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Judy Davis is a Actor Australienne born on 23 april 1955 at Perth (Australie)

Judy Davis

Judy Davis
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Nationality Australie
Birth 23 april 1955 (63 years) at Perth (Australie)

Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955) is an Australian film, television and stage actress. A seven-time AACTA Award winner, she won two BAFTA Awards for her role as Sybylla Melvin in the 1979 film My Brilliant Career, and received Academy Award nominations for A Passage to India (1984) and Husbands and Wives (1992). She is also a three-time Emmy Award winner; for Serving in Silence (1995), the title role in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001), and The Starter Wife (2007).
As a student at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Davis played opposite Mel Gibson in Romeo and Juliet. Her other stage credits include Piaf (Perth 1980), Insignificance (London 1982), the title role in Hedda Gabler (Sydney 1986), and Hapgood (Los Angeles 1989). Her other film roles include Winter of Our Dreams (1981), Heatwave (1983), High Tide (1987), Impromptu (1991), Naked Lunch (1991), Absolute Power (1997), Deconstructing Harry (1997), The Break-up (2006), The Eye of the Storm (2011) and The Dressmaker (2015).

Biography

Davis was born in Perth, Western Australia, and had a strict Catholic upbringing. She was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Australian Institute of Technology and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She has been married to actor and fellow NIDA graduate Colin Friels since 1984. They have two children, son Jack and daughter Charlotte.

Best films

To Rome with Love (2012)
(Actress)
Marie Antoinette (2006)
(Actress)
A Passage to India (1984)
(Actress)
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
(Actress)
Alice (1990)
(Actress)
Barton Fink (1991)
(Actress)

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(5 films)
Jack Rollins
Jack Rollins
(4 films)
Colin Friels
Colin Friels
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Judy Davis (45 films)

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Actress

The Dressmaker, 1h58
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, La mode, Transport films
Actors Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Caroline Goodall, Sarah Snook
Roles Molly Dunnage
Rating70% 3.54893.54893.54893.54893.5489
In 1951, Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage returns to her hometown of Dungatar, to take care of her ill mother, Molly. Tilly was sent out of town at the age of ten because of false accusations of murder. Tilly, an expert dressmaker trained by Madeleine Vionnet in Paris, transforms the locals with her couture creations and in the process, exacts revenge on the people who wrongly accused her of murder all those years ago.
Salting the Battlefield, 1h35
Directed by David Hare
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Politic
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Bill Nighy, Helena Bonham Carter, Rupert Graves, Ralph Fiennes, Ewen Bremner, James McArdle
Roles Jill Tankard, Acting Director General of MI5

Following their flight from Turks and Caicos, Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) and Margot Tyrell (Helena Bonham Carter) maintain a quasi-permanent existence around Europe to evade capture by MI5. After spotting one of his former recruits, disguised as a passing jogger, Johnny relocates once again and orders former colleague Rollo Maverley (Ewen Bremner) to leak news of Prime Minister Alec Beasley's (Ralph Fiennes) corrupt dealings with Stirling Rogers (Rupert Graves) and his Bridge Foundation. Margot secretly keeps in touch with Johnny's pregnant daughter Julianne (Felicity Jones). In London, Acting Director General Jill Tankard (Judy Davis) contacts Home Secretary Anthea Catcheside (Saskia Reeves) and offers her services in aiding Catcheside's embattled husband.
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, 1h45
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Kyle Catlett, Kyle Catlett, Callum Keith Rennie, Dominique Pinon
Roles G.H. Jibsen
Rating70% 3.545933.545933.545933.545933.54593
T.S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett) is a 10-year-old prodigy with a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. He lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother (Helena Bonham Carter) who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles; his father (Callum Keith Rennie), a cowboy born a hundred years too late; and his 14-year-old sister (Niamh Wilson) who dreams of becoming Miss America. His twin brother Layton (Jakob Davies) died in an accident involving a firearm in the family's barn, which no one ever speaks of. T.S. was with him, measuring the scale of the gunshots for an experiment, and he doesn't understand what happened. One day, T.S. receives an unexpected call from the Smithsonian Institution, telling him that he is the winner of the very prestigious Baird prize for his invention of a perpetual motion machine and that he is invited to a reception in his honor where he is expected to give a speech. Without telling anyone, he sets out on a freight train across the United States to reach Washington, D.
To Rome with Love, 1h47
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Woody Allen, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg
Roles Phyllis
Rating62% 3.1456653.1456653.1456653.1456653.145665
To Rome with Love tells four unrelated stories taking place in Rome. The second story, Antonio's, is a direct lift with some amendments of an entire Fellini film, The White Sheik (1952).
Dark Blood
Dark Blood (2012)
, 1h26
Directed by George Sluizer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors River Phoenix, Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce, Karen Black, John Trudell, George Aguilar
Roles Buffy Fletcher
Rating65% 3.2967453.2967453.2967453.2967453.296745
The movie begins with Harry (Pryce), an up-and-coming actor, and his wife Buffy (Davis) on their "second honeymoon". After staying overnight at a motel, the owner (Black) informs Harry of previous nuclear testing taking place in the town. The following day, their Bentley car eventually breaks down, leading them to run out of water in the middle of the desert. Harry has the idea to stay put with their car rather than to look for help. While Harry sleeps in the back seat, Buffy notices a light in the distance and follows it, leading her to the front door of a barn belonging to a widower named Boy (Phoenix). After mentioning he is 1/8 Hopi native American, Boy reveals a cave filled with candles and voodoo dolls that he believes have magical powers, which he spends his time making Kachina dolls, waiting for the world to end.
The Eye of the Storm, 1h54
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin Australie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, Judy Davis, Robyn Nevin, Helen Morse, Colin Friels
Roles Dorothy de Lascabanes
Rating62% 3.1484053.1484053.1484053.1484053.148405
In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, a dying matriarch, Elizabeth Hunter (Rampling) is attended to by two nurses, a housekeeper and her two adult children (Rush and Davis). Despite her deteriorating health, Elizabeth continues to wield considerable control over her affairs and those around her.
Page Eight
Page Eight (2011)
, 1h39
Directed by David Hare
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon, Tom Hughes, Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones
Roles Jill Tankard
Rating68% 3.4480953.4480953.4480953.4480953.448095
Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His best friend and superior, Director General Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon), summons Johnny to a meeting with MI5 agent Jill Tankard (Judy Davis) and Home Secretary Anthea Catcheside (Saskia Reeves) regarding a potentially explosive report. Worricker verbally highlights a note at the foot of page eight alleging that Prime Minister Alec Beasley (Ralph Fiennes) has knowledge of secret overseas prisons where terror suspects have been tortured by U.S. authorities. If true, Beasley did not share any intelligence gained with the security services, at the possible expense of British lives.
Marie Antoinette, 2h3
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Marie-Antoinette, Political films, Histoire de France, French Revolution films, Films about royalty
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Asia Argento
Roles Comtesse de Noailles
Rating64% 3.2012453.2012453.2012453.2012453.201245
Fourteen-year-old Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna Habsburg (Kirsten Dunst) is the beautiful, charming, and naive archduchess of Austria, youngest of Empress Maria Theresa's (Marianne Faithfull) daughters. In 1770, the only one left unmarried among her sisters, she is sent by her mother to marry the Dauphin of France, the future Louis XVI of France (Jason Schwartzman), to seal an alliance between the two rival countries. Marie Antoinette travels to France, relinquishing all connections with her home country, including her pet Pug "Mops", and meets the King Louis XV of France (Rip Torn) and her future husband, Louis Auguste. The two arrive at the Palace of Versailles, which was built by the King's great-grandfather. They are married at once, and are encouraged to produce an heir to the throne as soon as possible; but the next day it is reported to the king that "nothing happened" on the wedding night.
The Break-Up, 1h45
Directed by Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Favreau, Cole Hauser, Jason Bateman
Roles Marilyn Dean
Rating57% 2.8994652.8994652.8994652.8994652.899465
Gary Grobowski (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke Meyers (Jennifer Aniston) meet at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game and begin dating, eventually buying a condominium together. Gary works as a tour guide in a family business with his brothers, Lupus (Cole Hauser) and Dennis (Vincent D'Onofrio). Brooke manages an art gallery owned by eccentric artist Marilyn Dean (Judy Davis). Their relationship comes to a head after the latest in an escalating series of, "Why can't you do this one little thing for me?!" arguments. Brooke, feeling unappreciated, criticizes Gary's perceived immaturity and unwillingness to work on improving their relationship. Gary is frustrated by Brooke’s perceived controlling, perfectionistic attitude, and expresses his desire to have a little more independence (particularly when arriving home from work, wanting to unwind). Brooke becomes irate when Gary fails to offer to help her clean up after a big dinner party at their home; and, still frustrated from their earlier, unresolved argument, breaks up with him (despite still being in love with him). Brooke seeks relationship advice from her friend Addie (Joey Lauren Adams), while Gary goes to tell his side of things to friend Johnny Ostrofski (Jon Favreau).
A Little Thing Called Murder, 1h30
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Actors Judy Davis, Jonathan Jackson, Chelcie Ross, Cynthia Stevenson, Garry Chalk, Ryan Robbins
Roles Sante Kimes
Rating63% 3.198473.198473.198473.198473.19847
Sante Kimes is a con artist and thief who has been preparing her son Kenny since childhood to be her accomplice. Sante is living with a rich man, Ken Kimes, who is unwilling to marry her and makes no provision for Kenny in his will. The boy's mother becomes involved in robberies, arson and the murder of an elderly woman to enrich herself, with her son as her partner in crime.
Coast to Coast, 1h48
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, Selma Blair, Maximilian Schell, David Julian Hirsh, Kate Lynch
Roles Maxine Pierce
Rating62% 3.1011353.1011353.1011353.1011353.101135
With equal parts humor and vitriol, Academy Award-winner Richard Dreyfuss and Emmy Award-winner Judy Davis portray Barnaby and Maxine Pierce, a middle-aged couple exploring the ups and downs of a marriage that has spun out of control. They have decided to divorce, but take one last cross country road trip from Connecticut to Los Angeles to attend the wedding of their son and give him their vintage Thunderbird as a gift. By reflecting on the life they’ve shared together, the couple begins to re-evaluate their marriage and discover the possibility of rekindling their relationship.
Swimming Upstream, 1h54
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films
Actors Jesse Spencer, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Brittany Byrnes, Craig Horner, Mark Hembrow
Roles Dora Fingleton
Rating71% 3.5956053.5956053.5956053.5956053.595605
Swimming Upstream est tiré d'une histoire vraie. C'est l'histoire de Tony Fingleton , qui désire devenir un champion de natation, alors que son père est alcoolique et sa mère dépressive.
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, 2h19
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Judy Davis, Tammy Blanchard, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey, Alison Pill
Roles Judy Garland
Rating78% 3.9264753.9264753.9264753.9264753.926475
Christmas 1924: Two-year-old Frances Gumm performs in public for the first time, singing "Jingle Bells". Her mother, Ethel, watches from the audience while her father, Frank, watches from backstage. Ethel is unhappy with her marriage because of her husband's homosexuality. To help herself cope, she moves the family to Hollywood with the hope that her daughters will break into the movie business.