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Born: February 23, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Newton Mearns, a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland
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Was working in pubs in Glasgow when "discovered" by director Danny Boyle
1996:
Delivered breakthrough screen role in Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting"
1996:
First leading role, "Stella Does Tricks"
1998:
Played supporting roles in the costume dramas "Cousin Bette" and "Elizabeth"
1999:
Featured in "My Life so Far," a Scottish production starring Colin Firth
1999:
Starred in Phil Joanou's "Entropy" and Gregg Araki's "Splendor"
1999:
Acted opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Mike Figgis' "The Loss of Sexual Innocence"
2000:
Portrayed an Irishwoman who falls for an unlikely suitor in "Two Family House"
2001:
Co-starred in "Strictly Sinatra"
2001:
Landed memorable role as the maid to the imperious Countess of Trentham in the Robert Altman-directed period mystery "Gosford Park"
2004:
Co-starred with Colin Farrell in the drama "Intermission"
2004:
Cast in "Finding Neverland," which detailed the experiences of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie
2005:
Co-starred with Bill Nighy in the HBO movie "The Girl in the Café"
2006:
Played the girlfriend of actor Steve Coogan's onscreen alter ego in "A Cock and Bull Story," directed by Michael Winterbottom
2007:
Played Josh Brolin's wife in the Coen brothers' film "No Country For Old Men"
2008:
Cast opposite Sam Rockwell in the film "Choke," based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk
2010:
Cast as the Irish immigrant-turned-grande-dame Margaret Schroeder on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
2012:
Voiced lead character Merida in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"
2012:
Cast opposite Keira Knightley's "Anna Karenina"

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