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Rachel Griffiths is a Actor Australienne born on 18 december 1968 at Melbourne (Australie)

Rachel Griffiths

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Birth name Rachel Anne Griffiths
Nationality Australie
Birth 18 december 1968 (51 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Rachel Anne Griffiths (born 18 December 1968) is an Australian actress and director. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel's Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie (1998). She is best known for her portrayals of Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC primetime drama Brothers & Sisters. Her work in film and television has earned her a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Australian Film Institute Awards.


Griffiths married Australian artist Andrew Taylor on 31 December 2002 in the chapel of her high school, Star of the Sea College, in Melbourne. They have three children, son Banjo Patrick (born 22 November 2003, Melbourne) and daughters Adelaide Rose (born 23 June 2005, Los Angeles) and Clementine Grace (born 21 June 2009).

Griffiths formerly identified as an atheist, but as of 2015 she identifies as a practising Catholic.

Best films

Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Usually with

Ronald Bass
Ronald Bass
(2 films)
Ted Demme
Ted Demme
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rachel Griffiths (34 films)

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The King's Daughter
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Roles Abbess

King Louis XIV's (Brosnan) quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.
Hacksaw Ridge, 2h11
Directed by Mel Gibson
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about domestic violence, Political films
Actors Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Mel Gibson
Roles Bertha Doss
Rating80% 4.0499554.0499554.0499554.0499554.049955
Desmond Doss, fils d'un ancien soldat de la Première Guerre mondiale, veut apporter sa pierre à l'édifice lorsqu'éclate la guerre du Pacifique. En tant qu'objecteur de conscience, il souhaite s'engager mais refuse de tuer ou de porter une arme au combat en raison de ses croyances adventistes. Après de difficiles négociations avec l'armée, il est finalement affecté au poste d'auxiliaire sanitaire.
The Osiris Child, 1h35
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Disaster films
Actors Kellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Luke Ford, Rachel Griffiths, Temuera Morrison, Bren Foster
Roles General Lynex
Rating55% 2.793532.793532.793532.793532.79353
Dans un futur lointain, l'humanité est lancée dans une course à la colonisation interplanétaire pour trouver d'autres planètes habitables. Kane, lieutenant pour l'entreprise Exor, a pour mission d'organiser la vie dans ces nouveaux mondes. Mais un jour, il découvre que des prisonniers se sont emparés d'un virus mortel qu'ils menacent de diffuser sur OSIRIS, planète où vit la fille de Kane. Il se lance alors dans une course contre la montre pour sauver sa fille.
Saving Mr. Banks, 2h5
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about films, Films about writers, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Mise en scène d'un scénariste, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson
Roles Aunt Ellie
Rating74% 3.7490953.7490953.7490953.7490953.749095
In 1961, the financially strapped author Pamela "P. L." Travers reluctantly travels from her home in London to Los Angeles to work with Walt Disney at the urging of her agent, Diarmuid Russell. Disney has pursued the film rights to her Mary Poppins stories for twenty years, having promised his daughters that he would produce a film based on them. Travers has steadfastly resisted Disney's efforts because she fears what he would do to her character. However, she has not written anything in a while and her book royalties have dwindled to nothing, so she risks losing her house. Still, Russell has to remind her that Disney has agreed to two major stipulations - no animation and unprecedented script approval - before she agrees to go.
Patrick (2013)
, 1h36
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Charles Dance, Peta Sergeant, Eliza Taylor Morley, Martin Crewes
Roles Matron Cassidy
Rating49% 2.4533052.4533052.4533052.4533052.453305
Kathy (Sharni Vinson) is a young nurse that is eager to prove herself in her new job in an isolated psychiatric clinic. She's intrigued by Patrick (Jackson Gallagher), a comatose patient that her boss Dr. Roget (Charles Dance) assures her is incapable of truly responding to any external stimuli. Kathy is horrified by the experiments that Roget and his nurse Matron Cassidy (Rachel Griffiths) inflict upon him, and she's initially pleased when she finds a way to communicate with him. This quickly turns to horror when Patrick uses his psychic abilities to interfere with her life outside of the hospital, as Patrick has grown obsessed with Kathy and will harm anyone that he deems to be interfering with his relationship with her.
Underground: The Julian Assange Story, 1h29
Directed by Robert Connolly
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Rachel Griffiths, Callan McAuliffe, Anthony LaPaglia, Alex Williams, Benedict Samuel, Jordan Raskopoulos
Roles Christine Assange
Rating66% 3.345393.345393.345393.345393.34539
In 1989, known as ‘Mendax’, Assange and two friends formed a group called the ‘International Subversives’. Using early home computers and defining themselves as ‘white hat hackers’ - those who look but don’t steal – they broke into some of the world’s most powerful and secretive organisations. They were young, brilliant, and in the eyes of the US Government, a major threat to national security.
Burning Man, 1h50
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis, Rachel Griffiths, Elizabeth Blackmore, Kerry Fox
Roles Miriam
Rating63% 3.1991453.1991453.1991453.1991453.199145
Burning Man tells the story of Tom (Matthew Goode), a British chef in a Bondi restaurant, who seems to have chosen to disobey his boss, and his actions are tolerated by everyone around him. As Tom descends into darkness from a car crash in his Volkswagen, pieces of a different story start to emerge. Every woman around him tries, in different ways, to help Tom put himself back together.
Beautiful Kate, 1h41
Directed by Rachel Ward
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films
Actors Rachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown, Sophie Lowe, Maeve Dermody, Ben Mendelsohn
Roles Sally Kendall
Rating66% 3.3453753.3453753.3453753.3453753.345375
A writer, Ned Kendall (Ben Mendelsohn), is returning to the remote and isolated family home inhabited by his sister Sally (Rachel Griffiths), to say goodbye to his father, Bruce (Bryan Brown), who is dying. Ned also brings his fiancee, Toni (Maeve Dermody), who has trouble getting used to the isolation and harshness of rural Australia.
Step Up
Step Up (2006)
, 1h38
Directed by Anne Fletcher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Damaine Radcliff, Mario, Drew Sidora, Rachel Griffiths
Roles Director Gordon
Rating65% 3.255023.255023.255023.255023.25502
Following a party, brothers Mac (Damaine Radcliff) and Skinny Carter (De'Shawn Washington), with their friend Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum), break into the Maryland School of Arts and trash the school's theatre, damaging many of the props. When a security guard appears, Tyler helps the two escape, accepting full blame for the vandalism himself. He is sentenced to 200 hours of community service, which is to be served at the school. While working, he peers in on a dance class and meets Nora Clark (Jenna Dewan Tatum), a student preparing for her "senior showcase", an audition performance which could determine whether or not she is offered a job within any one of the professional dance companies to attend the performance. When Mac and Skinny pay Tyler a visit on the school's lot, Nora curiously watches from a window as Tyler dances with his friends, mockingly incorporating a mashup of break-dance and the ballet moves he has recently observed. When Nora's dance partner, Andrew (Tim Lacatena), sprains an ankle, Nora finds herself unexpectedly without a partner for her routine. Auditioning some sophomore students to replace him, she decides that none meet her expectations. Tyler offers to help, but Nora refuses. After demonstrating that he can handle the routine however, Nora reconsiders and convinces Director Gordon (Rachel Griffiths) to allow Tyler to rehearse with her. During their initial practice session, Tyler is antagonistic towards Nora as well as her boyfriend, Brett (Josh Henderson), both of whom respond with haughty attitudes. As they continue to rehearse, Nora and Tyler grow closer, each teaching the other about their respective styles of dance. Tyler also befriends a musician at the school named Miles (Mario), who has a crush on Nora's friend, Lucy (Drew Sidora).
Angel Rodriguez, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rachel Griffiths, David Zayas, Denis O'Hare, Catherine Kellner, Edwina Findley
Roles Nicole
Rating52% 2.627112.627112.627112.627112.62711
Angel (Jonan Everett) is a troubled teen in Brooklyn, New York, who is homeless after being kicked out by his father. He is—for a while—taken in by a kind-hearted social worker (Rachel Griffiths) who has her own problems.
Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly (2003)
, 1h50
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush, Joel Edgerton, Kerry Condon
Roles Susan Scott
Rating64% 3.2481253.2481253.2481253.2481253.248125
The film started out with a young Ned Kelly rescuing a young boy from drowning. It then pans to the Australian bush with Ned talking about his father. He then awakens in the Australian outback and sees a white mare. He rides it into town, only to be arrested and subsequently imprisoned in 1871, for supposedly stealing the horse, even though it had actually been stolen by Wild Wright, Ned's friend.
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Elijah Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Peter Gallagher, Jon Stewart, Rachel Griffiths, Robert Guillaume
Roles Albertine (voice)
Rating51% 2.5701952.5701952.5701952.5701952.570195
After being raised by a normal-sized man, tiny Tom Thumb (voiced by Elijah Wood) sets out to find others of his diminutive stature. He happens upon Thumbelina (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a former circus performer, who is not only his size and age, but is also looking for others like her. But just as they meet, Thumbelina is taken prisoner by the comically sinister Mole King (Peter Gallagher), who wants to make her his bride.
The Hard Word, 1h42
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films
Actors Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Joel Edgerton, Robert Taylor (acteur australien), Kym Gyngell, Vince Colosimo
Roles Carol
Rating59% 2.950562.950562.950562.950562.95056
Les trois frères Twentyman, Dale, Mal et Shane, endurcis par l'expérience et leurs liens serrés de sang, sont spécialisés dans le braquage de banques à main armée sans jamais tuer de victime.