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Miranda Richardson was born in Southport, Lancashire, England on March 3, 1958, to Marian Georgina (Townsend) and William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive. She has one sister, eight years her senior. Her parents and sister are not involved in the performing arts. At an early age she performed in school plays, having shown a talent and desire... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow Lady Van Tassel
(1999)
The Hours
The Hours Vanessa Bell
(2002)
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun Mrs. Victor
(1987)
The Phantom of the Opera
(2004)

Filmography

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 2017/I Stronger (post-production)
Patty Bauman
  The Happy Prince (post-production)
Lady Queensbury
 2017 iBoy
Nan
 2016 Walliams & Friend (TV Series)
Various
- Miranda Richardson (2016) ... Various
 2016 Danger Mouse (TV Series)
Queen of Weevils
- Sir Danger De Mouse (2016) ... Queen of Weevils (voice)
- Queen of Weevils (2016) ... Queen of Weevils (voice)
 2015 And Then There Were None (TV Mini-Series)
Emily Brent
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Emily Brent
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Emily Brent
 2015 An Inspector Calls (TV Movie)
Sybil Birling
 2015 Casanova (TV Movie)
Marquise d'Urfé
 2014 Mapp & Lucia (TV Mini-Series)
Elizabeth Mapp
 2014 Psychobitches (TV Series)
Enid Blyton
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... Enid Blyton
 2014 Testament of Youth
Miss Lorimer
 2014 Muppets Most Wanted
Berliner at Window
 2013 Belle
Lady Ashford
 2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series)
Mother Cecilia
- Rook (2012) ... Mother Cecilia
- A People Revolt (2012) ... Mother Cecilia
- Plague and Passion (2012) ... Mother Cecilia
- A Crown Tested (2012) ... Mother Cecilia
- Medieval Life and Death: Part 2 (2012) ... Mother Cecilia
 2012 Parade's End (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Wannop
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Mrs. Wannop
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Mrs. Wannop
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Mrs. Wannop
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Mrs. Wannop
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Mrs. Wannop
 2012 Dead Boss (TV Series)
Jo
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Jo
 2008 A Fox's Tale
Anna Conda (voice)
 2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (TV Series)
Helena de Wend
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Helena de Wend
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Helena de Wend
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Helena de Wend
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Helena de Wend
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Helena de Wend
 2007 Spinning Into Butter
Dean Catherine Kenney
 2006 Provoked: A True Story
Veronica Scott
 2005-2006 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill (TV Series)
Narrator
- A Fairy with No Wings (2006) ... Narrator (British version, voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Narrator (British version, voice)
 2005 Gideon's Daughter (TV Movie)
Stella
 2005 Wah-Wah
Lauren Compton
 2005 Starry Night (Short)
Annie
 2005 El sueño de una noche de San Juan
Titania (English version, voice)
 1994-2004 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Bettina
- White Box (2004) ... Bettina
- New Best Friend (1994) ... Bettina
 2003 Falling Angels
Mary Field
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Queen Mary
 2000 Chicken Run (Video Game)
Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
 2000 Chicken Run
Mrs. Tweedy (voice)
 2000 The Magic of Vincent (Short)
Anne Saunders
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short)
All Elizabeths
 1999 The Big Brass Ring
Dinah
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Queen of Hearts / Society Woman
 1998 Ted & Ralph (TV Movie)
Henrietta Blough-Pendleton
 1998 Merlin (TV Mini-Series)
Queen Mab / Lady of the Lake
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series)
Pamela Flitton
- Post War (1997) ... Pamela Flitton
- The War (1997) ... Pamela Flitton
 1997 The Apostle
Toosie
 1996 Saint-Ex
Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry
 1996 Swann
Sarah Maloney
 1994 Fatherland (TV Movie)
Charlie Maguire
 1993 Century
Clara
 1990-1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Stella / Elsbeth / Marie Antoinette / ...
- Jealousy (1993) ... Stella / Elsbeth
- Space Virgins from Planet Sex (1993) ... Miss Straugheim
- Les Dogs (1990) ... Bride's Mother
 1992 Mr. Wakefield's Crusade (TV Series)
Sandra
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Sandra
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Anna
- Old Times (1991) ... Anna
 1991 Broken Skin (Short)
Mother
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Valerie Paris
- Redemption (1991) ... Valerie Paris
 1990 Die Kinder (TV Series)
Sidonie Reiger
- The Revolution Recycled (1990) ... Sidonie Reiger
- The Gathering Storm (1990) ... Sidonie Reiger
- Catastrophe Theory (1990) ... Sidonie Reiger
- Hidden Agenda (1990) ... Sidonie Reiger
- Ghosts (1990) ... Sidonie Reiger
 1990 The Fool
Columbine / Rosalind / Ophelia
 1990 The Bachelor
Frederica / Widow
 1990 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Witch
- Food (1990) ... Witch
 1989 Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage (TV Movie)
Early Bird
 1989 Twisted Obsession
Marilyn
 1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Short)
Queen Elizabeth I / Asphyxia XIX
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Series)
Witch
- The Three Ravens (1988) ... Witch
 1988 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Hilde Wangel
 1987-1988 Screen Two (TV Series)
Julia Perry / Penny 'Patch' Newhouse
- Sweet as You Are (1988) ... Julia Perry
- After Pilkington (1987) ... Penny 'Patch' Newhouse
 1987 Empire of the Sun
Mrs. Victor
 1987 The Death of a Heart (TV Movie)
Daphne Heccomb
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Anne Forrest
- Lost Property (1986) ... Anne Forrest
 1986 Shades of Darkness (TV Series)
Gina
- The Demon Lover (1986) ... Gina
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
Queen Elizabeth I
- Chains (1986) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- Beer (1986) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- Money (1986) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- Potato (1986) ... Queen Elizabeth I
- Head (1986) ... Queen Elizabeth I
 1986 The Lost Secret (Video)
Sabina Woolford
 1985 Underworld
Oriel
 1984 Sorrell and Son (TV Mini-Series)
Lola
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Lola
 1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
 1983 The Hard Word (TV Series)
Polly Wood
- Life Isn't Like Pictures (1983) ... Polly Wood
- Box B Monday (1983) ... Polly Wood
 1982 The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (TV Series)
Chrissie Collin
- Will Success Spoil Jim Dixon? (1982) ... Chrissie Collin
 1981 Agony (TV Series)
Gudrun
- From Here to Maternity (1981) ... Gudrun
 1980 The First Day (Short)
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Other Works:

Played the Actress in 'Insignificance', a theatre production at the Bristol New Vic Theatre. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mifs. Miranda Richardson

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I would rather do many small roles on TV, stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for Enchanted April (1991). The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Marilyn ... See more »

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