Frances O'Connor (II)

Frances O'Connor (II)

Highest Rated: 90% The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007)

Lowest Rated: 11% Timeline (2003)

Birthday: Jun 12, 1967

Birthplace: Wantage, Oxfordshire, England, UK

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.


Highest Rated Movies



78% Go Karts (Go!) Actor 2019
80% The Conjuring 2 Peggy Hodgson $102.5M 2016
No Score Yet Mercy Actor 2014
37% The Truth About Emanuel Janice 2014
31% Best Man Down Jaime $2.3K 2013
35% Jayne Mansfield's Car Camilla Bedford $14.8K 2013
45% Little Red Wagon Actor 2012
72% The Hunter Lucy $0.2M 2012
85% Blessed Rhonda 2009
No Score Yet NOVA: Darwin's Darkest Hour Emma Darwin 2009
90% The Wind That Shakes the Barley Member of Ceilidh Band $1.8M 2007
No Score Yet Three Dollars Tanya 2006
No Score Yet Book of Love Elaine 2004
11% Timeline Kate Ericson $19.4M 2003
No Score Yet Iron Jawed Angels Lucy Burns 2003
33% Windtalkers Rita $40.6M 2002
57% The Importance of Being Earnest Gwendolen 2002
74% A.I. Artificial Intelligence Monica 2001
49% Bedazzled Alison 2000
68% About Adam Laura 2000
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Emma Bovary 2000
77% Mansfield Park Fanny Price 1999
No Score Yet A Little Bit of Soul Kate Haslett 1999
83% Kiss or Kill Nikki Davis 1997
47% Love and Other Catastrophes Mia 1997
No Score Yet Halifax f.p: The Feeding Actor 1994


71% Troy: Fall of a City
Hecuba, Queen of Troy 2018
86% Cleverman
Charlotte Cleary 2017
93% The Missing
Emily Hughes 2017
69% Mr. Selfridge
Rose Selfridge 2016
No Score Yet Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece (Inactive)
Rose Selfridge 2016
80% Once Upon a Time
Colette 2014
67% Vegas
Barbara Kent 2013
No Score Yet NOVA
Emma Darwin 2009
No Score Yet Cashmere Mafia
Zoe 2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Madame Bovary 2000
66% Locke & Key


Monica Swinton says: I'm sorry I didn't tell you about the world.

Monica Swinton says: I can't accept this! There is no substitute for you own child!

Monica says: I can't accept this! There is no substitute for your own child!

Monica Swinton says: David, this is your new toy.

Monica says: David, Teddy is a super toy and I know you'll take good care of each other.

Teddy says: I am *not* a toy.

Teddy says: I am not a toy.

Jack Worthing/Earnest says: You are quite perfect, Miss Fairfax.

Gwendolyn Fairfax says: Oh, I hope not. It would leave no room for development. And I intend to develop in many directions.

Sir Thomas Bertram says: What do you distrust?

Fanny Price says: His nature, sir. Like many charming people, he conceals an almost absolute dependence on the appreciation of others.

Sir Thomas Bertram says: And what is the terrible ill in that?

Fanny Price says: His sole interest is in being loved, sir, not in loving.

Lucy Armstrong says: "It's probably better off extinct, if it's alive people will always want to find it, hunt it down."

Lucy Armstrong says: It's probably better off extinct, if it's alive people will always want to find it, hunt it down.

Lucy says: Jarrah thought that someone was following him

Lucy says: Jarrah thought that someone was following him.

Martin says: Who?

Lucy says: You washed me.

Martin says: The children helped.

Nicole says: Hi, hi, HI!

Nicole says: Hi, hi. HI!