Julia Ormond

Highest Rated: 100% Temple Grandin (2010)
Birthday: Jan 4, 1965
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK
British actress Julia Ormond had several solid years of stage work to her credit -- not to mention the starring role in the made-for-cable Catherine the Great biography Young Catherine (1991) -- when, at 27, she co-starred in the expensive HBO biopic Stalin (1992). Most of the publicity guns were aimed at Robert Duvall's heavily accented portrayal of the Soviet dictator, but at least one observer singled out Ormond's performance as the long-suffering Mrs. Stalin as one of the highlights of the picture. That observer was director Edward Zwick, then preparing his own big-budget theatrical feature Legends of the Fall. Thanks to her excellent showing in the formidable company of Fall co-stars Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn, and Henry Thomas, Ormond found herself, on the verge of 30, as Hollywood's ingénue du jour. Born in Epsom, Surrey, on January 4, 1965, Ormond was a child when her parents, a businessman and a laboratory technician, divorced. A self-admitted tomboy who excelled at field hockey, she became involved with the theater in school plays, and, following a stint at art school (both of her grandparents were abstract artists), she studied drama at London's Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts. Following graduation, she landed her first professional work in TV commercials, and then acted in a series of plays until she had her breakthrough with Catherine the Great.Before 1995, her Hollywood breakthrough year, was over, the graceful, silken-haired Ormond had played Guinevere opposite Sean Connery's King Arthur in First Knight and had been cast in the title role of Sydney Pollack's ill-advised remake of Sabrina. When asked by Premiere magazine what her future plans were, Ormond replied, "Along with Godzilla and the rest of the acting community, I'd like to direct." But although she did set up her own production company, the actress opted to stick with working in front of the camera, starring in Bille August's much-publicized filmization of Peter Hoeg's best-selling Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997). Unfortunately, the film proved to be a virtual nonentity both at the box office and amongst critics, and Ormond disappeared from the radars for a couple of years, only popping up to star in Nikita Mikhalkov's Sibirsky Tsiryulnik (1999). In 2000, she reemerged in front of Hollywood cameras alongside Vince Vaughn in Prime Gig, a drama about the life, loves, and losses of a California telemarketer. She was interviewed for the documentary Searching for Debra Winger over the next few years she did show up in diverse productions ranging from David Lynch's Inland Empire to the failed thriller I Know Who Killed Me. In 2008 she was the mother in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, and appeared in the sprawling biopic Che. Two years later she was in the award-winning TV movie Temple Grandin, and the year after that she portrayed Vivien Leigh in My Week With Marilyn.


Highest Rated Movies



86% Ladies in Black Magda 2018
25% Rememory Carolyn Dunn 2017
No Score Yet Pharmacy Road Actor 2017
89% Tour De Pharmacy Actor 2017
75% The East Paige Williams $1.7M 2013
No Score Yet Exploding Sun Joan 2013
No Score Yet Mary Mother of Christ Elizabeth 2013
54% Albatross Joa 2012
72% Chained Sarah 2012
83% My Week with Marilyn Vivien Leigh $12.7M 2011
67% The Music Never Stopped Dianne Daly $0.3M 2011
No Score Yet The Green Karen 2011
100% Temple Grandin Eustacia 2010
No Score Yet The Wronged Man Janet Gregory 2010
55% Surveillance Elizabeth Anderson 2009
No Score Yet Playground Producer 2009
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) Lisa Howard $1.6M 2009
71% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Caroline $127.5M 2008
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) Lisa Howard $2.1M 2008
83% Call + Response Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Escorial Conspiracy (La conjura de El Escorial) Actor 2008
80% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Margaret Kittredge $17.6M 2008
7% I Know Who Killed Me Susan Fleming $7.3M 2007
72% Inland Empire Doris Side 2006
No Score Yet Beach Girls Stevie Moore 2005
No Score Yet Resistance Claire Daussois 2003
No Score Yet Nazi Officer's Wife Edith Hahn Beer 2003
85% The Nazi Officer's Wife Actor 2003
No Score Yet Iron Jawed Angels Inez 2003
80% Searching for Debra Winger Actor 2002
No Score Yet Varian's War Miriam Davenport 2000
44% The Prime Gig Caitlin Carlson 2000
40% Animal Farm Jessie 1999
No Score Yet Sibirskiy tsiryulnik (The Barber of Siberia) Jane Callahan 1999
52% Smilla's Sense of Snow Smilla Jaspersen 1997
25% Captives Rachael Clifford 1996
65% Sabrina Sabrina Fairchild 1995
44% First Knight Guinevere 1995
57% Legends of the Fall Susannah Finncannon 1994
No Score Yet The Baby of Mâcon The Daughter 1993
38% Nostradamus Marie 1993
No Score Yet Stalin Nadya 1992
No Score Yet Young Catherine Catherine 1991
No Score Yet Traffik Caroline Lithgow 1989


73% Incorporated
Elizabeth Krauss
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
  • 2016
65% Witches of East End
Joanna Beauchamp
  • 2014
  • 2013
94% Mad Men
Marie Calvet
  • 2012
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Dr. Paula Severin
  • 2011
81% Nurse Jackie
Sarah Khouri
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
Gillian Whitmore Gillian Whitford
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Exploding Sun