skip navigation
Joanne Whalley

Joanne Whalley

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Navy SEALs DVD The elite meet to defeat, in "Navy Seals" (1990). Led by Charlie Sheen, the... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Run The Wild Fields DVD Joanne Whalley and Sean Patrick Flanery headline the World War II-set melodrama... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Edge Of Darkness: The Complete Series... The British government's nuclear policy is in for a royal drubbing in the tense... more info $34.98was $34.98 Buy Now

Navy Seals Blu-ray MORE > $34.98 Regularly $34.98 Buy Now blu-ray

To Kill a Priest DVD MORE > $19.99 Regularly $20.99 Buy Now blu-ray



Also Known As: Joanne Whalley-Kilmer Died:
Born: August 25, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Manchester, England, GB Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Petite, attractive, dark-haired performer who first gained attention on the London stage and in the British TV miniseries, "Edge of Darkness" (1985). Whalley earned her first international recognition as the beatific Nurse Mills in Dennis Potter's award-winning "The Singing Detective" (1987) and brought a winning candor to her starring role as Christine Keeler in "Scandal" (1989). Popular success in mainstream Hollywood releases, though, has been elusive; her American films, including "Navy Seals" (1990) and "Trial by Jury" (1994), received a very modest reception from the public.Whalley received considerably greater exposure when she landed one of the most coveted TV roles of the 1990s, that of Scarlett O'Hara in the television sequel to the much acclaimed feature "Gone With The Wind" (1939). Despite inevitable comparisons to Vivien Leigh, Whalley made the spunky character her own, winning over critics and viewers in the miniseries, "Scarlett" (CBS, 1994). Having been married to actor Val Kilmer for seven years, with whom she co-starred in the films "Willow" (1988) and "Kill Me Again" (1989), the couple announced their separation shortly after the birth of their second child, Jack Kilmer. Whalley...

Petite, attractive, dark-haired performer who first gained attention on the London stage and in the British TV miniseries, "Edge of Darkness" (1985). Whalley earned her first international recognition as the beatific Nurse Mills in Dennis Potter's award-winning "The Singing Detective" (1987) and brought a winning candor to her starring role as Christine Keeler in "Scandal" (1989). Popular success in mainstream Hollywood releases, though, has been elusive; her American films, including "Navy Seals" (1990) and "Trial by Jury" (1994), received a very modest reception from the public.

Whalley received considerably greater exposure when she landed one of the most coveted TV roles of the 1990s, that of Scarlett O'Hara in the television sequel to the much acclaimed feature "Gone With The Wind" (1939). Despite inevitable comparisons to Vivien Leigh, Whalley made the spunky character her own, winning over critics and viewers in the miniseries, "Scarlett" (CBS, 1994).

Having been married to actor Val Kilmer for seven years, with whom she co-starred in the films "Willow" (1988) and "Kill Me Again" (1989), the couple announced their separation shortly after the birth of their second child, Jack Kilmer. Whalley then filed for divorce on July 21, 1995 citing irreconcilable differences.

VIEW THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
3.
 Twixt (2012)
4.
5.
 44 Inch Chest (2010)
6.
 Played (2007)
7.
 Child of Mine (2005)
8.
 Run the Wild Fields (2000) Ruby Miller
9.
 Breathtaking (2000) Dr Caroline Henshaw
10.
 Guilty, The (2000) Nathalie Crane
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Career began on the British stage when she was still in her teens
1982:
First film appearance (a bit part) in "Pink Floyd The Wall"
1985:
Screen acting debut in "Dance with a Stranger"
1988:
US screen debut, "Willow"
1989:
First credit as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, "Scandal"
1989:
US stage debut in the off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw"
1994:
Cast as Scarlett O'Hara in the CBS-TV miniseries sequel to "Gone With the Wind" (1939), "Scarlett"
1997:
Acted in "The Man Who Knew Too Little"
2000:
Headlined the Showtime original "Run the Wild Fields"
2000:
Portrayed the title character in the CBS miniseries "Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Val Kilmer. Actor. First appeared opposite one another in "Willow" (1988); separated; filed for divorce in 1995.

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Mercedes Kilmer. Born October 29, 1991 in Santa Fe, New Mexico; father Val Kilmer.
son:
Jack Kilmer. Born June 1995.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute