Miranda Richardson

Actress, Model
Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning British actress Miranda Richardson delivered decades of stellar performances on stage and screen, becoming one of the most-respected international actresses of the late 20th century. With ... Read more »
Born: 03/03/1958 in Lancashire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (92)

And Then There Were None 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Churchill 2016 (Movie)

Clementine Churchill (Actor)

Stronger 2016 (Movie)

Patty Bauman (Actor)

Testament of Youth 2015 (Movie)

Miss Lorimer (Actor)

A Fox's Tale 2014 (Movie)

Voice of Anna Conda (Actor)

Belle 2014 (Movie)

Lady Ashford (Actor)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Berliner At Window (Actor)

Secret Passage 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Telepathy 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Parade's End 2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rubicon 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

World Without End 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Turtle: The Incredible Journey 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Rita Skeeter (Actor)

Made in Dagenham 2010 (Movie)

Barbara Castle (Actor)

Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

Dean Catherine Kenney (Actor)

The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Young Victoria 2009 (Movie)

Duchess of Kent (Actor)

Fred Claus 2007 (Movie)

Annette Claus (Actor)

Merlin's Apprentice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Bastille") (Actor)

Provoked: A True Story 2007 (Movie)

Veronica Scott (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Nana Mae Frost (Actor)

Puffball 2006 (Movie)

Mabs Tucker (Actor)

Wah-Wah 2006 (Movie)

Lauren Compton (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous: White Box 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

El Sueno De Una Noche De San Juan 2005 (Movie)

Titania (Voice)

Falling Angels 2005 (Movie)

Mary Field (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 (Movie)

Rita Skeeter (Actor)

Churchill: The Hollywood Years 2004 (Movie)

Eva Braun (Actor)

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

Madame Giry (Actor)

The Prince & Me 2004 (Movie)

The Queen of Denmark (Actor)

The Rage in Placid Lake 2004 (Movie)

Sylvia Lake (Actor)

The Actors 2003 (Movie)

Magnani (Actor)

Spider 2002 (Movie)

Mrs Cleg/Yvonne/Mrs Wilkinson (Actor)

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

Vanessa Bell (Actor)

Blackadder: Back & Forth 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Run 2000 (Movie)

of Mrs Tweedy (Voice)

Get Carter 2000 (Movie)

Gloria Carter (Actor)

Poultry in Motion: The Making of Chicken Run 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Shiner 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

St. Ives 2000 (Movie)

Miss Gilchrist (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang 1999 (Movie)

Miss Fowl (Actor)

Sleepy Hollow 1999 (Movie)

Crone (Actor)

The King and I 1999 (Movie)

of Anna Leonowens (Voice)

The Scold's Bridle 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Blackadder Back and Forth 1998 (Movie)

Lady Elizabeth (Actor)

Merlin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apostle 1997 (Movie)

Toosie (Actor)

The Designated Mourner 1997 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Kansas City 1996 (Movie)

Carolyn Stilton (Actor)

Swann 1996 (Movie)

Sarah Maloney (Actor)

The Evening Star 1996 (Movie)

Patsy Carpenter (Actor)

Saint-Ex 1995 (Movie)

Caonsuelo Carrillo (Actor)

Century 1994 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Tom & Viv 1994 (Movie)

Vivienne Haigh-Wood (Actor)

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

Absolutely Fabulous 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Old Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet As You Are 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Line, the Cross, the Curve 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Night & the Moment 1993 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Damage 1992 (Movie)

Ingrid (Actor)

The Bachelor 1992 (Movie)

Frederica (Actor)

The Crying Game 1992 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

Broken Skin 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Kinder 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Enchanted April 1991 (Movie)

Rose Arbuthnot (Actor)

The Fool 1991 (Movie)

Columbine/Rosalind/Ophelia (Actor)

Blackadder's Christmas Carol 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Monkey 1990 (Movie)

Marilyn (Actor)

Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage 1988 (Movie)

Early Bird (Actor)

Eat the Rich 1988 (Movie)

DHSS Blonde (Actor)

Empire of the Sun 1987 (Movie)

Mrs Victor (Actor)

The Death of the Heart 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Transmutations 1986 (Movie)

Oriel (Actor)

After Pilkington 1985 (Movie)

Penny (Actor)

Dance With a Stranger 1985 (Movie)

Ruth Ellis (Actor)

The Death of the Heart 1985 (Movie)

Daphne (Actor)

The Innocent 1983 (Movie)

Mary Turner (Actor)

A Woman of Substance (TV Show)

Actor

Fatherland (TV Show)

Actor

Gideon's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Brass Ring (TV Show)

Actor

The James Bond Story (TV Show)

Narrator

The Lost Prince (TV Show)

Actor

The Master Builder (TV Show)

Actor

The Miracle Maker (TV Show)

Voice

The Three Ravens (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning British actress Miranda Richardson delivered decades of stellar performances on stage and screen, becoming one of the most-respected international actresses of the late 20th century. With an exceptional versatility that staunchly deflected any attempts of "British actress" typecasting, Richardson starred as street toughs, gentile matriarchs and fairy tale queens (of both the good and evil variety) in American and UK film and television productions, earning Academy Award nominations for Louis Malle's "Damage" (1992) and the biopic of writer T.S. Eliot, "Tom & Viv" (1992). Richardson was a member of the stock company of Rowan Atkinson's eccentric "Blackadder" series, but equally at home at the center of character dramas like "The Hours" (2002) or delivering hilarious guest appearances on shows like the bawdy sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC, 1992-96; 2001-05). An intelligent, intuitive actress unafraid of exploring emotional extremes and unglamorous reality, Richardson enjoyed steady success with critically-acclaimed projects well past the age when the telephones of one-dimensional fading beauties had stopped ringing.

Relationships

Marian Georgina Richardson

Mother

William Richardson

Father

Lesley Richardson

Sister
born c. 1949

EDUCATION

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

was classmate of Daniel Day-Lewis

Southport High School for Girls

Milestones

2009

Played Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent, opposite Emily Blunt, in "The Young Victoria"

2007

Played Aishwarya Rai's cellmate in "Provoked"

2006

Cast in Richard E. Grant's directorial debut, the autobiographical "Wah-Wah"

2006

Co-starred with Bill Nighy in BBC America's romantic drama "Gideon's Daughter" helmed by Stephen Poliakoff

2004

Portrayed Queen Mary in the BBC movie "Lost Prince"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress

2004

Portrayed Madame Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber's screen adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera"

2002

Cast as the evil queen in ABC's live-action remake of "Snow White: The Fairest of Them All"

2002

Appeared as a schizophrenic's mother in "Spider"

2002

Co-starred in "The Hours" as Virginia Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell

2000

Provided a character voice for the animated feature "Chicken Run"

2000

Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the remake of "Get Carter"

1999

Returned to the London stage co-starring with Glenne Headly in "Aunt Dan and Lemon"

1999

Played the Queen of Hearts in the NBC miniseries "Alice in Wonderland"

1999

Co-starred as Christina Ricci's stepmother in "Sleepy Hollow"

1999

Appeared in the short film "Blackadder Back and Forth"; premiered at the Millennial Dome in Greenwich

1999

Had supporting role in "The Big Brass Ring"; screened at festivals before premiering on Showtime

1998

Appeared as Queen Mab and the Lady of the Lake in the NBC miniseries "Merlin"

1997

Had featured role in Robert Duvall's "The Apostle"

1997

Acted in the acclaimed British TV adaptation, "A Dance to the Music of Time"

1996

Co-starred opposite Mike Nichols in the London stage production of Wallace Shawn's "The Designated Mourner"

1996

Had major roles in Robert Altman's "Kansas City" and Robert Harling's "The Evening Star"

1994

Co-starred in the HBO made-for-cable movie "Fatherland"

1994

Made guest appearance on the British sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous" as a overwrought new mother

1994

Earned second Oscar nomination playing Vivienne Haigh-Wood, wife of poet T. S. Eliot in "Tom and Viv"

1993

Hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (March 20)

1993

Appeared in three episodes of the British series "The Comic Strip"

1992

Co-starred in hit film "The Crying Game", playing a tough IRA operative

1992

Earned first Oscar nomination playing the long-suffering wife of Jeremy Irons in Louis Malle's "Damage"

1991

Reteamed with Mike Newell for "Enchanted April" (released in the USA in 1992)

1990

Made first guest appearance on the British variety series "The Comic Strip"

1990

Played an aspiring actress who turns to pornography and prostitution in the stage play "Etta Jenks"

1989

Played Nurse Fletcher-Brown in an episode of "Blackadder Goes Forth"

1988

Reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth I in "Blackadder's Christmas Carol" (BBC)

1988

Co-starred with Julian Wadham in "The Changeling" at the Royal National Theatre

1987

First US feature film, Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun"

1987

Appeared in "Sorrel & Son" (aired in the USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater")

1987

Returned to the London stage in Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind", co-starring Will Patton and Geraldine McEwan

1986

Played Queen Elizabeth I in the British comedy "Blackadder II" (BBC)

1986

Acted in the British telefilm "After Pilkington"

1985

Breakthrough film role, Ruth Ellis in "Dance With a Stranger", directed by Mike Newell

1985

Starred in David Mamet's "Edmond" on the British stage

1984

US TV debut in British-made miniseries, "A Woman of Substance

1984

First collaboration with Mike Newell, the stage play "Life of Einstein" in Lancaster, England

1984

Film acting debut, "The Innocent"

1982

Worked in repertory companies in England, acting in such plays as "All My Sons" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?"

1981

Made her London West End debut at Queen's Theater in "Moving"

1979

Professional stage debut with the Manchester Library Theater

Studied to be a veterinary surgeon but dropped out to study acting

Raised in Southport, an English seaside town

Made British TV debut as a pregnant au pair in the comedy series, "Agony"

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