Rachel Ward

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  • Birth Place: Cornwell, Oxfordshire, England
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Her paternal grandfather was William Ward, the 3rd Earl of Dudley; her maternal grandfather was Giles Baring, a famous English cricket player.
  • Dropped out of art school at 17 to begin modeling.
  • Met husband Bryan Brown on the set of The Thorn Birds.
  • Has lived in Australia since 1983.
  • Became a member of  the Order of Australia in 2005 for her charity work.
  • Adapted and directed 2009's Beautiful Kate.

Awards

  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2001, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Screenplay in a Short Film: Nominee
  • 2009, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2013, AACTA Awards — Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2001, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Short Fiction Film: Winner
  • 2009, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Direction: Nominee

Relationships

  • Claire Leonora Baring — Mother
  • Joseph Brown — Son
  • Peter Alistair Ward — Father
  • Alexander Evelyn Giles Ward — Brother
  • Bryan Brown — Husband
  • Tracy-Louise Ward — Sister
  • Rosie Brown — Daughter
  • Matilda Brown — Daughter

College

  • Attended Byam Shaw School of Art, London, England; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (Graduate Diploma of Communications, 1995; Graduate Certificate in Writing, 1996)

Details

  • Birth Place: Cornwell, Oxfordshire, England
  • Profession: Actor, Director

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