BBC One), Midsomer Murders (ITV), Casualty (BBC One) and Murder Prevention (Channel 5). For MahWaff Theatre Company, she starred in Guardians, Monologue For An Ensemble and An Inspector Calls.
In 2009, Buring appeared as the female lead in the film Lesbian Vampire Killers opposite James Corden and Mathew Horne, which was released to UK cinemas 20 March 2009.
In May 2010, she appeared as Jozefa in Witchville for SyFy in the U.S. alongside Sarah Douglas.
Buring plays the role of Tanya of the Denali Coven in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2.
In 2011, Buring appeared in the horror film Kill List, in which she acted the part of the protagonist’s wife.