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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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Tideland
Tideland Dell
(2005)
Me Before You
Me Before You Camilla Traynor
(2016)
Tumbleweeds
Tumbleweeds Mary Jo Walker
(1999)
Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt Mary McCarthy
(2012)

Filmography

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 2018 Jessica Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (2018)
 2016 Paint It Black
Meredith
 2016 Me Before You
Camilla Traynor
 2014 Maleficent
Narrator (voice)
 2011 Island
Phyllis
 2011 Weekends at Bellevue (TV Movie)
Diane Wallace
 2009 Psychoville (TV Series)
Cheryl
- 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
Dell
 2002 The Intended
Sarah Morris
 2000 The King Is Alive
Liz
 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)
Reader
- 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
Hazel
 1988 Les Girls (TV Series)
Susan
- 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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Her credits at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre include: Rosalind in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" (1986), Masha in Chekhov's "Three Sisters" (1985), Lady Mary Lasenby in "The Admirable Chrichton" by 'JM Barrie', Mrs Joe & Molly in "Great Expectations" based on the novel by Charles Dickens's and Imogen in Shakespeare's "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Yes, I was slightly outside everything when I was growing up. My mother jokes that I was exchanged at birth. She brought us up to have traditional values. She was absolutely not part of the '60s generation. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Play, of the 1996 season, for her performance "A Doll's House", at the Playhouse. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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