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Joely Richardson

   

Birth name:

Joely Kim Richardson

Born:

9-Jan-1965

Birthplace:

London, England, UK

Gender:

Female

Race or Ethnicity:

White

Sexual orientation:

Straight

Occupation:

Actress

Nationality:

England

Executive summary:

The Patriot

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

 
 

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Joely Richardson - Biography

 

Joely Kim Richardson (born 9 January 1965) is an English actress, primarily known for her role as the character 'Anita Campbell-Green' in 101 Dalmatians (1996 film) and Julia McNamara in the television drama Nip/Tuck. She appears in 2009 BBC re-make, The Day of the Triffids, with her mother Vanessa Redgrave.

Richardson was born in London to a theatrical family, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and late director Tony Richardson, the granddaughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave. Her sister was the late actress Natasha Richardson, and through her, she was the sister-in-law of actor Liam Neeson. She is the niece of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave and cousin of actress Jemma Redgrave, who is just six days younger than Richardson. Joely Richardson appeared as an extra at the age of three in the 1968 version of The Charge of the Light Brigade directed by her father.
Richardson and her sister Natasha's early education began in London at the independent St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith, London. At age 14, on a tennis scholarship, Richardson moved to boarding school at the independent Harry Hopman Tennis School in Tampa, Florida. In 1983, she graduated from the The Thacher School in Ojai, California, then returned to London to study at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Joely had an early ambition to become a professional tennis player and spent two years at a tennis academy in Florida. She then turned to acting. In 1985 she portrayed, via flashbacks, the younger version of the leading character played by her mother in the film Wetherby. After a leading role in Peter Greenaway's cult success Drowning by Numbers, her first major role in front of a mass audience was as Joanna Farley in a 1989 television episode of Poirot, the Agatha Christie-based detective series. In a 1989 episode of Jim Henson's The Storyteller she was cast as a princess. She portrayed a teacher on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the 1989 Channel 4 serial Behaving Badly and fictional Finnish Princess Anna in the 1991 screen comedy King Ralph.
A year later, she appeared in Shining Through alongside her future brother-in-law Liam Neeson, where both played characters who were Nazis.
In 1993, Richardson appeared as Lady Chatterley opposite Sean Bean in a television drama of the same title. In 1996, she played fashion designer Anita Campbell-Green in the Disney live-action remake of the animated 101 Dalmatians opposite Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil. In 1998, in the popular television drama The Echo, she played sultry Amanda Powell. The next year, she played in the sci-fi/horror movie Event Horizon as Lieutenant Starck, executive officer of the research and rescue ship Lewis and Clark, sent to rescue crew of the long-thought-lost experimental ship Event Horizon.
One year later, Richardson played opposite Mel Gibson in the film The Patriot, an American film based on the American Revolution. Later that year, she was modelling a necklace, when director Charles Shyer noticed her resemblance to doomed 18th-century French Queen Marie Antoinette. Thus, she secured the role of that queen in the 2001 film The Affair of the Necklace. Also in 2000, she played opposite Hugh Laurie in Maybe Baby, Ben Elton's movie adaptation of his book Inconceivable.
In 2003, Richardson took on the role of Julia McNamara in the television drama Nip/Tuck, based on the lives of two dysfunctional plastic surgeons in Miami. Her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, has appeared in several episodes, playing her character's mother. In November 2006, it was announced that Richardson would be leaving Nip/Tuck to take care of her sick daughter. Her last appearance was on the 14 November episode, although creator/writer Ryan Murphy wrote alternate season finale episodes, in case Richardson decided to return. Soon after the season finale, it was announced that Richardson would return for the fifth season of Nip/Tuck, though her role may be limited. In June 2007 it was announced that she would return for 15 of the 22 episodes during the fifth season.
In 2005, Richardson starred in Lies My Mother Told Me, based on a true story about a murderous con artist. In 2007, she played the mother in The Last Mimzy with Timothy Hutton and Chris O'Neil. She also starred in the television drama Wallis & Edward, playing the lead role of Wallis Simpson, lover of Edward, Prince of Wales.
Richardson is signed to Models 1.
On 23 July 2009 it was announced that Richardson had been cast as Queen Catherine Parr in the fourth and final series of Showtime's hit period drama The Tudors. The role would reunite her with her ex-husband Tim Bevan, who is part of the show's production team. It was further reported that Gillian Anderson had been the producers' number one choice for the role but that her difficult working behaviour led to a rethink. Other actresses linked with the role include Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet.

Richardson was married to film producer Tim Bevan from 1992 to 2001. The couple have a daughter, Daisy (b. in 1992).
Her sister, actress Natasha Richardson, died on 18 March 2009 at age 45 of traumatic brain injury after a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada.

 

Joely Richardson - Personal Quotes

 

"I love weddings but it seems that the couples I know who aren't married stay happier because they never take each other for granted. I would feel scared to sign on the dotted line again."

 

Joely Richardson - Filmography

 

"Nip/Tuck" .... Julia McNamara (100 episodes, 2003-2010)
- Episode #6.19 (2010) TV episode .... Julia McNamara
- Walter & Edith Krieger (2010) TV episode .... Julia McNamara
- Dr. Griffin (2010) TV episode .... Julia McNamara
- Christian Troy II (2010) TV episode .... Julia McNamara
- Virginia Hayes (2010) TV episode .... Julia McNamara
(95 more)
"Agatha Christie: Poirot" .... Joanna Farley / ... (2 episodes, 1989-2010)
... aka Agatha Christie's Poirot (UK: complete title)
... aka Poirot (Australia)
- Murder on the Orient Express (2010) TV episode .... Mary Debenham
- The Dream (1989) TV episode .... Joanna Farley
"The Day of the Triffids" .... Jo Playton (2 episodes, 2009)
- Part 2 (2009) TV episode .... Jo Playton
- Part 1 (2009) TV episode .... Jo Playton
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (2007) .... Susan McDowell
Freezing (2007) (TV)
The Last Mimzy (2007) .... Jo Wilder
"Nip/Tuck" .... Julia McNamara (59 episodes, 2003-2006)
- Gala Gallardo (2006) TV Episode (credit only) .... Julia McNamara
- Willy Ward (2006) TV Episode (credit only) .... Julia McNamara
- Reefer (2006) TV Episode (credit only) .... Julia McNamara
- Diana Lubey (2006) TV Episode (credit only) .... Julia McNamara
- Conor McNamara, 2026 (2006) TV Episode .... Julia McNamara
(54 more)
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006) (TV) .... Dr. Iris Varnack
... aka Fatal Contact (Australia: DVD title)
Wallis & Edward (2005) (TV) .... Wallis Simpson
... aka Her Royal Affair (Canada: English title)
Lies My Mother Told Me (2005) (TV) .... Laren Sims
The Fever (2004)
Fallen Angel (2003) (TV) .... Katherine Wentworth
Shoreditch (2003) .... Butterfly
The Affair of the Necklace (2001) .... Marie-Antoinette
The Patriot (2000) .... Charlotte Selton
... aka Patriot, Der (Germany)
Maybe Baby (2000) .... Lucy Bell
Return to Me (2000) .... Elizabeth Rueland
Toy Boys (1999) .... Camilla
The Echo (1998) (TV) .... Amanda Powell
The Tribe (1998) .... Emily
Under Heaven (1998) .... Eleanor Dunston
... aka In a Private Garden (USA: cable TV title)
... aka In the Shadows (USA: video title)
Wrestling with Alligators (1998) .... Claire
Event Horizon (1997) .... Lt. Starck
101 Dalmatians (1996) .... Anita
Hollow Reed (1996) .... Hannah Wyatt
... aka Believe Me (USA: festival title)
... aka Lautlose Schreie (Germany)
... aka Tras el silencio (Hollow Reed) (Spain)
Loch Ness (1996) .... Laura
Sister My Sister (1994) .... Christine
I'll Do Anything (1994) .... Cathy Breslow
Lady Chatterley (1993) (TV) .... Lady Chatterley
Rebecca's Daughters (1992) .... Rhiannon
... aka Rebecca's Töchter (Germany)
Shining Through (1992) .... Margrete Von Eberstein
King Ralph (1991) .... Princess Anna
Heading Home (1991) (TV) .... Janetta Wheatland
A proposito di quella strana ragazza (1989) .... Giovanna Serafin aka Maria
... aka About That Foreign Girl (USA: literal English title)
"Poirot" .... Joanna Farley (1 episode, 1989)
... aka Agatha Christie's Poirot (UK: complete title)
- The Dream (1989) TV Episode .... Joanna Farley
"Behaving Badly" (1989) (mini) TV Series .... Serafina
Drowning by Numbers (1988) .... Cissie Colpitts 3
"The Storyteller" .... Princess (1 episode, 1988)
... aka Jim Henson's The Storyteller (USA: complete title)
- The Three Ravens (1988) TV Episode .... Princess
Kin of the Castle (1987) (TV) .... Pamela
Body Contact (1987) .... Dominique
Wetherby (1985) .... Young Jean Travers
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) .... Waitress
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) (uncredited) .... Extra

 

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