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Harriet Walter

Dame Harriet Walter trained at LAMDA. 

Most recent theatre: Brutus in the highly acclaimed all-female Julius Caesar at which played at the Donmar and later at St Anne’s Warehouse, Brooklyn New York.

She is an associate artist with the RSC where she has played a wide range of Shakespearean roles spanning 3 decades from Viola, Helena and Imogen to Beatrice, Lady Macbeth and Cleopatra.  Also for the RSC, she has played the title role... Read more >>

Harriet Walter Overview

Dame Harriet Walter trained at LAMDA. 

Most recent theatre: Brutus in the highly acclaimed all-female Julius Caesar at which played at the Donmar and later at St Anne’s Warehouse, Brooklyn New York.

She is an associate artist with the RSC where she has played a wide range of Shakespearean roles spanning 3 decades from Viola, Helena and Imogen to Beatrice, Lady Macbeth and Cleopatra.  Also for the RSC, she has played the title role in The Duchess of Malfi and Masha in Three Sisters for which she won an Olivier Award

Other theatre credits include Women Beware Women, Dinner, Arcadia , Life X 3 and The Children’s Hour. (National Theatre)Three Birds Alighting on a Field, The Seagull, Cloud Nine and Ophelia to Jonathan Pryce’s Hamlet. (Royal Court) Hedda Gabler (Chichester Theatre and tour), The Deep Blue Sea (Bath Theatre Royal and tour), Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Manchester Royal Exchange) West End; Old Times, Dinner,The Royal Family and Mary Stuart (Donmar transfer) for which she won the Evening Standard Award for her role as Elizabeth and a Tony nomination when the production transferred to Broadway in 2009.

She is best known on TV as Harriet Vane in the Lord Peter Wimsey series, and  as D.I. Natalie Chandler in Law and Order: UK.  She recently guested on Downton Abbey.  She recently finished filming The Assets  for America’s ABC television.

Harriet’s film credits include ; the upcoming Suite Française  with Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas, The Wedding Video, Young Victoria, Atonement, Babel, Bright Young Things, Onegin, Sense and Sensibility and Louis Malle’s Milou et Mai.

Harriet has also published three books, Other People’s Shoes,  Macbeth for the Faber series Actors on Shakespeare and a photography book Facing It: reflections on images of older women.  Appointed a CBE in 2000, Honorary D.Litt  Birmingham University (2000) and DBE in 2011

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