Miranda Richardson as Katherine Rhumor
Miranda Richardson first intrigued audiences in Mike Newell's Dance with a Stranger, in which she played Ruth Ellis, the last woman hung in England. Subsequent roles confirmed her status as an actor of consummate ability and consistency. In 1992, she garnered rave reviews for her performances in Neil Jordan's The Crying Game, Mike Newell's Enchanted April and Louis Malle's Damage. She received a Golden Globe® Award for her work in Enchanted April and an Academy Award® nomination for Damage. The New York Film Critics cited her work in all three films, naming her Best Supporting Actress. In 1995, she received a second Academy Award® nomination for her portrayal of Vivienne Haigh-Wood, the wife of poet T.S. Eliot, in Brian Gilbert's Tom And Viv.
Richardon's recent films include The Young Victoria; Paris, Je T'Aime, directed by Isabel Coixet; Stephen Poliakoff's Gideon's Daughter; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; The Phantom of the Opera; The Prince and Me; Stephen Daldry's The Hours; David Cronenberg's Spider; Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow; Conor McPherson's The Actors; the coming-of-age story Falling Angels; the sharply satirical The Rage in Placid Lake; and the comedy Churchill: The Hollywood Years, with Christian Slater and Neve Campbell.
Richardson's television credits include Stephen Poliakoff's The Lost Prince; Hallmark Hall of Fame's Alice, Snow White, and Merlin, for which she received a Golden Globe® nomination; Showtime's The Big Brass Ring with William Hurt and Nigel Hawthorne; BBC's Dance to the Music of Time; and HBO's Fatherland, for which she received a Golden Globe® Award. She displayed her comedic talents in Absolutely Fabulous and three Blackadder television series.
Miranda trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School and subsequently performed in many plays, the highlights being Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Terry Johnson's Insignificance, Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind and the one-woman piece Orlando, with Robert Wilson.