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Harriet Walter

British actress

Harriet Walter is ...


Born 24 September 1950 in London
Age 72 years, 7 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship United Kingdom
Birth name Harriet Mary Walter
Father Roderick Walter
Mother Xandra Carandini Lee
Spouse Guy Schuessler
Occupation stage actor, film actor and writer
Nominated for Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Theatre World Award and Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress
Educated at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Cranborne Chase School

About Harriet Walter

Harriet Walter: The Actress Who Defies Stereotypes

Harriet Walter is a British actress who has defied stereotypes throughout her career. Born on September 24, 1950, in London, Walter has become known for her versatility, playing a wide range of characters on stage and screen.

Walter's career began in the 1970s, when she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. She quickly established herself as a talented actress, earning critical acclaim for her performances in productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Macbeth," and "Twelfth Night."

In the 1980s, Walter began to make a name for herself on television, appearing in popular series such as "The Jewel in the Crown" and "A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery." She also continued to work on stage, earning a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in "A Doll's House."

Walter's film career took off in the 1990s, with roles in movies such as "Sense and Sensibility," "The Governess," and "Babel." She also continued to work on stage, earning another Olivier Award for her performance in "Mary Stuart."

Throughout her career, Walter has defied stereotypes by playing a wide range of characters, from Shakespearean heroines to modern-day politicians. She has also been outspoken about the need for more diverse representation in the entertainment industry.

Walter's talent and versatility have earned her numerous accolades, including a CBE in 2000 and a Damehood in 2011. She continues to work in film, television, and theater, and shows no signs of slowing down.


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