Joely Richardson

Born Jan 9, 1965

Joely Kim Richardson is an English actress, most known recently for her role as Queen Catherine Parr in the Showtime television show The Tudors and Julia McNamara in the television drama Nip/Tuck. She also appeared in films such as 101 Dalmatians (1996), Event Horizon (1997), The Patriot (2000), Anonymous (2011), and the film adaptation The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on January 9, 1965.
1968 3 Years Old Joely Richardson appeared as an extra at the age of three in the 1968 version of The Charge of the Light Brigade, directed by her father. … Read More


1983 18 Years Old In 1983, she graduated from the Thacher School in Ojai, California, then returned to London to study at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


1985 20 Years Old Possessing an early ambition to become a professional tennis player, she spent two years at a tennis academy in Florida. Richardson then turned to acting. In 1985, she portrayed, by flashbacks, the younger version of the leading character played by her mother in the film Wetherby.
After a leading role in Peter Greenaway's cult success Drowning by Numbers (1988), her first major role in front of a mass audience was as Joanna Farley in a 1989 television episode of Poirot, based on Agatha Christie's detective series.
1990 25 Years Old Richardson had an affair with Archie Stirling resulting in the failure of his marriage to Diana Rigg in 1990. (Farndale, Nigel (6 July 2008). "Diana Rigg: Her Story". … Read More
1993 28 Years Old In 1993, Richardson appeared in the BBC's Lady Chatterley opposite Sean Bean.


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2000 35 Years Old One year later, Richardson appeared opposite Mel Gibson in the film The Patriot, an American film based on the American Revolution. Also in 2000, she appeared opposite Hugh Laurie in Maybe Baby, Ben Elton's film adaptation of his book Inconceivable.
2001 36 Years Old She was cast in the 2001 film The Affair of the Necklace after director Charles Shyer noticed her resemblance to doomed 18th century French Queen Marie Antoinette.
2003 38 Years Old In 2003, Richardson took on the role of Julia McNamara in the television drama Nip/Tuck, based on the lives of two plastic surgeons in Miami. … Read More


2005 40 Years Old In 2005, Richardson starred in Lies My Mother Told Me, based on a true story about a murderous con artist.
2007 42 Years Old In 2007, she played the mother in The Last Mimzy with Timothy Hutton and Chris O'Neil. … Read More
2009 44 Years Old In 2009-10, Richardson appeared as Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII, in the fourth (and final) season of Showtime's hit period drama The Tudors. … Read More


2015 50 Years Old Joely has recently joined the cast of TV series Titanic - Blood and Steel in which she will play the role of Countess Markievicz. In 2015 she co-starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the zombie thriller film Maggie. … Read More
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