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Janet McTeer

Janet McTeer was born on August 5, 1961 in Newcastle, England, UK to parents Jean and Allan McTeer. She was raised in York from the age of 6. She attended Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls, where there was not much opportunity for drama. She became interested in acting at age 16, when she saw "She Stoops to Conquer" at the York Theater. She ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Exception
Princess Hermine 'Hermo' Reuss of Greiz
 2016 Paint It Black
 2016 Allegiant
Edith Prior
 2014 Maleficent
Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Woman in Black
Mrs. Elizabeth Daily
 2011 Island
 2011 Weekends at Bellevue (TV Movie)
Diane Wallace
 2009 Psychoville (TV Series)
- Jelly (2009) ... Cheryl
- Blackmail (2009) ... Cheryl
 2009 Hunter (TV Mini-Series)
DS Amy Foster
 2008 Sense & Sensibility (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Dashwood
 2007 Five Days: Revised Final Episode (Video short)
DS Amy Foster
 2007 Daphne (TV Movie)
Gertrude Lawrence
 2007 Five Days (TV Mini-Series)
DS Amy Foster
- Day Three (2007) ... DS Amy Foster
- Day One (2007) ... DS Amy Foster
 2005 Tideland
 2002 The Intended
Sarah Morris
 2000 The King Is Alive
 2000 Songcatcher
Professor Lily Penleric, PhD
 2000 Waking the Dead
Caroline Pierce
 1998 Populous: The Beginning (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1998 Velvet Goldmine
Female Narrator (voice)
 1996 Saint-Ex
Genevieve de Ville-Franche
 1994 Jackanory (TV Series)
- The Iron Woman (1994) ... Reader
 1990-1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Madeleine Severn / Celeste
- Dead Romantic (1993) ... Madeleine Severn
- 102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990) ... Celeste
 1992 I Bet It Will Rain (Short)
 1991 I Dreamt I Woke Up (Short)
Mysterious Woman / Lady of Lake / Journalist
 1991 The Black Velvet Gown (TV Movie)
Riah Millican
 1990-1991 Screen One (TV Series)
Adult Claudie / Caroline
- Prince (1991) ... Adult Claudie
- Sweet Nothing (1990) ... Caroline
 1990 The Play on One (TV Series)
Dr. Juliet Horwitz
- Yellowbacks (1990) ... Dr. Juliet Horwitz
 1989 Precious Bane (TV Movie)
Prue Sarn
 1988 Hawks
 1988 Les Girls (TV Series)
- Flowers (1988) ... Susan
- Old Fruit (1988) ... Susan
- Meat Market (1988) ... Susan
- Tarts (1988) ... Susan
- Prints (1988) ... Susan
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Miss Julie
- Miss Julie (1987) ... Miss Julie
 1986 Half Moon Street
Van Arkady's Secretary
 1986 Gems (TV Series)
Stephanie Wilde
- Episode #2.2 (1986) ... Stephanie Wilde
- Episode #2.1 (1986) ... Stephanie Wilde
 1985 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Esther Pearson
- Flesh and Blood (1985) ... Esther Pearson
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She acted in Alexander Ostrovsky's play, "The Storm," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale and Philip Franks in the cast. Nick Hamm was director. See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I have very girly hands and I use them a lot when I talk in a way that I think is very feminine. See more »


She was awarded the 1996 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Actress for her performance in "A Doll's House". See more »

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