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Tara Fitzgerald



Never one to have scrounged for work while biding her time toiling away at odd jobs, British actress Tara Fitzgerald was one of those fortunate few who found success straight out of drama school. Reveling in the discipline and the "hard graft" that goes along with being an actress, she admits that her positive view of the industry may be idealistic, though is quick to mention that she takes nothing for granted.

Born in London, England, the actress of stage and screen (and grand-niece of actress Geraldine Fitzgerald) acknowledges that her cinematic blessing was her screen debut in the old-fashioned romantic comedy Hear My Song (1991), which earned the actress positive notice. Avoiding the Hollywood trappings that shattered her youthful illusions of Tinseltown, Fitzgerald resides in Barnes, West London, with her fiancé, actor Dorian Healy.

An actress with a penchant for roles in costume period dramas, Fitzgerald is equally comfortable on the small screen and the silver screen, often juggling the two between her stage roles. Fitzgerald appeared as Ophelia opposite Ralph Fiennes' Hamlet in the 1995 Broadway production, and her other stage work includes roles in Antigone (1999) and A Streetcar Named Desire (2000) (in the role of Blanche Dubois at the Bristol Old Vic).

Fitzgerald gained wide recognition in 1995 in another romantic comedy, the exhaustingly titled The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, and appeared the next year as the flugelhorn-wielding muse opposite Ewan McGregor in Brassed Off. Following a series of lavish, made-for-television costume dramas, Fitzgerald returned to feature films with another eccentric small-town comedy, Conquest (1998).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Una
  • Andrea
2016
61% Legend
  • Elsie Shea
2015
26% Child 44
  • Inessa Nesterov
2015
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Miriam
2014
No Score Yet In a Dark Place
  • Ms. Grose
2007
57% 5 Children and It
  • Mother
2004
80% I Capture the Castle
  • Topaz
2003
62% Dark Blue World
  • Susan
2001
No Score Yet Rancid Aluminum
  • Masha
2001
No Score Yet Like Father Like Son
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet New World Disorder
  • Kris Paddock
1999
No Score Yet Frenchman's Creek
  • Dona St. Columb
1998
No Score Yet The Student Prince
  • Grace
1998
No Score Yet La Mujer de Blanco
  • Marian Fairlie
1998
No Score Yet Conquest
  • Daisy MacDonald
1998
79% Brassed Off
  • Gloria
1997
58% The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain
  • Betty of Cardiff
1995
85% A Man of No Importance
  • Adele Rice
1994
73% Sirens
  • Estella
1994
No Score Yet The Vacillations of Poppy Carew
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Fall from Grace
  • Catherine Pradier
1994
No Score Yet Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Camomile Lawn
  • Actor
1992
93% Hear My Song
  • Nancy
1991
No Score Yet Woman in White
  • Actor
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Waking the Dead
2011
  • Eve Lockhart Eva Lockhart
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mrs. Reed Grace Helen Graham Lady Dona St. Columb Kat Ashley Mrs.Reed
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor
95% Game of Thrones
2011-2016
  • Selyse Baratheon

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