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Essie Davis

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Essie Davis is an Australian actress. Born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania, she is the daughter of locally famed artist George Davis. She emerged from the Old Nick Company at the University of Tasmania in the late 1980s and has gone on to appear in Hollywood movies. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Her career started after her role in the all Australian movie Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995), also starring other prestigious actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Leo McKern, and Joan Sutherland. Her most famous movie roles are in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Richard Flanagan's 1998 Tasmanian film The Sound of One Hand Clapping, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. In 2003 she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her UK performance in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2004 she starred in a Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, for which she earned a Tony nomination. In 2005 she appeared as Mrs. Nellie Lovett in the BBC production of Sweeney Todd with Ray Winstone. In the 2008 film Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger she plays Esther's controlling mother. She has recently completed filming the movie Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, directed by Baz Luhrmann. In 2008 Davis played Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She returned to Tasmania to launch the "The Tasmanian Theatre Company" in 2008 and help support local theatre whilst encouraging youth to continue participating in the arts. Description above from the Wikipedia article Essie Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 11, 1970 In Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Custodian 1993-09-03
Latest Project:
Series The Last Post 2017-10-01
Known For
Poster of They Call Him Mister Babadook: The Making of The Babadook
Poster of Babadook
Poster of Juego de Tronos
Poster of El asesino de la noche
Series The Last Post Martha Franklin 2017-10-01
Series La princesa blanca Dowager Queen Elizabeth 2017-04-16
Pelicula Mindhorn Patricia Deville 2017-05-05
Pelicula Assassin's Creed Mary Lynch 2016-12-21
Pelicula They Call Him Mister Babadook: The Making of The Babadook 2015-02-16
Pelicula A Poet in New York Caitlin Thomas 2014-04-30
Pelicula Babadook Amelia 2014-05-22
Series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Phryne Fisher 2012-02-24
Series Cloudstreet Dolly Pickles 2011-05-22
Series Juego de Tronos Lady Crane 2011-04-17
Pelicula The Slap 2011-10-05
Pelicula Burning Man Karen 2011-09-10
Series The Slap Anouk 2011-10-06
Pelicula The Wedding Party Jane 2010-01-01
Pelicula Ga'Hoole: La leyenda de los guardianes Marella (voice) 2010-07-10
Pelicula South Solitary Alma Stanley 2010-07-29
Pelicula Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Grace Blueburger 2008-04-10
Pelicula Australia Katherine 2008-11-18
Pelicula Sweeney Todd Mrs Lovett 2006-01-03
Pelicula La telaraña de Carlota Mrs. Arable 2006-12-15
Pelicula The Silence Juliet Moore 2006-09-08
Pelicula Experimento mortal Orla 2005-09-10
Pelicula Matrix Reloaded Maggie 2003-05-15
Pelicula La joven de la perla Catharina Bolnes Vermeer 2003-08-31
Pelicula Código 46 Doctor 2003-09-02
Pelicula Kings in Grass Castles Mary Costello 1998-03-29
Pelicula El asesino de la noche 1997-12-06
Pelicula River Street Wendy Davis 1997-07-17
Pelicula The Custodian Jilly 1993-09-03