Juliet Stevenson is considered one of Britain’s leading actors, having played a range of stage, TV and film roles. She won an Olivier Award in 1992 and was made a CBE in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Stevenson joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978, going on to play Isabella in Measure for Measure (1984), Cressida in Troilus and Cressida (1985) and Madame de Tourvel in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1986). She also starred in the title role in the National Theatre’s production of Hedda Gabler (1989). For her role as Paulina in Death and the Maiden (1991-92) at the Royal Court Theatre, she won the 1992 Olivier Award for Best Actress. She had received three previous Olivier nominations in the 1980s. For her role as Stephanie in the 2009 revival of Duet for One, she received her fifth Olivier nomination. She has been nominated three times for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress; for A Doll’s House (1992), The Politician’s Wife (1995) and Accused (2010). In 1990, she starred in the film Truly, Madly, Deeply, directed by Anthony Minghella, receiving a Best Actress Nomination. Her other films include, Emma (1996), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Being Julia (2004) and Infamous (2006). Most recently, Stevenson has been filming for a forthcoming feature film about Mother Teresa, The Letters, in which she plays the lead role.

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