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Frances O'Connor (II)



From bringing the characters of Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest), Jane Austen (Mansfield Park), and Gustave Flaubert (Madame Bovary) to life on the big screen to escaping into the outback with a wanted man (Kiss or Kill), nurturing an android (A.I.), and even inspiring a man to sell his soul to the Devil (Bedazzled), there's little that Golden Globe-nominated actress Frances O'Connor hasn't accomplished -- both literary and otherwise -- since emerging onscreen in the mid-'90s.



As a young girl, O'Connor always knew that she wanted to become an actor, and after making her screen debut on the Australian television series Law of the Land, she was well on her way to achieving her dream. Later, after making a name for herself on Australian television, O'Connor achieved her breakthrough role -- as a desperate fugitive in the stylish 1997 crime thriller Kiss or Kill. Not only did that film earn O'Connor the first of two Best Actress nominations at the 1997 Australian Film Institute awards (the other being for her performance in the romantic comedy Thank God He Met Lizzie), but it also brought her the international attention that eventually led to roles in such lavish period pieces as Mansfield Park and Madame Bovary (the later of which earned O'Connor a Golden Globe nomination). In 2000, O'Connor crossed the Atlantic to appear as the waitress who prompts a hapless line cook to sell his soul to the Devil in Harold Ramis' Bedazzled, and the following year she remained stateside to film Steven Spielberg's A.I. -- in which she played a grieving mother who turns to technology after her son is stricken with an incurable disease.



By this point in O'Connor's career, audiences across the globe were beginning to catch on to the rising star's talent. She returned to the classics with The Importance of Being Earnest, followed by a pair of misfires (Windtalkers and Timeline); nonetheless, prominent roles in Piccadilly Jim, Iron Jawed Angels, Book of Love, and The Lazarus Child followed in short order. In 2007, O'Connor could be seen opposite Lucy Liu in the sexy ABC comedy Cashmere Mafia, which was executive produced by Sex and the City writer/executive producer/director Darren Star. That show ended quickly, but O'Connor went on to appear in Blessed, Darwin's Darkest Hour, and The Hunter.

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RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% The Conjuring 2
  • Peggy Hodgson
2016
No Score Yet Mercy
  • Actor
2014
36% The Truth About Emanuel
  • Janice
2014
33% Best Man Down
  • Jaime
2013
34% Jayne Mansfield's Car
  • Camilla Bedford
2013
40% Little Red Wagon
  • Actor
2012
70% The Hunter
  • Lucy
2012
85% Blessed
  • Rhonda
2009
No Score Yet NOVA
  • Emma Darwin
2009
88% The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • Member of Ceilidh Band
2007
No Score Yet Three Dollars
  • Tanya
2006
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim
  • Ann Chester
2005
No Score Yet Book of Love
  • Elaine
2004
11% Timeline
  • Kate Ericson
2003
No Score Yet Iron Jawed Angels
  • Lucy Burns
2003
32% Windtalkers
  • Rita
2002
58% The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Gwendolen
2002
73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Monica
2001
49% Bedazzled
  • Alison
2000
68% About Adam
  • Laura
2000
No Score Yet Madame Bovary
  • Emma Bovary
2000
76% Mansfield Park
  • Fanny Price
1999
No Score Yet A Little Bit of Soul
  • Kate Haslett
1999
82% Kiss or Kill
  • Nikki Davis
1997
47% Love and Other Catastrophes
  • Mia
1997
No Score Yet Halifax f.p: The Feeding
  • Actor
1994

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