Geraldine James

Actor
This softly attractive brunette is best known to British and American TV viewers as Sarah Layton in the miniseries "The Jewel in the Crown" (1984) to filmgoers as Mirabehn, the fanatical western follower of "Gandhi" ... Read more »
Born: 07/05/1950 in Maidenhead, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (49)

45 Years 2015 (Movie)

Lena (Actor)

Robot Overlords 2015 (Movie)

Monique (Actor)

Utopia 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Diana 2013 (Movie)

Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo (Actor)

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

Vivienne (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

Mrs. Hudson (Actor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Cecilia (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

Lady Ascot (Actor)

Made in Dagenham 2010 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes 2009 (Movie)

Mrs Hudson (Actor)

Little Britain USA 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Last Enemy 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard 2007 (Tv Show)

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Hex 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Battle for Rome 2006 (Tv Show)

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Little Britain 2005 (Tv Show)

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He Knew He Was Right 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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An Angel For May 2003 (Movie)

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Calendar Girls 2003 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

The Hound Of The Baskervilles 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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White Teeth 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Taliesin Jones 2002 (Movie)

Taliesin's Mother (Actor)

The Sins 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Luzhin Defense 2001 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

Lover's Prayer 2000 (Movie)

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Rebecca 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Man Who Knew Too Little 1997 (Movie)

Dr Ludmilla Kropotkin (Actor)

Moll Flanders 1996 (Movie)

Edna (Actor)

Band of Gold 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Words Upon the Window Pane 1995 (Movie)

Henderson (Actor)

No Worries 1993 (Movie)

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A Doll's House 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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If Looks Could Kill 1991 (Movie)

Vendetta Galante (Actor)

Prince of Shadows 1991 (Movie)

Rebeca Osorio (Actor)

The Bridge 1991 (Movie)

Mrs Todd (Actor)

Echoes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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She's Been Away 1990 (Movie)

Harriet Ambrose (Actor)

The Tall Guy 1990 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Gertrude Brisket (Actor)

Freedom Fighter 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Blott on the Landscape 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Bloody Kids 1982 (Movie)

Ritchie's Wife (Actor)

Gandhi 1982 (Movie)

Mirabehn (Actor)

Sweet William 1980 (Movie)

Pamela (Actor)

The Fever (TV Show)

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The Jewel in the Crown (TV Show)

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Biography

This softly attractive brunette is best known to British and American TV viewers as Sarah Layton in the miniseries "The Jewel in the Crown" (1984) to filmgoers as Mirabehn, the fanatical western follower of "Gandhi" (1982) and to theatergoers as Portia opposite Dustin Hoffman in the London and Broadway (1989-90) production of "The Merchant of Venice". Geraldine James has kept a low profile to American audiences, but has had an active career in her native England, on stage and in film and television. She first won notice on the London stage as Dr. Von Zandt in the 1979 production of "The Passion of Dracula". She played Jessica in a heralded Coventry production of "The Merchant of Venice" a decade before playing Portia opposite Hoffman.

EDUCATION

The Drama Centre

Milestones

2011

Joined the cast of David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson

2011

Reprised role in the sequel "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"

2010

Landed a minor role in Tim Burton directed "Alice in Wonderland"

2009

Played the title character's landlady Mrs. Hudson in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"

2004

Played Lady Rowley in the BBC miniseries "He Knew He Was Right"

2003

Cast alongside Helen Mirren and Julie Walters in the comedy feature "Calendar Girls"

2000

Co-starred in "The Luzhin Defence" with Emily Watson and John Turturro

1997

Appeared in "The Man Who Knew Too Little," starring Bill Murray

1996

Co-starred as Edna in "Moll Flanders"

1989

Portrayed Portia in Broadway production of "The Merchant of Venice" opposite Dustin Hoffman

1986

Starred in miniseries "Blott on the Landscape" (BBC; shown on A&E in the U.S.)

1984

Starred as Sarah Layton in "The Jewel in the Crown" (Granada TV; shown on PBS in the U.S.)

1982

Played small role in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"

1979

Feature film debut, "Bloody Kids"

1979

Starred in London production of "The Passion of Dracula"

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