Catherine McCormack

Catherine McCormack

Highest Rated: 82% Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

Lowest Rated: 6% A Sound of Thunder (2005)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1972

Birthplace: Alton, Hampshire, England, UK

After making a memorable impression on audiences as Mel Gibson's doomed love in Braveheart, British actress Catherine McCormack emerged as one of the most promising of Britain's new wave of young actors. Born January 1, 1972, in Hampshire, England, McCormack trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Following some stage and television work, she made her film debut in Anna Campion's Loaded (1994), playing a member of a group of friends who go away for a fairly disastrous weekend retreat. After a turn in the obscure Tashunga (a 1995 film that was released a year later under the title of North Star), McCormack got her break in the epic Braveheart (1995). Although her role was secondary, the huge success of the film won McCormack widespread attention, paving the way for her lead role in the 1997 World War II drama The Land Girls (which also starred fellow up-and-comers Rachel Weisz and Anna Friel). The following year, the actress gained further prominence through the lead role in Dangerous Beauty, in which she played a Venetian courtesan. The same year, she also had a prominent part in Dancing at Lughnasa, a screen adaptation of Brian Friel's acclaimed play, starring Meryl Streep. In 1999, McCormack headlined yet another film, with her turn in the British comedy This Year's Love, in which she co-starred with fellow rising stars Dougray Scott, Jennifer Ehle, and Ian Hart. In the years to come, McCormack would remain active on screen, appearing in films like 28 Weeks Later, and starring on the series Lights Out.Her onscreen career subsequently stalled by a series of weighty roles in such high profile but only moderately successfuls films as Shadow of the Vampire, The Tailor of Panama, and Spy Game, McCormack nevertheless managed to make an impression on stage in such efforts as the SoHo Theater production of Kiss Me Like You Mean It and the West End production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. Later making her directorial debut with a West End production of Anna Weiss, McCormack was nominated for as Best Supporting Actress at the 2001 Oliver Awards for her memorable performance in a British National Theater production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. In 2005 McCormack would go hunting for the fearsome baboonasaurus in the notorious flop A Sound of Thunder, with voice work in the visually extravagant 2006 sci fi action entry Renaissance marking the actress' first foray into the world of animation.


Highest Rated Movies



39% The Song of Names Helen 2019
64% Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l'aube) Lesley Blanch 2019
No Score Yet Løfte ved daggry Actor 2019
69% The Journey Actor $0.2M 2017
51% Magic in the Moonlight Olivia 2014
38% The Fold Actor 2014
No Score Yet Stevie Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Moon and the Stars Kristina Baumgarten 2007
71% 28 Weeks Later... Alice $28.6M 2007
49% Renaissance Bislane Tasuiev 2006
No Score Yet Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes Actor 2006
6% A Sound of Thunder Sonia Rand $1.8M 2005
80% Strings Zita (English version) 2004
66% Spy Game Elizabeth Hadley $62.4M 2001
35% The Weight of Water Jean Janes 2001
58% Born Romantic Jocelyn 2001
77% The Tailor of Panama Francesca Deane $13.2M 2001
No Score Yet Armadillo Flavia Malinverno 2001
82% Shadow of the Vampire Greta $7.6M 2000
34% A Rumor of Angels Mary Neubauer 2000
No Score Yet This Year's Love Hannah 1999
64% Dancing at Lughnasa Christina Mundy 1998
61% The Land Girls Stella 1998
68% Dangerous Beauty Veronica Franco 1998
No Score Yet Deacon Brodie Actor 1997
17% Loaded Rose 1996
No Score Yet North Star Sarah 1996
78% Braveheart Murron 1995


90% Lights Out
Theresa Leary 2011
75% Temple
Beth Milton


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Marco Venier says: Because I could not stay away.

Veronica Franco says: Well, then don't.