Tara Fitzgerald Biography (1967?-)

Full name, Tara Anne Cassandra Fitzgerald; born September 17, 1967 (some sources cite 1968), in Sussex, England; daughter of Michael Callaby (an artist) and Sarah Geraldine Fitzgerald (a portrait photographer); grandniece of Geraldine Fitzgerald (an actress); married John Sharian (an actor; some sources cite original name as John Shahnazarian or John Shaznazarian) July, 2001 (separated). Addresses: Agent: Peters Fraser and Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England; William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
September 17, 1967?
Sussex, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Nancy Doyle, Hear My Song, Miramax, 1991
  • Marie, Galleria, 1993
  • Adele Rice, A Man of No Importance, Sony Picture Classics, 1994
  • Estella Campion, Sirens, Miramax, 1994
  • Betty of Cardiff, The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came down a Mountain, Miramax, 1995
  • Gloria, Brassed Off, Miramax, 1996
  • Daisy MacDonald, Conquest, Heartland Motion Pictures/Greenpoint Films/Shaftesbury Films, 1998
  • Silk, The Snatching of Bookie Bob, 1998
  • Kris Paddock, New World Disorder, York Entertainment, 1999
  • Snow angel, Childhood, A Plus Entertainment, 1999
  • Masha, Rancid Aluminum, Ballpark Productions/Entertainment Film Distributors, 2000
  • Susan Whitmore, Tmavomodry svet (also known as Dark Blue World), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Topaz Mortmain, I Capture the Castle, Samuel Goldwyn, 2003
  • Clara Salvador, Secret Passage, Zephyr Films, 2004
  • Mother (Mum), Five Children and It, Capitol Films, 2004
  • Ms. Grose, Dark Places, Armada Pictures, 2005
  • Appeared in the short film A Family Man.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Narrator, The Changemakers (documentary), BBC, beginning 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Young Dollie Stokesay, Anglo Saxon Attitudes, Thames Television, 1992
  • Young Polly, The Chamomile Lawn, Channel 4 (England), 1992
  • Catherine Pradier, Fall from Grace (also known as Fortitude), CBS, 1994
  • Helen Graham, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, BBC, 1996, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1997
  • Narrator, Wild Thing (documentary), Channel 4 (England), 1999, broadcast as An Animal's World: The African Elephant, The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, The Final Day, [Great Britain], 2000
  • Narrator, Vice--Inside Britain's Sex Business (documentary), Independent Television, c. 2001
  • Narrator, Reputations--Marie Antoinette (documentary), BBC, 2002
  • Movies
  • Victoria Mordaunt, The Black Candle, Tyne Tees Television, 1991
  • Poppy Carew, The Vacillations of Poppy Carew, Carlton Television,1995
  • Grace, The Prince of Hearts (also known as The Student Prince), BBC, 1997, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS
  • Marian Fairlie, The Woman in White, BBC, 1997, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS
  • Beth Marsh (some sources cite role as Beth March), Little White Lies, BBC, 1998
  • Lady Dona St. Columb, Frenchman's Creek, Carlton Television, 1998,also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS
  • Zoe Walters, In the Name of Love, [Great Britain], 1999
  • Monica Jones, Love Again, BBC-2, 2003
  • Adelaide Jefferson, Marple: The Body in the Library (also known asAgatha Christie's "Miss Marple"), Independent Television and CBC, 2004
  • Detective inspector Harkness, Like Father, Like Son, Independent Television, 2005
  • Specials
  • Emily (the stepdaughter), Six Characters in Search of an Author, BBC-2, 1992
  • Narrator, Being Simon Cowell (documentary), Granada Television, 2003
  • Celebrity Naked Ambition (documentary), Channel 5 (England), 2003
  • Narrator for A Long Time Ago: The Story of Star Wars, BBC.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Herself, The Evening Standard British Film Awards, Granada Television, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Iveta de Massard (some sources spell character name Evade de Massard), "The Leper of St. Giles," Cadfael, Central Independent Television, 1994,broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 1995
  • Narrator of film introduction, The Auteurs, TCM, 2001
  • Herself, Breakfast, BBC, 2002
  • Liz Morton, "Echoes," Murder in Mind, BBC, 2003
  • Herself, This Morning, Independent Television, 2003
  • Herself, GMTV, Independent Television, 2004
  • Herself, Today with Des and Mel, Independent Television, 2004
  • Stage Appearances
  • Angela Caxton, Our Song, Apollo Theatre, London, 1992, then Bath Theatre Royal, Bath, England, 1993
  • (As Tara FitzGerald) Ophelia, Hamlet, Hackney Empire Theatre, London, then Belasco Theatre, New York City, both 1995
  • Title role, Antigone, London, 1999
  • Blanche du Bois, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, London, 2000
  • Nora Helmer, A Doll's House, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, England, 2004
  • Major Tours
  • Nora Helmer, A Doll's House, British cities, 2004
  • Mara Hill, Clouds, beginning 2004
  • Radio Appearances
  • A Handful of Dust, BBC Radio 4, c. 1996
  • Allison, Look back in Anger, BBC Radio, c. 1997
  • Rose Sayer, The African Queen, BBC Radio 4, 2001
  • Dorothea Eltonton, Laughter in Leningrad, BBC Radio 4, 2002

Further Reference


    • Classic FM, February, 1996, pp. 44-48
    • Hello!, July 24, 2001, pp. 4-10
    • People Weekly, June 12, 1995, pp. 53-54
    • Radio Times, May 18, 1996, p. 9; July 18, 1998, pp. 14-15, 18, 20

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: