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Judy Davis was born April 23, 1955 in Perth, Western Australia. She was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology, and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She came to prominence as Sybylla Melvyn in the film adaptation of Miles Franklin's novel, My Brilliant Career (1979). She came to ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 45 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Barton Fink
Barton Fink Audrey Taylor
(1991)
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette Comtesse de Noailles
(2006)
A Passage to India
(1984)

Filmography

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 2018 Mystery Road: The Series (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Detective Emma James
 2013 Whitlam: The Power and the Passion (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Part 2 (2013) ... Narrator
- Part 1 (2013) ... Narrator
 2012 Dark Blood
Buffy Fletcher
 2012 Hard Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 Naïf Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 Ugly Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2011 The Eye of the Storm
Dorothy de Lascabanes
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Jill Tankard
 2009 Diamonds (TV Movie)
Joan Cameron
 2003 The Reagans (TV Movie)
Nancy Reagan
 2003 Swimming Upstream
Dora Fingleton
 2003 Coast to Coast (TV Movie)
Maxine Pierce
 2001 The Man Who Sued God
Anna Redmond
 2001 Gaudi Afternoon
Cassandra
 2000 Rosamunde Pilcher (TV Series)
 1999 A Cooler Climate (TV Movie)
Paula
 1999 Dash and Lilly (TV Movie)
Lillian Hellman
 1998 The Echo of Thunder (TV Movie)
Gladwyn Ritchie
 1996 Blood and Wine
Suzanne
 1994 The New Age
Katherine Witner
 1994 The Ref
Caroline
 1991 Il colore dei suoi occhi
The Mother
 1990 Alice
Vicki
 1990 Flowers by Request (Short)
Jane
 1988 Georgia
Nina Bailley / Georgia White
 1987 High Tide
Lillie
 1986 Kangaroo
Harriet Somers
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Cleo
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Cleo
 1982 The Final Option
Frankie Leith
 1982 A Woman Called Golda (TV Movie)
Young Golda
 1982 Heatwave
Kate Dean
 1981 Hoodwink
Sarah
 1980 Water Under the Bridge (TV Series)
Carrie Mazzini
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Carrie Mazzini
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Carrie Mazzini
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Carrie Mazzini
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Carrie Mazzini
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Other Works:

Australian stage appearances include "Cedoona" (1978), "Visions" (1978), "Inside the Island" (1980) and "Lulu" (1981). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working with David Lean in A Passage to India (1984)] He was a frightening, Lear-like figure. He came with this enormous reputation but he wasn't at the height of his physical powers, and I think he carried a lot of tension because of that. I perhaps didn't appreciate that fully at the time, probably because I was overly aware of my own inadequacies. So when David tensed up, I tensed up. I've... See more »

Trivia:

Nominated for an Olivier Award for Insignificance (Actress of the Year in a New Play, 1982). See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays brittle, neurotic women. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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