Lindsay Duncan

  • Birth Name: Lindsay Vere Duncan
  • Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Began her stage career at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England 
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985, where she met her future husband, Hilton Mcrae, when they were both cast in Troilus and Cressida.
  • Won both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her role in Noël Coward's Private Lives.
  • Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2009.
  • Gave an introductory talk on Alzheimer's at The Royal Institution in support of the Alzheimer's Research UK charity.


  • 2002, Olivier Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2002, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
  • 1986, Olivier Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2002, Olivier Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2009, Olivier Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1987, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee


  • Hilton McRae — Husband
  • Cal McRae — Son


  • Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England

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