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MIRANDA OTTO's (Kelly) film work includes the last two
installments of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which she plays the royal
Eowyn. Otto recently starred in the New Zealand/UK feature In My Father's Den,
directed by Brad McGann, also starring Matthew McFadyen.
Otto has appeared in a number of European films, including the
title character in Julie Walking Home for acclaimed Polish director Agnieszka
Holland, which premiered in the 2002 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals; the
English thriller Doctor Sleep opposite ER's Goran Visnjic; and she starred in
La Volpe a Tre Zampe (The Three Legged Fox for the Italian director Sandro
In 2000, she had the lead role in the South African feature Kin
and she played a scheming Frenchwoman in Human Nature, which premiered at the
2001 Cannes Film Festival and was written by Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation). U.S.
film credits include What Lies Beneath and The Thin Red Line.
Otto starred in the Australian comedy Danny Deckchair. She
received critical acclaim for her work in the Australian films Dead Letter
Office, for which she received a 1999 Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA)
Award nomination; In the Winter Dark, which earned her a 1998 Australian Film
Institute Award (AFI) nomination; The Well, for which she received both AFI and
FCCA nominations and which screened in competition at Cannes in 1997; and Love
Serenade, which earned her an FCCA nomination.(and the film the CamÃ©ra d'Or
at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival).
In 1992, Otto received an AFI Award nomination for Daydream
Believer and AFI and FCCA Award nominations for Gillian Armstrong's The Last
Days of Chez Nous. Her other Australian film credits include True Love and Chaos
and The Nostradamus Kid.
Otto has a long history with the Sydney Theatre Company, first
appearing in their 1986 production of The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. Her
performance as Nora in the STC's 2002 production of A Doll's House earned
her the prestigious MO Award for Female Actor in a Play and a Helpmann Award
Otto's television performances include roles in the U.S.
miniseries The Jack Bull with John Cusack and in the BBC's BAFTA-winning
serial The Way We Live Now, based on Anthony Trollope's novel, with David
Suchet and Matthew MacFadyen.
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