Fast Facts

  • Originally wanted to be a veterinarian. 
  • Trained for the stage at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (1977-79), where she studied alongside Daniel Day-Lewis.   
  • Has appeared in many stage productions in England, including Educating Rita, All My Sons, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The New Dress. 
  • Her breakthrough performance came in 1985 as Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in England, in Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger. 
  • Turned down the Glenn Close role in Fatal Attraction (1987).

Awards

  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2003, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner

Relationships

  • Lesley Richardson — Sister
  • William Alan Richardson — Father
  • Marian Georgina (Townsend) Richardson — Mother

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  • Birth Name: Miranda Jane Richardson
  • Birth Place: Lancashire, England
  • Birthday: March 3, 1958, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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