Mary Archer
Mary Archer

Celebrity Profile

Name: Mary Archer
Occupation: Political Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Day: December 22, 1944
Age: 78
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Mary Archer

Mary Archer was born on December 22, 1944 in England (78 years old). Mary Archer is a Political Wife, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out Mary Archernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Wife of Britain's notorious politician Jeffrey Archer, who she married in 1966. She is also a noted specialist on solar power who was the Chairwoman of the National Energy Foundation from 1988 to 2000.


She testified in defense of her husband during his perjury trial after he was accused of lying under oath during a 1987 libel case.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

She studied at Imperial College London, and was later a lectured at Cambridge University.

Biography Timeline


Mary Weeden was born in Epsom, Surrey in December 1944. She was the younger daughter of Harold N. Weeden, a chartered accountant, and Doreen Cox, who married in 1937. She attended Cheltenham Ladies' College, before going on to study chemistry at St Anne's College, Oxford. She went on to study physical chemistry at Imperial College London.


She married Jeffrey Archer in July 1966, having met him at Oxford University, where he had been studying for a Diploma in Education. They have two children: William Archer (born 1972), a theatre producer, and James Archer (born 1974), a financial advisor and businessman.


In 1987 she gave evidence at the High Court in a libel case brought by her husband against the Daily Star newspaper, which claimed Jeffrey had slept with a prostitute. In 2001, when Jeffrey Archer was accused of having committed perjury in the 1987 trial, she appeared at the Old Bailey to defend him. Jeffrey Archer was subsequently convicted and imprisoned for perjury and perverting the course of justice. The trial judge, Mr Justice Potts, questioned the veracity of Lady Archer's evidence, suggesting that she too had perjured herself. However, no further action was taken.


After a brief period teaching at Oxford University, Mary Weeden worked as a scientific researcher under Sir George Porter at the Royal Institution in London. It was during this period that she became interested in photoelectrochemistry, and she has both written and lectured extensively on the subject. In the mid-1970s, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Solar Energy Society. Between 1976–86, she was a lecturer in Chemistry at Newnham and Trinity colleges of the University of Cambridge. From 1984–91, she was a director of the Fitzwilliam Museum Trust in Cambridge. She was a non-executive director of Mid Anglia Radio plc between 1988 and 1995. In 1988, Mary Archer joined the Council of Lloyds Insurance Company, becoming chair of the Lloyds Hardship Committee the following year. She had been a Lloyds 'Name' since 1977.

From 1988 to 2000, she was chairman of the National Energy Foundation, which promotes improving the use of energy in buildings. She later became its president and is currently its patron She is also president of the UK Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES). She is a Companion of the Energy Institute and was awarded the Institute's Melchett Medal in 2002.


Between 1991 and 1999 she sat on the council of Cheltenham Ladies' College. She sings first alto and in 1988 released a CD of Christmas carols, titled A Christmas Carol.


In 1994, Lady Archer was a non-executive director of Anglia Television at a time when it was the target of a takeover bid. Following reports from the London Stock Exchange, the Department of Trade and Industry appointed inspectors on 8 February 1994 to investigate possible insider dealing contraventions by certain individuals, including her husband. No charges were brought.


In 2003, she took her former personal assistant to court over an alleged breach of confidentiality. Lady Archer sought a permanent injunction against Williams, claiming she had stolen confidential documents about the family, and had planned to sell the information to the media. Williams had previously taken Lady Archer to an industrial tribunal over claims of unfair dismissal.


She was chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (incorporating Addenbrooke's and the Rosie Hospitals) for ten years until 2012, having previously been a non-executive director (1993–99), and vice-chairman (1999-2002) of Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust. Between 2005 and 2008, she led a pioneer NHS-funded initiative to create patient decision aids for patients with localised prostate cancer (or BPH). In 2007 she was awarded the Eva Philbin Award of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland. She was founder director of Cambridge University Health Partners, 2009–2012, and was deputy chairman of ACT (Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust) from 1997–2015. She is currently leading a group to create an online PDA and information/advice for bladder cancer patients in Addenbrooke's Hospital, and across the Anglia Cancer Network.


In 2011, she explained she had recently undergone major surgery for bladder cancer.


Mary Archer was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to the National Health Service.


In December 2013, a new link road was opened in Cambridge connecting the Addenbrooke's Road to the southern side of the hospital opposite the Rosie extension. This road was named Dame Mary Archer Way in recognition of the achievements of the former chairman.


On 24 February 2020, Dame Mary was installed as Chancellor of University of Buckingham.

Family Life

Mary stood by her husband even as he was imprisoned from 2001 to 2003 for perjury.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 William Archer Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 James Archer Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 William Harold Archer Children N/A N/A N/A
#4 Jeffrey Archer Jeffrey Archer Spouse $200 Million N/A N/A Novelist

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Mary Archer is 77 years, 11 months and 11 days old. Mary Archer will celebrate 78th birthday on a Thursday 22nd of December 2022. Below we countdown to Mary Archer upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

73rd birthday - Friday, December 22, 2017

Mary Archer becomes a dame - and no, it's not for putting up with Jeffrey

ANDREW PIERCE: Mary Archer has been made a dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours - not for services to marital endurance, but in recognition of her outstanding work for the NHS.

Mary Archer 73rd birthday timeline
68th birthday - Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mary Archer becomes a dame - and no, it's not for putting up with Jeffrey

ANDREW PIERCE: Mary Archer has been made a dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours - not for services to marital endurance, but in recognition of her outstanding work for the NHS.

Mary Archer 68th birthday timeline

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