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Birth Place: Sussex, England, GB Profession: actor

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This elfin actress first displayed her gamine-like beauty in the movies with Peter Chelsom's romantic comedy, "Hear My Song" (1991), but she has earned her stripes on stage and TV as well. The Sussex-born daughter of a photographer and a poet (and the grand-niece of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald), she had a bohemian upbringing and entered London's Drama Centre in 1986. Fitzgerald subsequently lent her ethereal qualities to "Sirens" (1994) as the wife of a clergyman (Hugh Grant) seduced by the bohemian lifestyle of eccentric artist Norman Lindsay (Sam Neill). In the offbeat British production "A Man of No Importance" (1994), she played an unwed pregnant country girl who inspires a closeted gay bus driver to try to fulfill a long held dream of directing a production of Oscar Wilde's "Salome". She re-teamed with Grant in 1994, in the quaint British period piece "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain" (1995), then was cast as Ewan MacGregor's love interest in the comedy "Brassed Off" (1996). Fitzgerald has also appeared in the British TV-movies "The Black Candle", "The Chamomile Lawn", "Anglo-Saxon Attitudes", "Six Characters in Search of an Author", the miniseries "Fall From Grace"...

This elfin actress first displayed her gamine-like beauty in the movies with Peter Chelsom's romantic comedy, "Hear My Song" (1991), but she has earned her stripes on stage and TV as well. The Sussex-born daughter of a photographer and a poet (and the grand-niece of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald), she had a bohemian upbringing and entered London's Drama Centre in 1986.

Fitzgerald subsequently lent her ethereal qualities to "Sirens" (1994) as the wife of a clergyman (Hugh Grant) seduced by the bohemian lifestyle of eccentric artist Norman Lindsay (Sam Neill). In the offbeat British production "A Man of No Importance" (1994), she played an unwed pregnant country girl who inspires a closeted gay bus driver to try to fulfill a long held dream of directing a production of Oscar Wilde's "Salome". She re-teamed with Grant in 1994, in the quaint British period piece "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain" (1995), then was cast as Ewan MacGregor's love interest in the comedy "Brassed Off" (1996).

Fitzgerald has also appeared in the British TV-movies "The Black Candle", "The Chamomile Lawn", "Anglo-Saxon Attitudes", "Six Characters in Search of an Author", the miniseries "Fall From Grace" (shown on CBS in 1994) and the PBS mystery series "Cadfael" (1995). She made her London stage debut opposite Peter O'Toole in "Our Song" (1992), and in 1995 hit Broadway in "Hamlet", playing Ophelia to Ralph Fiennes' moody prince.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 I Capture the Castle (2002) Topaz
3.
 Rancid Aluminum (2002) Masha
4.
 Dark Blue World, The (2001) Susan Whitmore
5.
 New World Disorder (1999) Kris Paddock
6.
 Conquest (1998) Daisy Macdonald
7.
 Brassed Off (1997) Gloria
9.
 Man of No Importance, A (1994) Adele Rice
10.
 Sirens (1993) Estella Campion
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1991:
Film debut, "Hear My Song"
1992:
London stage debut, "Our Song"
1994:
First film in a leading role, "Sirens"
1994:
US TV-movie debut, "Fall From Grace"
1995:
Broadway debut "Hamlet" opposite Ralph Fiennes
1999:
Starred on the London stage as "Antigone"
2000:
Played Blanche du Bois in London revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
2001:
Co-starred in the period romance "Dark Blue World"
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Education

The Drama Centre: - 1986 - 1990

Notes

Reportedly chosen for the role of Nancy Doyle in "Hear My Song" over several hundred other actresses.

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companion:
Andrew Lincoln. Actor. Met during the filming of "Woman in White" (1997); separated in 1998.
companion:
Dorian Healy. Actor. Born c. 1962.

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great-aunt:
Geraldine Fitzgerald. Actor, stage director, performance artist. Acted in many films beginning in the 1930s.
father:
Michael Callaby. Artist. Separated from Fitzgerald's mother c. 1970; committed suicide in 1978.
step-father:
Norman Rodway. Actor.
mother:
Sarah Fitzgerald. Photographer. Separated from Callaby c. 1970.
sister:
Arabella Fitzgerald. Born c. 1969.
sister:
Bianca Callaby. Born c. 1975.
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