THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
JULIA ORMOND (Caroline) was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, and found
her calling with theater in school plays and studied drama at London's Webber-Douglas
Academy of Dramatic Arts. Following graduation, she landed her first professional work
in theatre, until she had her breakthrough in a leading role in the channel four series
With several solid years of stage and TV work to her credit, Ormond went on to
co-star in the HBO biopic "Stalin," in which her performance as the dictator's longsuffering
wife was one of the highlights of the production. It was this role that impressed
director Edward Zwick, who cast her as the heroine in his big-budget theatrical feature
"Legends of the Fall" starring Brad Pitt. Ormond was next seen portraying Guinevere
opposite Sean Connery's King Arthur and Richard Gere's Sir Lancelot in "First Knight"
and, subsequently, in the title role of Sydney Pollack's remake of "Sabrina" with Harrison
Ormond was recently seen in David Lynch's film "Inland Empire," as well as "Kit
Kittredge: An American Girl" with Abigail Breslin. Ormond will also be seen in Steven
Soderbergh's "Che" with Benicio Del Toro and "Surveillance" alongside Bill Pullman.
She has starred in such international pictures as "Smilla's Sense of Snow,"
"Sibirskij Tsiryulnik" ("The Barber of Siberia") and "Resistance."
Ormond executive-produced the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Calling the
Ghosts" about two survivors of Omarska, the Serbian war camp, and is a well-known
social activist on humanitarian issues. She is the President of ASSET; The Alliance to
Stop Slavery and End Trafficking, a non-governmental organization that advocates for
and supports systemic solutions to end global slavery. She is also the United Nations'
office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador against Trafficking and Slavery, and
Founding Chair of FilmAid International.
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