Miranda Jane Richardson was born on 3 March 1958 and is an English actress.
18 Facts About Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson was nominated for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for Operation Orangutan.
Miranda Richardson enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she studied alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Jenny Seagrove, having started out with juvenile performances in Cinderella and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime at the Southport Dramatic Club.
Miranda Richardson joined the Manchester Library Theatre in 1979 as an assistant stage manager, followed by a number of appearances in repertory theatre.
Miranda Richardson found recognition in the West End for a series of stage performances, ultimately receiving an Olivier Award nomination for her performance in A Lie of the Mind, and, in 1996, she appeared in the single-actor theatrical adaptation of Orlando at the Edinburgh Festival.
Miranda Richardson returned to the London stage in May 2009 to play the lead role in Wallace Shawn's new play, Grasses of a Thousand Colours at the Royal Court Theatre.
Miranda Richardson has said that she prefers new works rather than the classics because of the history which goes with them.
In 1985, Miranda Richardson made her film debut as Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom, in the biographical drama Dance with a Stranger.
Around the same time, Miranda Richardson played a comedic Queen Elizabeth I, aka Queenie, in the British television comedy Blackadder II.
Miranda Richardson returned to play Queenie in the Christmas special Blackadder's Christmas Carol and, later, a special edition for the millennium Blackadder: Back and Forth.
Miranda Richardson has appeared in supporting roles in film, including Vanessa Bell in The Hours, Lady Van Tassel in Sleepy Hollow and Patsy Carpenter in The Evening Star.
Miranda Richardson appeared as Queen Rosalind of Denmark in The Prince and Me and as the ballet mistress Madame Giry in the film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera.
Miranda Richardson did the voice for Corky in The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky, an Australian animated series for children.
Miranda Richardson played Mrs Claus in the film Fred Claus.
Miranda Richardson appeared in the BBC sitcom, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle.
In 2008, Miranda Richardson was cast in a leading role in original AMC pilot, Rubicon.
Miranda Richardson plays Katherine Rhumor, a New York socialite who finds herself drawn into the central intrigue of a think tank after the death of her husband.
In 2014, Miranda Richardson was cast as Queen Ulla in Maleficent, where she was to play the titular character's aunt, but her role was cut from the film during post-production.