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Occupation  Actress
Children  Ellie Blatchley
Role  Actress
Name  Geraldine James
Years active  1973–present

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Born  6 July 1950 (age 65) (1950-07-06) Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Spouse  Joseph Blatchley (m. 1986)
Movies  45 Years, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Parents  Annabella James, Gerald Thomas
TV shows  The Jewel in the Crown, Band of Gold, Blott on the Landscape, The Last Enemy, I Remember Nelson
Similar People  Andrew Haigh, Tom Courtenay, Jon Wright, Joseph Blatchley, Nigel Cole

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Geraldine James, OBE (born 6 July 1950) is an English actress. For her role as Portia in the 1989 Broadway revival of The Merchant of Venice, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. She also won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 1989 Venice Film Festival for She's Been Away. Theatre director Peter Hall says James ranks amongst the great English classical actresses.

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James has been nominated four times for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress; for Dummy (1977), The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Band of Gold (1995) and The Sins (2000). She is also known as Mrs. Pincher, the breastfeeding mother in Little Britain (2004). Her film credits include Gandhi (1982), The Tall Guy (1989), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and 45 Years (2015).

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Early life and family

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James was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, to a cardiologist father. She was educated at Downe House, a girls' independent school in Newbury, Berkshire. After graduating from the Drama Centre London in 1973, she began her career in repertory theatre.

Television appearances

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  • Shirley Glass in The Sweeney: Pay Off (1976) – TV debut
  • Sandra X in Dummy (1977)
  • Barbara Kirk in The History Man (1980)
  • Emma Hamilton in I Remember Nelson (1981)
  • Sarah Layton in The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
  • Lady Maud Lynchwood in Blott on the Landscape (1985)
  • Helen Field in Inspector Morse: Who Killed Harry Field (1991)
  • Kristine Linde in A Doll's House (1992)
  • Rose Garrety in Band of Gold (1995-1997)
  • Eleanor Harker QC in Kavanagh QC (1995-1999)
  • Beatrice in Rebecca (1997)
  • Has a cameo role in Little Britain as the mother of Harvey Pincher
  • Gloria Green in The Sins (2000)
  • Yvonne Shaps in State of Play (2003)
  • Recurring role as Lillith Hughes in Hex (2004)
  • Lady Rowley in He Knew He Was Right (2004)
  • Agatha Christie's Poirot - After the Funeral, (2005) as Helen Abernethie
  • Hilary Rees-Benson: Former Liberal Democrat turned "Purple Alliance" Home Secretary in The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006)
  • A Harlot's Progress (2006)
  • Cornelia in Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
  • Barbara Turney in The Last Enemy (2008)
  • Joanna the Concubine in Heist (2008)
  • Gwendolen in the 2012 ITV adaptation of the Ruth Rendell thriller Thirteen Steps Down
  • Milner: An MI5 spy in Utopia Channel 4 (2013 drama)
  • Marilla Cuthbert in Anne with an E (2017)
  • Theatre appearances

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  • Portia opposite Dustin Hoffman in the London and Broadway productions of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
  • Hedda Gabler at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in 1993.
  • Film appearances

  • The Dumb Waiter (1979) as Sally
  • Bloody Kids (1980) as Ritchie's Wife
  • Sweet William (1980) as Pamela
  • Gandhi (1982) as Mirabehn
  • The Tall Guy (1989) as Carmen
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989) as Mrs Gertrude Brisket
  • Prince of Shadows (1991) as Rebecca Osorio
  • If Looks Could Kill – Teen Agent, (1991) as Vendetta Galante
  • The Bridge (1992) as Mrs Todd
  • Words Upon the Window Pane (1994) as Mrs. Henderson
  • Moll Flanders (1996) as Edna
  • The man who knew too little (1997) as Dr. Ludmilla Kropotkin
  • An Angel for May (2002)
  • Calendar Girls (2003) as Marie
  • Northanger Abbey (2007) as the narrator
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009) as Mrs Hudson
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010) as Lady Ascot
  • Made in Dagenham (2010) as Connie
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) as Cecilia Vanger
  • Arthur (2011) as Vivienne Bach
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) as Mrs Hudson
  • 45 Years (2015) as Lena
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) as Lady Ascot
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) as Blue 3
  • Daphne (2017)
  • Awards

  • James was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours.
  • References

    Geraldine James Wikipedia


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