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Born: April 23, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Australia Profession: Cast ...
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Dropped out of convent school to sing in a rock band
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Appeared on stage with theater companies in Adelaide and Sydney, Australia and with the Royal Court Theatre in London
1977:
Screen acting debut, "High Rolling"; delivered one line
1979:
Landed breakthrough screen role as Sybylla Melvyn in "My Brilliant Career," directed by Gillian Armstrong and co-starring Sam Neill
1982:
First non-Australian screen credit, the British thriller "Who Dares Wins/The Final Conflict"
1982:
Portrayed the young Golda Meir in the syndicated miniseries "A Woman Called Golda"; received first Emmy nomination
1984:
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Actress for her widely seen performance as Adela Quested in David Lean's "A Passage to India"
1986:
First feature pairing with husband Colin Friels, "Kangaroo"
1987:
Reteamed with Gillian Armstrong for "High Tide"; film co-starred Friels
1989:
Made U.S. stage debut in Los Angeles production of Tom Stoppard's play "Hapgood"
1990:
Cast in first U.S.-produced film, Woody Allen's "Alice"
1991:
Played George Sand in the period drama "Impromptu"
1991:
Earned first Emmy nomination as a British woman involved with the French Underground during WWII in "One Against the Wind" (CBS); again paired with Sam Neill; earned Emmy nomination
1992:
Received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her memorable performance as a woman undergoing a divorce who finds a new love in Woody Allen's "Husbands and Wives"
1993:
Cast to co-star with Jonathan Pryce and River Phoenix in "Dark Blood"; project terminated after Phoenix's death
1994:
Teamed with Denis Leary and Kevin Spacey for the quirky comedy "The Ref"
1995:
Played the lesbian lover of a U.S. Army nurse in "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" (NBC); received Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
1996:
Returned to Australian films as star of "Children of the Revolution"; reteamed onscreen with Sam Neill
1997:
Landed featured role as the ex-wife of Jack Nicholson in "Blood & Wine"
1997:
Third teaming with Woody Allen. "Deconstructing Harry"
1998:
Received Emmy nomination playing a struggling farmer in Australia's Outback faced with raising her husband's daughter from his first marriage in "Echo of Thunder" (CBS)
1998:
Cast in featured role as a teacher whose marriage crumbles in Allen's "Celebrity"
1999:
Cast as Lillian Hellman opposite Sam Shepard as Dashiell Hammett in the A&E biopic "Dash & Lilly," directed by Kathy Bates; picked up another Emmy nomination as Best Actress
1999:
Made stage directorial debut with the Australian premiere of the one-man show "Barrymore"
1999:
Starred opposite Sally Field in "A Cooler Climate" (Showtime); received sixth Emmy nomination
2001:
Portrayed Judy Garland in the ABC miniseries "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," adapted from Lorna Luft's memoir; won second Emmy
2001:
Starred in the Australian box office hit "The Man Who Sued God"
2003:
Cast as an American translator who agrees to help a friend locate her missing husband in "Gaudi Afternoon"
2003:
Portrayed Nancy Reagan in the controversal television movie "The Reagans" (Showtime); earned a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (2004)
2005:
Portrayed Dora Fingleton, the long-suffering mother of champion swimmer Tony Fingleton in the true story "Swimming Upstream"
2006:
Earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for "A Little Thing Called Murder" (Lifetime)
2006:
Portrayed The Comtesse de Noailles in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette"
2007:
Played Molly's (Debra Messing) oldest friend Joan in the USA Network miniseries "The Starter Wife"
2011:
Cast in BBC drama "Page Eight"
2012:
Again directed by Woody Allen in the romantic comedy "To Rome with Love"; played the wife of Allen's character

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