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      Geraldine Somerville

      Geraldine Somerville

      Highest Rated: 87% Gosford Park (2001)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Grace of Monaco (2014)

      Birthday: May 19, 1967

      Birthplace: County Meath, Ireland

      Internationally acclaimed Irish actress Geraldine Somerville displayed an early interest in the performing arts and began taking dance lessons at age six. She went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and made her television debut in 1990 with a one-off role on BBC's medical drama "Casualty." Her first big break came in 1993, when she was cast opposite Robbie Coltrane in his detective series "Cracker." The abrasive crime drama proved popular, running for four seasons and earning Somerville a BAFTA nod for Best Actress. To many, this is the role for which she is best known. However, 2001 proved to be a life-changing year for the actress. She costarred alongside a number of highly celebrated British actors in Robert Altman's murder-mystery ensemble piece, "Gosford Park." That year she also played Lily Potter in the wildly popular children's adventure "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The former film earned Somerville accolades from a bevy of American film critics, and the latter made her famous amongst the under-17 set. She has reprised the role of Harry Potter's deceased mother in each of the successive films, balancing these magic-fueled movies with appearances on British television. As the series drew to a close with the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," Somerville returned to mature dramas with a role in the docudrama "My Week with Marilyn," an intimate look into the life of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe.

      Highest rated movies

      Gosford Park
      Fair Play
      Haunted
      The Gentlemen Goodbye Christopher Robin The Hippopotamus
      Grace of Monaco

      Photos

      GOSFORD PARK, Geraldine Somerville, 2001 GOSFORD PARK, Natasha Wightman, Tom Hollander, Claudie Blakley, Michael Gambon, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, 2001 GOSFORD PARK, Geraldine Somerville, Tom Hollander, Claudie Blakley, Michael Gambon, Natasha Wightman, Kristin Scott Thomas, 2001 GOSFORD PARK, Tom Hollander, Claudie Blakley, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, 2001

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      85% 54% Fair Play Emily's Mother (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas at the Castle Lady McLeod (Character) - 2019
      75% 84% The Gentlemen Lady Pressfield (Character) $36.5M 2019
      64% 71% Goodbye Christopher Robin Lady O (Character) $1.7M 2017
      57% 48% The Hippopotamus Rebecca Logan (Character) - 2017
      9% 25% Grace of Monaco Princess Antoinette (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 46% Daphne Daphne Du Maurier (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Safe House Unknown (Character) - 2002
      87% 78% Gosford Park Louisa, Lady Stockbridge (Character) $41.3M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Safe House Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jilting Joe Olivia (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 40% True Blue Ruth MacDonald (Character) - 1996
      80% 51% Haunted Kate (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: Best Boys DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: Brotherly Love DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: The Big Crunch DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: To Be a Somebody DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: Men Should Weep DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: One Day a Lemming Will Fly DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker: The Mad Woman in the Attic DS Jane "Panhandle" Penhaligon (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 62% The Black Velvet Gown Biddy Millican (Character) - 1991

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New Tricks Asst. Commissioner Cynthia Kline (Character),
      Cynthia Kline (Guest Star)
      2015
      38% No Score Yet Titanic Louisa, Countess of Manton (Character) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Aristocrats Lady Emily (Character) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Character) 1993-1996