Janet McTeer was born on 8 May 1961 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom, to parents Jean and Alan McTeer. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and started her successful theatrical career with the Royal Exchange Theatre after graduating.
Janet McTeer's television work includes the BBC production of Nigel Nicolson's book Portrait of a Marriage in which she had the role of Vita Sackville-West and the popular ITV series The Governor written by Lynda La Plante. She made her screen debut in Half Moon Street, a film based on a novel by Paul Therouxin 1986.
In 1991 she played in Catherine Cookson's The Black Velvet Gown , along Bob Peck and Geraldine Somerville, it won the International Emmy award for best drama. She appeared in the 1992 film version of Wuthering H
eights , co-starring Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes and the 1995 film Carrington ,which starred Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce.
In 1996, McTeer garnered critical acclaim , and both the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for her performance as Nora in a West End production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. The next year the production transferred to Broadway, and she won a Tony Award, Theatre World Award, and Drama Desk Award as Best Actress in a Play.
Janet McTeer's screen credits include Songcatcher with Aidan Quinn, Waking the Dead with Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly, the dogme film The King is Alive with Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Intended with Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis, and Tideland, written and directed by Terry Gilliam. She also starred in the drama Mary Webb's Precious Bane.
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Janet McTeer, OBE is a British actress.
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Janet McTeer was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.
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