Joanne Whalley

Joanne Whalley (born 25 August 1961) is an English actress who began her career in 1974. She has since amassed numerous credits, primarily on television, but also in nearly 30 feature films, including Dance with a Stranger (1985), Willow (1988), Scandal (1989), The Secret Rapture (1993) and Mother's Boys (1994). Following her marriage to Val Kilmer in 1988, she was credited as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer until their divorce in 1996. Whalley was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the 1985 BBC serial Edge of Darkness, and was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Nymph Award at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival for the 2011 series The Borgias. Her other television roles include the 1986 BBC serial The Singing Detective; playing the title role in the 2000 CBS TV film Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and as Claudia, wife of Pontius Pilate in the 2015 NBC series A.D. The Bible Continues. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joanne Whalley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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A Christmas Carol (1984)

A bitter old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Roger Rees  •  David Warner  •  Susannah York

A bitter old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Roger Rees  •  David Warner  •  Susannah York

Dance with a Stranger (1985)

Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Holm  •  Stratford Johns

Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Miranda Richardson  •  Rupert Everett  •  Ian Holm  •  Stratford Johns

Kill Me Again (1989)

After Faye and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince, successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private investigator Jack Andrews to help fake her death. He pulls the scheme off and sets up Faye with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Michael Madsen  •  Nick Dimitri

After Faye and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince, successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private investigator Jack Andrews to help fake her death. He pulls the scheme off and sets up Faye with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Michael Madsen  •  Nick Dimitri

No Surrender (1985)

It's New Year's Eve in Thatcher's de-industrialising Britain. The scene is set at a seedy bar in Liverpool where a group of Irish Protestant and Irish Catholic pensioners will gather to clash and bash the new year in.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Smith
CAST:  Michael Angelis  •  Tom Georgeson  •  Bernard Hill  •  Ray McAnally

It's New Year's Eve in Thatcher's de-industrialising Britain. The scene is set at a seedy bar in Liverpool where a group of Irish Protestant and Irish Catholic pensioners will gather to clash and bash the new year in.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Smith
CAST:  Michael Angelis  •  Tom Georgeson  •  Bernard Hill  •  Ray McAnally

Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Christine Hargreaves  •  James Laurenson  •  Eleanor David  •  Bob Geldof

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Christine Hargreaves  •  James Laurenson  •  Eleanor David  •  Bob Geldof

Played (2006)

An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Stanek
CAST:  Imran Ahktar  •  George Berg  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Vinnie Jones

An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Stanek
CAST:  Imran Ahktar  •  George Berg  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Vinnie Jones

Scandal (1989)

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Ian McKellen

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Ian McKellen

Shattered (1991)

Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet shop owner and part ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Joanne Whalley

Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet shop owner and part ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Joanne Whalley

The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Alfred Molina

An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Alfred Molina

To Kill a Priest (1988)

A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnieszka Holland
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Ed Harris  •  Joss Ackland  •  Tim Roth

A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnieszka Holland
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Ed Harris  •  Joss Ackland  •  Tim Roth

Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000)

Told in flashbacks as Jackie reflects on her life, mini is divided in two parts: Life as a Kennedy and life after Camelot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Burton Morris
CAST:  Joanne Whalley  •  Tim Matheson  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Frances Fisher

Told in flashbacks as Jackie reflects on her life, mini is divided in two parts: Life as a Kennedy and life after Camelot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Burton Morris
CAST:  Joanne Whalley  •  Tim Matheson  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Frances Fisher

The Birth of the Beatles (1979)

Birth of The Beatles is a 1979 biopic motion picture, produced by Dick Clark Productions and directed by Richard Marquand. Focuses on the early history of 1960s rock band The Beatles. It was released only nine years after the announced break-up of The Beatles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Stephen MacKenna  •  Rod Culbertson  •  Ray Ashcroft  •  John Altman

Birth of The Beatles is a 1979 biopic motion picture, produced by Dick Clark Productions and directed by Richard Marquand. Focuses on the early history of 1960s rock band The Beatles. It was released only nine years after the announced break-up of The Beatles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Stephen MacKenna  •  Rod Culbertson  •  Ray Ashcroft  •  John Altman

The Challenger (2013)

When the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986, it was the most shocking event in the history of American spaceflight. The deaths of seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, were watched live on television by millions of viewers. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hawes
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Brian Dennehy

When the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986, it was the most shocking event in the history of American spaceflight. The deaths of seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, were watched live on television by millions of viewers. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hawes
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Brian Dennehy

Golf in the Kingdom (2011)

In 1956, American philosophy student Michael Murphy is on his way to an ashram in India when he stops off in Scotland for one last game of golf. He meets a spirited pro who teaches him about golf and life, and how the two are beautifully intertwined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Streitfeld
CAST:  David O'Hara  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Frances Fisher  •  Mason Gamble

In 1956, American philosophy student Michael Murphy is on his way to an ashram in India when he stops off in Scotland for one last game of golf. He meets a spirited pro who teaches him about golf and life, and how the two are beautifully intertwined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Streitfeld
CAST:  David O'Hara  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Frances Fisher  •  Mason Gamble

Diverted (2009)

On September 11th, 2001, 38 planes headed to New York City were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. A town of 9,000 took in 7,000 passengers for 4 days until American airspace reopened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Chapple
CAST:  Shawn Ashmore  •  David Suchet  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Colin Buchanan

On September 11th, 2001, 38 planes headed to New York City were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. A town of 9,000 took in 7,000 passengers for 4 days until American airspace reopened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Chapple
CAST:  Shawn Ashmore  •  David Suchet  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Colin Buchanan

Twixt (2011)

A declining writer arrives in a small town where he gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Bruce Dern  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Elle Fanning

A declining writer arrives in a small town where he gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Bruce Dern  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Elle Fanning

Gardel

In 1920s Buenos Aires, Tango sensation Carlos Gardel is involved with several women, including the baroness Ms. Wakefield. He finds his way to 1930s Paris and captivates the local culture with his alluring voice and dashing visage. Against the background of social ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin DeLuca
CAST:  Cher  •  Joanne Whalley

In 1920s Buenos Aires, Tango sensation Carlos Gardel is involved with several women, including the baroness Ms. Wakefield. He finds his way to 1930s Paris and captivates the local culture with his alluring voice and dashing visage. Against the background of social ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin DeLuca
CAST:  Cher  •  Joanne Whalley

The Secret Rapture (1993)

Upon her father's death, a woman comes into emotional and psychological conflict with her young lover, her overbearing sister and her alcoholic stepmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Davies
CAST:  Juliet Stevenson  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Neil Pearson

Upon her father's death, a woman comes into emotional and psychological conflict with her young lover, her overbearing sister and her alcoholic stepmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Davies
CAST:  Juliet Stevenson  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Neil Pearson

Before You Go (2002)

The funny, heart-warming and moving new film, from director Lewis Gilbert. When Violet Heaney's three daughters return home for her funeral, each sister finds her own way of coping with her loss. For Teresa, the eldest, it's herbal tea, obsessive cleaning and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  John Hannah  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Victoria Hamilton

The funny, heart-warming and moving new film, from director Lewis Gilbert. When Violet Heaney's three daughters return home for her funeral, each sister finds her own way of coping with her loss. For Teresa, the eldest, it's herbal tea, obsessive cleaning and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  John Hannah  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Victoria Hamilton

Trial by Jury (1994)

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heywood Gould
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Armand Assante

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heywood Gould
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Armand Assante
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