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Biography #2 (for Beyond the Sea)Greta Scacchi has forged a distinctive and genuinely international career that encompasses film, television and theatre in America, Europe and Australia. She will soon being filming SYRIANA, written and directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan.
Scacchi's recent film credits include Roberto Ando's STRANGE CRIME with Daniel Auteuil; Reuben Leder's BALTIC SEA with Donald Sutherland; and Karl Francis' ONE OF THE HOLLYWOOD TEN, opposite Jeff Goldblum. Her performance in the Australian film LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, won her Best Supporting Actress honors from the Scope Australian Film Institute (AFI) and the Film Critics Circle of Australia. She has starred in several films for Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, including Merchant's COTTON MARY and Ivory's JEFFERSON IN PARIS and HEAT AND DUST, which garnered her a 1984 BAFTA Award nomination for Best Newcomer. Other credits include Francois Girard's THE RED VIOLIN; Douglas McGrath's EMMA; Mike Figgis' THE BROWNING VERSION; Robert Altman's THE PLAYER; Wolfgang Petersen's SHATTERED; Alan Pakula's PRESUMED INNOCENT; Gilliam Armstrong's FIRES WITHIN; Michael Radford's WHITE MISCHIEF; the Taviani Brothers' GOOD MORNING BABYLON; Diane Kurys' A MAN IN LOVE; David Drury's DEFENCE OF THE REALM; and Dusan Makavejev's THE COCA-COLA KID.
Her television credits include the telefilm RASPUTIN, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and the Australian mini-series The Farm, for which she received an AFI (Australian Film Institute) nomination for Best Actress in a Telefeature or Mini-Series. Other television credits include the mini-series Daniel Deronda; the British telefilm JEFFREY ARCHER: THE TRUTH; MACBETH; THE ODYSSEY; THE EBONY TOWER with Laurence Olivier; DR. FISCHER OF GENEVA with Alan Bates and James Mason; and the Australian mini-series Waterfront, which won her the Penguin Award for New Actress and the Logie Award.
Scacchi's stage credits in England and Australia include Old Times, The Guardsman, Easy Virtue, Simpatico, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Miss Julie, A Doll's House, Uncle Vanya, and In Times Like These.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "Beyond the Sea" (01-Jan-2005)
Biography #3Greta Scacchi was born in Milan and raised in the UK and then Australia, where she began her stage career in Perth before returning to England to perform for three years with the Old Vic Theatre. She made her screen debut in the early 80's and has since appeared in over 20 feature films in Hollywood and in Europe. Greta Scacchi recently appeared in Andre Konchalovsky's miniseries THE ODYSSEY, Philippe Rousselot's THE SERPENT'S KISS, Uli Edel's RASPUTIN and Doug McGrath's EMMA. Additional screen credits include Robert Altman's THE PLAYER, Mike Figgis's THE BROWNING VERSION, Alan J. Pakula's PRESUMED INNOCENT, Michael Radford's WHITE MISCHIEF, James Ivory's HEAT AND DUST and JEFFERSON IN PARIS and Diane Kurys' A MAN IN LOVE. Most recently she completed a starring role in the Merchant Ivory film, COTTON MARY.
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