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Davis was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She found international success with the role of Adela Quested in A Passage to India (1984). Her performance was nominated an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She went on to receive... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1992)
The Dressmaker Molly Dunnage
(2015)
Barton Fink Audrey Taylor
(1991)
Naked Lunch Joan Frost / Joan Lee
(1991)

Filmography

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 2021 Nitram
Mother
 2020 Ratched (TV Series)
Nurse Betsy Bucket
- Got No Strings (2020) ... Nurse Betsy Bucket
- The Bucket List (2020) ... Nurse Betsy Bucket
- Mildred and Edmund (2020) ... Nurse Betsy Bucket
- Angel of Mercy: Part Two (2020) ... Nurse Betsy Bucket
- Angel of Mercy (2020) ... Nurse Betsy Bucket
 2018 Mystery Road (TV Series)
Emma James
- The Truth (2018) ... Emma James
- The Waterhole (2018) ... Emma James
- Silence (2018) ... Emma James
- Chasing Ghosts (2018) ... Emma James
- Blood Ties (2018) ... Emma James
 2017 Feud: Bette and Joan (TV Mini Series)
Hedda Hopper
- Abandoned! (2017) ... Hedda Hopper (voice)
- Hagsploitation (2017) ... Hedda Hopper
- And the Winner Is... (The Oscars of 1963) (2017) ... Hedda Hopper
- More, or Less (2017) ... Hedda Hopper
 2015/I The Dressmaker
Molly Dunnage
 2014 Salting the Battlefield (TV Movie)
Jill Tankard
 2012 Dark Blood
Buffy Fletcher
 2012 Hard Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 Naïf Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 The Classical Body (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 The Exotic Body (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 The Surreal Body (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 Ugly Chic (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 Waist Up/Waist Down (Short)
Elsa Schiaparelli
 2012 To Rome with Love
Phyllis
 2011 The Eye of the Storm
Dorothy de Lascabanes
 2011 Page Eight (TV Movie)
Jill Tankard
 2009 Diamonds (TV Movie)
Joan Cameron
 2008 The Starter Wife (TV Series)
Joan McAllister
- Woman Over the Influence (2008) ... Joan McAllister
- Her Old Man & The Sea (2008) ... Joan McAllister
- Look Who's Stalking (2008) ... Joan McAllister (credit only)
- The French Disconnection (2008) ... Joan McAllister (credit only)
- The Ex-Files (2008) ... Joan McAllister
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Series)
Deanna
- A Clean Escape (2007) ... Deanna
 2007 The Starter Wife (TV Mini Series)
Joan McAllister
- Hour 6 (2007) ... Joan McAllister
- Hour 5 (2007) ... Joan McAllister
- Hour 4 (2007) ... Joan McAllister
- Hour 3 (2007) ... Joan McAllister
- Hour 2 (2007) ... Joan McAllister
 2006 Marie Antoinette
Comtesse de Noailles
 2006 The Break-Up
Marilyn Dean
 2006 A Little Thing Called Murder (TV Movie)
Sante Kimes
 2003 Coast to Coast (TV Movie)
Maxine Pierce
 2003 The Reagans (TV Movie)
Nancy Reagan
 2003 Swimming Upstream
Dora Fingleton
 2001 The Man Who Sued God
Anna Redmond
 2001 Gaudi Afternoon
Cassandra
 2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV Mini Series)
Judy Garland
- Part II (2001) ... Judy Garland
- Part I (2001) ... Judy Garland
 2000 Rosamunde Pilcher (TV Series)
 1999 A Cooler Climate (TV Movie)
Paula
 1999 Dash and Lilly (TV Movie)
Lillian Hellman
 1998 Celebrity
Robin Simon
 1998 The Echo of Thunder (TV Movie)
Gladwyn Ritchie
 1997 Deconstructing Harry
Lucy
 1997 Absolute Power
Gloria Russell
 1996 Blood and Wine
Suzanne
 1994 The New Age
Katherine Witner
 1994 The Ref
Caroline
 1992 Husbands and Wives
Sally
 1991 Naked Lunch
Joan Frost / Joan Lee
 1991 One Against the Wind (TV Movie)
Countess Mary Lindell
 1991 On My Own
Simon's mother
 1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread
Harriet Herriton
 1991 Barton Fink
Audrey Taylor
 1991 Impromptu
George Sand
 1990 Flowers by Request (Short)
Jane
 1990 Alice
Vicki
 1988 Georgia
Nina Bailley / Georgia White
 1987 High Tide
Lilli
 1986 Kangaroo
Harriet Somers
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Cleo
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Cleo
 1984 A Passage to India
Adela
 1982 The Merry Wives of Windsor (TV Movie)
Mistress Ford
 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 Mini 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
 1979 My Brilliant Career
Sybylla Melvyn
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Other Works:

Directed the Sydney Theatre Company's production of "The School for Scandal," starring Colin Friels and Essie Davis (7 July-1 September 2001). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Colin Friels  (2 children)

Children:

Friels, Charlotte | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Of course, I'm not a celebrity. Never wanted to be one. Never promoted myself as one. I'm an actress. I think there's a difference. To be a celebrity, one really has to go after it, and want it. See more »

Trivia:

Shares a birthday (April 23) with playwright William Shakespeare, composer Sergei Prokofiev, "Lolita" author Vladimir Nabokov, and child actor Shirley Temple. See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays brittle, neurotic women. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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