Miranda Otto

Miranda Otto

Highest Rated: 100% Dance Academy: The Comeback (2018)

Lowest Rated: 5% I, Frankenstein (2014)

Birthday: Dec 16, 1967

Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Daughter of Australian actor Barry Otto and graduate of the prestigious NIDA theatrical school (which spawned such down-under luminaries as Mel Gibson and Judy Davis), Miranda Otto's role as Eowyn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy had the four-time AFA nominated actress excited and overwhelmed. Likening the experience to being in The Wizard of Oz, Otto speculated that the trilogy will withstand the test of time, endearing itself to generations to come as a timeless fantasy for all ages.Gaining critical recognition for roles in such films as The Girl Who Came Late (1991) and Gillian Anderson's Last Days of Chez Nous, Otto made her feature debut in Emma's War (1986). Otto's portrayal of a daughter who is blind to the crippling tolls that World War II has taken on her fragile mother led the actress to roles in many critically acclaimed but little-seen films. After a decade of powerful roles in Australian films, Otto gained Hollywood recognition in the late '90s with roles in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line (1998) and as the mysterious neighbor in Robert Zemeckis' supernatural thriller What Lies Beneath (2000). In addition to her appearance in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Otto's other 2001 films include the offbeat comedy Human Nature, scripted by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich). Her role as an affectionate French lab assistant proving without question that her comic skills were indeed as intact as her dramatic skills, it wasn't long before the offers were rolling in and Otto was deemed the new "it" girl. Next turning up in the barely-released thriller Hypnotic (aka Doctor Sleep), Otto gained positive notice for her supporting role despite the fact that the film went largely unseen. Both that film and the subsequent indie-drama Julie Walking Home (2002) proved a perfect low-key balance to the grandiose second chapter in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A bleak tale of a mother's desperate and unyielding last ditch attempts to save her cancer-stircken son when mainstream medicine fails him, Julie Walking Home ultimately proved too melodramatic for many though Otto was frequently singled out for praise by critics for her powerful and moving performance. In 2003 Otto re-teamed with Human Nature star Rhys Ifans for the quirky comedy Danny Deckchair. The tale of a man who, desperate to escape his mundane day-to-day reality, takes to the sky by means of some large helium balloons and a sturdy deck chair, Donny Deckchair once again found the genre hopping Otto utilizing her comic abilities to charming effect as a parking cop who becomes the eponymous character's love interest.In the years to follow, Otto would find no shortage of varied and interesting roles, enjoying TV success with shows like Cashmere Mafia and the mini-series The Starter Wife, as well as in movies like In Her Skin and Blessed.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Downhill Actor 2020
44% The Chaperone Actor 2019
31% The Silence Actor 2019
No Score Yet O Acompanhante Actor 2019
100% Dance Academy: The Comeback Madeline Moncur 2018
32% Zoe Actor 2018
70% Annabelle: Creation Esther Mullins $101.8M 2017
77% The Daughter Charlotte Finch $26.9K 2017
85% The Turning Sherry 2015
81% The Homesman Theoline Belknap 2014
5% I, Frankenstein Leonore $15.7M 2014
65% Reaching for the Moon Elizabeth Bishop $29K 2013
No Score Yet In Her Skin Elizabeth Barber 2011
67% South Solitary Meredith Appleton $0.2M 2010
85% Blessed Bianca 2009
No Score Yet The Starter Wife Cricket Stewart 2007
78% Doing Time for Patsy Cline Patsy 2006
75% War of the Worlds Mary Ann $234.2M 2005
100% In My Father's Den Penny Prior 2005
No Score Yet H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds: The Real Story Actor 2005
30% Flight of the Phoenix Kelly $21M 2004
No Score Yet The Healer Julie 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Eowyn of Rohan $364.1M 2003
55% Danny Deckchair Glenda Lake 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Éowyn $339.8M 2002
46% Close Your Eyes Clara Strother 2002
49% Human Nature Gabrielle $0.7M 2002
43% Julie Walking Home Julie 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Eowyn $314.1M 2001
No Score Yet La Volpe a Tre Zampe (The Three-Legged Fox) Actor 2001
46% What Lies Beneath Mary $155.1M 2000
80% The Jack Bull Cora Redding 1999
80% The Thin Red Line Marty Bell 1998
83% In the Winter Dark Ronnie 1998
No Score Yet Dead Letter Office Alice 1998
56% The Well Katherine 1998
90% Love Serenade Dimity Hurley 1997
No Score Yet True Love and Chaos Mimi 1997
No Score Yet The Nostradamus Kid Jennie O'Brien 1993
85% The Last Days of Chez Nous Annie 1991
No Score Yet 13th Floor Rebecca 1988
No Score Yet Initiation Stevie 1987
No Score Yet Emma's War Emma Grange 1986


82% Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Zelda Spellman 2020
85% Homeland
Allison Carr 2018
61% 24: Legacy
Rebecca Donovan 2017
67% Rake
Maddy Deane Maddy 2014
No Score Yet Cashmere Mafia
Juliet 2008
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Mrs, Hurtle Mrs. Hurtle 2002
No Score Yet The Way We Live Now
Mrs. Hurtle
86% Westworld
Virginia Pittman


Adam Frankenstein says: Gideon...

Leonore says: I know.

Adam Frankenstein says: Then why?

Leonore says: Because you finally found your higher purpose.

Leonore says: When I first saw you, my first thought was to destroy you. But then I looked into your eyes. Do you know what I saw? Not a soul, but the promise of one. But no more. Now I only see darkness and hate.

Leonore says: All life is sacred.

Leonore says: It is not for you or I to deny God's purpose.

Leonore says: Each of us has a higher purpose. Yours is yet to reveal itself.

Éowyn says: I am no man.

Éowyn says: I will kill you if you touch him!

Elizabeth Barber says: I know she's not dead. I'd feel it.

Elizabeth Barber says: I know that we have to find her. She's in trouble.

Elizabeth Barber says: She's never late.

Kelly says: You said you'd help us!

Ian says: And you said you'd find oil here!

Kelly says: Will you help us build this plane?

Elliott says: Say please.

Kelly says: You're kidding.

Elliott says: Say please!

�?owyn says: I fear neither death or pain

�?owyn says: I fear neither death or pain.