Duncan, Lindsay 1950–
Duncan, Lindsay 1950–
Full name, Lindsay Vere Duncan; born November 7, 1950, in Edinburgh, Scotland; married Hilton McRae (an actor); children: Callum. Education: Attended Central School for Speech and Drama, London.
Agent—Conway Van Gelder, Ltd., 18-21 Jermyn St., Third Floor, London SW1Y 6HP, England. Manager—Larry Taube, Principal Entertainment, 1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Actress. Performer with the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company; performed in repertory in East Anglia, England; Hampstead Theatre Club, London, member of the board of directors. Appeared in advertisements.
Obie Award, Village Voice, c. 1982, for Top Girls; Laurence Olivier Award, best actress in a new play, Society of West End Theatre, 1986, Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, Drama League Award, best actress, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress, all 1987, for Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Evening Standard Award, best actress, 1988, for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Sitges—Catalonian International Film Festival Award, best actress, 1990, for The Reflecting Skin; F.I.P.A. Golden Award, Cannes International Film Festival, c. 1990, for Traffik; Television Award nomination, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1992, for GBH; Monte Carlo Television Festival Award, best actress, c. 1994, for The Rector's Wife; Television Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Royal Television Society Award nomination, both best actress, 2000, for Shooting the Past; London Critics Circle Theatre Award, best actress in a drama, 2001, Evening Standard Award nomination, best actress, 2001, and Olivier Award nomination, best actress, 2002, all for Mouth to Mouth; Evening Standard Award nomination, best actress, 2001, and Laurence Olivier Award, Antoinette Perry Award, and Drama Desk Award, all best actress, 2002, and Stage Actress Award, Variety Club Showbusiness awards, 2002, all for Private Lives; Television Award nomination, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2002, for Perfect Strangers; Bratislava International Film Festival Award, best actress, 2004, for AfterLife; Evening Standard Award nomination, best actress, 2007, for That Face.
Charlotta and Violette, Don Juan, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1976.
Lucy, The Rivals, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1976.
Natalie, The Prince of Homburg, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1976.
Sally Teale, Zack, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1976.
The Script, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1976.
Geraldine Barclay, What the Butler Saw, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1976-77.
Anne, The Deep Blue Sea, Cambridge Theatre Company, Cambridge, England, 1977.
Daphne Stillington, Present Laughter, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1977.
Gladys, The Skin of Our Teeth, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1977.
Margaret, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1977, Round House Theatre, London, 1979.
Dorcas Frey, Plenty, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1978.
Hilary, Comings and Goings, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1978.
Portia, Julius Caesar, Theatre at Riverside Studios, London, 1980.
Bellinda, The Provok'd Wife, National Theatre, London, 1980-81.
Incidents at Tulse Hill, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1982.
Ronnie, Progress, Bush Theatre, London, 1984.
Alice Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1985, Barbican Theatre, London, 1986.
Helen of Troy, Troilus and Cressida, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1985, Barbican Theatre, 1986.
La marquise de Merteuil, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Other Place, 1985, The Pit, London, 1986, Ambassadors' Theatre, London, 1986, and Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1987.
Performer, Blood on the Neck of the Cat, Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida Theatre, London, 1986.
Title role, Hedda Gabler, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1988.
Maggie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, 1988.
Title role, Berenice, National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1990.
Barbara Boyle, Three Hotels, Tricycle Theatre, London, 1993.
Donny, The Cryptogram, Ambassadors' Theatre, 1994.
Hippolyta and Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, 1995, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1996.
Rebecca, Ashes to Ashes, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, 1996, later Roundabout Theatre Company, Gramercy Theatre, New York City, 1999.
Ruth, The Homecoming, National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, c. 1997.
Prue, The Celebration, and Rose, The Room (double-bill), Almeida Theatre, 2000, then LaGuardia Drama Theatre, New York City.
Laura, Mouth to Mouth, Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, and Albery Theatre, both 2001.
Amanda, Private Lives, Albery Theatre, London, 2001, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 2002.
Martha, That Face, Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, 2007.
Appeared in other productions, including an appearance as Sylvia in The Recruiting Officer, Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland; also appeared in productions at Southwold and Crewe, England.
Anne, The Deep Blue Sea, Cambridge Theatre Company, British cities, c. 1977.
Bellinda, The Provok'd Wife, National Theatre, English cities, c. 1981.
Hippolyta and Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1996.
Television Appearances; Series:
Alexandra, Reilly—Ace of Spies, Thames Television-Euston Films, 1983, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1983.
Andrea, Travelling Man, Granada Television, 1984.
Pamela Scott, Kit Curran, Thames Television, 1986.
Barbara Douglas, GBH, Channel 4 (England), 1991.
Annie Mayle, A Year in Provence, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1993.
Monica, Jake's Progress, Channel 4, 1995.
Louise, Get Real, Independent Television (England), 1998.
Narrator, Horizon, BBC, c. 2000.
Reader, A History of Britain, BBC and History Channel, c. 2000-2002.
Alice, Perfect Strangers (also known as Almost Strangers and Family Tree), BBC-2, beginning 2001.
Servilla of the Junii, Rome, HBO, beginning 2005.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Dana, Dead Head, BBC-2, 1986.
Helen Rosshalde, Traffik, Channel 4 (England), 1989, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, 1990.
Anna Bouverie, The Rector's Wife, Channel 4, 1994, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, 1994.
Lady Bellaston, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (also known as Henry Fielding's "The History of Tom Jones," Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones," and Historia de Tom Jones enjeitado), BBC, 1997, Arts and Entertainment, 1998.
Marilyn Truman, Shooting the Past, BBC, 1999, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, 1999.
Elizabeth Leeford, Oliver Twist, Harlech Television, 1999, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, 2000.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Lost in Austen (also known as Inside Austen), Independent Television (England), 2008.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Gutrune Day, These Foolish Things, BBC Scotland, 1989.
Kath Peachey, Redemption, BBC, 1991.
Alison, Dirty Tricks, Carlton Television, 2000.
Lady Elizabeth Longford, Longford, HBO, 2006.
Professor Jane Pretorius, Frankenstein, Independent Television (England), 2007.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Scrubba, Further Up Pompeii!, BBC, 1975.
Candice Marie, "Nuts in May," Play for Today, BBC, 1976.
Diane, "The Winkler," ITV Playhouse, Independent Television (England), 1979.
Christine Butcher, "Grown-Ups," BBC-2 Playhouse, BBC-2, 1980.
Helen Hale, "On Approval," Play of the Month, BBC, 1982.
Karen Miller, "Rainy Day Women," Play for Today, BBC, 1984.
Herself, Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, BBC, 2000.
Narrator, Witness of Truth: The Railway Murders, [Great Britain], 2001.
Voices of Beryl and Gertrude, Hamilton Mattress (animated), BBC, 2001.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
The 41st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1987.
Charter 88 Bad Government Awards, Channel 4 (England), 1994.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Jane, "Angels of Death," The New Avengers (also known as The New Avengers in Canada and Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir), Independent Television (England), 1977.
Catherine Langford, "Deadlier Than the Male," Dick Turpin, Independent Television, 1980.
Muck and Brass, Central Television (England), 1982.
Rosemary, "Enough," Colin's Sandwich, BBC, 1988.
Medea, "Theseus and the Minotaur," The Storyteller: Greek Myths (also known as Jim Henson's "The Storyteller," Jim Henson's "The Storyteller: Greek Myths," and The Storyteller), Channel 4 (England), 1988, HBO, 1997.
Laura Pellin, "Getting Personnel," TECX, Central Television, 1990.
Rosemary, "Zanzibar," Colin's Sandwich, BBC, 1990.
Lady Walton, "William Clears the Slums," Just William, BBC, 1995.
Herself, Ruby, BBC, 1999.
Herself, Masterchef, BBC, 2000.
Angela Wells, "Diana" (also known as "Episode 10"), Spooks (also known as MI-5), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 2005.
Lady Tamplin, "The Mystery of the Blue Train," Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's "Poirot," Hercule Poirot, and Poirot), Arts and Entertainment and PBS, 2005, Independent Television, 2006.
Angela Wells, "One," Spooks (also known as MI-5), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 2006.
Appeared in other programs, including One Upmanship, BBC.
Television Appearances; Other:
The Iron Frog, BBC, c. 1980.
Appeared in other programs, including New Girl in Town, Associated Television (England).
Sally, Loose Connections, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
Alice Nankervis, Samson and Delilah, 1985.
Anthea Lahr, Prick Up Your Ears, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1987.
Lily Sachor, Manifesto (also known as A Night of Love), Cannon, 1988.
Eirwen, The Child Eater (short film; also known as The Childeater), 1989.
Dolphin Blue, The Reflecting Skin (also known as L'enfant miroir), Prestige Films, c. 1990.
Dr. Alice (some sources cite Agatha) Webb, Body Parts, Paramount, 1991.
Hippolyta and Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Miramax, 1996.
Sydney Pappas, City Hall (also known as A sombra da corrupcao, City Hall—Conspiracao no alto escalao, City Hall. La sombra de la corrupcion, Complot dans la ville, Ludzie miasta, Maktspel, Mestna hisa, Minden gyanu felett, and Pormestari), Columbia, 1996.
Lady Markby, An Ideal Husband, Miramax, 1999.
Mrs. Price and Lady Bertram, Mansfield Park, Miramax, 1999.
Voice of TC-14, Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I, Star Wars: Episode I—The Beginning, Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, Csillagok haboruja I.—Baljos arnyak, Guerra nas estrelas—A ameaca fantasma, Guerre stellari: Episodio I, Gwiezdne wojny: Czesc I—Mroczne widmo, La amenaza fantasma, La guerra de las galaxias: Episodio I—La amenaza fantasma, Razboiul stelelor—Amenintarea fantomei, Star wars—det moerka hotet, Star Wars: Episodio I—A ameaca fantasma, Star wars: Episodio I—La amenaza fantasma, Star wars: Episode I—Den skjulte trussel, Star wars: Episode I—Den usynlige fjende, Star Wars: Episode I—Die dunkle Bedrohung, Star Wars: Episode I—La menace fantome, Star Wars: Episode 1—La menace fantome, Star wars episodi I: Pimeae uhka, Star wars: Episodio I—La minaccia fantasma, Star wars: H aorath apeilh, Suta wozu: Fantomu menasu, and Taehtien sota: Episodi I—Primeae uhka), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.
Katherine, Under the Tuscan Sun (also known as Bajo el sol de la Toscana, Bajo el sol de Toscana, Sob o sol da Toscana, Sotto il sole della Toscana, Sous le soleil de Toscane, Toscana paeikese all, Toscanan auringon alla, Under Toscanas sol, and Unter der Sonne der Toskana), Buena Vista, 2003.
May Brogan, AfterLife, Soda Pictures, 2003.
Audrey Pretty, The Queen of Sheba's Pearls, CDI Films, 2004.
Rose Harbinson, Starter for 10, Picturehouse Entertainment, 2006.
Ice queen, Burlesque Fairytales, Double Barrel Productions, 2008.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Channel 4 Films/Paramount Vantage, 2008.
Voice of La marquise de Merteuil, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, BBC World Service, 1998.
Experiment with an Air-Pump, BBC Radio 3, 2001.
Peter Mayle, A Year in Provence, New Video Group, 1993.
Rosamunde Pilcher, Voices in Summer, Chivers Audio Books, 1994.
Pilcher, The Empty House, Chivers North America, 1996.
William Shakespeare, Essential Shakespeare, HighBridge, 1996.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Chivers Audio Books, 1998.
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, BBC, 1998.
Brian Moore, The Magician's Wife, Chivers Audio Books, 1998.
Stella Tillyard, Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832, Chivers Audio Books, 2000.
Joanna Trollope, Marrying the Mistress, Chivers Audio Books, 2000.
Antonia Fraser, Marie Antoinette, Orion Publishing Group, 2001.
Herself, RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare, 2006.
(Uncredited; in archive footage) Voice of TC-14, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, LucasArts Entertainment, 2005.
Radio Times, January 9, 1999, p. 146.
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