Miranda Richardson Biography (1958-)

Full name, Miranda Jane Richardson; born March 3, 1958, in Southport, Lancashire, England; daughter of William Alan (a marketing executive) and Marian Georgina (a homemaker; maiden name, Townsend) Richardson; married Rowan Atkinson(an actor; divorced). Addresses: Manager: Kerry Gardner Management, 15 Kensington High St., London W8 5NP, England; Parseghian/Planco Management,23 E. 22nd St., Suite 3, New York, NY 10010.; Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; International Creative ManagementLondon, Oxford House, 76 Oxford St., London W1N OAX, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
March 3, 1958
Southport, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Mary Turner, The Innocent, TVS/Curzon, 1984
  • Ruth Ellis, Dance with a Stranger, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Oriel, Underworld (also known as Transmutations and RawHeadRex), Limehouse/Green Man, 1985
  • DHSS blond, Eat the Rich, New Line Cinema, 1987
  • Mrs. Victor, Empire of the Sun, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Marilyn, The Mad Monkey (also known as Twisted Obsession, El sueno del mono loco, El mono loco, and Le eve du singe), IVE, 1989
  • Frederica/Widow, The Bachelor (also known as Mio caro dottor Graesler), 1990
  • Columbine, Rosalind, and Ophelia, The Fool, 1990
  • Broken Skin, 1990
  • Rose Arbuthnot, Enchanted April, Miramax, 1992
  • Ingrid Fleming, Damage (also known as Fatale) New Line Cinema, 1992
  • Jude, The Crying Game, Miramax, 1992
  • Clara, Century, 1993
  • Mysterious woman, The Line, the Cross, the Curve, 1994
  • Julie, La nuit et le moment (also known as The Night and the Moment and La notte e il momento), 1994
  • Vivienne Haigh-Wood, Tom and Viv, Miramax, 1994
  • Carolyn Stilton, Kansas City, Fine Line, 1995
  • Sarah Maloney, Swann, Norstar Releasing, 1995
  • Patsy Carpenter, Evening Star, Paramount, 1996
  • Consuelo de Saint-Exupery, Saint-Ex, Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment, 1997
  • Toosie, The Apostle, October Films, 1997
  • Judy, The Designated Mourner, First Look Pictures, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's, 1997
  • Miss Gilchrist, St. Ives (also known as All for Love), 1998
  • Johnny Hit and Run Pauline, 1999
  • Miss Fowl, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, 1999
  • Voice of Anna Leonowens, The King and I (animated), Warner Bros.,1999
  • Lady Van Tassel/Western Woods Crone, Sleepy Hollow, 1999
  • Lady Mary Van Tassel/Western Woods Crone, Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend, Paramount, 2000
  • Voice of Mrs. Tweedy, Chicken Run (also known as C:R-1), 2000
  • Gloria, Get Carter, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Shiner, 2000
  • Secret Passage, 2001
  • Yvonne/Mrs. Cleg/Mrs. Wilkinson, Spider, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002
  • Vanessa Bell, The Hours, Paramount, 2002
  • Magnani, The Actors, Miramax, 2003
  • Sylvia Lake, The Rage in Placid Lake, Film Movement, 2003
  • Mary Field, Falling Angels, 2003
  • Queen Rosalind, The Prince & Me (also known as The Prince and Me), Paramount, 2004
  • Eva Braun, Churchill: The Hollywood Years, Pathe, 2004
  • Madame Giry, The Phantom of the Opera (also known as Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera"), Warner Bros., 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Queen Elizabeth I, The Blackadder II, BBC, then Arts and Entertainment, 1986
  • Sidonie Reiger, Die Kinder, BBC, then aired on Mystery!, PBS, 1990
  • Queen Isabella, The True Adventures of Christopher Columbus, 1992
  • Britain's Best Sitcom, 2004
  • Miniseries
  • Paula McGill Amory, A Woman of Substance, syndicated, 1984
  • Lola, "Sorrel and Son," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1984
  • Pamela Flitton, A Dance to the Music of Time, 1997
  • Mab, the Queen of Darkness, and the Lady of the Lake, Merlin, NBC,1998
  • Movies
  • Gina, The Dream Lover, 1986
  • Daphne Heccomb, The Death of the Heart, Granada, 1986, then broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987
  • Penny Newhouse, After Pilkington, BBC, 1986, then Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Julia Perry, Sweet As You Are, 1988
  • Queen Elizabeth I/Asphyxia XIX, Blackadder's Christmas Carol, Artsand Entertainment, 1989
  • Early Bird, Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage, 1989
  • Sandra, Mr. Wakefield's Crusade, 1991
  • Anna, Old Times, syndicated, 1993
  • Charlie Maguire, Fatherland, HBO, 1994
  • Dr. Sarah Blakeney, The Scold's Bridle, BBC America, 1998
  • Henrietta Blough-Pendleton, Ted & Ralph, 1998
  • Queen of Hearts and Society Woman, Alice in Wonderland, NBC, 1999
  • Dinah Pellarin, The Big Brass Ring, Showtime, 1999
  • Voice of Mary Magdalene, The Miracle Maker, ABC, 2000
  • Queen Elspeth, Snow White (also known as Blanche-Neige andSnow White: The Fairest of Them All), ABC, 2001
  • Queen Mary, The Lost Prince, BBC, 2003
  • Also appeared in The Demon Lover; and The Hard Word.
  • Specials
  • Hilde Wangel, The Master Builder, Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999
  • Interviewee, Poultry in Motion: The Making of Chicken Run, NBC, 2000
  • Narrator, The James Bond Story, AMC, 2000
  • The Hatching of `Chicken Run' (also known as HBO's the Hatchingof `Chicken Run'), 2000
  • Lady Elizabeth/Queen Elizabeth, Blackadder: Back & Forth, PBS,2001
  • Narrator, Harmony in Hanoi, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Gudrun, "From Here to Maternity," Agony, 1981
  • Amy Hardwood, "Amy and Amiability," Blackadder III, 1987
  • Witch, "The Three Ravens," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), HBO, 1988
  • "The Untouchable Version," Alias Smith & Jones, 1989
  • "The Unprepared Version," Alias Smith & Jones, 1989
  • "The Undiscovered Version," Alias Smith & Jones, 1989
  • Nurse Mary, "Plan E: General Hospital," Blackadder Goes Forth, 1989
  • Bride's mother, "Les Dogs," The Comic Strip Presents, 1990
  • Miss Straughheim, "Space Virgins from Planet Sex," The Comic Strip Presents,1993
  • Mario Antoinette, "Demonella," The Comic Strip Presents, 1993
  • Stella Elsbeth, "Jealousy," The Comic Strip Presents, 1993
  • Host, Saturday Night Live, 1993
  • The Arsenio Hall Show, 1993
  • Bettina, "New Best Friend," Absolutely Fabulous, 1994
  • Narrator, "Brave New Babies," Equinox, 1994
  • Shooting Stars, 2002
  • Hermione, "Comic Relief Special: Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azerbaijan," French and Saunders, BBC, 2003
  • V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Jane Gladwin, Moving, Queen's Theatre, London, 1980-1981
  • The Life of Einstein, Lancaster, England, 1984
  • Edmond, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1985
  • A Lie of the Mind, Royal Court Theatre, 1987
  • The Changeling, National Theatre, London, 1988
  • Mountain Language, National Theatre, 1988
  • Etta Jenks, Royal Court Theatre, 1990
  • The Designated Mourner, Royal National Theater, 1996
  • Aunt Dan and Lemon, London, 1999
  • Also appeared in All My Sons; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; and Educating Rita.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Directory of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • American Film, December, 1987
    • New York Times, August 16, 1985
    • Premiere, December, 1987; March, 1995

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