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Overview (3)

Born in Camden, London, England, UK
Birth NameJodhi Tania Edwards
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Jodhi was born in 1975. She was born and brought up in London, England, UK. She went to Wadham College, Oxford University 1994-1997. She studied and received a Masters in English. During her time at Wadham she read a lot of literature. She has been acting since she was twelve.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lexiie22@hotmail.com

Jodhi Tania May (born Jodhi Tania Edwards; 8 May 1975) is an English stage, film, and television actress. She remains the youngest recipient of the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, for A World Apart (1988).

She was born Jodhi Tania Edwards in 1975 in Camden Town, London. Her name was later legally changed to Jodhi Tania May.

Her mother, Jocelyn Hakim, is an art teacher of French-Turkish Jewish descent who as a student arranged to marry artist-designer Malcolm McLaren to obtain citizenship, paying him £50 to marry her in a Lewisham register office in 1972. They later divorced, a move that cost McLaren's grandmother £2,000 to secure for him. Jodhi has not publicly identified her father, besides stating he is German. She was educated at Camden School for Girls.

May first acted at the age of 12 for A World Apart (1988). For the role she received a Best Actress award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, shared with her co-stars Barbara Hershey and Linda Mvusi.

Other than a brief lull while studying English at Wadham College, Oxford, she has had near constant work since her debut, and can regularly be seen on film, television and the British stage.

Notable roles have included Alice Munro in Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans, Lea Papin in Sister My Sister, Florence Banner in Tipping the Velvet, Anne Boleyn in the first adaptation of The Other Boleyn Girl, and Sabina Spielrein in the play The Talking Cure.

In 2002, May wrote and directed a short film called Spyhole.

In August 2005, May appeared in Blackbird by David Harrower alongside Roger Allam at the Edinburgh Festival in a production by German star director Peter Stein. The play got a transfer to the Albery Theatre, London in February 2006. Blackbird subsequently won a best new play award.

In 2010, she played the lead role of Kay in Mark Haddon's play Polar Bears at the Donmar Warehouse.

May played Janet Stone in the 2011 noir thriller I, Anna, alongside Gabriel Byrne, Charlotte Rampling, Eddie Marsan, and Honor Blackman.

In 2015 she appeared in the Season 5 premiere of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trivia (12)

Studied English at Wadham College, Oxford University 1994-1997
Went to the same school (Camden School for Girls) as Emma Thompson.
For the credits of Eminent Domain (1990), they misspelled her name. Instead of Jodhi, they had Johdi May.
One of the youngest actors (age 12) to ever win a Cannes Film Festival acting award for A World Apart (1988), she also won the Laurence Olivier Award for "most promising newcomer".
In 2002, she appeared in the play "Far Away" in Paris, the entire production spoken in French.
She would love to work with Woody Allen.
She had never actually owned a television, because she saw no reason to get one. In 2006, playwright Stephen Poliakoff finally convinced her to buy one so she can watch Friends & Crocodiles (2005).
Appeared, alongside Cillian Murphy and Fiona Shaw, in a production of 'The Seagull' at the Edinburgh Festival. [August 2003]
She was born in London, England to a French-Turkish mother and German father.
She portrayed Janet Stone in the film noir I, Anna, starring Gabriel Byrne.
She played Angela in On a Clear Day and Tania in The Best Man, both roles coming in 2005.
Her role in A World Apart propelled her career, garnering her early roles in notable films such as The Last of the Mohicans as Alice Munro and Sister My Sister as Lea.

Personal Quotes (4)

Pam [Ferris] is hysterically funny and often made me laugh at inappropriate moments. We both had attacks of giggles, which wasn't particularly conducive to the seriousness of the scene.
[on fame] Yes, well, I tend not to focus on that side of it, and best not to, really. You don't want to end up living a horribly narcissistic life, do you? And everything about fame and celebrity sort of suggests that kind of fate. As an actor, I think it's really important to be as anonymous as possible. It's your job to convince people that you are somebody else, and so any recognition I'd get away from the screen - well, it's not something I actively seek. To be honest with you, I'm surprised anybody does.
I simply loved education. I mean, I always loved acting as well. It really was a major passion for me, but one I felt I could only fully explore once I'd completed my degree.
Life's too short to worry about money.

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