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Catherine McCormack



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
57% The Journey
  • Actor
2016
52% 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
70% 28 Weeks Later...
  • Alice
2007
49% Renaissance
  • Bislane Tasuiev
2006
No Score Yet Elizabeth David: A Life in Recipes
  • Actor
2006
6% A Sound of Thunder
  • Sonia Rand
2005
80% Strings
  • Zita (English version)
2004
66% Spy Game
  • Elizabeth Hadley
2001
34% The Weight of Water
  • Jean Janes
2001
58% Born Romantic
  • Jocelyn
2001
77% The Tailor of Panama
  • Francesca Deane
2001
No Score Yet Armadillo
  • Flavia Malinverno
2001
81% Shadow of the Vampire
  • Greta
2000
34% A Rumor of Angels
  • Mary Neubauer
2000
No Score Yet This Year's Love
  • Hannah
1999
65% Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Christina Mundy
1998
61% The Land Girls
  • Stella
1998
70% Dangerous Beauty
  • Veronica Franco
1998
No Score Yet Deacon Brodie
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Loaded
  • Rose
1996
No Score Yet North Star
  • Sarah
1996
78% Braveheart
  • Murron
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
90% Lights Out
2011
  • Theresa Leary

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