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Richardson, Miranda (1958–)

Richardson, Miranda (1958–)

English actress. Born Miranda Jane Richardson, Mar 3, 1958, in Southport, Lancashire, England; dau. of William (marketing executive) and Marian Richardson; trained at Bristol Old Vic; never married.

Made London stage debut (1981); had breakthrough role portraying Ruth Ellis in film Dance with a Stranger (1985); other films include The Innocent (1985), Empire of the Sun (1987), Enchanted April (1991), The Crying Game (1992), Damage (1992), The Apostle (1997), Get Carter (2000), The Hours (2002), Spider (2003), The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005); on tv, appeared in "A Woman of Substance" (1984) and "Dance to the Music of Time" (1997), among others; on stage, was seen in Etta Jenks (1990) and Aunt Dan and Lemon (1999). Nominated for Oscar for Tom & Viv (1994).

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