Stevenson, Juliet 1956-

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Stevenson, Juliet 1956-


Full name, Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson; born October 30, 1956, in Essex, England; daughter of Michael Guy (an army officer) and Virginia Ruth (a teacher; maiden name, Marshall) Stevens; sister of Gerda Stevens (an actress); children: (with Hugh Brody) Rosalind Stevenson Brody, Gabriel Brody. Education: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, diploma (with honors).


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Actress and writer. Royal Shakespeare Company, London, associate artist, beginning 1983.

Awards, Honors:

CableACE Award, best supporting actress, National Cable Television Society, 1989, for Double Helix; CableACE Award nomination, actress in a dramatic or theatrical special, 1989, for Antigone; Evening Standard Film Award, best actress, and Best Actress Award, Sitges—Catalonian International Film Festival, 1991, Film Award, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Mystfest Award, best actress, International Fantasy Film Award, Fantasporto, best actress, London Film Critics Circle Award, British actress of the year, all for Truly, Madly, Deeply; Laurence Olivier Award, best actress, Society of West End Theatre, 1992, for Death and the Maiden; Television Award nomination, best television actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1993, for "A Doll's House," Masterpiece Theatre; Television Award nomination, best television actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Royal Television Society Award, best actress, both 1996, for The Politician's Wife; Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1999; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 2002, for Nicholas Nickleby; Dallas OUT TAKES, best actress, 2002, for Fool of Love; Australian Film Institute Award, best actress in a leading role in a television drama, 2002, for The Road from Coorain; ALFS Award nomination, British supporting actress of the year, London Critics Circle, 2007, for The Last Hangman.


Stage Appearances:

Emma and Betsy, Other Worlds, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1983.

Isabella, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Theatre, 1984, later Barbican Theatre, both London.

Polya, Breaking the Silence, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre, London, 1984.

Cressida, Troilus and Cressida, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Theatre, 1985, later Barbican Theatre.

Rosalind, As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Theatre, 1985, later Barbican Theatre.

Madame de Tourvel, Les liaisons dangereuses, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre, 1986, later Barbican Theatre.

Title role, Yerma, National Theatre, later Cottesloe Theatre, both London, 1987.

Title role, Hedda Gabler, National Theatre, later Olivier Theatre, London, 1989.

Fanny, On the Verge, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 1989.

Anna, Burn This, Hampstead Theatre, later West End Theatre, both London, 1990.

Paulina, Death and the Maiden, Theatre Upstairs, London, then Royal Court Theatre, London, both 1991.

Galactia, Scenes from an Execution, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1993.

The Duchess of Malfi, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1995.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Royal National Theatre, London, 1997.

Not I, 1997.

Footfalls, 1997.

Amanda, Private Lives, Royal National Theatre, 1999.

Corinne, The Country, Royal Court Theatre, 2000.

A Little Night Music, New York City Opera, New York City, 2003.

We Happy Few, Gieguld Theatre, London, 2004.

Also appeared as Octavia and Iras, Anthony and Cleopatra, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Theatre, London; Caroline Thompson in The Churchill Play, Stratford Theatre; as Aphrodite and Artemis in Hippolytus, Stratford Theatre; Titania and Hippolyta in Midsummer Night's Dream, Stratford Theatre, later Barbican Theatre; Clara Douglas in Money, Stratford Theatre, later Barbican Theatre; Miss Chasen in Once in a Lifetime, Aldwych Theatre, London; Yeliena in The White Guard, Aldwych Theatre; Susan in The Witch of Edmonton, Stratford Theatre, later Barbican Theatre; in The Taming of the Shrew, Stratford Theatre; The Tempest, Stratford Theatre; The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, National Studio, London.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Lady Percy in Henry IV, Parts I and II, Royal Shakespeare Company.

Film Appearances:

Cissie Colpitts number two, Drowning by Number, Film Four, 1988.

Hilda, Stanley Spencer, 1988.

Alice Howard, Ladder of Swords, Magnaserve Ltd., 1989.

Margaret, In the Border Country, 1991.

Nina, Truly, Madly, Deeply (originally broadcast in England on BBC-TV), Samuel Goldwyn, 1991.

Fraulein Burstner, The Trial, Angelika Films, 1993.

Narrator, Paris Was a Woman, 1995.

Mrs. Elton, Emma, Miramax, 1996.

Gwyneth Moore, The Search for John Gissing, Sunlight Productions, 2001.

Voice, Christmas Carol: The Movie (animated), Illuminated Film Co./Film Consortium, 2001.

Pamela Poterfield, Food of Love (also known as Fruchte der liebe—Food of Love, Manjar de amor, and Menja d'amor), TLA Releasing, 2002.

Paula Paxton, Bend It Like Beckham (also known as Kick It Like Beckham), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002.

The One and Only, Pathe Distribution, 2002.

Mrs. Squeers, Nicholas Nickleby, United Artists, 2002.

Amanda Armstrong, Mona Lisa Smile, Columbia, 2003.

Herself, Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film (doumentary), Ambrose Video Publishing, 2003.

Herself, Creating a Classic: The Making of "Nicholas Nickleby" (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Herself, Making "Christmas Carol: The Movie" (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Evie, Being Julia (also known as Csodalatos Julia), Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.

Julia Reynolds, A Previous Engagement, 2005.

Sofia, Red Mercury, MTI Home Video, 2005.

Annie Pierrepoint, The Last Hangman (also known as Pierrepoint), IFC First Take, 2005.

Diana Vreeland, Infamous, Warner Independent Pictures, 2006.

Rosemary, Breaking and Entering, Weinstein, 2006.

Narrator, In Search of Mozart (documentary), 2006.

Kim Morrison, And When Did You Last See Your Father?, Sony Pictures Classics, 2007.

Nsah, Streetlight, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

(Television debut) Barbara Mallen, The Mallens, ITV, 1979.

Joanna Langston, Maybury, BBC, 1981.

Narrator, The World of Eric Carle (also known as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories), 1993.

Narrator, Horizon, BBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Flora Matlock, The Politician's Wife (also known as The Politician's Wife: Stand By Him, The Politician's Wife: Echo Chamber, and The Politician's Wife: Body Politic), Channel 4, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1995.

"Morocco," Great Journeys, PBS, 1995.

Herself, Conjuring Shakespeare, 1997.

Narrator, Why Intelligence Falls, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Thaisa, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre," The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, BBC, 1984.

Rosalind Franklin, Double Helix (also known as Life Story and The Race for the Double Helix), BBC, then Arts and Entertainment, 1987.

Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus, BBC, 1984, broadcast in The Theban Plays: "Oedipus at Colonus," Arts and Entertainment, 1988.

Title role, Antigone, BBC, 1984, broadcast in The Theban Plays: "Antigone," Arts and Entertainment, 1988.

Vicky, Living with Dinosaurs, 1989.

Claire Fitzgerald, The March, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1990.

Lucy Sadler, Aimee, BBC, 1991.

The wife, Who Dealt?, 1993.

Isobel Coleridge, The Secret Rapture, Channel 4, 1993.

Voice of Giuseppina Strepponi, Verdi, 1994.

Jean, Stone, Scissors, Paper, BBC, 1997.

Second woman, Play, Channel 4, 2000.

Eve, The Road from Coorain, PBS, 2002.

Gus Harte, The Pact, Lifetime, 2002.

Christine Shields, Hear the Silence, Channel 5, 2003.

Gerda's mother, The Snow Queen, 2005.

Gwenda Vaughan, Marple: Ordeal by Innocence, 2007.

Also appeared as Fliss, Bazaar and Rummage, BBC; Elizabeth Von Reitburg, Freud, BBC; Joanna Langston, Maybury, BBC; Ruth, Out of Love, BBC.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Nora Helmer, "A Doll's House," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS and BBC, 1992.

Annie Lee, "Cider with Rosie," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1998.

Helen West, Trial by Fire, PBS, 1999.

Herself, Happy Birthday BBC Two, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Thaisa, Pericles, "Prince of Tyre," BBC Television Shakespeare, BBC, 1984.

Penny Foster, "The Nicholson Story," This Is David Lander, Channel 4, 1988.

The Full Wax, BBC1, 1992.

Voice of Jane, "The Quest Begins," The Legends of Treasure Island, ITV, 1993.

Voice of Jane, "The Watch Tower," The Legends of Treasure Island, ITV, 1993.

Voice, "Forces of Nature," A History of Britain, BBC and History Channel, 2002.

V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002.

Also appeared as rape victim in "Rape," Omnibus, BBC.


Audio Books:

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Penguin Audio-books, 1997.

The Plague Tales, BDD, c. 1997.


Television Miniseries:

"Morocco," Great Journeys, PBS, 1995.


(Contributor) Faith Evans, editor, Clamorous Voices: Shakespeare's Women Today, Theatre Arts (New York City), 1989.



Debrett's People of Today, Debrett's Peerage Ltd., 2007.


London Theatre News, November/December, 1991, pp. 8-9.

Plays and Players, November, 1991, pp. 6-8.

Sunday Times (London), February 2, 1992, p. 4.

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