Angela du Maurier was the eldest of three du Maurier sisters. In her obituary, The Independent said that though she might have seemed to have lived in the shadow of her famous sister Daphne, such was her strength of character that nobody in the family ever thought so. She was extremely sociable, adoring the endless parties her parents gave at their home in Hampstead, and loving the visits to the dressing rooms of the theatrical stars who were her father's friends. She herself first wanted to become an actress and was thrilled when Uncle Jim (J.M. Barrie) agreed one year that she could play Wendy Darling in his Peter Pan. But she soon gave up acting aspirations and decided, as did Daphne, that she wanted to write, like their grandfather George du Maurier.