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Born: January 9, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1990:
Cast as the Baker's Wife in the original London production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods"
1993:
Co-starred in Kenneth Branagh's film production of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"
2006:
Co-starred with Emma Thompson and Colin Firth in "Nanny McPhee"; also scripted by Emma Thompson
1987:
Played Dorothy in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "The Wizard of Oz"; earned an Olivier Award nomination
1986:
Played Nurse White in Dennis Potter's "The Singing Detective"; the award-winning series was originally broadcast on BBC and starred Michael Gambon
1985:
Starred in "A Chorus of Disapproval" at the National Theatre and "The Corn is Green" at the Old Vic
2004:
Starred in "Vera Drake" as a woman who illegally helps women induce miscarriages in 1950s England; received Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress
1996:
Starred opposite Jim Broadbent and Brenda Blethyn in Sam Mendes' production of "Habeas Corpus" at the Donmar Warehouse
2000:
Took on a daring role in "Rat," playing the wife of a pub-crawling Irishman who turns into a rodent; although the film was a critical success, it never made it to theaters, going instead straight to video
1998:
Portrayed the nurse in the Oscar-winning film "Shakespeare in Love"
2009:
Re-teamed with director Ang Lee to star in "Taking Woodstock"
2007:
Cast as Dolores Umbridge, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, in the fifth Harry Potter picture "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
2002:
Cast as the tough female detective in the BBC's hit drama "Murder"
2008:
Co-starred in the British comedy "A Bunch of Amateurs"
2007:
Co-starred with Hilary Swank in "Freedom Writers," a drama directed by Richard LaGravenese
1996:
Portrayed Maria in a film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
1996:
Starred as Miss Adelaide in Richard Eyre's production of "Guys and Dolls" at the National Theatre
1999:
Teamed with Bob Hoskins to play Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins Micawber in the BBC/Masterpiece Theatre miniseries "David Copperfield"
1988:
Performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company as Sonya in Michael Blakemore's production of "Uncle Vanya"
1995:
Played Charlotte Palmer in Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility"
1992:
Starred in Kenneth Branagh's "Peter's Friends"
2007:
Featured in the acclaimed miniseries "Cranford" (PBS)
2010:
Reprised role of Dolores Umbridge in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
2011:
Voiced the character of Mrs. Santa in the animated feature "Arthur Christmas"
2012:
Voiced Queen Victoria in the animated adventure "Pirates! Band of Misfits"

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