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Richardson, Joely 1965–

Richardson, Joely 1965–


Full name, Joely Kim Richardson; born January 9, 1965, in London, England; daughter of Tony Richardson (a director) and Vanessa Redgrave (an actress); sister of Natasha Richardson (an actress); niece of Lynn Redgrave (an actress) and Corin Redgrave (an actor); granddaughter of Sir Michael Redgrave (an actor); married Tim Bevan (a director and producer), January, 1992 (divorced July 12, 2001); children: Daisy. Education: Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; (voice work) Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Charles Finch, Finch and Partners, 4-8 Heddon St., London W1B 4BS, England.

Career: Actress. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, associate member; appeared in commercials.

Awards, Honors: Valladolid International Film Festival Award, best actress, 1994, for Sister My Sister; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting actress, Independent Features Project West, 1999, for Under Heaven; Theatre World Award, outstanding new performer, 2001, for Madame Melville; Golden Globe Award nominations, 2004, 2005, and Golden Satellite Award nominations, International Press Academy, 2004, 2005, all best actress in a television drama series, for Nip/Tuck; Camie Award (with others), Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards, 2005, for Fallen Angel.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Extra, The Charge of the Light Brigade, United Artists, 1968.

Waitress, The Hotel New Hampshire, Orion, 1984.

Young Jean Travers, Wetherby, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985.

Dominique, Body Contact, 1987.

The third Cissie Colpitts, Drowning by Numbers, Prestige Films/Miramax, 1988.

Giovanna Serafin/Maria, A proposito di guella strana ragazza (also known as About That Foreign Girl), 1989.

Princess Anna, King Ralph, Universal, 1991.

Margrete Von Eberstien, Shining Through, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

Rhiannon, Rebecca's Daughters, 1992.

Cathy Breslow, I'll Do Anything, Columbia, 1994.

Christine, Sister My Sister, Seventh Art Releasing, 1994.

Anita Dearly, 101 Dalmatians, Buena Vista, 1996.

Laura McFetridge, Loch Ness, Gramercy, 1996.

Hannah Wyatt, Hollow Reed (also known as Believe Me, Lautlose schreie, and Tras el silencio), Cinepix Film Properties, 1996.

Lieutenant Starck, Event Horizon, Paramount, 1997.

Claire, Wrestling with Alligators, Homegrown Pictures/Portman Productions, 1998.

Eleanor Dunston, Under Heaven (also known as In a Private Garden and In the Shadows), Banner Entertainment, 1998.

Toy Boys, 1999.

Uninvited, 1999.

Elizabeth Rueland, Return to Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Lucy Bell, Maybe Baby, USA Films, 2000.

Aunt Charlotte Selton/Mrs. Charlotte Martin, The Patriot (also known as Der patriot), Columbia, 2000.

Marie Antoinette, The Affair of the Necklace, Warner Bros., 2001.

Butterfly, Shoreditch, Bauer Martinez Studios, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Julia McNamara, Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2003–.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Janetta Wheatland, Heading Home, Arts and Entertainment, 1992.

Title role, Lady Chatterly BBC, 1993.

Emily, The Tribe, BBC, 1998.

Amanda Powell, The Echo, 1998.

Katherine Wentworth, Fallen Angel, CBS, 2003.

The Fever, HBO, 2004.

Laren Sims, Lies My Mother Told Me, Lifetime, 2005.

Wallis Simpson, Wallis & Edward, ITV (England), 2005.

Dr. Iris Varnack, Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(In archive footage) Celebrity Naked Ambition, Channel 5, 2003.

Presenter, The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2004.

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005.

Also appeared in Available Light (special).

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Joanna Farley, "The Dream," Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's "Poirot"), broadcast on Mystery!, Arts and Entertainment, 1989.

Voice of princess, "The Three Ravens," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's "The Storyteller"), HBO, 1997.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

TFI Friday (also known as Thank Four It's Friday), Channel 4, 2000.

This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), ITV, 2004.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2004.

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Serafina, Behaving Badly (miniseries), Channel 4, 1988.

Herself, 101 Dalmatians, a Canine's Tale, 1996.

Julia McNamara, Nip/Tuck (pilot), FX Channel, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Steel Magnolias, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1990.

Title role, Madame Melville, Promenade Theatre, London, 2001.

Lady Windermere's Fan, Haymarket Theatre, London, 2002.

Appeared in Beauty and the Beast, Old Vic Theatre; also appeared in productions at Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool, England, and with Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.



Julia McNamara, Giving Drama a Facelift, Warner Home Video, 2004.



Company, June, 2002, pp. 12-13, 15-16.

Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 1996.

Hello!, August 6, 2002, pp. 76-79.

In Style, fall, 1997, pp. 38-39.

Parade, November 10, 1996, p. 12.

People Weekly, March 23, 1992, p. 57; December 12, 2005, p. 87.

Radio Times, September 1, 1990, pp. 6-7; June 20, 1998, p. 12; December 17, 2005, p. 18.

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