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Born: July 26, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chiswick, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Ilford and Southend-on-Sea, England
1965:
Played Cleopatra at the Old Vic with the National Youth Theater at age 18
1967:
Joined Royal Shakespeare Company
1967:
TV debut in BBC production of "Herostradus"
1968:
Played Hermia in a British TV adaptation of "A Midsummer's Night Dream"; directed by Peter Hall (released theatrically in the USA)
1969:
Offered memorable turn as the unclothed muse for James Mason in "Age of Consent"
1971:
Had supporting role in the BBC production of "Cousin Bette"; aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater" in 1972
1972:
Toured Africa and America with Peter Brook's theater company
1972:
Co-starred in Ken Russell's "Savage Messiah" and had title role in film "Miss Julie"
1973:
Appeared in Lindsay Anderson's "O Lucky Man!"
1974:
Starred opposite Michael Jayston in the thriller "Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill" (ABC); film aired in Great Britain as "Coffin for the Bride"
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Won raves for playing Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth"
1975:
Garnered acclaim for her stage performance in "The Sea Gull"
1975:
Starred opposite Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates and Malcolm McDowell in British TV adaptation of Harold Pinter's play "The Collection"
1978:
Had lead role of Rosalind in the BBC/PBS production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It"; part of a series in which all the Bard's plays were performed
1979:
Co-starred in the notorious and controversial feature "Caligula"
1979:
Played the love interest to Bob Hoskins' gangster in the acclaimed "The Long Good Friday"
1981:
Was featured as Morgana (aka Morgan Le Fey) in John Boorman's "Excalibur"
1981:
Cast as the fairy queen Titania in the BBC/PBS adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1983:
Played Imogen in the BBC/PBS version of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"
1983:
Had second go as the Egyptian queen in "Antony and Cleopatra" opposite Michael Gambon
1984:
Offered a beautifully nuanced turn as the widow of a British soldier who falls in love with the young Irishman responsible for his death in "Cal"; earned the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival
1984:
Cast as a Russian astronaut in "2010"
1985:
Met future husband Taylor Hackford when he directed her in "White Nights"
1986:
Starred opposite Harrison Ford in "The Mosquito Coast"
1988:
Acted opposite Ben Kingsley in "Pascali's Island"
1989:
Had title role of the cheating spouse of a gangster in Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" opposite Michael Gambon
1990:
Created signature role of Detective Inspector Jane Tennison in the Granada Television drama "Prime Suspect" (aired in USA on PBS in 1991); reprised the role in several series between 1992 and 2006
1990:
Co-starred with Rupert Everett in the thriller "The Comfort of Strangers"
1994:
Played the queen in "Prince of Jutland/Royal Deceit," a drama that purported to tell the "real" story of Hamlet
1994:
Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination playing the loyal queen in "The Madness of King George"; co-starring Nigel Hawthorne and Rupert Everett
1995:
Made Broadway debut in "A Month in the Country"; received a Tony nomination
1996:
First screen credit as associate producer on "Some Mother's Son"; also starred as an Irishwoman whose son is imprisoned for alleged IRA activities
1997:
Associate produced and starred as a faded rock singer turned sleuth in the British TV mystery "Painted Lady"; aired on PBS in the USA
1998:
Starred opposite Alan Rickman in the London stage production of "Antony and Cleopatra"
1998:
Voiced the Queen in the animated feature "The Prince of Egypt"
1999:
Gave a brilliant star turn in the title role of the Showtime film "The Passion of Ayn Rand"; received second Emmy Award
1999:
Cast as the titular educator in the black comedy "Teaching Mrs. Tingle"
1999:
Returned to the London stage in "Collected Stories"
2000:
Co-starred opposite Stuart Townsend in the Donmar staging of "Orpheus Descending"
2000:
Had leading comic role as a gardening expert in the British comedy "Greenfingers"; screened at Cannes; first screen teaming with Clive Owen (released theatrically in the USA in 2001)
2001:
Directed the short, "Happy Birthday" (filmed 2000); aired on Showtime as part of <i>Directed By</i> series in the edition entitled "On the Edge"
2001:
Returned to Broadway opposite Ian McKellen in "The Dance of Death"
2001:
Played the efficient housekeeper Mrs. Wilson in Robert Altman's "Gosford Park"; reteamed on screen with Clive Owen and Michael Gambon; earned second Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
2002:
Cast as a ruthless TV news producer in Hal Hartley's "No Such Thing"
2002:
Co-starred in the Television movie "Door To Door"; earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie; received an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress
2003:
Starred in the television feature "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"; received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
2003:
Starred in "Calender Girls"as one of the women of the Rylstone Women's Institute in North Yorkshire that posed nude in 1999, to raise money for Leukemia; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
2003:
Returned as Inspector Jane Tennison to the PBS Masterpiece Theatre miniseries "Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness''; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (2004)
2004:
Appeared in the Comedy "Raising Helen" directed by Garry Marshall
2004:
Co-starred with Robert Redford and Willem Dafoe in the thriller "The Clearing"
2006:
Starred opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in Lee Daniels' indie film "Shadowboxer"
2006:
Reprised role of Inspector Jane Tennison in the PBS Masterpiece Theatre miniseries "Prime Suspect: The Final Act"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2006:
Offered an award winning performance as the Queen of England in the Channel 4/HBO joint production of "Elizabeth I"
2006:
Portrayed Queen Elizabeth II following the tragic death of Diana, Princess Of Wales in "The Queen"
2008:
Published her memoir, <i>In the Frame</i>
2009:
Cast as the ruthless editor of the <i>Washington Globe</i> in the political thriller, "State of Play"
2009:
Portrayed Sofya Tolstoy, opposite Christopher Plummer as Leo Tolstoy, in the German biographical film, "The Last Station"; earned Independent Spirit, Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress
2010:
Starred in "Love Ranch," based on the true story of a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada; her husband Taylor Hackford directed the film
2010:
Co-starred with Bruce Willis in "Red," an adaption of the comic book mini-series of the same name
2010:
Starred as Prospera in the Julie Taymor directed adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
2011:
Played Hobson, the title character's nanny in the remake of "Arthur," opposite Russell Brand
2011:
Played a former Mossad agent in "The Debt"
2012:
Portrayed the filmmaker's wife and longtime creative partner Alma Reville in "Hitchcock"
2013:
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
2013:
Featured in Pixar's "Monsters University"
2013:
Starred in the action sequel "Red 2"

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