Essie Davis


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Esther Davis is an Australian actress and singer, best known for her roles as Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and its film adaptation, Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, and as Amelia Vanek in The Babadook. Other major works include a recurring role as Lady Crane in season six of the television series Game of Thrones, Sister ... See full bio »

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The Babadook Amelia Vanek
(2014)
Assassin's Creed Cal's Mother
(2016)
(2020)

Filmography

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  One Day (TV Series) (filming)
Alison Mayhew
- Episode #1.1 ... Alison Mayhew
 2022 Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (TV Series)
Nancy Bradley
- The Murmuring (2022) ... Nancy Bradley
 2021 Nitram
Helen
 2020 Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears
Phryne Fisher
 2019 True History of the Kelly Gang
Ellen Kelly
 2019 Babyteeth
Anna
 2019 Lambs of God (TV Mini Series)
Sister Iphigenia
- Resurrection (2019) ... Sister Iphigenia
- The Beast Incarnate (2019) ... Sister Iphigenia
- The Blood of Eden (2019) ... Sister Iphigenia
- The Devil into Paradise (2019) ... Sister Iphigenia
 2018 True Story with Hamish & Andy (TV Series)
Dr. Karen
- Carol (2018) ... Dr. Karen
 2017 The Last Post (TV Mini Series)
Martha Franklin
- The Bigger Picture (2017) ... Martha Franklin
- Precious Cargo (2017) ... Martha Franklin
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Martha Franklin
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Martha Franklin
- Starfish (2017) ... Martha Franklin
 2017 Electric Dreams (TV Series)
Vera
- Human Is (2017) ... Vera
 2017 The White Princess (TV Mini Series)
Dowager Queen Elizabeth
- English Blood on English Soil (2017) ... Dowager Queen Elizabeth
- Traitors (2017) ... Dowager Queen Elizabeth
- Burgundy (2017) ... Dowager Queen Elizabeth
- Hearts and Minds (2017) ... Dowager Queen Elizabeth
- The Pretender (2017) ... Dowager Queen Elizabeth
 2016 Assassin's Creed
Cal's Mother
 2016 Mindhorn
Patricia Deville
 2016 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Lady Crane
- No One (2016) ... Lady Crane
- Blood of My Blood (2016) ... Lady Crane
- The Door (2016) ... Lady Crane
 2012-2015 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (TV Series)
Phryne Fisher
- Death Do Us Part (2015) ... Phryne Fisher
- Game, Set & Murder (2015) ... Phryne Fisher
- Death at the Grand (2015) ... Phryne Fisher
- Death & Hysteria (2015) ... Phryne Fisher
- Blood & Money (2015) ... Phryne Fisher
 2014 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Amelia
- The Babadooks of Hazzard (2014) ... Amelia
 2014 A Poet in New York (TV Movie)
Caitlin Thomas
 2014 The Babadook
Amelia Vanek
 2011 The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (Video)
Lotte
 2011 The Slap (TV Mini Series)
Anouk
- Richie (2011) ... Anouk
- Aisha (2011) ... Anouk
- Manolis (2011) ... Anouk (uncredited)
- Rosie (2011) ... Anouk
- Connie (2011) ... Anouk
 2011/I Burning Man
Karen
 2011 Cloudstreet (TV Mini Series)
Dolly Pickles
- Part 3 (2011) ... Dolly Pickles
- Part 2 (2011) ... Dolly Pickles
- Part 1 (2011) ... Dolly Pickles
 2010 The Wedding Party
Jane
 2010 South Solitary
Alma Stanley
 2008 Australia
Cath Carney
 2008 Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
Grace Blueburger
 2006 Charlotte's Web
Mrs. Arable
 2006 The Silence (TV Movie)
Juliet Moore
 2006 Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
Mrs Lovett
 2005 Isolation
Orla
 2003 The Matrix Revolutions
Maggie
 2003 Code 46
Doctor
 2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring
Catharina
 2003 Temptation (TV Movie)
Julie
 2003 After the Deluge (TV Movie)
Beth
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Maggie (voice)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded
Maggie
 2002 The Pact
Helene Davis
 2002 Young Lions (TV Mini Series)
Julie Morgan
- Mardi Gras (2002) ... Julie Morgan (as Essie Davies)
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Julie Morgan
 2001 Corridors of Power (TV Series)
Sophie
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Sophie
 2000 Halifax f.p. (TV Series)
Alison Blount
- The Spider and the Fly (2000) ... Alison Blount
 1998 Kings in Grass Castles (TV Mini Series)
Mary Costello
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Mary Costello
- Episode #1.1 ... Mary Costello
 1998 Murder Call (TV Series)
Judy St. John
- Deadfall (1998) ... Judy St. John
 1997 The Ripper (TV Movie)
Evelyn Bookman
 1997 The Two-Wheeled Time Machine (Short)
Young alice
 1997 Water Rats (TV Series)
Senior Detective Nicola Bourke
- Dead or Alive (1997) ... Senior Detective Nicola Bourke
- Blood Trail (1997) ... Senior Detective Nicola Bourke
 1997 Blackrock
Det.Gilhooley
 1996 River Street
Wendy Davis
 1996 Lilian's Story
Zara
 1993 The Custodian
Jilly
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Played "Stella Kowalski" in "A Streetcar Named Desire", a play by Tennessee Williams (Royal National Theater/Lyttelton, London, England, UK). See more »

Official Sites:

PFD agency resume page

Alternate Names:

Essie Davies

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Justin Kurzel  (2 children)

Children:

Stella Kurzel | See more »

Parents:

Mary Davis | George Davis
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Sometimes it's easy to do brave things in front of a thousand people, but it's hard to do them in front of a handful. It feels so much more exposing. See more »

Trivia:

Won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Royal National Theatre in England as Stella Kowalski opposite Glenn Close and Iann Glenn. Directed by Trevor Nunn. (2/4/2004). See more »

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