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Joanne Whalley is a Actor British born on 25 august 1961 at Salford (United-kingdom)

Joanne Whalley

Joanne Whalley
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 august 1961 (58 years) at Salford (United-kingdom)

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.

Best films

Willow (1988)

Usually with

Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
(4 films)
David Suchet
David Suchet
(4 films)
Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(1 films)
Ben Chaplin
Ben Chaplin
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joanne Whalley (37 films)

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Paul, Apostle of Christ, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Jim Caviezel, Olivier Martinez, James Faulkner, Joanne Whalley, John Lynch, Antonia Campbell-Hughes
Roles Priscilla
Rating66% 3.3025253.3025253.3025253.3025253.302525
Ce film est basé sur l'histoire vraie de Paul de Tarse, un apôtre du Christ, emprisonné à Tullianum par l'empereur Néron alors que Luc l'évangéliste cherche à le rencontrer. Le prisonnier se remémore sa vie, lorsqu'il s'appela Saul et qu'il persécutait les chrétiens avant de se convertir au christianisme après avoir rencontré Jésus-Christ ressuscité.
Muse (2017)
, 1h47
Directed by Jaume Balagueró
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Elliot Cowan, Franka Potente, Ana Ularu, Leonor Watling, Manuela Vellés, Joanne Whalley
Roles Jacqueline
Rating54% 2.7169252.7169252.7169252.7169252.716925
Après le décès de sa fiancée, Samuel Solomon, un professeur de littérature, s'est isolé pour faire son deuil. Mais il est hanté chaque nuit par un cauchemar récurrent : celui d'une femme assassinée lors d'un rituel macabre.
The Challenger, 1h29
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Historical
Actors William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Dennehy, Eve Best, Henry Goodman
Roles Gweneth Feynman
Rating72% 3.6474753.6474753.6474753.6474753.647475
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.
Twixt (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Bruce Dern, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, Francis Ford Coppola, Ben Chaplin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley, Don Novello
Roles Denise
Rating48% 2.402672.402672.402672.402672.40267
Hall Baltimore est un écrivain sur le déclin. Alors qu'il est en tournée de promotion dans une petite ville, il découvre qu'une jeune fille a été assassinée. La nuit, Hall rêve d'un fantôme nommé V qui lui raconte une étrange histoire, peut-être en rapport avec le meurtre. À sa grande surprise, certaines des réponses à ces questions se trouvent dans sa propre vie…
44 Inch Chest, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, Joanne Whalley
Roles Liz
Rating58% 2.9013552.9013552.9013552.9013552.901355
Colin Diamond (Ray Winstone) is a successful car salesman who, after a discovering his wife Liz is having an affair, has an emotional breakdown. His friends convince him to kidnap his wife's lover and then encourage him to torture and kill him.
Diverted (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Alex Chapple
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Shawn Ashmore, David Suchet, Joanne Whalley, Liisa Repo-Martell, Anita Majumdar, Karen LeBlanc
Roles Marion Price
Rating62% 3.1004353.1004353.1004353.1004353.100435
On September 11, 2001, as information seeps out about the 9/11 attacks on America, the FAA begins directing all remaining aircraft in the air to nearby airports, completely clearing the skies. A total of 39 transatlantic flights at or near their "point of no return" (AKA point of safe return) are diverted to the nearest airport in Canada, Gander, Newfoundland. The anxious passengers leaving on business and vacation trips have no idea why their flights are being sent to a remote town in Canada. With wild rumours spreading, one British airliner's crew tells the passengers what is known, that a terrorist attack has taken place in the United States.
Flood (2007)
, 1h50
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Catastrophe climatique, Disaster films
Actors Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, David Suchet, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley, Gottfried John
Roles Patricia Nash
Rating48% 2.405772.405772.405772.405772.40577
A devastating flood strikes London when the Thames Barrier is overwhelmed by a huge surge of water. A storm surge travels between the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, raising sea levels and coinciding with the spring tide. Several parts of Scotland are devastated, including Wick.
Played (2006)
, 1h27
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Patrick Bergin, Patsy Kensit, Roy Dotrice
Roles Maggie
Rating44% 2.207662.207662.207662.207662.20766
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".
The Californians, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Noah Wyle, Illeana Douglas, Kate Mara, Cloris Leachman, Joanne Whalley, Keith Carradine
Roles Luna
Rating49% 2.471542.471542.471542.471542.47154
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.
The Singing Detective
Directed by Jon Amiel, Keith Gordon
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical, Crime
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Michael Gambon, Jim Carter, Robin Wright, David Dorfman, Mel Gibson
Rating55% 2.751232.751232.751232.751232.75123
Dan Dark, écrivain rongé par une lente maladie dégénérative du cerveau, ne peut trouver la guérison qu'en s'immergeant dans un monde onirique qu'il a créé pour les besoins de l'un de ses ouvrages. Toutefois ce monde onirique s'insinue au fil du temps dans le monde réel.
Virginia's Run, 1h45
Directed by Peter Markle
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses
Actors Lindze Letherman, Rachel Skarsten, Gabriel Byrne, Joanne Whalley, Robb Wells, Kevin Zegers
Roles Jessie Eastwood
Rating62% 3.1010853.1010853.1010853.1010853.101085
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.
The Guilty
The Guilty (2000)
, 1h48
Directed by Anthony Waller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Actors Joanne Whalley, Bill Pullman, Devon Sawa, Jaimz Woolvett, Gabrielle Anwar, Angela Featherstone
Roles Natalie Crane
Rating61% 3.099333.099333.099333.099333.09933
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.
The Man Who Knew Too Little, 1h35
Directed by Jon Amiel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina, Richard Wilson, Geraldine James
Roles Lorelei 'Lori'
Rating66% 3.348713.348713.348713.348713.34871
Wallace Ritchie (Murray) flies from Des Moines, Iowa, to London, England, to spend his birthday with his brother, James (Peter Gallagher), who is to hold a business dinner that evening. Though James is all too happy to spend time with Wally, his presence threatens to sour the evening, and so James sets Wallace up with an interactive improv theatre business, the "Theatre of Life", which promises to treat the participant as a character in a crime drama. Before the night begins, James hands Wallace a pair of Ambassador cigars, promising to "fire them up" before midnight in celebration of Wally's birthday. Trouble begins when Wallace answers a phone call intended for a hitman at the same payphone that the Theatre of Life uses for its act.
A Good Man in Africa, 1h34
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin South africa
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Colin Friels, Joanne Whalley, Sean Connery, John Lithgow, Louis Gossett Jr., Diana Rigg
Roles Celia Adekunle
Rating51% 2.5555552.5555552.5555552.5555552.555555
Morgan Leafy is a British diplomat and works in the small African state of Kinjanja, in the process of decolonisation. Arthur Fanshawe, a new member of the Commission, brings Leafy the news that oil has just been discovered in Kinjanja. For the British to obtain the benefits of such unexpected news, they must maintain good relations with the man who appears likely to be the next president of Kinjanja, Sam Adekunle. But a diplomatic crisis occurs: a woman dies at the High Commission and the British want to prolong the native burial honors for several days.