Leo Aug 05, 1961 Newcastle upon Tyne Actor and Writer
Janet McTeer, OBE is an English actress. She is a Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Award winner. She is also a two-time Academy Award nominee. She was made an OBE in the 2008 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, 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. Her film roles include, Hawks, Wuthering Heights, Carrington, her Academy Award nominated role in Tumbleweeds, Songcatcher, As You Like It and her Academy Award nominated role in Albert Nobbs.