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Miranda Richardson (born 3 March, 1958) is an English actress who portrayed Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Career

A critically-acclaimed, two-time Oscar nominee for her roles in the films Damage (1992) and Tom & Viv (1994), Richardson has also appeared in films such as Empire of the Sun (1987) (scored by John Williams), The Crying Game (1992), Merlin (1998), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Chicken Run (2000), The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and The Young Victoria (2009).

On television, she is best known for her numerous appearances in Rowan Atkinson's Blackadder franchise, most notably as "Queenie" in Blackadder II (1986), which featured various Harry Potter cast. She also appeared in The Lost Prince (2003).

Richardson also appeared in a Harry Potter spoof with Dawn French for Comic Relief, where she played Hermione Granger and Emma Watson.[citation needed]

Personal life

Born and raised in Southport, Lancashire, Richardson considered studying veterinary medicine or English literature, but ultimately chose to enrol in Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and to pursue acting as a career. Currently, she lives in West London with her pets, two cats and two dogs. An animal lover, she contributes to charities such as the World Wildlife Fund, the Humane Society of New York, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

Selective filmography

Year Work Award Category Result
1985 Dance with a Stranger Evening Standard
British Film
Best Actress Won
1987 A Lie of the Mind Olivier Best Actress Nominated
1988 After Pilkington BAFTA TV Best Actress Nominated
1991 Enchanted April Golden Globe Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Won
1992 The Crying Game BAFTA Film Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Damage Academy Best Supporting Actress Nominated
BAFTA Film Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated
1994 Fatherland Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Won
Tom & Viv Academy Best Actress Nominated
BAFTA Film Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Nominated
1996 The Evening Star Satellite Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated
1997 A Dance to the Music of Time BAFTA TV Best Actress Nominated
1998 Merlin Golden Globe Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1999 The Big Brass Ring Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
Sleepy Hollow Saturn Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2002 Spider Satellite Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated
2003 The Lost Prince BAFTA TV Best Actress Nominated
Golden Globe Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire N/A
2006 Gideon's Daughter Satellite Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
2010 Made in Dagenham BAFTA Film Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 N/A
2015 Operation Orangutan Primetime Emmy Outstanding Narrator Nominated

Behind the scenes

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