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Born: March 3, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lancashire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Southport, an English seaside town
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Studied to be a veterinary surgeon but dropped out to study acting
1979:
Professional stage debut with the Manchester Library Theater
1981:
Made her London West End debut at Queen's Theater in "Moving"
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Made British TV debut as a pregnant au pair in the comedy series, "Agony"
1982:
Worked in repertory companies in England, acting in such plays as "All My Sons" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?"
1984:
US TV debut in British-made miniseries, "A Woman of Substance
1984:
First collaboration with Mike Newell, the stage play "Life of Einstein" in Lancaster, England
1984:
Film acting debut, "The Innocent"
1985:
Breakthrough film role, Ruth Ellis in "Dance With a Stranger", directed by Mike Newell
1985:
Starred in David Mamet's "Edmond" on the British stage
1986:
Played Queen Elizabeth I in the British comedy "Blackadder II" (BBC)
1986:
Acted in the British telefilm "After Pilkington"
1987:
First US feature film, Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun"
1987:
Returned to the London stage in Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind", co-starring Will Patton and Geraldine McEwan
1987:
Appeared in "Sorrel & Son" (aired in the USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater")
1988:
Reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth I in "Blackadder's Christmas Carol" (BBC)
1988:
Co-starred with Julian Wadham in "The Changeling" at the Royal National Theatre
1989:
Played Nurse Fletcher-Brown in an episode of "Blackadder Goes Forth"
1990:
Made first guest appearance on the British variety series "The Comic Strip"
1990:
Played an aspiring actress who turns to pornography and prostitution in the stage play "Etta Jenks"
1991:
Reteamed with Mike Newell for "Enchanted April" (released in the USA in 1992)
1992:
Co-starred in hit film "The Crying Game", playing a tough IRA operative
1992:
Earned first Oscar nomination playing the long-suffering wife of Jeremy Irons in Louis Malle's "Damage"
1993:
Hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (March 20)
1993:
Appeared in three episodes of the British series "The Comic Strip"
1994:
Earned second Oscar nomination playing Vivienne Haigh-Wood, wife of poet T. S. Eliot in "Tom and Viv"
1994:
Co-starred in the HBO made-for-cable movie "Fatherland"
1994:
Made guest appearance on the British sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous" as a overwrought new mother
1996:
Had major roles in Robert Altman's "Kansas City" and Robert Harling's "The Evening Star"
1996:
Co-starred opposite Mike Nichols in the London stage production of Wallace Shawn's "The Designated Mourner"
1997:
Had featured role in Robert Duvall's "The Apostle"
1997:
Acted in the acclaimed British TV adaptation, "A Dance to the Music of Time"
1998:
Appeared as Queen Mab and the Lady of the Lake in the NBC miniseries "Merlin"
1999:
Played the Queen of Hearts in the NBC miniseries "Alice in Wonderland"
1999:
Returned to the London stage co-starring with Glenne Headly in "Aunt Dan and Lemon"
1999:
Had supporting role in "The Big Brass Ring"; screened at festivals before premiering on Showtime
1999:
Co-starred as Christina Ricci's stepmother in "Sleepy Hollow"
1999:
Appeared in the short film "Blackadder Back and Forth"; premiered at the Millennial Dome in Greenwich
2000:
Provided a character voice for the animated feature "Chicken Run"
2000:
Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the remake of "Get Carter"
2002:
Cast as the evil queen in ABC's live-action remake of "Snow White: The Fairest of Them All"
2002:
Appeared as a schizophrenic's mother in "Spider"
2002:
Co-starred in "The Hours" as Virginia Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell
2004:
Portrayed Queen Mary in the BBC movie "Lost Prince"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
2004:
Portrayed Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber's screen adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera"
2006:
Co-starred with Bill Nighy in BBC America's romantic drama "Gideon's Daughter" helmed by Stephen Poliakoff
2006:
Cast in Richard E. Grant's directorial debut, the autobiographical "Wah-Wah"
2007:
Played Aishwarya Rai's cellmate in "Provoked"
2009:
Played Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent, opposite Emily Blunt, in "The Young Victoria"

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