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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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Born:
Mar 29, 1970 In Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
26
First Appeared:
In the movie The Custodian 1993-09-03
Latest Project:
Movie Assassin's Creed 2016-12-21
Known For
Poster of They Call Him Mister Babadook: The Making of The Babadook
Poster of The Babadook
Poster of The Silence
Poster of The Matrix Reloaded
Filmography

Mindhorn (2016)

Comedy
Movie
as Patricia Deville
10 1 votes

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Action Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Mary Lynch
5.3 1323 votes

They Call Him Mister Babadook: The Making of The Babadook (2015)

Documentary
Movie
4.5 1 votes

A Poet in New York (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Caitlin Thomas
4 1 votes

The Babadook (2014)

Drama Thriller Horror
Movie
as Amelia
6.5 1359 votes

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Phryne Fisher
6.6 17 votes

Game of Thrones (2011)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Lady Crane
8 2026 votes

Cloudstreet (2011)

Drama
Series
as Dolly Pickles

Burning Man (2011)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Karen
6.4 17 votes

The Slap (2011)

Drama
Series
as Anouk
6.8 3 votes

The Slap (2011)

Movie
6 3 votes

The Wedding Party (2010)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Jane
5 2 votes

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

Animation Adventure Family Fantasy
Movie
as Marella (voice)
6.5 548 votes

South Solitary (2010)

Drama
Movie
as Alma Stanley
7.3 3 votes

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Grace Blueburger
6.3 3 votes

Australia (2008)

Drama
Movie
as Katherine
6.3 537 votes

Sweeney Todd (2006)

Drama Horror Thriller Music
Movie
as Mrs Lovett
6.2 28 votes

Charlotte's Web (2006)

Comedy Family Fantasy
Movie
as Mrs. Arable
5.9 202 votes

The Silence (2006)

Movie
as Juliet Moore
6 1 votes

Isolation (2005)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Orla
5.6 44 votes

Code 46 (2003)

Drama Romance Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Doctor
6 79 votes

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Adventure Action Thriller Science Fiction
Movie
as Maggie
6.6 2722 votes

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Catharina Bolnes Vermeer
6.5 256 votes

River Street (1997)

Movie
as Wendy Davis

The Ripper (1997)

Movie
10 1 votes

The Custodian (1993)

Movie
as Jilly