Richardson recently starred in the Bastille story in the acclaimed 2006 anthology film Paris, Je t'aime. In addition to Fred Claus, she can be seen this fall in Richard Kelly's apocalyptic drama Southland Tales.
Her other film credits include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Phantom of the Opera, The Prince and Me, Stephen Daldry's The Hours, David Cronenberg's Spider, Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow, Conor McPherson's The Actors, the coming-ofÂ¬age story Falling Angels, The Rage in Placid Lake, Churchill: The Hollywood Years, Robert Duvall's The Apostle, The Designated Mourner, Robert Altman's Kansas City and Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun. She also lent her voice to the animated adventure Chicken Run, for Nick Park and Peter Lord. Richardson first caught the attention of critics and audiences in Mike Newell's Dance with a Stranger, for which she won an Evening Standard British Film Award.
For television, Richardson won a Golden Globe for her performance in HBO's Fatherland and received BAFTA TV and Golden Globe nominations for Stephen Poliakoff's acclaimed BBC telefilm The Lost Prince. She was also nominated for BAFTA TV Awards for A Dance to the Music of Time and After Pilkington, and received Golden Globe nominations for The Big Brass Ring and Merlin. Richardson has brought her comedic talents to Absolutely Fabulous and BBC's Blackadder series. Her more recent television credits include The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, Merlin's Apprentice and Gideon's Daughter.
Trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School, Richardson has performed in many stage productions, including David Mamet's Edmond, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Terry Johnson's Insignificance, Sam Shepard's A Lie Of The Mind and Robert Wilson's Orlando.
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Miranda Richardson Facts
|Birthday||March 3, 1958 (63)|
|Birthplace||Southport, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 5" (1m65) How tall is Miranda Richardson compared to you?|
|Awards||1995 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Film (for Fatherland)|
|1993 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Enchanted April)|
|1993 BAFTA Awards: Actress in a Supporting Role (for Damage)|
|The Young Victoria|
|The Phantom of the Opera|
|Testament Of Youth|
|The Evening Star|
|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
|The Crying Game|