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Birth Place: Hampshire, England, GB Profession: actor, director

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English actress Catherine McCormack made her share of movies on both sides of the Atlantic, most notably "Braveheart" (1995), in which she played the doomed wife of Mel Gibson's heroic William Wallace. The success of that film allowed her to enjoy screen time in several features, including leads in "The Land Girls" (1997) and "Dangerous Beauty" (1998), as well as supporting turns in Hollywood productions like "Spy Game" (2001). But she seemed happiest on stage in her native UK, where she appeared in several acclaimed theater productions.

English actress Catherine McCormack made her share of movies on both sides of the Atlantic, most notably "Braveheart" (1995), in which she played the doomed wife of Mel Gibson's heroic William Wallace. The success of that film allowed her to enjoy screen time in several features, including leads in "The Land Girls" (1997) and "Dangerous Beauty" (1998), as well as supporting turns in Hollywood productions like "Spy Game" (2001). But she seemed happiest on stage in her native UK, where she appeared in several acclaimed theater productions.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Stevie (2008)
2.
 28 Weeks Later (2007)
4.
 Sound of Thunder, A (2005) Sonia Rand
5.
 Strings (2004)
6.
 Tailor of Panama (2001) Francesca
7.
 Spy Game (2001) Elizabeth Hadley
8.
 Rumor of Angels, A (2000) Mary Neubauer
9.
 Weight of Water, The (2000) Jean Janes
10.
 Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Greta Schroder--'Ellen'
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Alton, England
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Began career in stage roles as a student at Oxford School of Drama
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Acted in the British TV-movie "In the Wood", directed by Anna Campion
1994:
Feature acting debut in the ensemble of "Loaded/Bloody Weekend", directed by Campion; released theatrically in the USA in 1996
1995:
Had supporting role as the doomed bride of William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning epic "Braveheart"
1996:
Co-starred with Billy Connolly in the British TV-movie "Deacon Brodie"
1998:
First leading role in films, the Italian courtesan in "Dangerous Beauty/The Honest Courtesan"
1998:
Appeared as one of "The Land Girls" alongside Anna Friel and Rachel Weisz
1998:
Portrayed Christina, the youngest of five Irish sisters and an unwed mother, in "Dancing at Lughnasa", directed by Pat O'Connor
1999:
Acted with Douglas Henshall and Kathy Burke in "This Year's Love", a contemporary comedy-drama about relationships
1999:
Made London stage debut in "Anna Weiss"
2000:
Announced plans to make film directing debut with an adaptation of a William Boyd short story
2000:
Portrayed German actress Greta Schroeder in "Shadow of the Vampire"
2000:
Co-starred with Julie Walters in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at London's National Theatre
2001:
Portrayed an embassy worker seduced by a British agent in "The Tailor of Panama"
2001:
Returned to the London stage in Sam Shepard's play "A Lie of the Mind"
2001:
Appeared opposite Peter McDonald in Neil Jordan's one-act play "White Horses" in Dublin
2001:
Appeared alongside Brad Pitt and Robert Redford in "The Spy Game"
2005:
Cast as physicist, Dr. Sonia Rand in "A Sound of Thunder," based on a short story by award-winning author Ray Bradbury
2007:
Co-starred in "28 Weeks Later," the sequel to Danny Boyle┬┐s 2002 film "28 Days Later"
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Education

Convent of Our Lady of Providence: -
Oxford School of Drama: Woodstock , Oxfordshire - 1993

Notes

On her role in "Braveheart", Catherine McCormack told Movieline (June 1998): "I was in constant shock when I was kissing Mel [Gibson], because I just couldn't believe I was doing it."

"The thrill of watching McCormack is to be found in the subtlety with which she deals with extreme circumstances, investing both the outlandish and the humdrum with poetry." --Graham Fuller writing in Interview, May 1998.

"I'm not the most ambitious person in the world, though I AM career-driven." --Catherine McCormack quoted in Interview, January 1998.

"Being famous doesn't appeal to me. I'd feel the pressure to look good, all the time." --McCormack to London's Evening Standard, November 16, 1999.

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companion:
Joseph Fiennes. Actor. Dating in summer 1999.

Family close complete family listing

brother:
Steven McCormack. Director, screenwriter.

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