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Greta Scacchi

Lowest Rated:   22% Shoot on Sight (2007)
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The daughter of an English dancer and an Italian painter, Greta Scacchi was born in Milan, Italy, though she was primarily raised in London. Around the age of 15, Scacchi moved with her family to Australia, where she held a series of odd jobs; among the most unique were cowgirl and Italian interpreter. Two years later, Scacchi moved back to London in hopes of establishing an acting career for herself. Her first step was training at the prestigious Old Vic Theatre, to the displeasure of her father, who, by that point, had become estranged from the family. Before long, Scacchi began appearing in small stage productions and commercials, which were enough to snare the attention of filmmaker Dominik Graf, who cast her in the 1982 German thriller Das Zweite Gesicht. Scacchi learned to speak German strictly for the role.For nearly eight years, Scacchi performed almost exclusively for British stage and television productions, though, particularly after her 1984 portrayal of the title role in the TV-movie version of Camille, she was slowly building a fan following within the U.S. It was her role in a modernized Chekhov play, however, that would earn her attention from Hollywood. Her first American film was Presumed Innocent (1990), in which she portrayed the seductive attorney whose liaison with the married Harrison Ford precipitates her rather nasty murder. Two years later, Scacchi could be found at her seductive best opposite Tim Robbins in director Robert Altman's showbiz comedy The Player; she would star in a similarly themed film 11 years later (Henry Jaglom's Festival in Cannes).Despite her success on the big screen, Scacchi continued her work on television rather than pursuing a full-time film career, partly because it provided more opportunities to perform in classic roles -- in addition to co-starring in productions of Macbeth and The Odyssey, the young actress won an Emmy for her performance alongside Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman in Rasputin (1996). Her film roles were generally met with praise; in Emma (1996), Scacchi was held in very high esteem by both critics and co-star Gwyneth Paltrow, though her most significant role came in the film The Red Violin (1998). The Canadian-Italian production was a surprise success, and Scacchi's portrayal of a novelist embroiled in an affair with a British composer (Jason Flemyng) certainly contributed to film's numerous Genie awards (a highly prestigious Canadian film honor) and its Golden Globe win for Best Foreign Film. In 1999, Scacchi appeared in a unique film that took place entirely inside a women's bathroom (the aptly titled Ladies Room), which also featured Lorraine Bracco and John Malkovich. Scacchi continued her international acting career in 2004, when she starred in both Baltic Storm and Sotto Falso Nome.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
73% The Falling
  • Miss Mantel
$0.2M 2015
93% The Last Impresario
  • Actor
2014
83% Ways To Live Forever
  • Private Instructor
2013
No Score Yet Das Zweite Gesicht
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Hindenburg
  • Helen van Zandt
2013
No Score Yet Hidden Love
  • Actor
2011
63% Brideshead Revisited
  • Cara
$6.4M 2008
No Score Yet Miss Austen Regrets
  • Cassandra Austen
2008
No Score Yet Inconceivable
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Trojan Horse
  • Helen Madigan
2008
22% Shoot on Sight
  • Susan
2007
No Score Yet The Handyman
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Broken Trail
  • Nola Johns
2006
No Score Yet Agatha Christie - Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  • Actor
2006
69% The Book of Revelation
  • Isabel Auster
2006
No Score Yet Baltic Storm
  • Actor
2005
38% Flightplan
  • Therapist
$89.7M 2005
No Score Yet Strange Crime (Sotto falso nome)
  • Nicoletta
2004
42% Beyond the Sea
  • Mary Duvan
$6.2M 2004
No Score Yet Le Prix Du Desir (Sotto Falso Nome)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Daniel Deronda
  • Actor
2002
65% Festival in Cannes
  • Alice Palmer
$41.5k 2002
No Score Yet Looking for Alibrandi
  • Christina Alibrandi
2001
36% Cotton Mary
  • Lily
2000
No Score Yet One of the Hollywood Ten
  • Gale Sondergaard
2000
No Score Yet Tom's Midnight Garden
  • Aunt Gwen
1999
74% The Red Violin (Le violon rouge)
  • Victoria
1999
No Score Yet Panstvi
  • Mrs. Ravenscroft
1999
No Score Yet Ladies Room
  • Lucia
1999
No Score Yet Love And Rage
  • Agnes MacDonnell
1998
No Score Yet The Odyssey
  • Penelope
1997
No Score Yet Cosi
  • Auditioner
1997
No Score Yet The Serpent's Kiss
  • Director
  • Juliana
1997
No Score Yet Macbeth
  • Lady Macbeth
1997
No Score Yet Turtle Beach (The Killing Beach)
  • Judith
1996
83% Emma
  • Mrs. Weston
1996
No Score Yet Rasputin
  • Tsarina Alexandra
1996
67% Country Life
  • Deborah Voysey
1995
33% Jefferson in Paris
  • Maria Cosway
1995
82% The Browning Version
  • Laura Crocker-Harris
1994
No Score Yet Salt on Our Skin
  • George
1992
No Score Yet Turtle Beach
  • Judith
1992
98% The Player
  • June Gudmundsdottir
1992
31% Shattered
  • Judith Merrick
1991
No Score Yet Fires Within
  • Isabel
1991
No Score Yet Killing Beach
  • Actor
1991
86% Presumed Innocent
  • Carolyn Polhemus
1990
80% White Mischief
  • Diana Caldwell
1988
No Score Yet Un homme amoureux (A Man in Love)
  • Jane Steiner
1987
No Score Yet Good Morning, Babylon
  • Edna
1987
44% The Coca Cola Kid
  • Terri
1985
No Score Yet Burke & Wills
  • Julia Matthews
1985
100% Defence of the Realm (Defense of the Realm)
  • Nina Beckman
1985
No Score Yet Camille
  • Marguerite Gautier
1984
No Score Yet The Ebony Tower
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Heat and Dust
  • Olivia
1983
No Score Yet Waterfront
  • Actor
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
58% A.D. The Bible Continues
2015
  • Mother Mary
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Cassandra Austen Lydia Glasier
  • 2008
  • 2003
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Tuppence Beresford
  • 2006
88% Versailles
2015
  • Madeleine de Foix

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