Leo Aug 05, 1961 Newcastle upon Tyne Actor and Writer
Janet McTeer, OBE is an English actress. She is a Tony Award, Olivier Award and Drama Desk Award winner. She is also a two-time Academy Award nominee. She was made an OBE in the 2008 Queens Birthday Honours.
McTeer made her professional stage debut in 1984, and in 1986 was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer for The Grace of Mary Traverse. In 1997, she won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award, for her role as Nora in A Doll's House. Other theatre roles include Yelena in Uncle Vanya, Veronique in God of Carnage and the title role in Mary Stuart, which won her the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Best Actress.
On television, she starred in the title role of Lynda La Plante's The Governor, received an Emmy nomination for Into the Storm and a Golden Globe nomination for The White Queen. She also appeared opposite Glenn Close in the final season of the drama series Damages. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for portraying Mary Jo Walker in the 1999 film Tumbleweeds and received a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Hubert Page in the 2011 film Albert Nobbs.