Anna Soderstrom Bio, Wiki
Anna Soderstrom was the wife Terry Jones, a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director and historian. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy team. The Welsh comedian died at age 77 on January 21, 2020, after a long battle with a rare form of dementia. Soderstrom, 36, and Jones married in 2012 and they have a young daughter, Siri. He was previously married to Alison Telfer for 42 years and he had two children with his first wife.
Anna Soderstrom Age
She is currently 36 years old.
Anna Soderstrom Father
Anna Soderstrom’s father, Torbjorn Soderstrom, a surgeon in their native Sweden, told The Daily Mail in 2013 that he supported the relationship and marriage. “I’ve never been against it in any sort of way,” the elder Soderstrom told The Daily Mail. “I’m very fond of Terry. I’ve been a Monty Python fan since I was a kid. I have no opinion on the age difference. Relationships are not about that.”
Anna Soderstrom & Terry Jones
Soderstrom, who is Swedish, and Jones met when she came to England in 2002 to study modern languages at Oxford’s Hereford College, according to Wales Online. Jones also studied at Oxford. Anna Soderstrom and Terry Jones dated for more than five years while he was still married to his first wife, Alison Telfer. Jones and Telfer had an open marriage, according to Wales Online. They met at a book signing in Oxford, where she was a student, according to The Telegraph.
Soderstrom and Jones had their daughter, Siri, together in 2009. Jones and Telfer divorced in 2012, he and Soderstrom secretly got married. Only neighbors and their daughter were present at the wedding at London’s Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, according to The Telegraph. He said they wanted to keep the wedding away from the press.
The couple went on a honeymoon to Paris, but it was interrupted when a burglar broke into their hotel room, Jones told The Telegraph. “The other hotel we moved into upped our room because they said, ‘We don’t want you to think all hotels are going to be burgled. There was somebody in the room when we came back from dinner. Anna said she saw a hand disappearing through the toilet door so they must have been in the room as we went back in and they must have hidden in the loo.”
Happy Father’s Day ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XSES1ZZz9p
— Anna Söderström (@mortsredos) June 17, 2018
He told BBC News about having a child at an older age, “I don’t think people who have children are acting selfishly or unselfishly. Having a child who’ll be loved, to parents who love each other, is the important thing.”
The couple and their daughter lived together in Highgate, north London.
Anna Soderstrom Career
She works as a knitwear designer, creating products inspired by her Swedish and Scandanavian culture. The products are designed and made in London. Soderstrom taught herself to knit while she was pregnant with her and Terry Jones’ daughter, Siri, she told House & Garden.
Soderstrom and her company create scarves, wraps, pashminas, beanies, blankets and other products. She told House & Garden, “When I was pregnant with my daughter, I suffered terribly with morning sickness. It was really awful. I couldn’t do anything, even read.” The magazine wrote:
Salvation came in the form of a thoughtful friend bearing knitting needles and yarn. This meditative activity soothed Anna through more than 20 nauseous weeks, and provided an occupation for the remainder of her pregnancy. By the time Siri, now five, was born, Anna had taught herself to knit, and she was designing her own patterns using just a pencil and graph paper.
Soderstrom told Home & Garden, “The type of thing I wanted didn’t seem to exist, so I decided to invent it.” She said she was inspired by the traditional knitwear of Gotland, a Swedish island where she spent summers growing up. Soderstrom told the magazine, “Sweden is known for ornate designs like the snowflake, and I like to incorporate these traditional motifs into my style, which is more minimal.”
— Anna Söderström (@SoderstromArt) November 3, 2015
Speaking to The Huffington Post in 2012 she said: “I awake at 7 a.m. and begin work. I’ve made all these shawls, scarves, hats and wrist warmers you see at home. I source the yarn from around the UK because I think it’s important to use homegrown materials, but I do use the occasional yarn that is sourced from abroad.”
According to her website, “Each nature-inspired piece is handcrafted in London using a combination of hand and machine knitting techniques. The brand philosophy is simple: slow down and take the time to make something beautiful.”
Who is Terry Jones? Her Death & Cause
Jones died on 21st January 2020 from complications of dementia at his home in North London.[
Despite their divorce, Alison Telfer, a biochemist, stayed in Jones’ life and was one of his caretakers, along with Soderstrom and his children, as his health declined, according to The Times of London. Jones was diagnosed in 2015 with primary progressive aphasia, a rare form of frontotemporal dementia. By 2017, his health had severely declined and it continued to do so until his death. The disease cost him the ability to speak.
Anna Soderstrom paid tribute to her husband after his death with a post on Twitter. She tweeted a photo of her with Jones and their daughter, Siri, and wrote, “Happier times. RIP my love.”
— Anna Söderström (@SoderstromArt) January 22, 2020