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Justine Waddell is a Actor British born on 4 november 1976 at Johannesburg (South africa)

Justine Waddell

Justine Waddell
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Birth 4 november 1976 (47 years) at Johannesburg (South africa)

Justine Waddell (born 4 November 1976) is a South African-born British film actress, best known for her roles in the 2006 film The Fall and 2005 film Chaos as well as Tess in the 1998 LWT adaptation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Estella in the 1999 BBC adaptation of Great Expectations.

Biography

Early life
Waddell was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her father, Gordon Waddell (1937–2012), was a Scottish rugby union player who captained the Scottish national team and played for the British and Irish Lions. He later became a Progressive Party Member of Parliament in South Africa, and a director of Anglo American PLC. Her grandfather, Herbert Waddell (1902–1988), also played rugby for Scotland and the Lions. Waddell moved with her family to Scotland when she was eleven. Four years later they moved to London. Waddell is the only member of her family to take up a career in acting. She read Social and Political Science at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, which allowed her to take time off from her studies to pursue her career.


Career
Waddell has divided her work between stage and screen. Amongst her roles to date have been her performance as Sasha opposite Ralph Fiennes and Bill Paterson in the Almeida Theatre's London production of Ivanov (1997), Countess Nordston in Anna Karenina (1997), Tess in Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1998), Julia Bertram in Mansfield Park (1999), Estella in Great Expectations, Nina in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (2000), for which she was nominated for an Ian Charleson award and Molly Gibson in the television mini series Wives and Daughters for which she won a Broadcasting Press Guild Best Actress award. She played Mary Heller in the American film, Dracula 2000. In 2002 she starred in The One and Only.She won a Prism Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Natalie Wood in The Mystery of Natalie Wood, a 2004 TV movie directed by Peter Bogdanovich.In 2006 Waddell starred alongside Jason Statham and Ryan Phillipe in Chaos. During the same year, she co-starred with Lee Pace in Tarsem Singh’s The Fall. In 2011 Waddell had a starring role in Mishen, which is a Russian science fiction film directed by Alexander Zeldovich and written by Vladimir Sorokin. For her role in the film, she learned the Russian language from scratch. Mishen had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and then a gala premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival. In 2014, Waddell was on the jury of the Festival of European Film "Voices" in Vologda, Russia.

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Filmography of Justine Waddell (12 films)

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Actress

Killing Bono, 1h54
Directed by Nick Hamm
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Pete Postlethwaite, Krysten Ritter, Luke Treadaway, Charlie Cox
Roles Danielle
Rating62% 3.149043.149043.149043.149043.14904
À Dublin, Neil McCormick et son jeune frère Ivan montent le groupe de rock Shook Up, avec l'ambition de devenir le plus grand groupe de rock du monde. Au même moment, Paul Hewson, leur camarade de classe, chante dans son propre groupe qui vient lui aussi de se former. Neil, persuadé que le sien est bien meilleur, ne se doute pas encore que le groupe qui le concurrence va bientôt sortir de l'ombre sous le nom de U2, et que Paul Hewson deviendra une star planétaire sous celui de Bono.
The Fall
The Fall (2006)
, 1h47
Directed by Tarsem Singh
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Lee Pace, Justine Waddell, Catinca Untaru, Leo Bill, Emil Hostina, Sean Gilder
Roles Nurse Evelyn / Sister Evelyn
Rating77% 3.898783.898783.898783.898783.89878
Los Angeles, 1915: stuntman Roy Walker (Lee Pace) is hospitalized, as he is bedridden and possibly paralyzed after a jump he took in his first film. He meets Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), a young Romanian-born patient in the hospital who is recovering from a broken arm, and begins to tell her a story about her namesake. Alexandria is told she has to leave, but Roy promises to tell her an epic tale if she returns the next day.
Thr3e
Thr3e (2006)
, 1h41
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Serial killer films
Actors Marc Blucas, Justine Waddell, Laura Jordan, Bill Moseley, Max Ryan, Priscilla Barnes
Roles Jennifer Peters
Rating49% 2.4530952.4530952.4530952.4530952.453095
Jennifer Peters (Justine Waddell) attempts to save her brother Roy, who has been abducted by a serial killer. The murderer is known as the Riddle Killer, or R.K., because of how he ties in riddles with his murders. Jennifer has recently written a book about the nature of serial killers, to which R.K. has taken offense. Jennifer follows R.K.'s clues and finds Roy, but fails to save him as the car in which he is trapped explodes.
Chaos
Chaos (2005)
, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Ryan Phillippe, Justine Waddell, Keegan Connor Tracy, Henry Czerny
Roles Det. Teddy Galloway
Rating63% 3.199153.199153.199153.199153.19915
Detective Conners apparently kills a car hijacker and the young woman the hijacker is using as a shield. Newspapers and reporters blame Detective Conners and his partner York. After a fellow police officer, Callo, testifies against them, Conners is suspended, and York is fired.
The Mystery of Natalie Wood, 2h52
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about television
Actors Justine Waddell, Michael Weatherly, Matthew Settle, Colin Friels, Elizabeth Rice, Alice Krige
Roles Natalie Wood
Rating68% 3.4416353.4416353.4416353.4416353.441635
The film opens on November 28, 1981 on Catalina Island, California, where 43-year-old Natalie Wood (Justine Waddell) falls off her boat called 'Splendour' and drowns. Years earlier, in 1943, in Santa Rosa, California, 5-year-old Natasha (Grace Fulton) grows up in a violent household with an overbearing mother, Maria Gurdin (Alice Krige), who goes to extremes to make her daughter a star. When one day a film is shot in town, Maria arranges a role for Natasha, and kills a butterfly in order to get her to cry in front of the camera, which is required. Her crying impresses the director, Irving Pichel (John Noble), and a year later she reluctantly moves to Hollywood to focus on her career, with her mother standing by her at every step, and with a new name: Natalie Wood. By 1946, Natalie is working on three films at a time, and is not allowed to enjoy any spare time with her friends. Three years later, now a teenager (Elizabeth Rice), she can do nothing as her older sister Olga (Leanne Simic) leaves the home because she feels neglected by her mother. Around this time, she is working on the set of The Green Promise one day, when an accident causes her to break her wrist. Fearing that her daughter will not get any roles if she has it treated, Maria dismisses any medical help, and Natalie's wrist does not heal properly as a result.
The One and Only, 1h31
Directed by Simon Cellan Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Justine Waddell, Richard Roxburgh, Jonathan Cake, Patsy Kensit, Donna Air, Tom Goodman-Hill
Roles Stevie
Rating58% 2.948772.948772.948772.948772.94877
The film opens with two couples visiting their GP for childlessness. Stevie is married to Sonny, an Italian footballer who plays for Newcastle United, but who has succumbed to frequent injury. He is desperate for a child, and it soon emerges that Stevie has not really been trying. She is reluctant to become pregnant as she doesn't want to get fat. Jenny and Neil are trying to adopt, as Neil is infertile. Being childless has turned Jenny into something of a monster, and Neil now views her with dislike. He wants to break with her but is too kind- hearted. He goes ahead with the plan to adopt to keep her happy. When Stevie meets Neil on the day he comes to deliver her brand new kitchen, it's already too late for love at first sight. Too late for both of them. Stevie is already five minutes pregnant by her Italian footballer husband. And too late for Neil too - his wife Jenny has already applied to adopt an African girl. But too late or otherwise, love at first sight is exactly what happens.
Dracula 2000, 1h39
Directed by Patrick Lussier
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Gerard Butler, Vitamin C, Jennifer Esposito, Danny Masterson
Roles Mary Heller
Rating49% 2.453272.453272.453272.453272.45327
Matthew Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer), the alleged descendant of the famed 19th century Dutch medical doctor, Abraham Van Helsing, owns an antique shop in London in 2000. One night with Van Helsing upstairs, his secretary, Solina (Jennifer Esposito), allows a group of thieves (Danny Masterson, Lochlyn Munro, Sean Patrick Thomas), led by her boyfriend, Marcus (Omar Epps), into the shop. The thieves infiltrate the shop's underground high-security vault and find a sealed silver coffin protected by a deadly defense system. Based on the level of security surrounding the coffin, Solina and Marcus decide that the coffin’s contents must be valuable, so they escape with it and flee to New Orleans, Louisiana. When Van Helsing discovers that the coffin has been stolen, he boards a plane to America, telling his apprentice, Simon Sheppard (Jonny Lee Miller), to remain in London. Simon does not follow his mentor’s orders and travels to Louisiana as well.
Mansfield Park, 1h52
Directed by Patricia Rozema
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Frances O'Connor, James Purefoy, Billie Piper, Jonny Lee Miller, Harold Pinter, Lindsay Duncan
Roles Julia Bertram
Rating69% 3.497873.497873.497873.497873.49787
At the age of 10, Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, as her own parents married for love and do not have enough money to support their many children. Once at Mansfield Park, Fanny meets her cousins Tom, Maria, Edmund, and Julia, as well as Fanny's other maternal aunt, Mrs Norris. Fanny does not feel welcome, and Mrs. Norris treats her more like a servant than a relative. She becomes upset upon learning that she is expected to stay at Mansfield indefinitely. Edmund behaves kindly to her, and the two develop a friendship that grows as the years progress.
Great Expectations, 2h48
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Thomson, Bernard Hill, Laura Aikman
Roles Estella
Rating71% 3.593283.593283.593283.593283.59328
A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, Pip believes in a grand plan at the end of which he will be married to Estella. However, when the criminal from his childhood turns up one stormy night and reveals that he, Magwitch, is his benefactor, Pip finds his dreams crumbling. Although initially repulsed by his benefactor, Pip gradually becomes loyal to him and stays with him until his death.
The Misadventures of Margaret
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Parker Posey, Jeremy Northam, Craig Chester, Elizabeth McGovern, Brooke Shields, Patrick Bruel
Roles Young Girl
Rating51% 2.55982.55982.55982.55982.5598
Une femme malheureuse en ménage traduit un conte libertin du XVIII siècle. Ce travail va avoir des répercussions inattendues sur sa vie privée.
The Woman In White, 2h5
Directed by Tim Fywell
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Tara Fitzgerald, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln, James Wilby, Simon Callow, John Standing
Roles Laura Fairlie
Rating69% 3.4912753.4912753.4912753.4912753.491275
Marian Fairlie (Tara FitzGerald) and Laura Fairlie (Justine Waddell) are half-sisters (same father but different mothers). Laura's mother died, leaving Laura an inheritance which she will receive when she comes of age. They both live in Limmeridge with their uncle, Mr. Fairlie (Ian Richardson), who hires a new tutor, Walter Hartright (Andrew Lincoln). Marian tells Hartright that she and Laura are very close, agree in everything and refuse to be taught separately.
Anna Karenina, 1h45
Directed by Bernard Rose
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide
Actors Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner, James Fox, Fiona Shaw
Roles Countess Nordston
Rating62% 3.1471953.1471953.1471953.1471953.147195
Anna Karenina is a young and elegant wife of Alexei Karenin, a wealthy nobleman twenty years her senior. She is unhappy and lives only for their son, Seriozha. During a ball in Moscow, she encounters the handsome Count Alexei Vronsky. Vronsky is instantly smitten and follows her to St. Petersburg, pursuing her shamelessly. Eventually, Anna surrenders to her feelings for him and becomes his mistress. Though they are happy together, their relationship soon crumbles after she miscarries his child. Karenin is deeply touched by her pain and agrees to forgive her. However, Anna remains unhappy and, to the scandal of respectable society, she openly leaves her husband for Vronsky.