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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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In Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Custodian 1994-03-17
Latest Project:
Movie Babyteeth 2020-04-16
Known For
Poster of Vanity Insanity
Poster of Australia
Poster of Charlotte's Web
Poster of Girl with a Pearl Earring
Movie Babyteeth Anna 2020-04-16
Movie True History of the Kelly Gang Ellen Kelly 2020-01-09
Movie Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Phryne Fisher 2020-02-27
Series The White Princess Dowager Queen Elizabeth 2017-04-16
Series The Last Post Martha Franklin 2017-10-01
Series Vanity Insanity Orla 2016
Movie Assassin's Creed Mary Lynch 2016-12-21
Movie They Call Him Mister Babadook: The Making of The Babadook 2015-02-16
Movie A Poet in New York Caitlin Thomas 2014-04-30
Movie The Babadook Amelia Vanek 2014-05-22
Series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Phryne Fisher 2012-02-24
Movie Burning Man Karen 2011-09-10
Series Cloudstreet Dolly Pickles 2011-05-22
Movie The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg 2011-07-01
Movie The Slap 2011-10-05
Series The Slap Anouk 2011-10-06
Movie The Wedding Party Jane 2010-01-01
Movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Marella (voice) 2010-07-10
Movie South Solitary Alma Stanley 2010-07-29
Movie Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Grace Blueburger 2008-04-10
Movie Australia Katherine 2008-11-18
Movie Charlotte's Web Mrs. Arable 2006-12-07
Movie Girl with a Pearl Earring Catharina Bolnes Vermeer 2003-12-12
Movie The Matrix Reloaded Maggie 2003-05-15
Movie Code 46 Doctor 2003-09-02
Movie River Street Wendy Davis 1997-07-17
Movie The Ripper 1997-12-06
Series Iguana Girl Mrs Lovett 1996-04-15
Movie The Custodian Jilly 1994-03-17