Anne-Marie Duff

Active - 1998 - 2017  |   Born - Oct 8, 1970 in Chiswick, London  |   Genres - Drama

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A graduate of the Drama Centre in London, Anne-Marie Duff first cultivated a career on the stage, appearing in numerous theatrical productions throughout the '90s, like King Lear, War and Peace, and Vassa. Eventually trying her hand at on-screen acting, Duff earned critical praise for her performances in numerous film and TV projects, especially her starring roles in the lavish BBC-produced mini-series The Virgin Queen, Shameless, and Doctor Zhivago. In the late 2000s, the actress would take on more feature film roles, notably starring in the Michael Caine feature Is Anybody There? in 2009. Duff met actor James McAvoy while filming 2004's Shameless, and the two were married in 2006.

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  • Voksede op i et arbejderkvarter i Hayes i Vestlondon.
  • Gik som barn til drama for at komme sig over sin generthed.
  • Blev som 19-årig optaget på Drama Centre London, hvor hun studerede sammen med blandt andre Paul Betthany og John Simm.
  • Fik sit gennembrud i rollen som Fiona Gallagher i tv-serien Shameless.
  • BLev i 2008 nomineret til en Laurence Olivier Award for sin hovedrolle i teaterstykke Saint Joan og i 2010 for en BAFTA for bedte kvindelige birolle i filmen Nowhere Boy, hvor hun spillede John Lennons mor.
  • Er en successfuld teaterskuespiller; har optrådt på Royal National Theatre, Old Vic og Lincoln Center Theater på Broadway.
  • Har en søn med skuespilleren James McAvoy, som hun blev separeret fra i maj 2016.