Catherine McCormack

Actor, Director
English actress Catherine McCormack made her share of movies on both sides of the Atlantic, most notably "Braveheart" (1995), in which she played the doomed wife of Mel Gibson's heroic William Wallace. The success of ... Read more »
Born: 01/01/1972 in Hampshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (25)

Life In Squares 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic in the Moonlight 2014 (Movie)

Olivia (Actor)

The Fold 2014 (Movie)

Rebecca Ashton (Actor)

Lights Out 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

28 Weeks Later 2007 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

The Battle for Rome 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Moon and the Stars 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Sound of Thunder 2005 (Movie)

Sonia Rand (Actor)

Strings 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Rumor of Angels 2002 (Movie)

Mary Neubauer (Actor)

Armadillo 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Weight of Water 2002 (Movie)

Jean Janes (Actor)

Born Romantic 2001 (Movie)

Jocelyn Joy (Actor)

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

Elizabeth Hadley (Actor)

The Tailor of Panama 2001 (Movie)

Francesca (Actor)

Shadow of the Vampire 2000 (Movie)

Greta Schroder--'Ellen' (Actor)

The Debtors 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

This Year's Love 1999 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Dancing At Lughnasa 1998 (Movie)

Christina Mundy (Actor)

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

Veronica Franco (Actor)

The Land Girls 1998 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

Deacon Brode 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Loaded 1996 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

North Star 1996 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Braveheart 1995 (Movie)

Murron (Actor)

Biography

English actress Catherine McCormack made her share of movies on both sides of the Atlantic, most notably "Braveheart" (1995), in which she played the doomed wife of Mel Gibson's heroic William Wallace. The success of that film allowed her to enjoy screen time in several features, including leads in "The Land Girls" (1997) and "Dangerous Beauty" (1998), as well as supporting turns in Hollywood productions like "Spy Game" (2001). But she seemed happiest on stage in her native UK, where she appeared in several acclaimed theater productions.

Relationships

Joseph Fiennes Actor

Companion
Dated in summer 1999 No longer together

Steven McCormack

Brother

EDUCATION

Oxford School of Drama

Woodstock , Oxfordshire 1993

Convent of Our Lady of Providence

private Catholic school run by a French religious order

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in "28 Weeks Later," the sequel to Danny Boyle’s 2002 film "28 Days Later"

2005

Cast as physicist, Dr. Sonia Rand in "A Sound of Thunder," based on a short story by award-winning author Ray Bradbury

2001

Appeared opposite Peter McDonald in Neil Jordan's one-act play "White Horses" in Dublin

2001

Portrayed an embassy worker seduced by a British agent in "The Tailor of Panama"

2001

Returned to the London stage in Sam Shepard's play "A Lie of the Mind"

2001

Appeared alongside Brad Pitt and Robert Redford in "The Spy Game"

2000

Announced plans to make film directing debut with an adaptation of a William Boyd short story

2000

Portrayed German actress Greta Schroeder in "Shadow of the Vampire"

2000

Co-starred with Julie Walters in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at London's National Theatre

1999

Acted with Douglas Henshall and Kathy Burke in "This Year's Love", a contemporary comedy-drama about relationships

1999

Made London stage debut in "Anna Weiss"

1998

Appeared as one of "The Land Girls" alongside Anna Friel and Rachel Weisz

1998

First leading role in films, the Italian courtesan in "Dangerous Beauty/The Honest Courtesan"

1998

Portrayed Christina, the youngest of five Irish sisters and an unwed mother, in "Dancing at Lughnasa", directed by Pat O'Connor

1996

Co-starred with Billy Connolly in the British TV-movie "Deacon Brodie"

1995

Had supporting role as the doomed bride of William Wallace in Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning epic "Braveheart"

1994

Feature acting debut in the ensemble of "Loaded/Bloody Weekend", directed by Campion; released theatrically in the USA in 1996

Raised in Alton, England

Acted in the British TV-movie "In the Wood", directed by Anna Campion

Began career in stage roles as a student at Oxford School of Drama

Bonus Trivia

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On her role in "Braveheart", Catherine McCormack told Movieline (June 1998): "I was in constant shock when I was kissing Mel [Gibson], because I just couldn't believe I was doing it."

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"The thrill of watching McCormack is to be found in the subtlety with which she deals with extreme circumstances, investing both the outlandish and the humdrum with poetry." --Graham Fuller writing in Interview, May 1998.

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"I'm not the most ambitious person in the world, though I AM career-driven." --Catherine McCormack quoted in Interview, January 1998.

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"Being famous doesn't appeal to me. I'd feel the pressure to look good, all the time." --McCormack to London's Evening Standard, November 16, 1999.

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