Fitzgerald, Tara 1967(?)–

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Fitzgerald, Tara 1967(?)–

(Tara FitzGerald)


Full name, Tara Anne Cassandra Fitzgerald; born September 17, 1967 (some sources cite 1968), in Sussex, England; daughter of Michael Callaby (an artist) and Sarah Geraldine Fitzgerald (a portrait photographer); grandniece of Geraldine Fitzgerald (an actress); married John Sharian (an actor; some sources cite original name as John Shahnazarian or John Shaznazarian) July, 2001 (separated). Education: Attended Drama Centre, London, 1986–90.

Addresses: Agent—Peters Fraser and Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England; William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress. Voice actor in television and radio commercials; worked as a waitress. Affiliated with Soho House.

Awards, Honors: Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a lead role, 1994, for Sirens; Drama Desk Award, best featured actress in a play, 1995, for Hamlet; Reims Television Festival Award, best actress, 1999, for Frenchman's Creek.


Film Appearances:

Nancy Doyle, Hear My Song, Miramax, 1991.

Marie, Galleria, 1993.

Adele Rice, A Man of No Importance, Sony Picture Classics, 1994.

Estella Campion, Sirens, Miramax, 1994.

Betty of Cardiff, The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came down a Mountain, Miramax, 1995.

Gloria, Brassed Off, Miramax, 1996.

Daisy MacDonald, Conquest, Heartland Motion Pictures/Greenpoint Films/Shaftesbury Films, 1998.

Silk, The Snatching of Bookie Bob, 1998.

Kris Paddock, New World Disorder, York Entertainment, 1999.

Snow angel, Childhood, A Plus Entertainment, 1999.

Masha, Rancid Aluminum, Ballpark Productions/Entertainment Film Distributors, 2000.

Susan Whitmore, Tmavomodry svet (also known as Dark Blue World), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001.

Topaz Mortmain, I Capture the Castle, Samuel Goldwyn, 2003.

Clara Salvador, Secret Passage, Zephyr Films, 2004.

Mother (Mum), Five Children and It, Capitol Films, 2004.

Ms. Grose, Dark Places, Armada Pictures, 2005.

Appeared in the short film A Family Man.

Television Appearances; Series:

Narrator, The Changemakers (documentary), BBC, beginning 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Young Dollie Stokesay, Anglo Saxon Attitudes, Thames Television, 1992.

Young Polly, The Chamomile Lawn, Channel 4 (England), 1992.

Catherine Pradier, Fall from Grace (also known as Fortitude), CBS, 1994.

Helen Graham, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, BBC, 1996, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1997.

Narrator, Wild Thing (documentary), Channel 4 (England), 1999, broadcast as An Animal's World: The African Elephant, The Discovery Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The Final Day, [Great Britain], 2000.

Narrator, Vice—Inside Britain's Sex Business (documentary), Independent Television, c. 2001.

Narrator, Reputations—Marie Antoinette (documentary), BBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Victoria Mordaunt, The Black Candle, Tyne Tees Television, 1991.

Poppy Carew, The Vacillations of Poppy Carew, Carlton Television, 1995.

Grace, The Prince of Hearts (also known as The Student Prince), BBC, 1997, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS.

Marian Fairlie, The Woman in White, BBC, 1997, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS.

Beth Marsh (some sources cite role as Beth March), Little White Lies, BBC, 1998.

Lady Dona St. Columb, Frenchman's Creek, Carlton Television, 1998, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS.

Zoe Walters, In the Name of Love, [Great Britain], 1999.

Monica Jones, Love Again, BBC-2, 2003.

Adelaide Jefferson, Marple: The Body in the Library (also known as Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple"), Independent Television and CBC, 2004.

Detective inspector Harkness, Like Father, Like Son, Independent Television, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Emily (the stepdaughter), Six Characters in Search of an Author, BBC-2, 1992.

Narrator, Being Simon Cowell (documentary), Granada Television, 2003.

Celebrity Naked Ambition (documentary), Channel 5 (England), 2003.

Narrator for A Long Time Ago: The Story of Star Wars, BBC.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Herself, The Evening Standard British Film Awards, Granada Television, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Iveta de Massard (some sources spell character name Evade de Massard), "The Leper of St. Giles," Cadfael, Central Independent Television, 1994, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 1995.

Narrator of film introduction, The Auteurs, TCM, 2001.

Herself, Breakfast, BBC, 2002.

Liz Morton, "Echoes," Murder in Mind, BBC, 2003.

Herself, This Morning, Independent Television, 2003.

Herself, GMTV, Independent Television, 2004.

Herself, Today with Des and Mel, Independent Television, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Angela Caxton, Our Song, Apollo Theatre, London, 1992, then Bath Theatre Royal, Bath, England, 1993.

(As Tara FitzGerald) Ophelia, Hamlet, Hackney Empire Theatre, London, then Belasco Theatre, New York City, both 1995.

Title role, Antigone, London, 1999.

Blanche du Bois, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, London, 2000.

Nora Helmer, A Doll's House, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, England, 2004.

Major Tours:

Nora Helmer, A Doll's House, British cities, 2004.

Mara Hill, Clouds, beginning 2004.

Radio Appearances:

A Handful of Dust, BBC Radio 4, c. 1996.

Allison, Look back in Anger, BBC Radio, c. 1997.

Rose Sayer, The African Queen, BBC Radio 4, 2001.

Dorothea Eltonton, Laughter in Leningrad, BBC Radio 4, 2002.



Classic FM, February, 1996, pp. 44-48.

Hello!, July 24, 2001, pp. 4-10.

People Weekly, June 12, 1995, pp. 53-54.

Radio Times, May 18, 1996, p. 9; July 18, 1998, pp.14-15, 18, 20.

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