Britishborn MIRANDA RICHARDSON began her career in
English regional theater and television before making a stunning
film debut in Mike Newell's haunting Dance With A Stranger.
The performance caught the eye of director Steven Spielberg
who cast her in Empire of the Sun.
Richardson proved her versatility with impressive backtoback
performances in Mike Newell's romantic comedy Enchanted April;
as a sexy IRA terrorist in Neil Jordan's The Crying Game,
which earned her a Golden Globe Award; and as a neglected
wife in Louis Malle's Damage, for which she received an
In Tom & Viv, Richardson met critical acclaim as the
gifted but mentally troubled Vivienne HaighWood, the first
wife of poet T.S. Eliot. For her performance, Richardson received
a Golden Globe nomination and her second Academy Award nomination
as well as the National Board of Review Best Actress Award. Richardson's
other film credits include The Evening Star, Kansas City, Century,
The Innocent, TheMad Monkey, The Bachelor and The Designated
On television, Richardson starred in the HBO film "Fatherland,"
for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her extensive
work for the BBC includes a comic portrayal of Queenie on the
series "Blackadder," and the character Sidonie Reiger
in the political thriller "Die Kinder." Richardson also
starred in the BBC productions of "Christopher Columbus,"
"Redemption," "Old Times," "Secret Friends"
and "Sweet As You Are."
Among Richardson's stage credits are the Royal Court productions
of Wallace Shawn's "The Designated Mourner," Sam Shepard's
"A Lie of the Mind" and David Mamet's "Edmond."
She also starred in "The Changeling" and Harold Pinter's
"Mountain Language" at the Royal Nationals and "Moving"
at Queens Theater.
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