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Jennifer Ehle

Highest Rated:   98% Little Men (2016)
Lowest Rated:   9% The Forger (2015)
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Birthplace:   Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Born December 29, 1969, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the home of her novelist father John Ehle, Ehle was raised largely in nearby Asheville. She spent a great deal of her childhood following her mother's career engagements back and forth between the States and the U.K., attending over 18 schools in the process. Ehle eventually settled in London to study drama at the Central School, but dropped out in 1991 to take the part of Calypso in Peter Hall's lauded TV adaptation of The Chamomile Lawn. Further television and stage roles followed, and in 1993, Ehle made her screen debut with a small role in Iain Softley's Backbeat as Cynthia Powell, John Lennon's first wife. Ehle's career entered a new and more lucrative phase with her award-winning turn as Pride and Prejudice's heroine, Elizabeth Bennett; in addition to its success in Britain, the miniseries -- which also launched Colin Firth to international fame in his role as Mr. Darcy -- proved to be a runaway hit in the States. More film work duly came Ehle's way: she could be seen playing Oscar Wilde's wife, Constance, in Wilde (1997); a prisoner of war alongside Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Cate Blanchett, and Julianna Margulies in Paradise Road (1997); and a woman who finds herself becoming involved with her supposedly gay former boyfriend in Bedrooms & Hallways (1998). Ehle was cast in perhaps her most high-profile screen role to date in 1999, when she starred as the wife of a Hungarian lawyer (Ralph Fiennes) in István Szabó's epic Sunshine, a historical drama tracing the fortunes of three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family. However, the actress' involvement in the film, which also starred real-life mother Harris as the older version of her character, was overshadowed in theatrical circles by her work on the stage that same year. For her performance as Annie, the wife of a brilliant but emotionally evasive playwright (Stephen Dillane) in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, Ehle found herself up against her mother, who starred in Waiting in the Wings, for a 2000 Best Actress Tony Award. Ehle ultimately won the award, the latest honor in what looked to be, like her mother's, a very long and vibrant career. Indeed, as the years rolled by, Ehle would continue to appear regularly on screen in films like The King's Speech, Contagion, The Adjustment Bureau, and on the series A Gifted Man.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% A Quiet Passion
  • Vinnie Dickinson
2017
98% Little Men
  • Kathy Jardine
$0.8M 2016
77% The Fundamentals of Caring
  • Elsa
2016
62% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good)
  • Geraldine Maltby
2015
45% A Little Chaos
  • Madame De Montespan
$0.6M 2015
80% Advantageous
  • Isa Cryer
2015
9% The Forger
  • Kim
2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Carla
$189.9M 2015
40% Black or White
  • Carol
$15.6M 2015
48% RoboCop
  • Liz Kline
$50.7M 2014
92% Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jessica
$95.8M 2013
62% Love, Marilyn
  • Actor
$2.9k 2012
84% The Ides of March
  • Cindy Morris
$41.0M 2011
84% Contagion
  • Dr. Ally Hextall
$75.7M 2011
72% The Adjustment Bureau
  • Brooklyn Ice House Bartender
$62.5M 2011
95% The King's Speech
  • Myrtle Logue
$138.3M 2010
53% The Greatest
  • Joan
2010
35% Pride and Glory
  • Abby Tierney
$15.8M 2008
49% Before the Rains
  • Laura
2008
No Score Yet The Russell Girl
  • Lorraine Morrissey
2008
No Score Yet The River King
  • Betsy Chase
2005
No Score Yet Alpha Male
  • Alice Ferris
2005
No Score Yet Alpha Male
  • Actor
2004
65% Possession
  • Christabel LaMotte
$10.1M 2002
73% Sunshine
  • Valerie Sonnenschein
2000
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service
  • Actor
1999
69% Bedrooms and Hallways
  • Sally
1999
No Score Yet This Year's Love
  • Sophie
1999
71% Wilde
  • Constance
1998
48% Paradise Road
  • Rosemary Leighton-Jones
1997
74% Backbeat
  • Cynthia
1994
No Score Yet Camomile Lawn
  • Actor
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% The Blacklist
2013
  • Madeline Pratt
  • 2015
  • 2014
73% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
  • Anna Paul
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Elizabeth Bennet
  • 1996
No Score Yet Pride and Prejudice
1995
  • Elizabeth Bennet
  • 1995

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