Joanne Whalley

Joanne Whalley

Highest Rated: 92% The Challenger Disaster (2013)

Lowest Rated: 8% Trial by Jury (1994)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1964

Birthplace: Not Available

At an early age, this stage and screen actress began her career by making several television appearances. She appeared twice in the series Coronation Street (1974, 1976); enacted the character of Angela Reed in the Emmerdale Farm series in 1977; and played Maureen Maskell in the episode "Shot Gun" in the Juliet Bravo series (1980). She played Dany in The Gentle Touch (1982), the character Ingrid Rotherwell in A Kind of Loving (1982), and Christine Bolton in the "Always Leave Them Laughing" episode of Bergerac (1983).At age 18, this eye-catching brunette, later to be chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People (1991), appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in England, and in her first film role, as one of the groupies chasing after rock star Bob Geldof in the musical Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982).After two more television appearances, as Ulla in Reilly: The Ace of Spies (1983) and in A Christmas Carol (1984), Whalley had roles in Peter Smith's comedy No Surrender (1985) as Cheryl; Mike Newell's crime story Dance With a Stranger (1985) as Christine; as Mary Hall in Newell's drama The Good Father (1987); and in Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (1987).Whalley was outstanding as the beautiful Nurse Mills in the TV miniseries The Singing Detective (1986), and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her role as Emma Craven in the Edge of Darkness TV miniseries (1986).While enacting the part of Sorsha in the 1988 fantasy film Willow, a romance developed with her co-star Val Kilmer and they were married in March of that year. Their family grew to include a son and daughter. Whalley immediately began to be credited by her new hyphenated last name in the thrillers To Kill A Priest (1988) and Kill Me Again (1989). She gave a star-caliber performance as the infamous Christine Keeler, a central figure in the Profumo affair, in Scandal (1989).After her elegant appearance as Beatrice in the television piece A TV Dante: The Inferno Cantos I-VIII (1989), there followed two roles in the best-forgotten movies Navy SEALS (1990) and The Big Man (1990). However, Whalley was brilliant as Jenny Scott in the mystery thriller Shattered (1991).Many roles soon followed in Storyville (1992), The Secret Rapture (1993), Mother's Boys (1993), A Good Man in Africa (1994), Trial by Jury (1994), and she took over Vivien Leigh's classic role of Scarlett O'Hara in the TV sequel to Gone With the Wind entitled Scarlett (1995).In February 1996, Kilmer and Whalley were divorced and, except for Run the Wild Fields (2000), she went back to using her maiden name. She appeared as Lorelei in the comedy The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), A Texas Funeral (1999), The Guilty (2000), and convincingly re-created the persona of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in the TV miniseries (2000). Numerous film roles followed over the course of the next decade, including appearances in 44 Inch Chest and Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt, and in 2011 Whalley made a conspicuous return to television with recurring roles on both Gossip Girl and The Borgias.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Paulo - Apóstolo de Cristo Priscilla 2018
45% Paul, Apostle of Christ Priscilla 2018
13% Muse (Musa) Actor 2017
No Score Yet Noah's Ark Emmie 2015
92% The Challenger Disaster Actor 2013
26% Twixt Denise 2012
No Score Yet Golf In The Kingdom Agatha McNaughton 2011
41% 44 Inch Chest Liz Diamond 2010
No Score Yet Diverted Actor 2009
No Score Yet Gardel, 2008 Actor 2009
No Score Yet Flood Patricia Nash 2007
No Score Yet Played Maggie 2006
No Score Yet The Californians Luna 2006
No Score Yet Before You Go (The Memory of Water) Mary 2002
No Score Yet Virginia's Run Jessie Eastwood 2001
40% The Guilty Claudia 2000
No Score Yet A Texas Funeral Miranda 2000
No Score Yet Run the Wild Fields Ruby Miller 2000
No Score Yet Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Actor 2000
41% The Man Who Knew Too Little Lori 1997
8% Trial by Jury Valerie Alston 1994
10% A Good Man in Africa Celia Adekunle 1994
No Score Yet Scarlett Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Secret Rapture Katherine Coleridge 1993
43% Mother's Boys Callie 1993
67% Storyville Natalie Tate 1992
31% Shattered Jenny Scott 1991
20% Crossing the Line Beth 1990
19% Navy Seals Claire Verens 1990
No Score Yet Kill Me Again Fay Forrester 1989
91% Scandal Christine Keeler 1989
80% To Kill a Priest Anna 1988
50% Willow Sorsha 1988
No Score Yet The Good Father Mary 1986
No Score Yet No Surrender Cheryl 1985
91% Dance with a Stranger Christine 1985
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Fan 1984
68% Pink Floyd - The Wall Groupie 1982


58% Beowulf
Rheda 2016
58% A.D. The Bible Continues
Claudia 2015
No Score Yet Jamaica Inn
85% The Borgias
Vanossa Vanozza dei Cattanei 2013
84% Gossip Girl
Sophie Grimaldi 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Queen Mary 2005
100% The Singing Detective
Nurse Mills
57% Tin Star
98% Wolf Hall


Lori says: I often wondered what death would look like, but I didn't think it would look like you.

Sorsha says: You lost your skirt.

Madmartigan says: I've still got what counts.