Geraldine James

Geraldine James

Highest Rated: 100% Daphne (2017)

Lowest Rated: 8% Diana (2013)

Birthday: Jul 06, 1950

Birthplace: Not Available

This softly attractive brunette is best known to British and American TV viewers as Sarah Layton in the miniseries "The Jewel in the Crown" (1984) to filmgoers as Mirabehn, the fanatical western follower of "Gandhi" (1982) and to theatergoers as Portia opposite Dustin Hoffman in the London and Broadway (1989-90) production of "The Merchant of Venice." Geraldine James has kept a low profile to American audiences, but has had an active career in her native England, on stage and in film and television. She first won notice on the London stage as Dr. Von Zandt in the 1979 production of "The Passion of Dracula." She played Jessica in a heralded Coventry production of "The Merchant of Venice" a decade before playing Portia opposite Hoffman.


Highest Rated Movies



84% 94% Downton Abbey Queen Mary (Character) $96.8M 2019
100% 62% Daphne Rita (Character) - 2017
92% 75% Beast Hilary (Character) $793.4K 2017
87% 82% Megan Leavey Dr. Turbeville (Character) $13.4M 2017
97% 67% 45 Years Lena (Character) $4.3M 2015
61% 24% Robot Overlords Monique (Character) - 2014
8% 25% Diana Oonagh Toffolo (Character) $331.6K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legacy Martha (Character) - 2013
59% 77% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Mrs. Hudson (Character) $186.8M 2011
27% 44% Arthur Vivienne (Character) $33M 2011
86% 86% The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Cecilia Vanger (Character) $102.5M 2011
80% 75% Made in Dagenham Connie (Character) $1.1M 2010
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland Lady Ascot (Character) $334.2M 2010
No Score Yet 79% Northanger Abbey Jane Austen (Voice) - 2007
No Score Yet 60% A Harlot's Progress Mother Needham (Character) - 2006
74% 67% Calendar Girls Marie (Character) $31M 2003
No Score Yet 54% Tom & Thomas Miss Tromp (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Mrs. Mortimer (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 75% An Angel for May Susan Higgins (Character) - 2002
56% No Score Yet Taliesin Jones Tal's Mum (Character) $77.4K 2000
58% 69% The Luzhin Defence Vera (Character) $1.1M 2000
No Score Yet 28% All Forgotten Mother (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seesaw Val Price (Character) - 1998
39% 69% The Man Who Knew Too Little Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin (Character) $13.8M 1997
43% 72% Moll Flanders Edna (Character) $3.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over Here Lady Billingham (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doggin' Around Sarah Williams (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Words Upon the Window Pane Mrs. Henderson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Healer Dr. Mercedes Honeysett (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 40% The Bridge Mrs. Todd (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 29% A Doll's House Kristine Linde (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Losing Track Mrs. Dewey (Character) - 1992
29% 49% If Looks Could Kill Vendetta Galante (Character) $6.3M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince of Shadows Rebeca Osorio (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Morse: Who Killed Harry Field? Helen Field (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Been Away Harriet Ambrose (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 62% The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Gertrude Brisket (Character) - 1989
89% 66% The Tall Guy Carmen (Character) $91.1K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Fighter Krista Donner (Character) - 1988
85% 92% Gandhi Mirabehn (Character) - 1982


60% 89% Anne Marilla Cuthbert (Character) 2017-2019
100% 75% Back to Life Caroline Matteson (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Work Chief Constable Carolyn Jarecki (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden India Narrator 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Poirot Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Band of Gold Rose Garrity (Character) 1995-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kavanagh Q.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jewel in the Crown Unknown (Character) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweeney Unknown (Guest Star) 1976


Sherlock Holmes says: There's only one case that intrigues me at present. The curious case of Mrs. Hudson, the absentee landlady. I've been studying her comings and goings, they appear most... sinister.

Mrs. Hudson says: Tea, Mr. Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes says: Is it poisoned, Nanny?

Mrs. Hudson says: There's enough of that in you already.

Mrs. Hudson says: [turning to Dr. John Watson] Doctor, you must get him to a sanitorium! For the past month, he's taken nothing but coffee, tobacco, and cocoa leaves. He never sleeps! I hear multiple voices, as if he's rehearsing a play.

Sherlock Holmes says: Don't you have a goat that needs worming?

Mrs. Hudson says: Ah, yes. Such fun. What would I do without you?

Sherlock Holmes says: Why are you here?

Dr. John Watson says: I'm getting married. Tomorrow.

Sherlock Holmes says: Ah! Embrace me!