More Miranda Otto Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Flight of the Phoenix)Miranda Otto's 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 Dionisio.
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 Off ce, 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 Camera d'Or at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival).
In 1992, Otto received an AFT Award nomination for Daydream Believer and AFT 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 ofPetra 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 nomination.
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.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Flight of the Phoenix" (18-Dec-2004)
Biography #3 (for Danny Deckchair)A graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Miranda is one of the most exciting Australian actors of her generation. Internationally recognised as the warrior princess Eowyn of Rohan in the last two instalments of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, Miranda also has a number of recent European credits. She played the title role in JULIE WALKING HOME for acclaimed female Polish director Agnieszka Holland, appeared opposite ER's Goran Visnjic in the English thriller DOCTOR SLEEP and starred in LA VOLPE A TRE ZAMPE (THE THREE LEGGED FOX) for Italian director Sandro Dionisio in 2001. In the same year, Miranda played a scheming Frenchwoman named Gabrielle in Charlie Kaufman's HUMAN NATURE. Other US credits include WHAT LIES BENEATH and THE THIN RED LINE. She also played the lead role in the South African feature KIN in 2000. Otto has received critical acclaim for her work on Australian films including 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 (AFI) Award 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 in 1997 after winning the Caméra d'Or at Cannes the previous year. Miranda also received an AFI nomination in 1992 for DAYDREAM BELIEVER and AFI and FCCA nominations for Gillian Armstrong's THE LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS in 1992. Other Australian credits include TRUE LOVE AND CHAOS and THE NOSTRADAMUS KID.
Miranda has recently finished shooting in Namibia on a new action/adventure called THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX in which she stars opposite Giovanni Ribisi and Dennis Quaid. Another forthcoming title is the New Zealand film IN MY FATHER'S DEN, which is based on the novel of the same name by Maurice Gee. Miranda is also a respected stage actor who has had a long association with the Sydney Theatre Company (STC), for whom she first appeared in the 1986 production THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT. Her performance as Nora in the STC's 2002 production of A DOLL'S HOUSE earned her a 2003 Helpmann Award nomination and the prestigious MO Award for Female Actor in a Play.
On television, Miranda has appeared in the US miniseries THE JACK BULL with John Cusack and in the UK miniseries THE WAY WE LIVE NOW by Andrew Davies. She has recently embarked on a major new Australian miniseries with the working title THROUGH MY EYES, in which plays the lead role of Lindy Chamberlain in the infamous story of a woman who is wrongfully accused of murdering her baby.
Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "Danny Deckchair" (01-Jan-2000)