Greta Scacchi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In 1982, she made her film debut in the German movie Das Zweite Gesicht (The Second Face) and gave versatile performances in films such as Heat and Dust (1983), The Ebony Tower (1984), The Coca Cola Kid (1985), White Mischief (1987), Presumed Innocent (1990), The Player (1992) and Country Life (1994). She turned down the role of Catherine Trammell in Basic Instinct (1992). In 1996 she won an Emmy Award for her work as Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia in the television film Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny and was nominated for a Golden Globe and numerous other awards. In 2007 she received an Emmy Award nomination for Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for Broken Trail. Scacchi is fluent in English, French, German and Italian, which has made her a popular choice for European casting directors and has been an asset when working for European directors and producers.

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The Red Violin (1998)

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Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Girard
CAST:  Carlo Cecchi  •  Irene Grazioli  •  Anita Laurenzi  •  Tommaso Puntelli

Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into the finish. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Girard
CAST:  Carlo Cecchi  •  Irene Grazioli  •  Anita Laurenzi  •  Tommaso Puntelli

Flightplan (2005)

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Flying at 40,000 feet in a state-of-the art aircraft that she helped design, Kyle Pratt's 6-year-old daughter Julia vanishes without a trace. Or did she? No one on the plane believes Julia was ever onboard. And now Kyle, desperate and alone, can only count on her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Sean Bean  •  Kate Beahan

Flying at 40,000 feet in a state-of-the art aircraft that she helped design, Kyle Pratt's 6-year-old daughter Julia vanishes without a trace. Or did she? No one on the plane believes Julia was ever onboard. And now Kyle, desperate and alone, can only count on her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Sean Bean  •  Kate Beahan

Beyond the Sea (2004)

Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Spacey
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  John Goodman  •  Bob Hoskins

Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Spacey
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  John Goodman  •  Bob Hoskins

Cotton Mary (1999)

A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Madhur Jaffrey  •  Ismail Merchant
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Madhur Jaffrey  •  James Wilby  •  Sarah Badel

A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Madhur Jaffrey  •  Ismail Merchant
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Madhur Jaffrey  •  James Wilby  •  Sarah Badel

Emma (1996)

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Toni Collette  •  Denys Hawthorne

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Toni Collette  •  Denys Hawthorne

Festival in Cannes (2001)

Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall movie or he loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Ron Silver  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Maximilian Schell

Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall movie or he loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Ron Silver  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Maximilian Schell

Jefferson in Paris (1995)

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Thandiwe Newton

His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless peasantry. In Paris, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Thandiwe Newton

Looking for Alibrandi (2000)

The film "Looking for Alibrandi" begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kate Woods
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Elena Cotta  •  Kerry Walker

The film "Looking for Alibrandi" begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kate Woods
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Elena Cotta  •  Kerry Walker

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Rusty Sabich is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Bonnie Bedelia

Rusty Sabich is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Bonnie Bedelia

Rasputin (1996)

Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uli Edel
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Ian McKellen  •  David Warner

Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uli Edel
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Ian McKellen  •  David Warner

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 Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the Kid's" persistence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dušan Makavejev
CAST:  Eric Roberts  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Bill Kerr  •  Chris Haywood

An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the Kid's" persistence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dušan Makavejev
CAST:  Eric Roberts  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Bill Kerr  •  Chris Haywood

White Mischief (1987)

A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Radford
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Charles Dance  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Joss Ackland

A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish parties and horse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Radford
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Charles Dance  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Joss Ackland

Under a False Name (2004)

A mysterious writer is involved in a love affair with his stepson's wife, leading to a web of intrigue and desire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Andò
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Anna Mouglalis  •  Giorgio Lupano

A mysterious writer is involved in a love affair with his stepson's wife, leading to a web of intrigue and desire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Andò
CAST:  Daniel Auteuil  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Anna Mouglalis  •  Giorgio Lupano

Salt on Our Skin (1992)

A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but she refuses, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Birkin
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Hanns Zischler  •  Anaïs Jeanneret

A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the differences in their lifestyles. He asks her to marry him but she refuses, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Birkin
CAST:  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Hanns Zischler  •  Anaïs Jeanneret

Turtle Beach (1992)

Reporter Judith Wilkes leaves her husband and two sons in Sydney and goes to Malaysia to cover the story of the Vietnamese boat people. She becomes romantically involved with Kanan, and strikes up a friendship with Lady Minou Hobday, who keeps a regular vigil at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Wallace
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Joan Chen  •  Jack Thompson  •  Art Malik

Reporter Judith Wilkes leaves her husband and two sons in Sydney and goes to Malaysia to cover the story of the Vietnamese boat people. She becomes romantically involved with Kanan, and strikes up a friendship with Lady Minou Hobday, who keeps a regular vigil at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Wallace
CAST:  Greta Scacchi  •  Joan Chen  •  Jack Thompson  •  Art Malik

Dr. Fischer of Geneva (1984)

Dr. Fischer has an unusual hobby — to expose human greed. How much humiliation will his fellow man endure enticed by valuable presents? Dignity for money! Death for money?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lindsay-Hogg
CAST:  James Mason  •  Alan Bates  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Clarissa Kaye-Mason

Dr. Fischer has an unusual hobby — to expose human greed. How much humiliation will his fellow man endure enticed by valuable presents? Dignity for money! Death for money?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lindsay-Hogg
CAST:  James Mason  •  Alan Bates  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Clarissa Kaye-Mason

The Ebony Tower (1984)

A brash young artist invades the secluded retirement of an elderly painter and finds that the great man lives with two young women in a tantalizingly ambiguous relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Knights
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Roger Rees  •  Toyah Willcox

A brash young artist invades the secluded retirement of an elderly painter and finds that the great man lives with two young women in a tantalizingly ambiguous relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Knights
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Roger Rees  •  Toyah Willcox
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