Saskia Reeves

Actor, Puppeteer
Highly-touted blonde British player who followed a somewhat less than classical path to become a classical actress. Saskia Reeves performed in satirical revues at the Convent Garden Community Theatre and did puppet ... Read more »
Born: in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (23)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

Michelle Green (Actor)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

Michelle Green (Actor)

NTSF:SD:SUV 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Luther 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Page Eight 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Me and Orson Welles 2009 (Movie)

Barbara Luddy (Actor)

Island at War 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tesseract 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frank Herbert's Dune 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Heart 1999 (Movie)

Maria Ann McArdle (Actor)

L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

Joy (Actor)

Different for Girls 1997 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Butterfly Kiss 1996 (Movie)

Miriam (Actor)

I.D. 1995 (Movie)

Lynda (Actor)

Traps 1995 (Movie)

Louise Duffield (Actor)

Cruel Train 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

December Bride 1994 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Antonia and Jane 1991 (Movie)

Antonia McGill (Actor)

Close My Eyes 1991 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

The Bridge 1991 (Movie)

Isobel (Actor)

A Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicion (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Highly-touted blonde British player who followed a somewhat less than classical path to become a classical actress. Saskia Reeves performed in satirical revues at the Convent Garden Community Theatre and did puppet shows before earning a foothold on the stage. She performed in "Cathleen Ni Hollinan" at the Lyric Hammersmith in London, and joined the Cheek By Jowl Company for 18 months, starring in the group's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Reeves played Greta in an acclaimed production of "The Metamorphosis," and repeated her role in the BBC rendition of the effort. She also has done seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company. But it was on film that Reeves won international notice and status. One critic gushed, "Saskia Reeves is an actress to watch for...Be the first on your block to see a Saskia Reeves film." Reeves' first screen performance was in "December Bride" (1990), in which she was an Irish housekeeper who has children by two brothers and flaunts convention by refusing to marry either. She switched to comedy for her second film, "Antonia & Jane," in which she played the former, a masochistic lost soul. In "Close My Eyes" (1991), Reeves was a woman who has a fling with her younger brother, and in "The Bridge" (1992), she is a woman who has an affair with artist Philip Wilson Steer and inspires a famous painting. In 1994, Reeves was in "Traps," as a photojournalist with her husband in Vietnam of 1950 -- she is supposed to prop up the French position for colonialization, but comes to see the war on the horizon. She had a stunning success with "Butterfly Kiss" (1995), in which she was a sad soul whose life is pumping petrol until she meets and finds love with Amanda Plummer. Reeves has called this film, "'Thelma and Louise' on acid." Reeves has appeared in some BBC productions, in addition to "Metamorphosis" and "Antonia & Jane" before its international big screen release. In 1992, she won raves for her one-woman "Two Monologues," particularly for "In My Defence" in which she was a young woman who wants to kill her terminally-ill mother.

Relationships

Peter Reeves

Father

EDUCATION

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England 1979 - 1982
studied with Ian McNeice at the William Shakespeare Company

Milestones

2000

Played the Lady Jessica in the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries "Frank Herbert's Dune"

1999

Cast as Mrs. Cratchit in "A Christmas Carol" (TNT)

1999

Portrayed the mother of a youth who served as a transplant donor in "Heart"

1995

Starred alongside Amanda Plummer in "Butterfly Kiss"; released in USA in 1996

1995

Had featured role in "Different for Girls"

1991

Cast opposite Clive Owen as a pair of incestuous siblings in "Close My Eyes"

1990

Played first comic screen role in "Antonia & Jane"; released in USA in 1991

1990

Made film debut as title character in "December Bride"; released in USA in 1994

Worked as puppeteer and in revues with the Convent Garden Community Theatre

Acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Bonus Trivia

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"The performances that have made the most impression on me, that have the deepest affect ... are all those of character actresses. Judy Holliday in 'Born Yesterday', Giuletta Masina in 'La Strada' and Maggie Smith in 'The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne'. In each what inspires me is their skill couple with a presence, and by that I don't mean beauty though there is something beautiful about them." --Saskia Reeves in Sight and Sound, September 1995.

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