Joanne Whalley (born 25 August 1962) is an English actress who started with adolescent roles in mid-1970s and, over the following decades, amassed numerous credits, primarily on television, but also in nearly 40 theatrical and television films, including the title role in CBS' Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, broadcast in November 2000. A leading role in six-episode 1985 eco-thriller Edge of Darkness earned her a British Academy Television Award for Best Actress nomination. She shared with the cast of 44 Inch Chest the Best Ensemble Performance Award at the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2010 and was nominated for Monte-Carlo Television Festival's Golden Nymph Award as Best Actress in 2011's The Borgias. After her marriage to actor Val Kilmer, she was credited as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer for some years.
Whalley met the American actor Val Kilmer while filming the fantasy adventure Willow. The couple married in 1988, and she used the name Joanne Whalley-Kilmer professionally for several years.
Whalley took a break from filming to bring up her two children with Kilmer: daughter Mercedes (born 29 October 1991, in Santa Fe, New Mexico), and son Jack (born on 6 June 1995).
Shortly after the birth of their son, the pair separated. Whalley filed for divorce on 21 July 1995, citing irreconcilable differences. (Whalley and Kilmer play a bickering couple in Francis Ford Coppola's 2011 film Twixt.
, 1h29 GenresDrama, Thriller, Documentary, Historical ActorsWilliam Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Dennehy, Eve Best, Henry Goodman Roles Gweneth Feynman Rating71% En 1986, à la suite de l'accident de la navette spatiale Challenger, le président Reagan forme une commission d'enquête présidentielle chargée de déterminer les causes de l'accident. Parmi ses membres se trouve le professeur Richard Feynman, physicien de renom, qui comprend rapidement qu'il est le seul membre réellement indépendant. Avec l'aide d'autres membres de la commission, il parvient à mettre en lumière un certain nombre de défaillances et à révéler au grand jour ce qui a conduit à l'explosion de la navette.
ActorsGary Oldman, Malcolm McDowell, Dominic Monaghan, Evanna Lynch, Joanne Whalley Roles Mary Coggle Rating64% The film tells the true story of the bisexual serial-killing con man and jewel thief Archibald Hall (Malcolm McDowell), who worked as a butler under the name of Roy Fontaine and robbed and murdered numerous employers throughout England and Scotland. Hall is hired as the butler of the upper-class family of Fiona Carrick-Smith (Evanna Lynch), eventually becoming her confidant as she is intrigued by his wisdom. She tells him of her reservations and misgivings about her upcoming marriage and her desire for excitement and taking risks. When she acts on that desire, what follows is a string of reckless behaviour, betrayal, and disaster, as Hall leaves a bloody trail behind him.
, 1h27 OriginUnited-kingdom GenresThriller, Action, Crime ActorsGabriel Byrne, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Patrick Bergin, Patsy Kensit, Roy Dotrice Roles Maggie Rating43% The story opens in Los Angeles with Dillon (Val Kilmer) who receives a phone call from Ray Burns (Mick Rossi) who has just been shot and desperately needs help. Dillon is a cleaner for a gangster named Eddie (Gabriel Byrne) and has been sent to assist Ray should he require it. After a colorful opening title sequence which follows Dillon's drive to the house, he finds Ray almost bleeding to death on a sofa. Removing all of the evidence, Dillon leaves carrying Ray to his car but not before he torches the house, destroying any evidence of Ray's presence. As Dillon and Ray drive away, Dillon struggles to keep Ray conscious and relates to him a story of a humorous encounter with a Mexican auto mechanic, which coins one of the catchphrases of the film: "I'm not gonna taco".
, 1h27 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy ActorsNoah Wyle, Illeana Douglas, Kate Mara, Cloris Leachman, Joanne Whalley, Keith Carradine Roles Luna Rating48% Gavin Ransom (Noah Wyle) is a successful real estate developer who has made a tidy fortune putting up gated communities filled with expensive suburban homes all over California. Ransom intends to put up another such development in the as-yet-untouched hillsides of Northern California's Marin County, and, just as he's expected, a number of folks living nearby are objecting to the project, including his sister Olive (Illeana Douglas), an environmental activist who has sided with longtime resident Eileen Boatwright (Cloris Leachman) and progressive lawyer Sybil (Jane Lynch) against the development. Olive and her compatriots get some unexpected support when Zoe Tripp (Kate Mara), a modern folk singer and the daughter of old-school Marin County hippies (Keith Carradine and Valerie Perrine), takes an interest in their protests and begins singing out against Gavin's proposal with guitar in hand. Gavin unexpectedly finds himself growing powerfully infatuated with Zoe, and Olive, a long-closeted lesbian, is equally taken with her; consequently, as the siblings battle against building several dozen cookie-cutter mansions, they also wage a private war for the affections of the young songstress.
, 1h45 Directed byPeter Markle OriginUSA GenresDrama ThemesFilms about animals, Films about horses ActorsLindze Letherman, Rachel Skarsten, Gabriel Byrne, Joanne Whalley, Robb Wells, Kevin Zegers Roles Jessie Eastwood Rating62% Virginia (Letherman) is a 13-year-old girl living in Massachusetts (filmed in Nova Scotia) with her older sister Caroline (Skarsten) and her father Ford (Byrne). Her mother was killed 3 years earlier in a horse riding accident. Since then Ford has sold their horse, Twister, to a neighbor and forbidden his daughters to ride. Still, Virginia sneaks out at night to see her, and one night during her visit Twister delivers a foal in the middle of a terrible storm. Twister dies while giving birth and Virginia names the foal Stormy.
, 1h48 Directed byAnthony Waller OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Crime, Politic ActorsJoanne Whalley, Bill Pullman, Devon Sawa, Jaimz Woolvett, Gabrielle Anwar, Angela Featherstone Roles Natalie Crane Rating60% Callum Crane is in line for appointment to the federal bench, during the same week he rapes a new secretary at his office. It's also the same week Nathan Corrigan (a young, callow ex-con) goes to the city to meet his biological father, the same Callum Crane. They meet and before Nathan can tell Crane who he is, Crane offers him money to kill the secretary, who has threatened to go to the police. Nathan takes an envelope of cash and the woman's photo, tells friends about it, and throws away the envelope. One of the friends, who needs money, retrieves the envelope and sets out to kill the woman.