Everyone loves a veteran and Miranda Richardson being in the industry for 4 decades is definitely a veteran in the movie industry. Even after many years, this woman manages to keep the spark that has producers and directors requesting her talent on multiple films and shows. This English actress has exploited multiple areas of acting including theatre, film, and even comedy. The world recognizes her talent as she has been nominated for multiple awards and has even won two Golden Globe Awards for her roles in Enchanted April and Fatherland.
Miranda Richardson’s Biography
Her full name is Miranda Jane Richardson and she was born on the 3rd of March, 1958 in Southport, England. Her mother is Marian Georgina (née Townsend) and is a housewife. Her father is William Alan Richardson and he worked as a marketing executive. Miranda was born the younger of two daughters and was raised by both parents alongside her elder sister. She holds British nationality. Not much is known about her practicing religion but she is very interested in falconry.
Miranda Richardson received proper education in her field which no doubt helped shape her into the amazing actress that she has become. She studied with stars like Daniel Day-Lewis and Jenny Seagrove at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She started small with basic performances at the Southport Dramatic club featuring in plays like Cinderella and Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime.
Movies and TV Shows
Her acting career perhaps began officially in 1979 when she was hired as an assistant stage manager at the Manchester Library Theatre where she began putting all theoretical knowledge into practice. She also made a couple of appearances in Repertory Theatre. Miranda Richardson began to perform in multiple theatre plays, receiving a lot of recognition and accolades for it. In 1996, she was described by a critic to be “the greatest actress of our time in any medium”.
Her debut performance on London stage was at the Queen’s theatre in 1981 where she featured in the play Moving. Her other theatre works include The Designated Mourner in 1996 where she played the role of Judy at the Royal National Theatre, Comic Aid in 2005 where she appeared as herself at Carling Apollo, One Knight Only also in 2005 where she appeared as herself, and Grasses of a Thousand Colours in 2009 where she played the role of Cerise at the Royal Court Theatre.
Talking about a versatile woman, Miranda Richardson made her debut into the world of film and television in 1985 when she starred in the biographical drama called Dance with a Stranger. In this drama, she played the iconic role of Ruth Ellis who, for those who do not know, was the last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom. For this role, she won the Evening Standard Film Award for Best Actress. Most notably, she dabbled into comedy when she played the role of Queen Elizabeth I in British comedy Blackadder.
In 1996, she played the role of Patsy Carpenter in the movie called The Evening Star. This stellar performance got her the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Fans went crazy when she was cast in the Harry Potter franchise to play the role of Rita Skeeter in the 2005 film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She also played the role of the Duchess of Kent in the 2008 movie The Young Victoria and was applauded for yet another great execution.
In 2018, she appeared on 6 episodes of the series Girlfriends as Sue Thackeray. She played the role of Madame Tracy in the 2019 TV miniseries called Good Omens.
Miranda has been nominated for no less than 20 awards in her acting career. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and one BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. There’s no doubt that she would continue to bag more nominations and awards.
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Her Personal Life
With all the feats this lady has achieved, we wouldn’t guess wrong to think you’d be interested in her personal life. Here’s what we know. Miranda has never been married according to reports and not much is known about her family as she maintains a very low profile despite her fame. Can’t be easy being this famous and keeping things private, but she does it well.
Miranda Richardson’s diverse and long career has done good things for her. Thanks to her various roles and acting credits, the actress has been able to amass a net worth of $8 million.