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Born: December 9, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: York, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1957:
Played the Virgin Mary in the revival of the York Mystery Plays; appeared with her father and older brother
1957:
London stage debut as Ophelia in "Hamlet" at the Old Vic
1957:
Became a member of the Old Vic Company in London
1958:
Made New York debut as Katherine in "Henry V"
1960:
Portrayed the female lead in Old Vic Company's production of "Romeo and Juliet"
1961:
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Anya in "The Cherry Orchard"; first collaboration with Ian Holm
1964:
Made feature film debut in "The Third Secret"
1965:
Breakthrough screen role in "Four in the Morning"
1967:
Made TV debut in the BBC's four-part serial "Talking to a Stranger"
1968:
Won critical praise as Sally Bowles in the London stage version of "Cabaret"
1969:
Played Titania in Peter Hall's film version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1976:
Cast opposite Ian McKellen, who played the title role of Nunn's acclaimed production of "Macbeth"
1978:
Played one of three spinster sisters, opposite Jeremy Irons in the BBC television film "Langrishe, Go Down"; adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter
1981:
Appeared opposite her husband Michael Williams in the British comedy series "A Fine Romance"; also performed the series' theme song
1982:
Won critical praise for her stage role as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
1983:
Originated the role of Barbara in the West End production of "Pack of Lies"
1983:
Appeared in the British TV production "Saigon: Year of the Cat"; directed by Stephen Frears and written by David Hare
1985:
Co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave in "Wetherby"; written and directed by David Hare
1986:
Featured as Miss Eleanor Lavish in the Merchant-Ivory film "A Room With a View"
1987:
Co-starred with Ian Holm in the British adaptation of Noel Coward's "Mr. and Mrs Edgehill"
1987:
Portrayed Cleopatra in an acclaimed stage production of "Antony and Cleopatra" at The National Theatre
1989:
Stage directing debut "Look Back in Anger" for Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theater Company; also starred with Branagh and Emma Thompson (aired on Bravo in 1993)
1989:
Played Gertrude, opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role of "Hamlet" at the National Theatre
1989:
Directed by Branagh's for the stage production of "Henry V"
1992:
Co-starred with Geoffrey Palmer in the British sitcom "As Time Goes By"
1995:
Took over the role of M in "GoldenEye" opposite Pierce Brosnan in his first film as James Bond
1996:
Made cameo appearance as Hecuba in Kenneth Branagh's full-length film of "Hamlet"
1997:
First leading role in a feature, portraying Queen Victoria in "Mrs. Brown"; earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1997:
Reprised role of M in "Tomorrow Never Dies"; second collaboration with Brosnan as Bond
1997:
Starred in David Hare's London play "Amy's View"; production moved to Broadway in 1999
1998:
Earned critical acclaim and several awards for her brief role as Elizabeth I in "Shakespeare in Love"
1999:
Appeared with an ensemble cast in Franco Zeffirelli's "Tea With Mussolini"
1999:
Again reprised role of M for "The World Is Not Enough"; third collaboration with Pierce Brosnan as Bond
2000:
Starred in the HBO original film "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells"; received SAG and Emmy nomination for Lead Actress
2000:
Featured as a crusty old woman in Lasse Hallstrom's "Chocolat"; received Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
2001:
Re-teamed with director Lasse Hallstrom for "The Shipping News" playing Kevin Spacey's aunt
2001:
Portrayed Irish novelist Iris Murdoch in her later life (the younger version played by Kate Winslet) in Richard Eyre's "Iris"; earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination
2002:
Played Lady Bracknell in Oliver Parker's remake of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
2002:
Co-starred with Maggie Smith in David Hare's West End play "The Breath Of Life"
2002:
Reprised role of M for "Die Another Day"; final collaboration with Pierce Brosnan as Bond
2005:
Portrayed Laura Henderson in the Stephen Frears directed "Mrs. Henderson Presents"; received Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Lead Actress
2005:
Cast as Lady Catherine de Bourg in Joe Wright's adaptation of the Jane Austen classic "Pride and Prejudice"
2006:
Reprised her role as M for "Casino Royale" opposite Daniel Craig in his first film as James Bond
2006:
Played a London schoolteacher opposite Cate Blanchett in Richard Eyre's "Notes on a Scandal"; received Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Lead Actress
2008:
Co-starred in the BBC One five-part series "Cranford" (aired on PBS in the US); earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Miniseries
2008:
Reprised her role as M for the 22nd Bond adventure "Quantum Of Solace"; second collaboration with Craig as Bond
2009:
Played Daniel Day-Lewis' confidant and costume designer in Rob Marshall's musical adaptation of the Broadway play, "Nine"
2010:
Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for "Return to Cranford"
2010:
Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie ("Return to Cranford")
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television ("Return to Cranford")
2011:
Made a cameo in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
2011:
Cast as the title character's mother in the biographical drama "J. Edgar," directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio
2011:
Played Dame Sybil Thorndike in "My Week with Marilyn"
2012:
Co-starred in the ensemble comedy drama "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
2012:
Reprised character of M opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in "Skyfall"

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