33 Facts About Janet McTeer


Janet McTeer was born on 5 August 1961 and is an English actress.


Janet McTeer began her career training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before earning acclaim for playing diverse roles on stage and screen in both period pieces and modern dramas.


Janet McTeer has received numerous accolades including a Tony Award, a Olivier Award, a Golden Globe Award and nominations for two Academy Award and Primetime Emmy Award.


Janet McTeer received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in A Doll's House in 1997.


Janet McTeer has gained acclaim for her film roles, having received two Academy Award nominations, one for Best Actress for Tumbleweeds in 1999, and the other for Best Supporting Actress for Albert Nobbs in 2011.


Janet McTeer is known for her roles in Damages, The White Queen, The Honourable Woman, Jessica Jones, Sorry for Your Loss, and Ozark.


Janet McTeer was born in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and spent her childhood in York.


Janet McTeer performed locally with the Rowntree Players at Joseph Rowntree Theatre, then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, beginning a successful theatrical career with the Royal Exchange Theatre after graduating.


Janet McTeer made her screen debut in Half Moon Street, a 1986 film based on a novel by Paul Theroux.


Janet McTeer appeared in the 1992 film version of Wuthering Heights and the 1995 film Carrington as Vanessa Bell.


Janet McTeer was determined that she star in the film.


Tumbleweeds proved to be a 1999 Sundance Film Festival favourite, and Janet McTeer's performance won her a Golden Globe as Best Actress and Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations in the same category.


Janet McTeer starred in the dramatisation of Mary Webb's Precious Bane.


Janet McTeer has appeared in such British television serials as The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Hunter, and Agatha Christie's Marple.


Janet McTeer played Mary, Queen of Scots in Mary Stuart, a play by Friedrich Schiller in a new version by Peter Oswald, directed by Phyllida Lloyd.


Janet McTeer acted opposite Harriet Walter as Queen Elizabeth I in London's West End in 2005, a role she reprised in the 2009 Broadway transfer.


Janet McTeer received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Mary Stuart, and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play.


Janet McTeer reprised her role on Broadway opposite Jeff Daniels from March to June 2010.


In 2011, Janet McTeer starred alongside Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs and with Daniel Radcliffe and Ciaran Hinds in The Woman in Black.


Janet McTeer played American novelist Mary McCarthy in Margarethe von Trotta's film Hannah Arendt.


In 2013 Janet McTeer was cast as Jacquetta of Luxembourg, the mother of the title character in The White Queen, a British television drama series based on Philippa Gregory's best-selling historical novel series The Cousins' War.


Janet McTeer's performance was applauded, with Sam Wollaston of The Guardian suggesting she stole the show.


In December 2013, Janet McTeer was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Jacquetta.


On 29 July 2013, it was announced that Janet McTeer had joined the cast of The Honourable Woman, a BBC spy-thriller miniseries starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.


In 2015, Janet McTeer starred as Commander Kim Guziewicz in CBS comedy-drama Battle Creek, and filmed Exception based on The Kaiser's Last Kiss, set for a 2016 release.


In 2016, Janet McTeer played Petruchio in the New York Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew, directed again by Phyllida Lloyd.


Janet McTeer co-starred alongside Liev Schreiber in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway, with McTeer cast as Marquise de Merteuil.


Janet McTeer was nominated for the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.


Janet McTeer portrayed cartel attorney Helen Pierce on the Netflix crime drama Ozark.


In early 2023, Janet McTeer appeared at London's National Theatre in a new play Phaedra.


Janet McTeer garnered a Best Actress nomination at the 2023 Olivier Awards, losing to Jodie Comer for Prima Facie.


Janet McTeer was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours.


Janet McTeer has been married to poet and fashion consultant Joseph Coleman since 2010.