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Lindsay Duncan is a Actor British born on 7 november 1950 at Edinburgh (United-kingdom)

Lindsay Duncan

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Birth name Lindsay Vere Duncan
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 7 november 1950 (73 years) at Edinburgh (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Lindsay Vere Duncan, CBE (born 7 November 1950) is a Scottish stage, television and film actress. On stage she has won two Olivier Awards, a Tony Award for her performance in Private Lives, and another Tony Award nomination for her role in Les Liaisons dangereuses. Duncan has starred in several plays by Harold Pinter. Her most famous roles on television include: Barbara Douglas in Alan Bleasdale's G.B.H. (1991), Servilia of the Junii in the HBO/BBC/RAI series Rome (2005–2007), and Adelaide Brooke in the Doctor Who special "The Waters of Mars" (2009). On film she voiced the android TC-14 in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), and she played Alice's mother in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010).

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 Birthday Honours for services to drama.


Duncan is married to fellow Scottish actor Hilton McRae, whom she met in 1985 at the Royal Shakespeare Company. They live in north London. They have one son, Cal McRae, born September 1991.

Duncan was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama in the 2009 Birthday Honours.
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Filmography of Lindsay Duncan (36 films)

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Blackbird (2020)

Directed by Roger Michell
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films
Actors Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Sam Neill, Rainn Wilson, Bex Taylor-Klaus
Roles Liz
Rating66% 3.302143.302143.302143.302143.30214
Lily, une femme mourante en phase terminale, décide de réunir ses proches afin de passer un dernier week-end à leurs côtés avant de se suicider.
Little Joe
Little Joe (2019)
, 1h40
Directed by Jessica Hausner
Origin Austria
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Actors Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Lindsay Duncan, Leanne Best, Goran Kostić
Roles Psychotherapist
Rating57% 2.8993652.8993652.8993652.8993652.899365
Alice est une scientifique qui a développé une nouvelle espèce de fleur dont les effets thérapeutiques sont hors du commun, elle en offre une à son fils Joe mais découvre alors des effets secondaires inattendus.
Gifted (2017)

Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about mathematics, Children's films
Actors Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, McKenna Grace, Julie Ann Emery
Roles Evelyn Adler
Rating76% 3.808293.808293.808293.808293.80829
After his sister's death, a man feels her daughter's potential is being underutilized and fights for custody against his mother.
Alice Through the Looking Glass, 1h53
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman
Roles Helen Kingsleigh
Rating62% 3.1087353.1087353.1087353.1087353.108735
Cela fait trois ans qu'Alice Kingsleigh suit les traces de son père et navigue dans les hautes mers. En revenant à Londres après un voyage en Chine, elle apprend que Hamish Ascot, son ex-fiancé, a repris la compagnie de son père et veut qu'Alice vende le bateau de son père en échange de sa maison familiale. Alice suit un papillon qu'elle reconnaît comme étant Absolem et, en passant à travers un miroir, retourne au Pays des Merveilles.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan
Roles Tabitha Dickinson
Rating76% 3.847823.847823.847823.847823.84782
À l’époque où il incarnait un célèbre super-héros, Riggan Thomson était mondialement connu. Mais de cette célébrité il ne reste plus grand-chose, et il tente aujourd’hui de monter une pièce de théâtre à Broadway dans l’espoir de renouer avec sa gloire perdue. Durant les quelques jours qui précèdent la première, il va devoir tout affronter : sa famille et ses proches, son passé, ses rêves et son ego… S’il s’en sort, le rideau a une chance de s’ouvrir...
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), 1h59
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes La bande dessinée, Films about films, Théâtre, Superhero films, Children's films
Actors Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts
Roles Tabitha Dickinson
Rating76% 3.8478153.8478153.8478153.8478153.847815
Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is a faded Hollywood actor best known for playing the superhero Birdman decades ago in a series of films. He is often tormented by the mocking, critical inner voice of Birdman, and frequently visualizes himself performing feats of levitation and telekinesis. The film opens with a quotation from Raymond Carver stating that the main fulfillment in life is related to having once been loved, then cuts to a dramatic atmospheric disturbance resembling a meteor descending in flames. The film then cuts to a surreal shot depicting Riggan as levitating in his stage room. Riggan hopes to reinvent his career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production of a loosely based adaptation of Carver's short story "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love".
Last Passenger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Dougray Scott, Lindsay Duncan, Kara Tointon, David Schofield, Iddo Goldberg
Roles Elaine Middleton
Rating56% 2.8488352.8488352.8488352.8488352.848835
Lewis Shaler (Dougray Scott) is a doctor and single father heading home with his young son Max (Joshua Kaynama) on a late night train from London. Max accidentally causes fellow passenger Sarah Barwell (Kara Tointon) to spill coffee on her coat, prompting Shaler to apologize to Barwell. The interaction is the beginning of a romantic connection between the two.
About Time
About Time (2013)
, 2h3
Directed by Richard Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Aiysha Hart, Margot Robbie, Tom Hollander
Roles Mum
Rating78% 3.9011753.9011753.9011753.9011753.901175
Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is a young man from Cornwall, England. He grows up in a house by the sea with his father (Bill Nighy), his mother (Lindsay Duncan), his absent-minded uncle (Richard Cordery), and his free-spirited sister, Katherine (Lydia Wilson), who is known to family and friends as Kit Kat. At the age of 21, Tim is told by his father that the men of his family have a special gift: the ability to travel in time. This supernatural ability is subject to one constraint - they can only travel to places and times they have been before. After his father discourages Tim from using his gift to acquire money or fame, he decides that he will use it to improve his love life.
Le Week-End, 1h33
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Olly Alexander, Xavier de Guillebon, Judith Davis
Roles Meg Burrows
Rating63% 3.198333.198333.198333.198333.19833
Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg Burrows (Lindsay Duncan) are a married academic couple from Birmingham advancing in age and tension. To mark their 30th wedding anniversary, the two embark on a trip to the place they honeymooned three decades ago: Paris, France. Hoping to rejuvenate their marriage, the couple arrives in Paris only for things not to go as planned. Eventually, the two bump into Morgan (Jeff Goldblum), with whom Nick went to university and who is now a successful writer, and attend a dinner party of his that ultimately opens up a new view of life and love for the aging couple.
Christopher and His Kind, 1h30
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew Smith, Toby Jones, Pip Carter, Douglas Booth, Marc Warren, Imogen Poots
Roles Kathleen Isherwood
Rating69% 3.4925953.4925953.4925953.4925953.492595
In Los Angeles in 1976, Christopher Isherwood begins writing his memoir. The film flashes back to 1931 as Christopher prepares to leave England for Germany, against the wishes of his mother Kathleen. On the train he meets Gerald Hamilton, an English ne'er-do-well of Irish descent, who suggests that Christopher take a room at the boarding house where he lives. Upon his arrival in Berlin, Christopher meets his friend Wystan Auden, who takes him to the Cosy Corner, a seedy gay club populated by hustlers.
The Sinking of the Laconia, 3h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films
Actors Andrew Buchan, Brian Cox, Ken Duken, Lindsay Duncan, Jacob Matschenz, Matthias Koeberlin
Roles Elizabeth Fullwood
Rating69% 3.4937353.4937353.4937353.4937353.493735
Septembre 1942, au large de Cape Town, en Afrique du Sud. Le "RMS Laconia", qui vient de quitter le port, fait route vers l’Angleterre avec 2 000 passagers à son bord ainsi que 1 800 prisonniers italiens. Les fumées du navire sont bientôt repérées par un U-Boot. Sa taille laissant supposer qu’il peut transporter des troupes, la décision est prise de le torpiller. Cela fait, le sous-marin ne quitte pas immédiatement les lieux. Découvrant le sort des prisonniers italiens, mais aussi de civils, le capitaine, se référant à un code d’honneur maritime, ordonne l’organisation du sauvetage, arbore une croix rouge dans l’attente d’un bâtiment français envoyé par Vichy. Mille personnes seront sauvées. Peu après, ce sous-marin sera coulé par les forces alliées tandis que l’amiral allemand Dönitz signera le "Laconia order" interdisant à l’armée allemande de procéder au moindre sauvetage.
Alice in Wonderland, 1h49
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Political films, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, Mia Wasikowska
Roles Helen Kingsleigh
Rating64% 3.2035053.2035053.2035053.2035053.203505
Troubled by a strange recurring dream and mourning the loss of her beloved father, nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh attends a garden party at Lord Ascot's estate, where she is confronted by an unwanted marriage proposal, to Hamish Ascot, and the stifling expectations of the society in which she lives. Unsure of how to reply, she pursues a rabbit in a blue waistcoat, and accidentally falls into a large rabbit hole, from which she emerges in a forest, where she is greeted by the White Rabbit, the Dormouse, the Dodo, the Talking Flowers, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. They argue over her identity as "the right Alice", who must slay the Red Queen's Jabberwocky and restore the White Queen to power, as foretold by Absolem the Caterpillar. The group is then ambushed by the Bandersnatch and a group of playing-card soldiers led by the Knave of Hearts. Alice, Tweedledum and Tweedledee escape into the woods, while the Knave steals the Caterpillar's scroll and the Dormouse leaves the others, with one of the Bandersnatch's eyes. Tweedledum and Tweedledee are then captured by the Red Queen's Jubjub Bird.