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Geraldine James, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) was born on July 6, 1950 in Maidenhead, Berkshire. She was educated at Downe House, a girls' independent school in Newbury, Berkshire, and later, at Drama Centre London. Geraldine has made several film and television appearances, she was nominated four times a BAFTA TV Award for her... See full bio »

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Sherlock Holmes Mrs. Hudson
(2009)
Arthur Vivienne
(2011)
Alice in Wonderland Lady Ascot
(2010)

Filmography

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  Now & Then (pre-production)
Laura Metcalfe
 2021 Benediction
Theresa Thornycroft
 2019-2021 Back to Life (TV Series)
Caroline
- Episode #2.2 (2021) ... Caroline
- Episode #2.6 (2021) ... Caroline
- Episode #2.5 (2021) ... Caroline
- Episode #2.4 (2021) ... Caroline
- Episode #2.3 (2021) ... Caroline
 2020-2021 The Beast Must Die (TV Series)
Joy
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... Joy
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Joy
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Joy
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Joy
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Joy
 2020 Shakespeare Live: The Tempest (Video)
Prospero
 2020 Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre from a State of Isolation (TV Series)
Betsy
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... Betsy
 2017-2019 Anne with an E (TV Series)
Marilla Cuthbert
- The Better Feelings of My Heart (2019) ... Marilla Cuthbert
- A Dense and Frightful Darkness (2019) ... Marilla Cuthbert
- Great and Sudden Change (2019) ... Marilla Cuthbert
- A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good (2019) ... Marilla Cuthbert
- The Summit of My Desires (2019) ... Marilla Cuthbert
 2019 Downton Abbey
Queen Mary
 2017/III Beast
Hilary Huntington
 2017 Megan Leavey
Dr. Turbeville
 2017 Daphne
Rita
 2017 Uncle (TV Series)
Jane
- Rivals (2017) ... Jane
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Blue Three
 2016 The Five (TV Mini Series)
Julie Wells
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Julie Wells
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Julie Wells
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Julie Wells
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Julie Wells
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Julie Wells
 2015 Black Work (TV Mini Series)
CC Carolyn Jarecki
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... CC Carolyn Jarecki
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... CC Carolyn Jarecki
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... CC Carolyn Jarecki
 2015 45 Years
Lena
 2014 Robot Overlords
Monique
 2013-2014 Utopia (TV Series)
Milner
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... Milner
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Milner
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Milner
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Milner
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Milner
 2013 Legacy (TV Movie)
Martha
 2013 Diana
Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo
 2013 Dr. Easy (Short)
Dr. Easy (voice)
 2012 13 Steps Down (TV Mini Series)
Gwendolen Chawcer
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Gwendolen Chawcer
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Gwendolen Chawcer
 2012 The Farmer's Wife (Short)
The Farmer's Wife
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Liz / Lydia
- The Other Woman (2012) ... Liz / Lydia
 2011 Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth (TV Mini Series documentary)
Narrator
- Neanderthal (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
- Homo Erectus (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2011/I Arthur
Vivienne
 2011 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Miranda Bedford
- Fit for Murder (2011) ... Miranda Bedford
 2010 Made in Dagenham
Connie
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Lady Ascot
 2009 Sherlock Holmes
Mrs. Hudson
 2008 Heist (TV Movie)
Joanna the Concubine
 2008 Caught in a Trap (TV Movie)
Joyce Perkins
 2008 Little Britain USA (TV Series)
Celia
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... Celia
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Celia
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Celia
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Celia (uncredited)
 2008 The Last Enemy (TV Mini Series)
Barbara Turney
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Barbara Turney
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Barbara Turney
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Barbara Turney
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Barbara Turney
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Barbara Turney
 2008 City of Vice (TV Mini Series)
Nell
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Nell
 2008 Phoo Action (TV Movie)
Dr. Evelyne Conan-Bell
 2008 Fairy Tales (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Brooke
- Rapunzel (2008) ... Mrs. Brooke
 2007 The Time of Your Life (TV Mini Series)
Eileen
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Eileen
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Eileen
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Eileen
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Eileen
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Eileen
 2007 Northanger Abbey (TV Movie)
The Voice of Jane Austen (voice)
 2006 The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (TV Series)
Hilary Rees-Benson
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Hilary Rees-Benson
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Hilary Rees-Benson
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Hilary Rees-Benson
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Hilary Rees-Benson
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Hilary Rees-Benson
 2006 A Harlot's Progress (TV Movie)
Mother Needham
 2006 The Battle for Rome (TV Mini Series)
Cornelia
 2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (TV Mini Series documentary)
Cornelia
- Revolution (2006) ... Cornelia
 2006 Jane Hall (TV Series)
Lorraine Hall
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Lorraine Hall
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Lorraine Hall
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Lorraine Hall
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Lorraine Hall
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Lorraine Hall
 2006 Poirot (TV Series)
Helen Abernethie
- After the Funeral (2006) ... Helen Abernethie
 2004 Little Britain (TV Series)
Mrs. Pincher
- Episode #2.6 (2004) ... Mrs. Pincher
- Episode #2.4 (2004) ... Mrs. Pincher
- Episode #2.2 (2004) ... Mrs. Pincher
- Episode #2.1 (2004) ... Mrs. Pincher
 2004 Hex (TV Series)
Lilith Hughes / Lillith Hughes
- Possession (2004) ... Lillith Hughes
- Deeper Into the Darkness (2004) ... Lilith Hughes
- Life Goes On (2004) ... Lilith Hughes
 2004 The Fever
Ranevskaya
 2004 He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini Series)
Lady Rowley
- Part 4 (2004) ... Lady Rowley
- Part 3 (2004) ... Lady Rowley
- Part 1 (2004) ... Lady Rowley
 2003 Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (TV Movie)
Hans's Mother
 2003 Calendar Girls
Marie
 2003 Hearts of Gold (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Powell
 2003 State of Play (TV Mini Series)
Yvonne Shaps
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Yvonne Shaps
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Yvonne Shaps
 2002 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mortimer
 2002 Odour of Chrysanthemums (Short)
 2002 White Teeth (TV Mini Series)
Joyce Malfen
- The Return of Magid Iqbal (2002) ... Joyce Malfen
- The Trouble with Millat (2002) ... Joyce Malfen
- The Temptation of Samad Iqbal (2002) ... Joyce Malfen
 2002 An Angel for May (TV Movie)
Susan Higgins
 2002 Crime & Punishment (TV Movie)
Pulcheria
 2002 Tom & Thomas
Miss Tromp
 2001 Lover's Prayer
Mother
 2000 The Sins (TV Mini Series)
Gloria Green
- Sloth (2000) ... Gloria Green
- Anger (2000) ... Gloria Green
- Greed (2000) ... Gloria Green
- Envy (2000) ... Gloria Green
- Lust (2000) ... Gloria Green
 2000 Taliesin Jones
Tal's Mum
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
Vera
 1995-1999 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Eleanor Harker QC
- End Game (1999) ... Eleanor Harker QC
- The More Loving One (1999) ... Eleanor Harker QC
- Innocency of Life (1998) ... Eleanor Harker QC
- The Burning Deck (1996) ... Eleanor Harker QC
- Nothing But the Truth (1995) ... Eleanor Harker QC
 1998 Seesaw (TV Mini Series)
Val Price
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Val Price
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Val Price
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Val Price
 1995-1997 Band of Gold (TV Series)
Rose Garrity
- Tainted Love - Part 2 (1997) ... Rose Garrity
- Tainted Love - Part 1 (1997) ... Rose Garrity
- The Catch - Part 2 (1997) ... Rose Garrity
- The Catch - Part 1 (1997) ... Rose Garrity
- She's Back - Part 2 (1997) ... Rose Garrity
 1997 Gold (TV Series)
Rose Garrity
- Tainted Love: Part Two (1997) ... Rose Garrity
- Tainted Love: Part One (1997) ... Rose Garrity
- The Catch: Part Two (1997) ... Rose Garrity
- The Catch: Part One (1997) ... Rose Garrity
- She's Back: Part Two (1997) ... Rose Garrity
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little
Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin
 1997 Drovers' Gold (TV Mini Series)
Ruth Jones
 1997 Rebecca (TV Mini Series)
Beatrice
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Beatrice
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Beatrice
 1996 Moll Flanders
Edna
 1996 Over Here (TV Movie)
Lady Billingham
 1994 Words Upon the Window Pane
Mrs. Henderson
 1989-1994 Screen One (TV Series)
Sarah Williams / Mrs. Dewey / Alice / ...
- Doggin' Around (1994) ... Sarah Williams
- Losing Track (1992) ... Mrs. Dewey
- Ex (1991) ... Alice
- She's Been Away (1989) ... Harriet Ambrose
 1994 The Healer (TV Movie)
Dr. Mercedes Honeysett
 1994 In Suspicious Circumstances (TV Series)
Doctor Irene Gayus
- The Next Mrs. Clements (1994) ... Doctor Irene Gayus
 1993 No Worries
Anne O'Dwyer
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
Kristine Linde
- A Doll's House (1992) ... Kristine Linde
 1991 Stanley and the Women (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Trish Collings
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Dr. Trish Collings
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Dr. Trish Collings
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Dr. Trish Collings
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Dr. Trish Collings
 1991 Prince of Shadows
Rebeca Osorio
 1991 The Bridge
Mrs. Todd
 1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Helen Field
- Who Killed Harry Field? (1991) ... Helen Field
 1991 If Looks Could Kill
Vendetta Galante
 1989 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Gertrude Brisket
 1989 Storm (Short)
Mother
 1989 The Tall Guy
Carmen
 1988 Echoes (TV Mini Series)
Angela O'Hara
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Angela O'Hara
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Angela O'Hara
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Angela O'Hara
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Angela O'Hara
 1988 Freedom Fighter (TV Movie)
Krista Donner
 1985 Time and the Conways (TV Movie)
Madge Conway
 1985 Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini Series)
Lady Maud Lynchwood / Lady Maud
- Man in a Tree (1985) ... Lady Maud Lynchwood
- Cards on the Table (1985) ... Lady Maud Lynchwood
- A Safe Place (1985) ... Lady Maud
- Blackmail (1985) ... Lady Maud
- In the Pub (1985) ... Lady Maud Lynchwood
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini Series)
Sarah Layton
- The Division of the Spoils (1984) ... Sarah Layton
- Pandora's Box (1984) ... Sarah Layton
- The Moghul Room (1984) ... Sarah Layton
- Travelling Companions (1984) ... Sarah Layton
- An Evening at the Maharanee's (1984) ... Sarah Layton
 1982 Gandhi
Mirabehn
 1980-1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Janine / Hesther
- Chains (1982) ... Janine
- Hesther for Example (1980) ... Hesther
 1982 I Remember Nelson (TV Series)
Lady Emma Hamilton
- Duty (1982) ... Lady Emma Hamilton
- Passion (1982) ... Lady Emma Hamilton
- Love (1982) ... Lady Emma Hamilton
 1981 The History Man (TV Mini Series)
Barbara Kirk
- Gross Moral Turpitude (1981) ... Barbara Kirk
- Part 3: October 3nd 1972 (P.M.) (1981) ... Barbara Kirk
- Part 2: October 3nd 1972 (A.M.) (1981) ... Barbara Kirk
- Part 1: October 2nd 1972 (1981) ... Barbara Kirk
 1980 Sweet William
Pamela
 1980 Bloody Kids (TV Movie)
Ritchie's Wife
 1979 Shoestring (TV Series)
Mary Philips
- Nine Tenths of the Law (1979) ... Mary Philips
 1979 The Dumb Waiter (Short)
Sally
 1979 Love Among the Artists (TV Mini Series)
Mary Sutherland
- Education Completed (1979) ... Mary Sutherland
- Dilemmas and Decisions (1979) ... Mary Sutherland
- Successes and Surrenders (1979) ... Mary Sutherland
- Education and Achievement (1979) ... Mary Sutherland
- Excursions and Explosions (1979) ... Mary Sutherland
 1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Miss Hunt
- Who's Who (1979) ... Miss Hunt
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Julie Gilmour
- The Song Not the Singer: Part 1 (1978) ... Julie Gilmour
 1977 Dummy (TV Movie)
Sandra
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Shirley Glass
- Pay Off (1976) ... Shirley Glass
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Other Works:

She acted in the Peter Hall Company production of Aristophanes' play, "Lysistrata," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Serena Evans, Diane Bull, John Kane, and Timothy Davies in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Joseph Blatchley  (1 child)

Children:

Blatchley, Ellie

Parents:

James, Annabella | Thomas, Gerald

Relatives:

Zoe Buckman (niece or nephew)
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She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Drama. See more »

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