Julia Ormond

British actress Julia Ormond

Julia Karin Ormond is an English actress. She rose to prominence appearing in such films as Legends of the Fall (1994), First Knight (1995), Sabrina (1995) and The Barber of Siberia (1998). She won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for role in HBO movie Temple Grandin (2010).
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Epsom, Surrey
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How Movies Teach Us About Purpose
Huffington Post - 12 months
PwC’s famous Oscars® “Ballot Briefcase” is making a whirlwind, eleven-city tour across the U.S. en route to the Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 26.  Moviegoers this year had the opportunity to travel—vicariously—even farther than that. Thanks to the magic of filmmaking, we visited nearly every continent. We felt the water and tasted the food through provocative imagery, but even more real was the humanity that we experienced – empathic, inspiring, and caustic.  That powerful element of humanity has the extraordinary ability to draw us in as if we’re actually experiencing every interaction, emotion and triumph. Normally, I tend to gravitate toward films purely for entertainment sake. This year, however, I was drawn into films not simply by a compelling screenplay or gifted actor, but by unyielding social issues and themes. From the disruptive power of technology, to the importance of embracing diversity in the workplace, to the brutal consequences of in...
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How 'Mad Men' Ended A Relationship For Actress Julia Ormond
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Actress Julia Ormond takes "Mad Men" very seriously. Ormond joined HuffPost Live on Thursday to discuss her series "Witches of East End" and her "Mad Men" role as the mother of Don Draper's wife Megan. During the conversation, she told host Ricky Camilleri that she once had a relationship end partially because of the AMC hit. "I did say to ['Mad Men' creator] Matt Weiner at one point that a very committed relationship that I had actually came to an end and was finally over when he watched a 'Mad Men' episode without me. I was like, 'You're toast. We're done,'" Ormond said. Ormond also discussed the infamous scene in which her character is caught in an awkward position with adman Roger Sterling. She also had quite the quip to describe how she felt about simulating oral sex: "At drama school, I learned that you should always looks for scenes with a bit of meat in them, so that was perfect." The scene created big buzz during "Mad Men's" fifth season, but Ormond said it wasn't ...
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‘Witches Of East End’ Series Premiere: The Beauchamps Powers Are Reborn
Hollywood Life - over 4 years
Did you fall under the spell of Lifetime’s other-worldly new drama? Give us your review of the series premiere! The witching hour… is here! Lifetime’s new series Witches of East End premiered Oct. 6, thrusting viewers into the supernatural drama of the Beauchamp family. Matriarch Joanna (Julia Ormond) intended on raising her daughters magic-free, but the arrival — or, rather, the return – of a sinister force, hellbent on taking down every last Beauchamp, threw an epic monkey wrench in that plan. Joanna’s estranged sister, and occasional black cat, Wendy (Madchen Amick) showed up to fill the Beauchamps in on their new predicament. And this little familial shake-up couldn’t come at a less convenient time, especially for younger-daughter Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), who’s preparing to say “I do” to her perfect fiancé Dash (Eric Winter). The arrival of Dash’s brother Killian (Daniel DiTomasso) also complicated things — especially when he and Freya started going at it during her engageme...
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'Witches Of East End' Sneak Peek: Lifetime Gets Raunchy In New Supernatural Series (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Is there such a thing as too much nudity? We're betting most viewers will say no, especially when it comes to Lifetime's "Witches of East End," a steamy new supernatural drama premiering Sunday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET. As you can see in our exclusive sneak peek above, the show's stars -- including Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Madchen Amick and Julia Ormond -- aren't afraid to bare all for their craft (no pun intended), although Amick did recently joke to reporters, “I’m runnin’ around set far too naked, far too often.” That's mostly a result of her character Wendy's ability to shift between human and cat form, which often puts her in troublesome (and clothing-free) predicaments. "Witches" is based on Melissa de la Cruz's novel of the same name, and has been described as "'Practical Magic' meets 'Dallas,'" which means viewers can expect soapiness, scares and sex, along with a hefty helping of mystery. Intrigued? Check out a description of the series below and hit the comme...
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'The Witches Of East End': Cast Talks Details Of Lifetime Show
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Something wicked is coming to TV, but not in a creepy, watch-from-behind-a-couch-cushion kind of way. (No? Just me?) "The Witches Of East End" centres on the sleepy town of East Haven, which gets injected with a little bit of magic when two sisters -- free-spirited wild child Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and shy, goofy Ingrid (Rachel Boston) -- discover they possess stunning powers. It's a secret their mother, Joanna (Julia Ormond), has been keeping from them for hundreds of years (that's right, hundreds) but you'll soon understand why she did it. No, no, the show isn't based on the 1987 movie that stars Jack Nicholson and starts with "Witches of East..."; rather, the Lifetime drama (which is executive-produced by Maggie Friedman, who brought "Eastwick" to the small screen) is inspired by Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel that follows the lives of the Beauchamp family. The first thing viewers will notice is that the women are all gorgeous and sport big, beautiful soap opera hair,...
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"Witches of East End" Casts a Spell
Huffington Post - over 4 years
TV Review Jackie K Cooper "The Witches of East End" (Lifetime) In 1987 there was a quirky film titled "The Witches of Eastwick." It starred Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon. The cast made the movie. Now there is a new Lifetime series based on Melissa De la Cruz' novel of the same name "The Witches of East End." Its cast includes Julia Ormond, Eric Winter, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Madchen Amick and Virginia Masden. Its success too will depend on this cast. The premise of the TV series, just like the premise for the movie, is silly. There are too many witches, shape shifters, etc running around for any of it to be taken seriously. But Ormond, Amick and Masden have such star power that they demand to be watched. Add in Dewan-Tatum in a totally delightful performance and you have a series that has to be at least tried out for...
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Jenna Dewan-Tatum Shows Off Post-Baby Body in Witches of East End Clip
US Magazine - over 4 years
Four months after welcoming daughter Everly with husband Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum is back to work sizzling up the small screen! The Step Up alum, 32, began filming Lifetime's Witches of East End just six weeks after Everly's May 31 birth, and only Us Weekly has your first look at the new mom as she appears as wild immortal witch Freya in the supernatural drama, premiering Sunday, Oct. 6. PHOTOS: The sexiest supernatural characters on TV In the preview video above, Dewan-Tatum's Freya rocks a slinky red dress and matching lipstick at a cocktail party the day after her engagement bash, where she secretly smooched Killian (Daniel DiTomasso), the brother of her fiance, Dash (Eric Winter). Since then, Freya just can't get Killian out of her mind, and thinks every attractive guy she sees resembles her kissing partner, something Freya's sister Ingrid brushes off as a sheer coincidence.  Appearing opposite Rachel Boston (Ingrid) and Julia Ormond (Joanna Beauchamp, the mat...
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The 'Witches' Are Coming
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Get ready to meet the "Witches of East End." The newest Lifetime drama, inspired by Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, will premiere on Sunday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET, just in time for Halloween. "Witches of East End," which stars Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Mädchen Amick and Rachel Boston, follows the Beauchamps, a family of witches who live in East Haven, a sleepy, secluded seaside town. Ormond plays free-spirited Joanna, mother to wild-child bartender Freya (Dewan-Tatum) and shy librarian Ingrid (boston). Freya's engaged to the man of her dreams, Dash Gardiner (Eric Winter), but she's also drawn to his brother Killian (Daniel DiTomasso) -- sound familiar, "Vampire Diaries" fans? -- and she starts to notice some bizarre things happening around her. Though neither Freya nor her sister knows about their bewitching birthright, their aunt, Wendy (Amick) arrives with a warning that forces Joanna to reveal the truth. The...
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'Witches Of East End': Lifetime Picks Up Series Starring Julia Ormond And Jenna Dewan-Tatum
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
Lifetime has picked up the "Witches of East End," starring Julia Ormond ("Mad Men") and Jenna Dewan-Tatum ("American Horror Story: Asylum"). "We've been thrilled about 'Witches of East End' and its powerful premise since the moment we bought the property," Rob Sharenow, executive vice president of programming at Lifetime said in a statement. "This is one of the most exciting ensemble casts we've seen and the whole show is fresh, original and just right for Lifetime." Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of "Witches of East End," which also stars Rachel Boston and Mädchen Amick. The network plans to launch the series this year. Read More... More on Video
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The Book We're Talking About This Week
Huffington Post - over 5 years
The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Høeg Peter Other Press, $27.95 October 23, 2012 What is it about? Peter is a 14-year-old boy who lives with his siblings on the fictional Danish island of Finø. When his parents go missing, he and his remarkable sister Tilte try to track them down. It’s an entertaining and engaging farce with teenage protagonists that combines examinations of religion and spirituality with slapstick adventure. Why are we talking about it? It’s been twenty years since Høeg’s unique detective story Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow became a literary hit. This book shows that book was no fluke, as it succeeds in being extremely funny while also wrestling with deeper philosophical questions about the role of religion in society and individual choice. Who wrote it? Peter Høeg is a Danish writer who does few interviews and press events. Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow was a huge hit, and was turned into a movie starring Julia Ormond and Gabriel ...
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Missy Franklin Is Headed To The Small Screen
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Gold medals don't mean you stand a chance against A. According to TV Guide, Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin will guest star on "Pretty Little Liars." The four-time gold medalist will play herself in an episode in which Emily (Shay Mitchell), who is also a swimmer, happens to run into her at The Brew. In other casting news... Tom Lenk has been cast in "Witches Of East End" The "Buffy" alum will recur on "Witches Of East End," which centers on a family of witches played by Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Rachel Boston. [THR] Ryan Hurst is stopping by "King & Maxwell." The "Sons Of Anarchy" star has joined the cast of TNT's "King & Maxwell" as Maxwell, an imprisoned potential serial killer. [Deadline] Rhona Mitra has landed a co-starring role on "The Last Ship." The "Strike Back" actress has joined Eric Dane in a co-starring role on the TNT drama that revolves around a disaster, which practically destroys planet Earth. [THR]
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Megan Mullally Will Return To 'Parks & Rec' ... To Battle Lucy Lawless?
Popeater - over 5 years
Megan Mullally is returning to "Parks & Recreation." Mullally will guest star in the Season 5 episode titled "Ron and Diane," according to TV Guide. The actress, who is married to "Parks & Rec" star Nick Offerman, will appear in the ninth episode of Season 5 and will stir up trouble for Ron Swanson (Offerman) and his new lady friend, Diane (Lucy Lawless). Lawless, known for her roles on "Xena" and "Spartacus," took to Twitter after Mullally's appearance was announced. Mullally has appeared numerous times on "Parks & Recreation" as Tammy 2, Ron Swanson's ex-wife. In other casting news ... "Made in Jersey" has tapped Eric Stoltz for a guest role. Stoltz will play the leader of a cult in upstate New York. [EW] Angela Kinsey already has her first post-"Office" gig. Kinsey will co-star opposite Rachael Harris in "Dirty Blondes," a comedy based on the duo's real-life friendship. The show is a put pilot at Fox. [TVLine] Buzz Aldrin will guest star on "T...
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Jennifer Tress: When I Grow Up, I Want to Be ... Don Draper's Mother-in-Law?
Huffington Post - almost 6 years
When I grow up, I want to be Julia Ormond. Not the unsatisfied booze-swilling mother-in-law to Don Draper character she plays on Mad Men (who performs a blowie on a Sterling Cooper colleague -- shield your eyes Sally!) but the woman herself. A woman who appears comfortable in her own skin, even as she ages. The last time I recall seeing Ormond was in the '90s as Brad Pitt's tortured lover in Legends of the Fall, and Harrison Ford's would-be tortured lover in Sabrina. She wasn't an actress who stood out to me. Not because she wasn't talented or lovely, but because it's a rare thing for me to be blown away by the Hollywood studio system (what a snob!). Yet, here I was watching last Sunday's episode of Mad Men, blown away. And here's why: in addition to the brilliance of that show, at 47, Ms. Ormond looked like she hasn't had a stitch of work done. Her features appeared to be the same shape, and in the same place. She had wrinkles. And she was beautiful. "That's Julia Ormond...
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My Mad Men recap: Don and Megan ask, are we mostly the product of our parents' bad choices?
Tampa Bay - almost 6 years
I fear the ultimate message of this year's Mad Men season will be that we all are the product of our parents' crappy choices. That's the unmistakable not-so-subtext unveiled in Sunday's episode, "At the Codfish Ball," which introduced us to the miserable, French-Canadian parents of hero Don Draper's new wife Megan. They have the discomfiting habit of speaking insults in French and arguing bitterly in public, as her father Emile Calvet struggles with the reality that his career is fading while his daughter has married in embodiment of everything he opposes as an intellectual. Julia Ormond, just 47 in real life, shines as Megan's fading mother Marie, a woman so lonely in her bitter union she seems to wish she could marry Don herself (not surprising since, if the character is old as the actress, Marie is closer to Don's age than Megan is). Given Emile's strict values, Communist politics, life of professordom and professional compromises -- he is, after all, a Marxist who had a Ca...
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Brit Marling on Sound of My Voice, Guerrilla Filmmaking, and Not Waiting for Permission
Movie Line - almost 6 years
Sundance '11 darling Brit Marling is now a year and change removed from the stunning festival debut that made her one to watch thanks to two films she co-wrote, produced, and starred in: The moody sci-fi drama Another Earth, released last summer, and the mesmerizing Sound of My Voice. The latter film finally hits theaters this week, giving audiences a chance to see a different side of Marling: Earthy, enigmatic, dangerously charismatic, and -- as the leader of a cult amassing members in a basement in the Valley -- possibly from the future. Movieline spoke with Marling last year about Sound of My Voice, in which a would-be documentarian and his girlfriend (Christopher Denham and Nicole Vicius) find themselves falling deeper under the spell of Marling's Maggie as she prepares her followers for an unknown event. As with Another Earth, which was co-written and directed by Mike Cahill, Marling penned the script for Sound of My Voice with director Zal Batmanglij (who is currently at work...
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Virgin Atlantic tip-off allegations put workings of media back in spotlight
Guardian (UK) - almost 6 years
Leveson inquiry urged to examine secret trade in private information that fuels the paparazzi They are the secret tip-offs at the heart of the paparazzi. Far from the heavily trailed showbiz parties and red-carpet events, the lifeline of most celebrity snappers is a confidential network of sources privy to the movements of the latest tabloid fodder. From its alleged secret source inside Virgin Atlantic, the London-based paparazzi agency Big Pictures was apparently treated to the planned travel movements of everyone from British royalty to global pop stars including Madonna, Rihanna and Debbie Harry. In a string of informal emails sent last year, and seen by the Guardian, Big Pictures appears to have been supplied with information about the precise Virgin Atlantic flight details of around 70 top celebrities. The scale of the alleged breach of privacy, apparently including travel plans for Princess Beatrice last year, will throw the spotlight back on to the alleged illicit trade of...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julia Ormond
  • 2013
    Age 48
    In 2013, Ormond began starring in the Lifetime series Witches of East End as Joanna Beauchamp, one of the lead characters.
  • 2012
    Age 47
    For her performance on Mad Men, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2012.
  • 2011
    Age 46
    She also guest starred in the tenth and final season of USA Network's series Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    In 2010, she won an Emmy Award for her supporting role in the HBO film Temple Grandin.
  • 2008
    Age 43
    On television, Ormond appeared as a guest star during the 2008–09 season of the CBS series CSI: NY.
  • 2001
    Age 36
    On stage, she appeared in David Hare's My Zinc Bed, for which she received a 2001 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    In 1999, she married political activist Jon Rubin.
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  • 1998
    Age 33
    She also starred opposite Oleg Menshikov in the 1998 Russian film The Barber of Siberia.
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  • 1997
    Age 32
    In 1997 she played a lead role in the box office bomb thriller film Smilla's Sense of Snow.
  • 1995
    Age 30
    In 1995, Ormond played lead roles in Jerry Zucker's First Knight opposite Richard Gere and Sean Connery and also in Sydney Pollack's Sabrina with Harrison Ford.
  • 1993
    Age 28
    In 1993 Ormond made her film debut in the lead role of an international movie, The Baby of Mâcon.
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  • 1989
    Age 24
    Ormond first appeared on British television in the 1989 serial Traffik, about the illegal heroin trade from the far East to the streets of Europe.
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  • 1988
    Age 23
    Ormond married Rory Edwards in 1988, an actor she had met while performing in a production of Wuthering Heights. The marriage ended in 1994.
  • 1965
    Age 0
    Born on January 4, 1965.
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