Greta Scacchi

Highest Rated: 100% Amanda (2018)
Lowest Rated: 22% Shoot on Sight (2007)
Birthday: Feb 18, 1960
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Head Full of Honey Actor 2018
61% Operation Finale Actor 2018
100% Amanda Alison 2018
No Score Yet Tenderness (La tenerezza) Actor 2017
94% The Last Impresario Actor 2014
83% Ways To Live Forever Private Instructor 2013
No Score Yet Hindenburg Helen van Zandt 2013
No Score Yet Das Zweite Gesicht Actor 2013
No Score Yet Hidden Love Actor 2011
62% 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
37% 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 Juliana Director 1997
No Score Yet Macbeth Lady Macbeth 1997
No Score Yet Turtle Beach (The Killing Beach) Judith 1996
84% Emma Mrs. Weston 1996
No Score Yet Rasputin Tsarina Alexandra 1996
71% Country Life Deborah Voysey 1995
31% Jefferson in Paris Maria Cosway 1995
78% 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
No Score Yet Fires Within Isabel 1991
No Score Yet Killing Beach Actor 1991
87% Presumed Innocent Carolyn Polhemus 1990
80% White Mischief Diana Caldwell 1988
No Score Yet Un homme amoureux (A Man in Love) Jane Steiner 1987
80% 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
88% Heat and Dust Olivia 1983
No Score Yet Waterfront Actor 1983

TV

CREDIT
66% Versailles
2015-2018
Madeleine de Foix
  • 2017
  • 2016
58% A.D. The Bible Continues
2015
Mother Mary
  • 2015
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Cassandra Austen Lydia Glasier
  • 2008
  • 2003
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
Tuppence Beresford
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Tuppence Beresford
  • 2006
No Score Yet Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
2006
Dr. Katie Arlen
  • 2006

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