Janet McTeer

Janet McTeer

Highest Rated: 88% Hannah Arendt (2012)

Lowest Rated: 20% Cat Run (2011)

Birthday: Aug 5, 1961

Birthplace: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, UK

Equally at home on stage or on camera in both period pieces and modern dramas, actress Janet McTeer proved to be one of the more versatile actresses to cross over from the U.K. to Broadway and American film. Having made a name for herself on the stages of London and on British television, McTeer found her breakout role when she was cast as Nora in a West End revival of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" in 1996. The lauded production's move to Broadway the following year not only won the actress multiple awards, including a Tony, but also led to her being cast as the lead in the independently produced drama "Tumbleweeds" (1999), which earned her a Golden Globe. Another winning role came with the Sundance Film Festival favorite "Songcatcher" (2001), followed by turns in the Terry Gilliam-directed "Tideland" (2005) and such acclaimed miniseries as "Five Days" (BBC1, 2007) and "Into the Storm" (HBO, 2009). After earning more raves on Broadway in mountings of "Mary Stuart" and "God of Carnage," the actress stunned audiences and critics alike with her convincing portrayal of a woman posing as a man in Victorian-era London opposite Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs" (2011). Undeniably talented and exceptionally adaptable, McTeer had rightfully earned her reputation as one of the most dependable actresses on either side of the pond. Her later work included strong performances on television series ranging from British miniseries "The White Queen" (BBC 2013) and "The Honorable Woman" (BBC 2014) to American police comedy-drama "Battle Creek" (CBS 2015) and Marvel noir "Jessica Jones" (Netflix 2015- ), showcasing her ever-increasing range.

Highest rated movies

Paint It Black
Hannah Arendt
The Menu
The Exception
The Woman in Black




No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Part Two Unknown (Character) - 2024
86% No Score Yet The Menu Lillian Bloom (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glimpse Unknown (Character) - 2022
74% 67% The Exception Princess Hermine "Hermo" Reuss of Greiz (Character) $708.0K 2016
88% 48% Paint It Black Meredith (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
54% 73% Me Before You Camilla Traynor (Character) $56.2M 2016
73% 56% Angelica Anne Montague (Character) - 2015
28% 59% Fathers and Daughters Carolyn (Character) - 2015
53% 70% Maleficent Narrator $241.4M 2014
88% 74% Hannah Arendt Mary McCarthy (Character) $714.4K 2012
66% 54% The Woman in Black Mrs. Daily (Character) $54.3M 2012
50% 63% Island Phyllis (Character) - 2011
56% 47% Albert Nobbs Hubert Page (Character) $70.4K 2011
20% 33% Cat Run Helen Bingham (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 63% Into the Storm Clementine Churchill (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 48% Daphne Gertrude Lawrence (Character) - 2007
36% 49% As You Like It Audrey (Character) - 2006
29% 64% Tideland Dell (Character) $61.2K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage Unknown (Character) - 2004
33% 36% The Intended Sarah (Character),
$7.5K 2002
74% 78% Songcatcher Lily Penleric (Character) $3.1M 2001
60% 58% The King Is Alive Liz (Character) $103.5K 2000
50% 78% Waking the Dead Caroline Pierce (Character) $327.4K 2000
82% 65% Tumbleweeds Mary Jo Walker (Character) $1.3M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saint-Ex Genevieve de Ville-Franche (Character) - 1996
54% 74% Carrington Vanessa Bell (Character) $2.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Leave Me This Way Loretta Lawson (Character) - 1993
25% 66% Wuthering Heights Ellen Dean (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Romantic Madeleine Severn (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 75% Portrait of a Marriage Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Masculine Ending Loretta Lawson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 62% The Black Velvet Gown Riah Millican (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet 102 Boulevard Haussmann Celeste (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dreamt I Woke Up Mysterious Woman / Lady of Lake / Journalist (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Nothing Caroline (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Precious Bane Prue Sarn (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 84% Hawks Hazel (Character) $21.7K 1988


83% 87% Ozark Helen Pierce (Character) 2018 2020
97% 96% Sorry For Your Loss Amy (Character) 2018-2019
83% 80% Marvel - Jessica Jones Alisa Jones (Character) 2018
96% 67% Battle Creek Commander Guziewicz (Character) 2015
80% 84% The White Queen Jacquetta Woodville (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parade's End Mrs Satterthwaite (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 71% Sense and Sensibility Mrs. Dashwood (Character) 2008
78% No Score Yet Five Days DS Amy Foster (Character) 2007