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FRANCES O'CONNOR was last seen on screen starring opposite Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment in Steven Spielberg's A.I. for Warner Bros. Her portrayal of Monica Swinton garnered her a 2001 AFI "Best Supporting Actress" Award nomination.

O'Connor is currently working on Richard Donner's Timeline opposite Paul Walker and Gerard Butler in Montreal. Frances will portray an archaeology grad student who ventures to 14th century France to retrieve her professor where she gets trapped.

O'Connor's other film credits include starring in About Adam, opposite Kate Hudson and Stuart Townsend; "Bedazzled" opposite Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley; Patricia Rozema's critically acclaimed Mansfield Park; Bill Bennett's Kiss or Kill; Cherie Nowlan's Thank God He Met Lizzie with Cate Blanchett, and Peter Duncan's A Little Bit of Soul with Geoffrey Rush. O'Connor made her debut in Love and Other Catastrophes, for which she was nominated for an AFI Award.

On television, O' Connor starred opposite Greg Wise in the BBC's adaptation of Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary for PBS. Set in nineteenth-century France, the tale of the romantic daughter of a country squire who throws herself into love affairs and runs up ruinous debts to escape her mundane country life. Her performance garnered her a 2001 Golden Globe nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television." O'Connor's other television credits include the television film, Halifax: The Feeding and regular roles on such Australian series as Shark Bay, and Law of the Land. O' Connor has also appeared on Frontline, Snowy River: the McGregor Saga, and Blue Heelers. O' Connor recently starred on stage in the West End production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof opposite Brendan Fraser in London. O'Connor played the role of Maggie Pollitt and Fraser played Brick. Tony Award winner Anthony Page directed. O' Connor's other theatre work includes starringIn Peter Whelen's "The Herbal Bed" with the Melbourne Theatre Company.

She will next appear in John Woo's Windtalkers with Nicholas Cage, Christian Slater and Adam Beach.

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