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Miranda Otto is a Actor Australienne born on 16 december 1967 at Brisbane (Australie)

Miranda Otto

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Nationality Australie
Birth 16 december 1967 (49 years) at Brisbane (Australie)

Miranda Otto (born 16 December 1967) is an Australian actress. The daughter of actors Barry and Lindsay Otto, and the sister of actress Gracie Otto, Brisbane-born Miranda began her acting career at age 18 in 1986, and has appeared in a variety of independent and major studio films. Otto made her major film debut in Emma's War, in which she played a teenager who moves to Australia's bush country during World War II.

After a decade of critically acclaimed roles in Australian films, Otto gained Hollywood's attention during the 1990s after appearing in supporting roles in the films The Thin Red Line and What Lies Beneath. She is well known for playing Éowyn in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Biography

On 1 January 2003, she married actor Peter O'Brien, after the two had met while performing in A Doll's House. Otto and O'Brien have one child, a daughter named Darcey, who was born on 1 April 2005. The pregnancy almost forced her to turn down her role in War of the Worlds. Since the birth of her daughter, Otto has limited her work so she can spend time with her family at their home in Australia.

In a 2004 interview, Otto stated that she hopes she would never be as famous as fellow Australian actress Nicole Kidman because she is "not sure [she] could ever deal with that."

Best films

War of the Worlds (2005)
(Actress)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
(Actress)

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2 films)
Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh
(2 films)
Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Miranda Otto (36 films)

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Annabelle 2
Directed by David F. Sandberg
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Jeu, Films about toys
Actors Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, Philippa Coulthard, Talitha Bateman, Brian Howe
Roles Esther Mullins
Rating63% 3.1989953.1989953.1989953.1989953.198995
Elle est de retour ! Encore traumatisés par la mort tragique de leur petite fille, un fabricant de poupées et sa femme recueillent une bonne sœur et les toutes jeunes pensionnaires d'un orphelinat dévasté. Mais ce petit monde est bientôt la cible d'Annabelle, créature du fabricant possédée par un démon…
Annabelle 2
Directed by David F. Sandberg
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Ghost films, Films about toys
Actors Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia, Philippa Coulthard, Talitha Bateman, Brian Howe
Roles Esther Mullins
Rating63% 3.198943.198943.198943.198943.19894
Elle est de retour ! Encore traumatisés par la mort tragique de leur petite fille, un fabricant de poupées et sa femme recueillent une bonne sœur et les toutes jeunes pensionnaires d'un orphelinat dévasté. Mais ce petit monde est bientôt la cible d'Annabelle, créature du fabricant possédée par un démon…
The Daughter, 1h40
Genres Drama
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Sam Neill
Roles Charlotte
Rating66% 3.3473053.3473053.3473053.3473053.347305
Dans un petit village australien, Christian revient pour le mariage de son père Henry. Parti plusieurs années auparavant à New York, Christian retrouve son ami d’enfance, Oliver, et toute la famille qui l’entoure. Malgré les heureuses retrouvailles, Christian porte un lourd secret familial… Henry est contraint de fermer sa scierie car l’économie l’y contraint. C'est un homme aisé qui s’adresse à ses employés dans un ton arrogant et peu compatissant. Parmi le parterre d’ouvriers mécontents, Oliver ne bronche pas et acquiesce. Cette situation ne semble pas l’affecter et se veut rassurant face à sa famille. Charlotte, institutrice, accepte la situation avec positivité, tout comme sa fille Hedvig. Non loin, Walter, le père d’Oliver, évalue la situation avec un œil perplexe, lui qui sort d’une peine de prison pour une infraction judiciaire.
I, Frankenstein, 1h33
Directed by Stuart Beattie
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Miranda Otto, Yvonne Strahovski, Aden Young
Roles Leonore
Rating51% 2.550162.550162.550162.550162.55016
In 1795, Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Aden Young) creates a monster (Aaron Eckhart), a soulless creature patched together from corpses, and then rejects it, disgusted with what he's made. In a fit of rage, the creature kills Victor's wife Elizabeth (Virginie Le Brun) and Victor chases it to the Arctic to get revenge, but succumbs to the weather. The creature buries his creator in the Frankenstein family crypt and is then attacked by demons before being rescued by the gargoyles Ophir (Mahesh Jadu) and Keziah (Caitlin Stasey), who bring it before the gargoyle queen Leonore (Miranda Otto) and their commander Gideon (Jai Courtney). Leonore explains that they were created by the Archangel Michael to battle demons on Earth and protect humanity. They name the creature "Adam" and invite him to join them, but he declines and departs after being given heavy, baton-like weapons to protect him, as more demons will come after him. The weapons allow him to "descend" demons (destroying their bodies and trapping their souls in Hell) as they have the symbol of the Gargoyle Order carved on them.
The Homesman, 2h2
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner, Meryl Streep, James Spader
Roles Theoline Belknapp
Rating65% 3.2987853.2987853.2987853.2987853.298785
Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a 31-year-old spinster from New York, a former teacher who journeyed to the Midwest for more opportunity. She is an active member of the small farming community Loup City, Nebraska Territory, and has significant financial prospects and sizable land ownership. She seems strong and independent, but suffers from depression and isolation after being rejected by several potential husbands for being unattractive and overbearing. She makes dinner for and sings to her neighbor Bob Giffen (Evan Jones), but when she proposes, he turns her down and leaves to find a wife back east.
Reaching for the Moon, 1h58
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Glória Pires, Treat Williams, Lola Kirke
Roles Elizabeth Bishop
Rating69% 3.492113.492113.492113.492113.49211
1951. En manque d’inspiration, la poétesse Elizabeth Bishop quitte New York pour retrouver une ancienne camarade d’université émigrée au Brésil. Là, elle fait la connaissance de l’impétueuse architecte Lota de Soares. Une rencontre qui va redonner vie à sa créativité, mais également réveiller ses vieux démons…
South Solitary, 2h1
Directed by Shirley Barrett
Genres Drama
Actors Miranda Otto, Marton Csokas, Essie Davis, Rohan Nichol, Barry Otto
Roles Meredith Appleton
Rating64% 3.245743.245743.245743.245743.24574
Meredith Appleton (Miranda Otto) arrives on South Solitary island with her elderly uncle George Wadsworth (Barry Otto). Her uncle has been sent as the new replacement Head Lighthouse Keeper as the previous one committed suicide. Her uncle is shown to be a gruff man very critical of the slightest disorder. Meredith meets the girl Nettie (Annie Martin), a local girl whom she asks to care for her lamb. She then meets the mother, Alma Stanley (Essie Davis) and her two sons, Tom (Reef Ireland) and Robbie (Benson Adams). The father, Harry Stanley (Rohan Nichol) takes the George for a tour of inspection. George is disapproving of the state of the loose animals, the absence of lighthouse keeper Jack Fleet (Marton Csokas), and a previous history of lighthouse outages. The first night, as Meredith is preparing tea for her uncle, she hears baby birds chirping in the stovepipe. She douses the fire and is not able to prepare hot tea for her uncle. During Jack Fleet's watch, he has a panic attack brought on by his war experiences. Nettie introduces Meredith to the emergency message system using homing pigeons. Nettie tries to send a message that all is well on South Solitary but the birds return to their coop thus rendering the system useless. While having afternoon tea with Alma, we learn that Meredith is unable to give birth. She lost her fiancé in the war, then became pregnant during an affair with a married man. Complications cause her womb to be removed. Harry visits her during her bath, and seduces her. Alma becomes aware of her husband's infidelity, and informs George, then forces her family to leave the island on the next passing ship. While pushing up a store of supplies from the beach, George is forced to overly exert himself and becomes very ill and dies. Jack must keep solitary watch as there is no one else. They bury George and provide a eulogy for him. A whole gale forms while Meredith is at the lighthouse forcing her to stay there for several days. Meredith learns how to turn the lighthouse and the Flag semaphore system. She conveys her sense of loneliness to Jack and her desire for a sense of permanence. Jack has a panic attack, seeing hallucinations of a ship in distress, and runs into the wilderness. While going through the island, she finds her lost lamb, and Jack helps her recover it. Jack sees a ship in the distance and signals for it to pick up Meredith. She begs him to let her stay but he feels insecure being close to someone. As she leaves, they kiss, and he promises to come visit her on the mainland. Meredith is seen smiling as she floats away from South Solitary.
Blessed
Blessed (2009)
, 1h53
Genres Drama
Actors Miranda Otto, Frances O'Connor, Kevin Sorbo, Deborra-Lee Furness, Victoria Haralabidou, Monica Maughan
Roles Bianca
Rating67% 3.392343.392343.392343.392343.39234
The film is centered upon the interweaving lives and misadventures of seven lost youths who wander the Melbourne streets at night. Their mothers await their return home.
In Her Skin, 1h47
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Guy Pearce, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Kate Bell, Justine Clarke
Roles Mrs. Barber
Rating64% 3.2486853.2486853.2486853.2486853.248685
The film begins when 15-year-old Rachel Barber (Kate Bell) misses her train home one night to meet with her father, Mike (Guy Pearce). Mike relays this unusual action to his wife and Rachel's mother; Elizabeth (Miranda Otto). Initially only moderately concerned; hours drag on and the Barber family begin a frantic search for her.
War of the Worlds, 1h58
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Films about religion, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Martiens, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Roles Mary-Ann
Rating64% 3.248983.248983.248983.248983.24898
The narrator (Morgan Freeman) explains how humans were unaware that intelligent extraterrestrials were making plans to occupy Earth. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a divorced crane operator longshoreman who works at a dock in Bayonne, NJ. Ray is estranged from his children. His former wife, Mary Ann (Miranda Otto), later drops off the children, 10-year-old daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) and teenage son Robbie (Justin Chatwin), at Ray's house in Bayonne on her way to visit her parents in Boston. Unexplained changes in the weather occur, emitting lightning that strikes multiple times in the middle of an intersection and disrupting all electrical technology in the area.
Flight of the Phoenix, 1h48
Directed by John Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Le désert, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, Tony Curran, Hugh Laurie
Roles Kelly
Rating60% 3.048883.048883.048883.048883.04888
When an Amacore oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns (Dennis Quaid) and co-pilot A.J. (Tyrese Gibson) are sent to shut down the operation and transport the crew (Ian, Kelly, Rodney, Davis, Liddle, Jeremy, Sammi, Rady, Kyle, Newman, and Dr. Gerber) out of the desert. However, en route to Beijing, a major dust storm disables one engine, forcing them to crash land their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the Gobi Desert. Kyle falls to his death and the crash kills Dr. Gerber and Newman. Their cargo consists of used parts and tools from the rig, the rig's crew, and Elliot (Giovanni Ribisi), a hitchhiker. When the dust storm ends, it becomes apparent that they are 200 miles off course with only a month's supply of water. Jeremy (Kirk Jones), thinks about walking to get help, but Rady (Kevork Malikyan) explains that July is the hottest in the Gobi, and that he won't make it.
In My Father's Den, 2h8
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Barclay, Miranda Otto, Jodie Rimmer, Antony Starr
Roles Penny Prior
Rating76% 3.847743.847743.847743.847743.84774
Paul Prior (Matthew Macfadyen), a disillusioned and battle-weary war photographer, decides to return home to an isolated town in the South Island of New Zealand. His brother Andrew (Colin Moy), a local ostrich farmer, is caught off-guard by Paul's sudden reappearance after 17 years away. Worlds apart, they barely recognise each other. Andrew, a pious man, pressures Paul into staying to help sort out the sale of their father's cottage and the adjoining orchard. Andrew is married to the highly religious Penny (Miranda Otto).
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 3h21
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about spiders, Middle-earth films
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett
Roles Éowyn
Rating82% 4.1447654.1447654.1447654.1447654.144765
Gandalf leads Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and King Théoden to Isengard where they reunite with Merry and Pippin, who helped the Ents destroy Saruman’s forces. With Saruman himself defeated, Gandalf retrieves Saruman’s palantír which is viewed by a curious Pippin, allowing Sauron to attack the Hobbit’s mind. Gandalf deduces Sauron will attack Gondor’s capital Minas Tirith, riding there with Pippin. They meet Lord Denethor, steward of Gondor, and Boromir’s father. Pippin declares his service to Denethor after Boromir died protecting him.