Jodhi May

Actor
Jodhi May's primary influence as a child was her godfather, Alain Poir, who produced the epic French films "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources". It is telling that those stories feature a young girl named Manon ... Read more »
Born: 04/30/1975 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (32)

A.D. The Bible Continues 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

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A.D. 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Strike Back: Origins 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Escapist 2014 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

Anoushka (Actor)

I, Anna 2012 (Movie)

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The Scapegoat 2011 (Movie)

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Rembrandt's J'Accuse 2009 (Movie)

Geertje Dirks (Actor)

Defiance 2008 (Movie)

Tamara Skidelsky (Actor)

Flashbacks of a Fool 2008 (Movie)

Evelyn Adams (Actor)

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Nightwatching 2007 (Movie)

Geertje (Actor)

Best Man, Worst Friend 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Bye Bye Blackbird 2006 (Movie)

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On a Clear Day 2006 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Blinded 2004 (Movie)

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Tipping the Velvet 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The House of Mirth 2000 (Movie)

Grace Stepney (Actor)

The Turn of the Screw 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Gambler 1999 (Movie)

Anna Snitkina (Actor)

Signs and Wonders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Woodlanders 1996 (Movie)

Marty South (Actor)

Sister My Sister 1995 (Movie)

Lea (Actor)

Second Best 1994 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

The Last of the Mohicans 1992 (Movie)

Alice Munro (Actor)

Eminent Domain 1991 (Movie)

Ewa (Actor)

A World Apart 1988 (Movie)

Molly Roth (Actor)

Aristocrats (TV Show)

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Friends and Crocodiles (TV Show)

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Max and Helen (TV Show)

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Mayor of Casterbridge (TV Show)

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Peacekeepers (TV Show)

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Biography

Jodhi May's primary influence as a child was her godfather, Alain Poiré, who produced the epic French films "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources". It is telling that those stories feature a young girl named Manon who always teeters on the brink between a kind of sublime innocence and wild abandon, because Jodhi May has made a career of playing just such characters. At the age of 12, May became the youngest recipient ever to win a Cannes Best Actress award, for her part as Molly Roth in the anti-apartheid drama "A World Apart". In the film, her character emerges from the cocoon of self-absorbed youth to realize the power of activism. May took time out from acting to get a master's in English literature at Oxford, but when she returned, her attraction to such characters--initially passive women simmering with potential energy--was still evident. As Alice Munro in the French and Indian War epic "The Last of the Mohicans", May was the quiet younger sister, always on the periphery of the action until she is pushed too far by the forces pursuing them and makes a stunning act of defiance, perhaps the most poignant one of the film. Jodhi May has shown similar range in her stage roles. At the age of 18, she played the incestuous killer Lea Papin in "Sister My Sister", and in 2010, she played a woman with a psychiatric disorder in "Polar Bears".

EDUCATION

Wadham College, Oxford University

1994 - 1997

Camden School for Girls

Milestones

2001

Acted on stage in London in "Platonov"

2000

Portrayed Grace Stepney in the Terence Davies-directed "The House of Mirth"

1999

Had lead role as the governess in the TV adaptation of "The Turn of the Screw"; aired on PBS in 2000

1999

Co-starred in the British miniseries "Warriors"; aired on BBC America in 2000 as "Peacemakers"

1997

Had featured role in "The Gambler"

1995

Appeared in the British miniseries "Signs and Wonders"; aired in USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in 1996

1994

Garnered praise for "Sister My Sister"

1992

Co-starred in "The Last of the Mohicans"

1990

American TV debut, "Max and Helen" (TNT)

1988

Feature film debut in "A World Apart"

Co-starred with Jonny Lee Miller in "The Escapist" (lensed 2001)

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