Joely Richardson

Birthday: Jan 9, 1965
Birthplace: London, England, UK
British actress Joely Richardson is the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, the granddaughter of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, niece of actors Corin and Lynn Redgrave, and sister of actress Natasha Richardson. Thus, it would be fair to say that Richardson has acting in her genes. Her film credits range from Peter Greenaway's arthouse favorite Drowning By Numbers (1988) -- in which she is one of three murderesses, all named Cissy Colpitts -- to the abortive musical I'll Do Anything (1993) to the winning 1996 remake of 101 Dalmatians. She has repeatedly demonstrated a capacity for tackling difficult subjects, as was the case with Sister My Sister (1994), which cast her as a maid caught up in an incestuous lesbian love affair with her sister, and Hollow Reed (1996), in which she played the divorced mother of a young boy who is abused by her live-in boyfriend. In 2000, she was seen in a number of projects, including the romantic comedy Return to Me and the revolutionary war drama The Patriot. In 2003, Richardson landed a starring role as Dr. Sean McNamera's (Dylan Walsh) frustrated wife on F/X's popular nighttime drama, Nip/Tuck. A quick transition to The Tudors followed when Nip/Tuck went off the air in 2010, and following a turn as Young Queen Elizabeth I in Roland Emmerich's Shakespearian conspiracy drama Anonymous (2011), Richardson could been seen as the mysterious Anita Vanger in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Turning Actor 2020
13% The Aspern Papers Miss Tina 2019
44% In Darkness Alex 2018
46% Red Sparrow Nina Egorova $17.1M 2018
0% Surviving Christmas with the Relatives Lila 2018
7% Fallen Ms. Sophia 2017
18% The Time of Their Lives Actor 2017
60% Snowden Janine Gibson $21.6M 2016
12% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Mary Hemingway $1.2M 2016
60% Maggie Caroline $0.2M 2015
31% The Devil's Violinist Ethel Langham $8.5K 2015
16% Endless Love Anne Butterfield 2014
16% Vampire Academy Queen Tatiana $7.6M 2014
No Score Yet Pandas: The Journey Home Narrator 2014
50% Thanks For Sharing Katie $0.8M 2013
30% Red Lights Monica Hansen $49.8K 2012
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Anita Vanger $102.6M 2011
46% Anonymous Young Queen Elizabeth I $4.5M 2011
54% The Last Mimzy Jo Wilder $21.5M 2007
No Score Yet The Fever Woman 2007
No Score Yet The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Susan McDowell 2007
No Score Yet Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Dr. Iris Varnack 2006
No Score Yet Wallis & Edward (Her Royal Affair) Wallis Simpson 2005
No Score Yet Lies My Mother Told Me Laren Sims 2005
No Score Yet Shoreditch Actor 2003
No Score Yet Fallen Angel Katherine Wentworth 2003
15% The Affair of the Necklace Marie Antoinette 2001
50% Maybe Baby Lucy Bell 2000
61% The Patriot Charlotte Selton $2.4M 2000
61% Return to Me Elizabeth Rueland 2000
No Score Yet In the Shadows Eleanor Dunston 1999
40% In a Private Garden Eleanor Dunston 1998
No Score Yet The Tribe Actor 1998
No Score Yet Wrestling with Alligators Claire 1998
27% Event Horizon Starck 1997
39% 101 Dalmatians Anita 1996
83% Hollow Reed Hannah Wyatt 1996
63% Sister My Sister Christine 1995
97% Anne Frank Remembered Actor 1995
No Score Yet Loch Ness Laura MacFeteridge 1995
61% I'll Do Anything Cathy 1994
44% Shining Through Margrete 1992
20% King Ralph Princess Anna 1991
No Score Yet Behaving Badly Serafina 1989
91% Drowning by Numbers 3rd Cissie Colpitts 1988
80% Wetherby Young Jean Travers 1985
77% The Hotel New Hampshire Waitress 1984

TV

CREDIT
38% Emerald City
2017
Glinda
  • 2017
No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered
2013-2018
Host
  • 2015
  • 2013
69% The Tudors
2007-2010
Caatherine Parr Catherine Parr
  • 2010
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Julia McNamara
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003

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