Joely Richardson

Joely Kim Richardson (born 9 January 1965) 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) and the upcoming film adaptation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). Description above from the Wikipedia article Joely Richardson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. She is 178 cm (5' 10") tall.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Rooney Mara  •  Robin Wright

Thanks for Sharing (2013)

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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon—sex addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Blumberg
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Tim Robbins  •  Josh Gad

A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon—sex addiction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Blumberg
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Tim Robbins  •  Josh Gad

101 Dalmatians (1996)

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

Drowning by Numbers (1988)

An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love with all three ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Juliet Stevenson  •  Joely Richardson  •  Bernard Hill

An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love with all three ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Joan Plowright  •  Juliet Stevenson  •  Joely Richardson  •  Bernard Hill

Event Horizon (1997)

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In 2047, a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Sam Neill  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Joely Richardson

In 2047, a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Sam Neill  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  Joely Richardson

I'll Do Anything (1994)

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Whittni Wright  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Albert Brooks

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Whittni Wright  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Albert Brooks

King Ralph (1991)

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Peter O'Toole  •  John Hurt  •  Camille Coduri

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Peter O'Toole  •  John Hurt  •  Camille Coduri

Maybe Baby (2000)

Sam and Lucie Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, succesful careers, matching motorikes, and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want more—a baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Elton
CAST:  Joely Richardson  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Adrian Lester

Sam and Lucie Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, succesful careers, matching motorikes, and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want more—a baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Elton
CAST:  Joely Richardson  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Adrian Lester

The Patriot (2000)

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After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Heath Ledger  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jason Isaacs

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Heath Ledger  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jason Isaacs

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Simon Baker  •  Christopher Walken  •  Hayden Panettiere

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Simon Baker  •  Christopher Walken  •  Hayden Panettiere

Sister My Sister (1994)

The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, including ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meckler
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jodhi May  •  Sophie Thursfield

The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, including ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Meckler
CAST:  Julie Walters  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jodhi May  •  Sophie Thursfield

Return to Me (2000)

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It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob, a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress. Everything seems to be going great until an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Minnie Driver  •  Carroll O'Connor  •  Robert Loggia

It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob, a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress. Everything seems to be going great until an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Minnie Driver  •  Carroll O'Connor  •  Robert Loggia

Fallen Angel (2003)

When his father dies, Terry (Gary Sinese) returns to the house where he grew up, planning to stay only long enough to clean and settle the estate. Yet something indescribable keeps him there longer than expected. Soon, he is reunited with memories and people from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Switzer
CAST:  Gary Sinise  •  Joely Richardson  •  Gordon Pinsent  •  Boyd Banks

When his father dies, Terry (Gary Sinese) returns to the house where he grew up, planning to stay only long enough to clean and settle the estate. Yet something indescribable keeps him there longer than expected. Soon, he is reunited with memories and people from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Switzer
CAST:  Gary Sinise  •  Joely Richardson  •  Gordon Pinsent  •  Boyd Banks

Body Contact (1987)

Rock musical set in the future, around Tottenham and Hackney. Taxi driver, Smiley, helps beautiful Dominique Renoir, who is on the run from her violent Mafia boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Ricco Ross  •  Joely Richardson  •  Vincent Riotta  •  Timothy Spall

Rock musical set in the future, around Tottenham and Hackney. Taxi driver, Smiley, helps beautiful Dominique Renoir, who is on the run from her violent Mafia boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Ricco Ross  •  Joely Richardson  •  Vincent Riotta  •  Timothy Spall

Anonymous (2011)

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Jamie Campbell Bower  •  Rhys Ifans  •  David Thewlis  •  Joely Richardson

Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Jamie Campbell Bower  •  Rhys Ifans  •  David Thewlis  •  Joely Richardson

Maggie (2015)

There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to eradicate those with the virus, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hobson
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Abigail Breslin  •  Joely Richardson  •  Douglas M. Griffin

There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to eradicate those with the virus, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hobson
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Abigail Breslin  •  Joely Richardson  •  Douglas M. Griffin

Endless Love (2014)

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A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shana Feste
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Gabriella Wilde  •  Robert Patrick  •  Rhys Wakefield

A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shana Feste
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Gabriella Wilde  •  Robert Patrick  •  Rhys Wakefield

The Devil's Violinist (2013)

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  David Garrett  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jared Harris  •  Andrea Deck

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  David Garrett  •  Joely Richardson  •  Jared Harris  •  Andrea Deck

Heading Home (1991)

The story of a woman who falls in love with two very different men in post World War II London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Joely Richardson  •  Stephen Dillane

The story of a woman who falls in love with two very different men in post World War II London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Joely Richardson  •  Stephen Dillane

Red Lights (2012)

Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo Cortés
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Robert De Niro  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Elizabeth Olsen

Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo Cortés
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Robert De Niro  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Elizabeth Olsen
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