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Harriet Walter is a Actor British born on 24 september 1950 at London (United-kingdom)

Harriet Walter

Harriet Walter
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Birth name Harriet Mary Walter
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 24 september 1950 (70 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Dame Harriet Mary Walter, DBE (born 24 September 1950) is an English actress of stage and screen. Her film appearances include Sense and Sensibility (1995), Villa des Roses (2002), Atonement (2007), and Man Up (2015). On television, she starred in the ITV drama series Law & Order: UK (2009–14). She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2011 for services to drama.

Walter starred in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of All's Well That Ends Well in 1981, and made her Broadway debut when the production transferred to New York in 1983. For her work in various RSC productions, including Twelfth Night (1987–88) and Three Sisters (1988), she won the 1988 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival. Other notable roles for the RSC include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (1999) and Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (2006). She won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth I in the 2005 London revival of Mary Stuart, and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play when she reprised the role on Broadway in 2009.

Biography

Walter is the niece of renowned British actor Sir Christopher Lee, as the daughter of his elder sister Xandra Lee. On her father's side she is a great-great-great-granddaughter of John Walter, founder of The Times. She was educated at the Cranborne Chase School. After turning down a university education, she was in turn rejected by five different drama schools before getting into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Following her training, she gained early experience with the Joint Stock Theatre Company, Paines Plough touring, and the Duke's Playhouse, Lancaster. Her partner, until his death in 2004, was actor Peter Blythe. On 21 May 2011 she married Guy Schuessler, an American actor (stage name Guy Paul).

Best films

Babel (2006)
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Filmography of Harriet Walter (36 films)

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Actress

The Last Duel
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker
Roles Nicole de Bouchard

Au XIV siècle dans le royaume de France, un chevalier, de retour après une expédition militaire, retrouve son épouse. Celle-ci accuse l'écuyer, et vieil ami du chevalier, de l'avoir violée. L'écuyer se dit innocent. Un « procès par le combat » est décidé entre le chevalier et l'écuyer, pour déterminer la vérité. Si le mari perd le duel, la femme sera également brûlée vive pour fausse accusation.
Rocketman
Rocketman (2019)
, 2h1
Directed by Dexter Fletcher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, Gemma Jones
Roles Helen Piena
Rating73% 3.6509553.6509553.6509553.6509553.650955
Elton John fait irruption à une réunion des alcooliques anonymes, habillé avec un costume de scène orange extravagant. Il se livre sur ses excès et ses addictions (drogues, médicaments, sexe et alcool). Il raconte à l'assemblée l’absence de son père et les rapports parfois compliqués avec sa mère Sheila Eileen. Enfant, le jeune Reginald Dwight intègre la prestigieuse Royal Academy of Music où il montre ses talents au piano. Il développe peu à peu un gout pour l'excentricité et le rock 'n' roll. Quelques années plus tard, il rencontre le parolier Bernie Taupin. Ce dernier écrit les paroles, Elton les met ensuite en musique. La collaboration dure des années. Alors qu'Elton cache son homosexualité, il vit cependant une liaison compliquée avec son manager John Reid et fait un « faux mariage » avec Renate Blauel. Il va mettre quelques années à avouer son orientation sexuelle à ses proches.
My Dinner with Hervé, 1h50
Directed by Sacha Gervasi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about television
Actors Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan, Andy García, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin, Harriet Walter
Roles Baskin
Rating69% 3.4956853.4956853.4956853.4956853.495685
Danny Tate, journaliste et ancien alcoolique, est envoyé à Los Angeles pour interviewer l'écrivain Gore Vidal. Il doit, en outre faire un court article sur l'acteur Hervé Villechaize. Danny Tate rencontre l'acteur, se mettant en retard pour sa rencontre avec Gore Vidal qui refuse de répondre à l'interview.
The Sense of an Ending, 1h48
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery, Freya Mavor
Roles Margaret Webster
Rating62% 3.1489453.1489453.1489453.1489453.148945
Vieil homme divorcé et retraité, Tony Webster est hanté par son passé tumultueux, jalonné d'histoires d'amour chaotiques et d'amitiés brisées.
Denial
Denial (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by Mick Jackson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Négationnisme
Actors Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius
Roles Vera Reich
Rating67% 3.3509153.3509153.3509153.3509153.350915
Deborah Lipstadt, historienne américaine et auteur reconnue, enseigne l'histoire et la mémoire de la Shoah. Elle se voit confrontée à un écrivain extrémiste, avocat de thèses négationnistes sur le régime nazi, le Britannique David Irving, qui la met au défi de prouver l'existence de la Shoah. Deborah Lipstadt ayant dénoncé dans un livre les manipulations et les préjugés idéologiques de David Irving, celui-ci l'assigne en justice pour diffamation, en Grande-Bretagne. Elle se retrouve dans la situation incroyable de devoir prouver que ce qu'elle a écrit sur Irving est vrai et fondé, notamment qu'il ment sciemment en niant notamment l'existence des chambres à gaz. Comment, en restant dans les limites du droit, faire face à un négationniste prêt à toutes les bassesses pour obtenir gain de cause, et l'empêcher de profiter de cette tribune pour propager ses théories nauséabondes ?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2h15
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, John Boyega
Roles Dr. Kalonia
Rating78% 3.9456153.9456153.9456153.9456153.945615
L'univers de Star Wars se déroule dans une galaxie théâtre d'affrontements entre les Chevaliers Jedi et les Seigneurs noirs des Sith, personnes sensibles à la Force, un champ énergétique mystérieux leur procurant des pouvoirs psychiques. Les Jedi maîtrisent le côté lumineux de la Force, pouvoir bénéfique et défensif, pour maintenir la paix dans la galaxie. Les Sith utilisent le côté obscur, pouvoir nuisible et destructeur, pour leur usage personnel et pour dominer la galaxie. Les Sith vont par deux : un maître et un apprenti.
Man Up
Man Up (2015)
, 1h28
Directed by Ben Palmer
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Olivia Williams, Robert Wilfort, Ophélia lovibond, Rory Kinnear
Roles Fran
Rating67% 3.3985453.3985453.3985453.3985453.398545
Nancy, une jeune femme de 34 ans prend par erreur la place d'une autre fille dans un rendez-vous arrangé avec Jack, 40 ans récemment divorcé.
Suite Française, 1h47
Directed by Saul Dibb, Saul Dibb
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes French war films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Heino Ferch, Ruth Wilson
Roles Viscountess Montmort
Rating70% 3.506853.506853.506853.506853.50685
In Nazi-occupied France, Lucille Angellier and her domineering mother-in-law await news of her husband. A regiment of German soldiers arrives, and promptly moves into the homes of the villagers. Lucille tries to ignore Bruno, the German commander coopting her house, but he soon infatuates her.
A Royal Affair, 2h17
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Følsgaard, David Dencik, Søren Malling, Trine Dyrholm
Roles Augusta - Princess of Wales
Rating74% 3.7490853.7490853.7490853.7490853.749085
Princess Caroline Matilda of Great Britain is shown writing a letter to her children in which she professes to tell them the truth. In flashback, Caroline talks of England, as she was about to leave to marry Christian VII of Denmark. She is passionate about the arts and education, but when she arrives in Denmark she is told that many of her books are banned by the state. Christian is mentally ill and Caroline is unhappy in the marriage. She is soon pregnant with a son (Frederick VI of Denmark), but the couple grow far apart and the king stops visiting her bedroom.
The Wedding Video, 1h34
Directed by Nigel Cole
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Miriam Margolyes, Lucy Punch, Robert Webb, Michelle Gomez, Matt Berry, Cara Horgan
Roles Alex
Rating54% 2.703492.703492.703492.703492.70349
Raif Moyle (Hound) has been chosen to be the best man to his brother Tim (Webb) and Saskia (Punch) at their wedding. Raif decides to give Tim and Saskia an unforgettable present in the form of a wedding video. He discovers that Tim has left his bohemian life behind and is marrying into a family aspirant of a higher-class lifestyle—especially Saskia's hideous Hyacinth Bucket-esque grandmother (Miriam Margolyes).
From Time to Time, 1h35
Directed by Julian Fellowes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Carice van Houten, Alex Etel, Eliza Hope Bennett, Pauline Collins
Roles Lady Gresham
Rating66% 3.3473053.3473053.3473053.3473053.347305
This British ghostly haunting story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart, is set in 1944, near the end of World War II. Tolly, 13, arrives at his grandmother's country house, Green Knowe, after his father is reported missing in action. His grandmother (Maggie Smith) is faced with selling Green Knowe for financial reasons. Tolly soon discovers he can magically travel in time mysteriously between the present and the 19th century in the old manor house, and he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations. Exciting events include a terrible fire, a tale of stolen jewels, and threats of a press gang.
Cheri
Cheri (2009)
, 1h32
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates, Anita Pallenberg, Toby Kebbell
Roles La Loupiote
Rating61% 3.098943.098943.098943.098943.09894
Set in 1900s Belle Époque Paris, Chéri tells the story of the affair between an aging retired courtesan, Léa, and a flamboyant young man, Fred, nicknamed "Chéri" ("Dear" or "Darling").
The Young Victoria, 1h42
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong
Roles Queen Adelaide
Rating72% 3.6491853.6491853.6491853.6491853.649185
Princess Victoria of Kent is the heiress presumptive to the throne during the last years of the reign of her uncle King William IV. She is brought up under a strict set of rules devised by her mother (her father having died when Victoria was a baby), the Duchess of Kent, along with the comptroller of the Duchess's household, Sir John Conroy, who calls it the "Kensington System." Conroy hopes that William IV will die while Victoria is still a minor, which would mean that the Duchess would be appointed Regent, and he would be the power behind the throne through his considerable control of the Duchess. Victoria grows rebellious and resentful of her mother and Conroy's oppressive control of her every move. During an illness, her mother and Conroy attempt to force Victoria to sign papers that would make Conroy her personal secretary upon her majority. Although weak and ill, Victoria is strong enough to vehemently refuse this ploy, throwing the papers on the floor.
Morris: A Life with Bells On, 1h40
Directed by Lucy Akhurst
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Lucy Akhurst, Ian Hart, Derek Jacobi, Dominique Pinon, Greg Wise, Naomie Harris
Roles Professor Compton Chamberlayne
Rating61% 3.0547453.0547453.0547453.0547453.054745
A Short Stay in Switzerland, 1h30
Directed by Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Julie Walters, Stephen Campbel Moore, Lyndsey Marshal, Liz White, Michelle Fairley, Patrick Malahide
Roles Clare
Rating74% 3.7324653.7324653.7324653.7324653.732465
The movie is based on the true story of Dr. Anne Turner, who after suffering from the incurable progressive supranuclear palsy, travelled to Zurich for an assisted suicide by an organization called Dignitas after her husband not long before died of the same rare condition.